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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.
Oct 13 2010

Skelton to Gates: Don’t Make Me Angry

The Wall Street Journal - - Wed, 2010-10-13 11:15
House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D., Mo.) sent a sharply worded letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, chastising him for failing to provide documents to justify the Pentagon's decision to shut the Virginia-based Joint Forces Command.

Oct 13 2010

Pirating of MV Izumi in the Somali Basin

Maritime News - Security - Wed, 2010-10-13 09:40
On the afternoon of 10 October, the owners of the Panama-flagged MV Izumi reported that they had received an automatically released distress signal indicating that the vessel was likely to be under pirate attack.
Oct 13 2010

Services Exceed 2010 Recruiting Goals

Navy News from - Wed, 2010-10-13 05:46
The Pentagon's top adviser on recruiting offered a positive assessment on Oct. 12 of the services' efforts to bring in new troops during fiscal 2010.
Oct 12 2010

U.S. intelligence agencies 'wasted' billions

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-10-12 19:07
U.S. intelligence agencies have wasted many billions of dollars by mismanaging secret, high-technology programs, the deputy chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence says.
Oct 12 2010

Judge orders stop to 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

The Washington Times - Tue, 2010-10-12 14:45
A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, ending the U.S. military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops.
Oct 11 2010

Payoff seen in Afghan surge

The Washington Times - Mon, 2010-10-11 19:32

The U.S. military is starting to see signs that the troop surge in Afghanistan is working on a timetable similar to the Iraq reinforcement campaign in 2007, according to an outside adviser and military sources.

"There are already some early


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