Top Daily Stories for October 2010

Oct 19 2010

Pakistan's haven for terror unit irks U.S.

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-10-19 19:39
With U.S.-Pakistani strategic talks set to start in Washington today, the Obama administration is growing increasingly frustrated with Islamabad's reluctance to shut down a terrorist group that provides haven for al Qaeda and Taliban leaders in Pakistan.
Oct 19 2010

Sentencing for pirate in U.S. hijacking

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2010-10-19 01:36
A Somali pirate who led the attack on a U.S. vessel off the coast of Africa last year will be sentenced today.
Oct 18 2010

Obama may opt for new military advisers

The Washington Times - Mon, 2010-10-18 19:29
President Obama, who has clashed with the military top brass over war and gays, will soon have a chance to reshape the Joint Chiefs of Staff as he faces contentious decisions next year on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and on ending some weapons systems.
Oct 17 2010

Afghanistan war: 'Time. It will take some time.'

San Diego Union - Sun, 2010-10-17 00:21
Camp Pendleton-based Marines said it could take years, even decades, to achieve long-term stability in the impoverished and insurgent-filled country.
Oct 16 2010

Japan rallies against China over disputed islands

Reuters - Sat, 2010-10-16 09:37
Thousands of protesters marched through Tokyo on Saturday to demonstrate against what they called China's invasion of disputed islands that both countries claim.
Oct 15 2010

U.S. drone attack kills a top Pakistan Taliban leader

The Washington Times - Fri, 2010-10-15 20:14
A top Pakistan Taliban leader who recently warned that terrorists would launch attacks in the U.S. and Europe "very soon" has reportedly been killed in a U.S. drone attack.
Oct 14 2010

Defense decisions: Limit engagements or build strength?

The Washington Times - Thu, 2010-10-14 18:59
A tug of war over defense spending this week harbingers budget conflicts to come as the irresistible force of rising military costs meets the immovable object of growing fiscal deficits.
Oct 14 2010

U.S. seeks to delay 'don't ask' ruling

The Washington Times - Thu, 2010-10-14 15:35
The Justice Department asked a federal judge Thursday to allow the military's "don't ask, don't tell' policy to continue while it appeals her order to end the ban on gays serving openly.
Oct 13 2010

In online journal, al Qaeda pushes 'lone-wolf' attacks

The Washington Times - Wed, 2010-10-13 19:05
The problem al Qaeda is having in making use of potential Western recruits is evident in the latest edition of its online English-language magazine, which calls on would-be U.S. terrorists to carry out "lone wolf" attacks in the United States instead of traveling abroad to join extremist groups.
Oct 13 2010

Cautiously optimistic Petraeus briefs NATO on Afghan war

The Washington Times - Wed, 2010-10-13 16:15
NATO's top commander in Afghanistan offered a cautiously optimistic assessment of the transition of security duties to Afghan forces during a briefing with alliance representatives on Wednesday, a U.S. official said.


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