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Hillary Clinton Arrives In Pakistan To Repair Frayed Relations

AP | ANNE GEARAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that relations between the United States and Pakistan have reached a turn...

The President's Pick For Joint Chiefs Of Staff

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A general installed just last month as the Army's top officer is President Barack Obama's surprise choice to become the next chairm...

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...

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, ...

"Iraq Has Oil and Afghanistan Has America": Obama Must Change up the Game

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

With a budget showdown threatening to shut down the government on Friday, there's hardly any discussion of the $119 billion the U.S. will spend this year in Afghanistan, a country with a GDP of just $14 billion.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Opposed To U.S. Arming Libya Rebels

AP/The Huffington Post | By DONNA CASSATA and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. should avoid developing a closer relationship with Libyan opposition forces, defense leaders said Thursday, telling an oft...

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...

Mike Mullen: Gaddafi Could Cling To Power In Libya

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON — The U.S.-led international military assault on Libya could achieve its stated goals without forcing Moammar Gaddafi from power...

David Wood

Middle East Tensions Present Obama Administration With Unique Challenges | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As Muammar Gaddafi’s forces race to crush the ragged remnants of the month-old Libyan rebellion with "no mercy,” the Obama administr...

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 ...

Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman Calls For Immediate DADT Repeal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he supports Congress using its lame-duck session to end the ban on gays serving open...

Broadmoor Reflections: What Gay Acceptance Feels Like Over Time

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Steve Clemons

A recent visit to Broadmoor, Colorado made me feel that great progress has been made in this country and history is tilting in good directions for the most part when it comes to tolerance and acceptance.

Giving Our Service Members The Support They Need

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

I was glad to see the military acknowledging and addressing the separateness created by our all volunteer army, because I think it has profound consequences for our engagement with the men and women who serve.

Repeal, Redemption, and Ripple Effects

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Any talk of redeeming acts in public life tends to focus on individuals. Character and career are the arcs of this familiar story line, punched up by ...

"Tell It Like It Is": A Playlist For Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

No, you didn't actually ask, but let me tell you anyway, okay? Personally, I'm officially tired of the outdated double standard that is our military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

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...

Pentagon Warns Congress To Hurry Up On DADT Repeal

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia — The Pentagon's top leaders warned Sunday that if Congress fails to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military, ...

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...

Don't Ask, Don't Care

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Listen, Congress. The majority of the people have spoken, and it's not so much "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," as simply, "Don't Care."

I Had a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Dream (And John McCain's Not Gonna Like It)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Heymont

I found myself in a Washington, D.C. hotel lobby surrounded by a group of drag queens attending a gay fundraising event. As a matter of fact, I was in drag, too! Suddenly the doors opened and John McCain was walking directly toward me.

It Is Time to Heal America's Civilian-Military Divide

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A recent survey shows 90% of military families believe that civilian communities do not understand their needs nor support the values and dignity that come with a military career. Short of returning to a draft, what is to be done?

Sam Stein

Mullen Restates Hope For DADT Repeal: We're Asking Members To 'Basically Lie' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The decade-long campaign to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell gained both real momentum and cultural symbolism last February when Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm....

Iran Digging Mass Graves For U.S. Troops In Preparation For 'Extensive War'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has dug mass graves in which to bury U.S. troops in case of any American attack on the country, a former commander of the el...

Obama Reprimanded Top Pentagon Officials For Leak, Says New Book 'The Promise'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama reprimanded top Pentagon officials last year for pressing publicly for a troop increase in Afghanistan. That'...