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Aug 4 2010

Iraqi forces lacking as U.S. military ends mission

The Washington Times - Wed, 2010-08-04 18:17

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 21:31

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

Aug 3 2010

Petraeus to issue new Afghan directive

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2010-08-03 19:25
Gen. David Petraeus is expected to soon issue a new "tactical directive" spelling out his views on how coalition air and ground operations should be conducted in Afghanistan, according to several U.S. and coalition military officials.
Aug 1 2010

Draw-down from Afghanistan sensitive

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 2010-08-01 16:04
Less than a year from the scheduled start of withdrawing some troops from Afghanistan, opinions remain varied about exactly what will happen when the transition begins at the end of June 2011.
Aug 1 2010

Mullen: U.S. has Iran strike plan, just in case

The Washington Times - Sun, 2010-08-01 09:19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday that the U.S. military has a plan to attack Iran, although he thinks a strike is probably a bad idea.

Adm. Mike Mullen, the nation's highest-ranking military officer,

Jul 31 2010

Hamas leader killed in Israeli airstrikes

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 2010-07-31 17:48
A senior Hamas member was killed during Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, Hamas security forces said Saturday.
Jul 29 2010

New Funds Out to Prevent Homelessness

Coast Guard News - Thu, 2010-07-29 22:03
In an effort to prevent homelessness among veterans, primarily those returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs today announced that both agencies will invest
Jul 29 2010

Defense review calls for Navy buildup

The Washington Times - Thu, 2010-07-29 19:28

A bipartisan, congressionally mandated defense panel on Thursday challenged the Pentagon to broaden its focus beyond counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Iraq and expand the Navy to deal with threats from rising powers in Asia.

The report by

Jul 22 2010

Report: Political Appointees Vetted DHS Public Records Requests

Threat Level - Thu, 2010-07-22 03:13

EFF lawyers Marcia Hoffman and Nate Cardozo celebrate the arrival of two large boxes full of government documents relating to telecom immunity. Photo: hughelectronic/Flickr


Jul 21 2010

The Truth About Africom - By Robert Moeller

Foreign Policy - Wed, 2010-07-21 16:45
No, the U.S. military is not trying to take over Africa. Here's what we're actually doing.


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