Top Daily Stories for March 2011

Mar 31 2011

Gates grilled on price of 'illegal war'

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-03-31 20:12
Skeptical lawmakers from both parties cross-examined Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Thursday in tense hearings on U.S. strikes against Libya, which one angry Republican called "an unconstitutional and illegal war."
Mar 31 2011

Europe relies on U.S. power again

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-03-31 19:19
Even under NATO command, the U.S. military will do the bulk of the fighting in Libya—even as the Obama administration argues that this is Europe's conflict to lead, not America's.
Mar 30 2011

Critics: U.S. lacks overall strategy at Mexico border

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-03-30 17:43
The U.S. government has no comprehensive strategy to secure its southern border even as an all-out drug war in Mexico has killed 35,000 and pushed hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the United States.
Mar 28 2011

U.S. deploys low-flying attack planes in Libya

Washington Post - War Zones - Mon, 2011-03-28 18:10
The use of AC-130 and A-10 aircraft demonstrates how allied military forces have been drawn deeper into the chaotic fight in Libya.
Mar 28 2011

New magazine aimed at gay troops

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2011-03-28 09:51
A magazine designed for and by gay military members may soon be displayed at military installations worldwide, an advocacy group announced Monday.
Mar 27 2011

In China, 'microblog' sites become free-speech platform

Washington Post - War Zones - Sun, 2011-03-27 21:40
In a country where most media are controlled by the state, information is heavily censored and free-flowing opinions are sharply constricted, Chinese have turned to a new platform to openly exchange unfettered news and views: microblogs, similar to Twitter.
Mar 24 2011

Pentagon urged to find 'Plan B' for base as Yemeni crisis grows

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-03-24 20:49
The Pentagon is being urged to move its counterterrorism operations from Yemen across the Gulf of Aden to Djibouti should the government in Sanaa fall.

Mar 24 2011

Israeli planes raid Gaza

AlJazeera - Thu, 2011-03-24 03:41
The strikes targeted smuggling tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border as well as a training camp run by Hamas.
Mar 23 2011

Libyan air force 'no longer exists'

AlJazeera - Wed, 2011-03-23 12:54
Coalition forces "operating with impunity" over Libya says British official, but fighting still rages on the ground.
Mar 23 2011

Turkish navy to help enforce Libya embargo

AlJazeera - Wed, 2011-03-23 11:24
Ankara offers ships and submarine to help enforce arms embargo on Libya as talks over NATO's role in Libya continue.


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