THE NEW FORTY Our collective scar to bear...
Today is the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. 11 years have come and gone;yet, the images, horror, anger, disgust, and disbelief roll right back into my... Posted on 9/11/12 at 5:01 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Peterson wants clinic named after Beilke
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., wants to name a new Alexandria, Minn., Veterans' Affairs outpatient clinic after a man killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
Peterson ... Posted on 7/10/09 at 4:13 AM
By all means, increase our air and naval assets in Asia, but leave the Army and the Marines free to concentrate on the area where they have been so heavily engaged in the last decade and are likely to remain engaged for years to come.
Officials conceded, however, that after the killings of two U.S. officers inside the Afghan interior ministry on Saturday, the U.S. is not ready to allow its advisers to return to work at the Afghan offices.
Due to the disappointment of the Global Hawk, U-2 spy plane will be sticking around The lineup of weapons the Pentagon has picked to fit President Barack Obama’s new forward-looking defense strategy, called “Priorities for 21st Century Defense,” features relics of the past.
VIDEO: Scroll to bottom of article to view A Massachusetts man with a degree in physics was charged Wednesday with plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol using remote-controlled airplanes filled with explosives.
Pressured to slash government spending, a Senate panel today unanimously approved a $513 billion bill that freezes the Pentagon budget at this year's amount, slicing some $26 billion from President Barack Obama's request.
The troops' concerns don't end when they take off the uniform: Many retirees are dependent on the military's health insurance. With Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's blunt acknowledgment this week that the Pentagon "has to do its part" to meet the public clamor for deficit reduction, there's much angst among the uniformed services.
The three-star Army general in charge of training Afghan security forces has been cleared of allegations that he improperly used soldiers trained in psychological operations to influence American senators.
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