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A decorated flight nurse who had been dismissed under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy, will be reinstated with the U.S. Air Force, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington announced Tuesday.
President Barack Obama said for the first time on Saturday his goal was to end the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and to significantly reduce the number of U.S. troops deployed there by then.
The push to end the policy barring openly gay men and women from serving in the military has new life on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have announced plans to push forward with their efforts despite opposition from most Republicans.
The United States should trim its lopsided military edge over the rest of the world as part of its efforts to cut its deficit, a nonpartisan group of national security policy experts said as the core defense budget comes under scrutiny.