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Coalition airstrikes against Gadhafi's forces have stopped his advance toward the opposition stronghold of Benghazi. However, ousting Gadhafi from power may require directly supporting the opposition in a ground war.
The secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) announced March 18 that the next two Freedom-class littoral combat ships (LCS) to be built in Wisconsin will be named the USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) and the USS Detroit (LCS 7).
Just as the U.S. military is indoctrinating troops to accept open gays in their ranks, a federal commission is pressing the Pentagon to make the force more diverse by, among other ideas, opening infantry and armor units to women.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan told Congress Tuesday that his forces had made enough progress to justify starting a three-year withdrawal in July. But testimony from other officials made it clear that, even after 2014, U.S. troops will will be in the country on an “enduring” basis.