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U.S. Defense Secretary Pushes Military Ethics Reform, Emphasizes 'Competence And Character'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday he sees no simple answer to why the U.S. military is suffering so many ethical lapses, b...

Are We Losing The Battle Against Veteran Suicide?

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

With insufficient attention and systems in place, it may be that we're losing the battle against military suicide, a new study suggests. Military s...

Will Okinawa's Voice Be Heard in Washington?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Many Japanese feel throttled by their American ally and feel that they have less and less choice in the security relationship -- constrained both by regional realities and an overlord that doesn't understand their problems.

As US Policymakers Question Somalia Framework, Somali President Ahmed Plans PR Tour

Alex Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Thurston

Secretary Clinton's meeting with Ahmed in Kenya in August, and the increased aid she offered to Somalia, conveyed substantial US support for Ahmed's government. Yet his position is still uncertain.

Times' David E. Sanger: Obama Must 'Re-Balance The Portfolio' And Address Multiple Global Threats

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Sanger: "The Iraq War so preoccupied the senior leadership of the United States that many greater threats were allowed to fester. President-elect Obama needs to re-balance the portfolio."

Obama's Team Stumbling Into Afghanistan Trap

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Throwing more troops into the mess in Afghanistan is the kind of mistake that the previous administration would make. Obama needs to show that he has learned something of those mistakes.