WASHINGTON -- The nation's top military officer said Wednesday that he expected the Pentagon to ask Congress in the next few months for emergency fina...
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WASHINGTON — Military force would have only limited effect in stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons but must remain an option, the head ...
Like every other patriotic American, I want to support our troops. If the Joint Chiefs say our troops need twelve months at home before being sent to Afghanistan, I think we better do what they say.
When we elected Obama we didn't expect miracles. We didn't even expect much change. But we expected some. We thought he would stop the madness -- the killing and the insanity.
We can't afford to build a nation in Afghanistan. We have one reasonable goal there, and everything else, no matter how seemingly noble it may or may not be, is a luxury.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is bungling its outreach to the Muslim world and squandering good will by failing to live up to its promises, the...
If Secretary Gates is looking to save money and make us safer, there is no better place to start than by eliminating the security liabilities we promote in our arsenal of nuclear clunkers.
The president has set a limit on the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. For now. That's how escalation works. Ceilings become floors. Gradually.
Discrimination in our armed forces carries a potent symbolism: It tells an entire class of people that the country is not interested in their service.
Gallup brings good news. Across the political spectrum, a growing majority of Americans favor allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the military.
Good intentions are no substitute for the change our service members are counting on, especially those who might like to be relieved from a third or fourth or fifth tour in Iraq or Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top military adviser said Sunday the Pentagon has enough challenges _ including two wars _ without rushing...
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is a wrong that can be made right. Just say what you said in your campaign, Mr. Obama, and what's on your White House web site. Do what you said you'd do.
If President Obama plans to keep his campaign promise, the White House and the Pentagon had better get on the same page now, and be ready to face the tough questioning sure to come.
The Obama administration has asked the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon's budget request for the fiscal year 2010 by more than 10 ...
While most eyes were on the then impending vote on Obama's economic revival program, the new president ventured out to the Pentagon for his first meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday.
Wavering on his promise to withdraw from Iraq in 16 months could damage the credibility of Obama's claim that his election represented fundamental change.
Now we're into one of the most fascinating parts of the new Obama administration: President Obama's relationship with America's military commanders.
To get rid of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" we must proceed deliberately and according to a plan, which will not require grandstanding, but rather actual leadership.
By claiming to be apolitical, Petraeus might be positioning himself to assert a role not only in implementing policy but in shaping policy to suit his own agenda, in Iraq and elsewhere.
Why is the young brilliant upstart Obama only ahead by single digits. At least part of the reason is this: John McCain knows how to control his message.
WASHINGTON — Behind the Pentagon's closed doors, U.S. military leaders told President Bush Wednesday they are worried about the Iraq war's mount...
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