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Aug 13 2010

An Exclusive Interview with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates

Foreign Policy - Fri, 2010-08-13 15:05
The U.S. defense secretary tells "Foreign Policy" when he's leaving the Pentagon -- and what he hopes to leave behind.
Aug 12 2010

Gates: Marine Corps Troop Levels to Decrease

The Wall Street Journal - - Thu, 2010-08-12 15:21
The U.S. Marine Corps will begin to reduce its size as the number of troops in Afghanistan is cut, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says.
Aug 12 2010

NPS Restarts Undersea Warfare Academics

Navy News from - Thu, 2010-08-12 08:26
The Naval Postgraduate School has announced the re-establishment of the Undersea Warfare Academic Group. The group is tasked with ensuring that NPS submariners, aviators, and surface warfare officers receive the best possible undersea warfare education.
Aug 12 2010

China PLA warns U.S. over fresh military drill in region

Reuters - Thu, 2010-08-12 03:07
China's People Liberation Army demanded a tough response to U.S. plans to send an aircraft carrier to naval exercises near its coast, saying that "respect" was at stake.
Aug 9 2010

Pentagon belt-tightening will cut jobs

The Washington Times - Mon, 2010-08-09 12:13

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that tough economic times require that he shutter a major command that employs some 5,000 people around Norfolk, Va., and begin to eliminate other

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


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