Top Daily Stories for August 2010

Aug 9 2010

2 Marines die trying to subdue prisoner

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2010-08-09 07:05
Two U.S. Marines were killed in southern Afghanistan Saturday while a prisoner was trying to escape, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force announced Monday.
Aug 7 2010

U.S. hands over Iraq combat operations

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 2010-08-07 17:37
At a time of increased violence and political intransigence in Iraq, the U.S. military on Saturday formally handed over control of combat operations to Iraqi security forces.
Aug 4 2010

Obama Clears Gen. Lavelle’s Record

The Wall Street Journal - - Wed, 2010-08-04 18:10
The Obama administration announced it was making a correction to a historical footnote of the Vietnam War, clearing the record of long-dead Air Force Gen.John D. Lavelle.

Aug 4 2010

Iraqi forces lacking as U.S. military ends mission

The Washington Times - Wed, 2010-08-04 17:17

MOSUL, Iraq | When the U.S. ends its combat mission in Iraq this month, the nation's safety will be in the hands of its homegrown, American-trained security forces. The army is almost up to the job, the police are hit-and-miss, and

Aug 3 2010

Pentagon to cut out big-war funds

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-08-03 20:31

The Pentagon has begun a new hunt for cost savings that likely will lead to scaling back big-war weapons systems in favor of funding smaller conflicts typified by Iraq and Afghanistan.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is selling the green-eyeshade

Aug 3 2010

Petraeus to issue new Afghan directive

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2010-08-03 18:25
Gen. David Petraeus is expected to soon issue a new "tactical directive" spelling out his views on how coalition air and ground operations should be conducted in Afghanistan, according to several U.S. and coalition military officials.
Aug 1 2010

Draw-down from Afghanistan sensitive

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 2010-08-01 15:04
Less than a year from the scheduled start of withdrawing some troops from Afghanistan, opinions remain varied about exactly what will happen when the transition begins at the end of June 2011.
Aug 1 2010

Mullen: U.S. has Iran strike plan, just in case

The Washington Times - Sun, 2010-08-01 08:19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday that the U.S. military has a plan to attack Iran, although he thinks a strike is probably a bad idea.

Adm. Mike Mullen, the nation's highest-ranking military officer,


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