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Admiral Mike Mullen

Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of America

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Millions of men and women have fought to defend our country. There are special challenges dealing with veterans who return from war-zones. The least we can do is make sure that they have the opportunity to succeed when they return.

Sources Reveal Obama's Top Choice For Key Afghanistan Post

AP | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is likely to name seasoned diplomat Ryan Crocker as the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, several sources told...

Libya Says Army May Halt Fighting In Besieged City Of Misrata

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 2:54:42 AM By Michael Georgy MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - NATO air strikes may force Libya to halt fighting by its ar...

Iraq Not Requesting American Troops Stay After This Year

Posted 06.22.2011 | World

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has not requested an extension of an end-2011 deadline for the United States to withdraw its troops, the top U.S. military ...

U.S. Missiles Kill Multiple People In Pakistan Tribal Region

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — U.S. missiles killed 25 people in an al-Qaida and Taliban sanctuary close to the Afghan border on Friday, Pakistani officials said, ...

Obama Policies Not Matching Reality. Time to Pull His Nobel Prize and Elect a Non-Interventionist

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

Obama's attack in Libya is as ill advised and mismanaged as his Afghanistan surge or his domestic stimulus-spending circus. Without the approval of t...

Amanda Terkel

Mike Mullen: U.S. Mission In Libya 'Limited', But No End In Sight | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen made the rounds of the morning talk shows on Sunday, and one of the main messages tha...

Petraeus' Propaganda War on Congress: The Truth Behind His Testimony

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Twenty million dollars was spent on the war in Afghanistan just during Gen. David Petraeus's testimony to Congress this morning. This month, we are on track to spend more than $10 billion in Afghanistan. And for what?

General Deployed Psy-Ops On U.S. Senators

Rolling Stone | Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing ...

The 21st Century's 1989?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Holshek

As we reflect on this moment, it is worth remembering our moral power is even more relevant in this century than the last -- our foreign policy and national security structures must finally reflect this.

Admiral: No Change In U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The top U.S. military officer said Monday he doesn't foresee big changes to the number of U.S. forces fighting in Afghanistan. Adm. M...

It's Because We Are Asking, Listening and Acting: Creating Workplaces for the 21st Century

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

At a press conference on February 1, 2011 at the National Press Club announcing an unprecedented partnership between Families and Work Institute (FWI)...

Gates and Mullen

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


GOP Senators Swing Back to Military, Boost New START Prospects

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Forced to choose between the recommendations of the US military and the extreme views of Senators Jon Kyl and Jim DeMint, enough Republican senators are going military to win Senate approval of the New START treaty this week.

Sarge, There's a Naked Gay Guy in the Shower!

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

For years I marveled at the military's leadership in advancing the cause of civil rights within the ranks. It now has an opportunity to prove that the institution can be hospitable and welcoming to openly gay men and women.

Time to Listen to Our Military and Repeal DADT

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

We are now closer than ever before to repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and lifting the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

Cranks Resist Security at Airports -- and in the Senate

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

To many hard line Republicans, like the cranky travelers who balk and rage at scans and searches, security may no longer be the priority it once was. Not when there's a presidency to destroy.

Amanda Terkel

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton: New START Treaty 'Should Be Nonpartisan, Not Just Bipartisan' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen appeared on the Sunday morning public affairs sho...

Military Thwarted President Seeking Choice In Afghanistan

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama was on edge. For two exhausting months, he had been asking military advisers to give him a range of options for the war in Afghanista...

Only Obama Can Manage the Iran Situation

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coleen Rowley

There may be an impending foreign policy catastrophe with Iran, on which President Obama is not getting good advice from his closed circle of advisers.

Admiral Mike Mullen: U.S. Has Iran Strike Plan

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has a plan to attack Iran, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday, although he thinks a military s...

Admiral Mike Mullen Tells Air Force Graduates:

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — On the eve of a vote to end the military ban on openly gay service members, the nation's top uniformed military...

Admiral Mullen - Are These the 'Right Questions' to Ask About DADT?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

The survey seems predicated on an assumption of "gay panic" in the military, which is a very odd selling point: the U.S. military is tough enough to defeat the terrorists but is afraid of the gays.

Speaker Pelosi, Put Afghanistan Drawdown on Record With McGovern-Obey

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Pelosi is in a unique position to weigh in, since the House could put the Afghanistan drawdown in writing when it considers the war supplemental, by approving an amendment introduced by Reps. McGovern and Obey.