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Top Army General Ray Odierno: Jeb Bush Is Wrong About Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Matt Ramos | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said on Wednesday that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was wrong to blame the Obama administr...

U.S. Army Plans To Remove About 2,000 Officers Due To Budget Cuts

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army is looking to cut about 2,000 positions for captains and majors ...

Keep America at Peace: Keep the Pentagon Sequester

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Cutting the Pentagon budget is in the interests of the vast majority of Americans who would rather that our tax dollars be used for domestic needs -- including by lowering taxes on working people -- than for foreign wars, foreign military bases, and exotic science fiction weapons systems.

Army Hit Hard By Budget Cuts, Fiscal Uncertainty

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Two years of budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty have forced the U.S. Army to greatly...

David Wood

Tragedy of Military Suicides Will 'Go On For Many Years,' Army Chief Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact

A tragic milestone was reached last year, when 185 active-duty Army soldiers died by suicide, surpassing the 176 soldiers killed in battle in Afghanis...

Budget Showdown Hits Military

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

* Army chief says cuts jeopardize ability to fight a major war * Warnings come as Congress squares off over 2014 spending ...

Amanda Terkel

Army Chief Of Staff Says Sequestration May Mean More Military Casualties

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno on Monday issued a dire warning about sequestration, saying that unless Congress replaces the across-the...

Woman Becomes First Openly Gay General

The New York Times | MATTHEW L. WALD | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Army officer being promoted to brigadier general openly acknowledged her homosexuality on Friday by having her wife pin her star to her uniform, th...

David Wood

Top Army General Cautions Against War With Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Anticipating continued trouble in the Middle East and a possible conflict with Iran, the Army got permission from the Obama administrat...

An Open Letter About Pfc. Bradley Manning

Mary Keck | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Mary Keck

If the allegations that he leaked information to Wikileaks are true, he fulfilled his oath to protect and serve the citizens of the United States. His actions should be celebrated just as we would the deeds of any courageous service member.

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

The news had no problem fueling the late night shows this week. Below are my favorite clips of the week. What were yours?

Max J. Rosenthal

Lack Of A Federal Budget Hurts Army Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Army's highest leaders in attendance, families of soldiers gathered at the annual meeting of the Association of United States A...

Celebrating the Fourth of July With Our Troops in Iraq

Dr. Jill Biden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jill Biden

My husband Joe and I flew to Iraq to celebrate the Fourth of July with our troops. I can't think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than spending it with Americans who are bravely serving our country.

6 1/2 Years On, the U.S. Mission in Iraq has Only Just Begun

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

There seems to be a colossal disconnect between the rhetoric and reality of the Obama Administration's strategy to withdraw troop levels in Iraq from 120,000 down to 50,000 by August 2010.

Baghdad Blood and Baghdad Mud

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Rather

2010-04-05-rather_odierno_sm.jpgAfter talking with General Ray Odierno, what comes clear is this: The end of the American era in Iraq has begun. But it's only a beginning.

Iraq Withdrawal in Danger

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Just when you thought that the fat lady was about to launch into an aria over America's exit from Iraq, the US military announced that it is drawing up contingency plans to delay the withdrawal.

Ahmed Chalabi's Victory

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aram Roston

Chalabi still has more loyal friends in the US then most people imagine. Chalabi's US representative insisted to me last week that Chalabi was the best friend America has in Iraq, a sorry thought.

Relationship Between Ambassador, Top US Commander In Iraq Deteriorating Rapidly

Foreign Policy | Tom Ricks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

American insiders in Baghdad say the relationship between the top U.S. commander there, Gen. Raymond Odierno, and the top civilian official there, Amb...

Declaring Victory, Going Home

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rory O'Connor

Colonel Timothy R. Reese, a senior American military adviser in Baghdad, concluded, in what the New York Times called "an unusually blunt memo," that it is time "for the U.S. to declare victory and go home."

U.S. Advisor's Memo On Iraq: Time To "Go Home"

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A senior American military adviser in Baghdad has concluded in an unusually blunt memo that the Iraqi forces suffer from deeply entrenched deficiencie...

Colonizing Iraq: The Obama Doctrine?

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Schwartz

Obama's policy is to reduce the U.S. military "footprint" in Iraq. The administration is opting not for blunt-edged, Bush-style militarism, but for what might be thought of as an administrative push.

Odierno: Iraq Military Ready To Stand On Its Own

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gen. Ray Odierno, the American commander in Iraq, said Sunday that Iraq's military and police units were ready to operate on their own, ahead of Tuesd...

Top General: Iran Continues To "Interfere" In Iraq

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iran continues to "interfere" in Iraq, including training insurgents and paying surrogates, the U.S. commander in Iraq told CNN on Sunday. But Arm...

Top Iraq General: One-Fifth Of US Troops To Stay Longer In Iraq

New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top American general in Iraq said Friday that one-fifth of American combat troops would stay behind in Iraqi cities even after the June 30 deadlin...

House Appropriations Committee Moves Against Iraq Mission Creep

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

The Farr amendment not only affirms Congressional support, but positions Congress to keep a close eye out for evidence of mission creep.