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  • Robert Gates' disappointing legacy

    Robert Gates' disappointing legacy
    CIA Director Leon Panetta becomes secretary of defense Thursday, taking over Washington's largest and most powerful bureaucracy with a budget that amounts to nearly 60 percent of discretionary federal spending. He will be stepping into the shoes of the...
  • Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman
    Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday...
  • Health and defense lobby groups ready for super fight

    Health and defense lobby groups ready for super fight
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With as much as $1.5 trillion in federal funds hanging in the balance, the mammoth healthcare and defense industries are scrambling to lobby a special congressional committee tasked with slashing the deficit -- but in markedly...
  • Cheney name checks Emanuel twice in new book

    Cheney name checks Emanuel twice in new book
    Just before Rahm Emanuel became President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, he got some unsolicited advice from the men who held the job before him. The gathering was hosted by Josh Bolten, who was President George W. Bush’s last chief of staff....
  • 11 de Septiembre queda marcado con nuevo monumento a las víctimas

    <b>11 de Septiembre queda marcado con nuevo monumento a las v&#237;ctimas</b>
    Determinados a nunca olvidar pero quizás listos para seguir adelante, los estadounidenses dieron el domingo al 11 de septiembre un lugar en la historia y dejaron un recuerdo para una nueva generación. Una ceremonia solemne de recordación se realizó en el...
  • Blank check for the military will send America the way of the Soviet Union

    Blank check for the military will send America the way of the Soviet Union
    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many strategists suggested that the Cold War arms race had bankrupted its economy and caused its downfall. More than 20 years later, it appears that some in Washington are driving the U.S. toward a similar fate....
  • Maryland to fare well in Obama's 'leaner' defense strategy

    Maryland to fare well in Obama's 'leaner' defense strategy
    While President Barack Obama described plans Thursday to make the U.S. military "leaner," officials in Maryland said the focus of installations and defense contractors here on intelligence, cyberwarfare, research and development is likely to protect the...
  • McManus: Obama's modest proposal on defense

    As he unveiled his administration's new blueprint for U.S. defense strategy last week, President Obama sought to vaccinate himself against charges that he was gutting the nation's military. Even after the strategy is fully implemented, he said, "the...
  • Marine video is as despicable as it is destructive

    Marine video is as despicable as it is destructive
    The vile acts depicted in a video on the Internet this week — purportedly showing four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of three Taliban fighters — require condemnation in the strongest possible terms by U.S. and NATO officials. To do...
  • Don't cut to the core

    Don't cut to the core
    In announcing the administration's new Defense "guidance," President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta have — to their credit — avoided the historically oft-repeated pitfall of assuming that the conflicts of today portend...
  • Commentary: We must invest in engineering, defense

    America avoided one catastrophe this summer when Congress raised the debt ceiling and averted the first default in U.S. history. But another calamity is waiting in the wings. The failure of the budget "supercommittee" puts in motion a trillion dollars...