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Robert Gates arrived on his final trip to Afghanistan as Defense secretary Saturday, acknowledging Americans are tired of war but warning that success is imperative because failure would be the most costly result.
The top U.S. military officer said Thursday that Gen. David H. Petraeus has not yet made his recommendation on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, but it will come in the next few weeks and move rapidly after that.
Of all the statistics that President Obama’s national security team will consider when it debates the size of forthcoming troop reductions in Afghanistan, the most influential number will be the cost of the war.
In response to increased retention of pilots and naval flight officers at the department-head and command levels, the Navy has restructured the Aviation Career Continuation Pay program for fiscal year 2011.