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  • Obama the decider

    A rare phenomenon occurred on Capitol Hill the other day when two ranking officials of the Obama administration testified that they had differed with the president they still served over providing arms to the rebels in Syria seeking to oust dictator...
  • New Pentagon policy on same-sex benefits 'encouraging,' Hoyer says; more change needed

    Rep. Steny Hoyer called plans to extend some benefits to same-sex partners of military personnel “an important step in the right direction” – but said more change is needed. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that...
  • Schiff lauds move to extend military benefits for same-sex couples

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday lauded a Department of Defense decision to extend some benefits to same-sex couples serving in the military. Schiff was one of 40 other members of the House who signed onto a letter last week urging Leon E....
  • In surprise move, General Allen retires from military

    In surprise move, General Allen retires from military
    Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military. The Naval...
  • McManus: A team of rivals on Syria

    Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E....
  • Big pay cut contemplated for civilian defense workers

    Big pay cut contemplated for civilian defense workers
    The vast majority of civilian defense employees face a 20 percent pay cut from April through September if looming federal budget reductions aren't averted, a move that will hit Maryland harder than almost every other state, the Pentagon warned Wednesday....
  • Obama to speak at U.S. Naval Academy commencement

    Obama to speak at U.S. Naval Academy commencement
    President Barack Obama will return to Annapolis to give the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy this year, the first time he has spoken to a graduating class of midshipmen since 2009, the White House said Monday. The address comes at a time...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: This is no job for women

    Last January some of my La CaƱada female friends wanted my opinion on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's proposal to lift the ban on women in combat, particularly in the infantry, the most physically demanding branch of the military. “Dr. Joe, isn'...
  • Women in the Army Can Now See Combat

    Women in the Army Can Now See Combat
    Yesterday, America took a giant stride toward gender equality by allowing military women to serve in combat. The order was signed yesterday by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and could provide over 230,000 jobs to women. This does not mean that the...
  • Women in combat a bad idea

    Women in combat a bad idea
    Unfortunately, a lot of military decisions are being made by people who have never served in combat or have had limited service ("Military ceiling lifted," Jan. 25). President Barack Obama never served in the military, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta...
  • Women in combat: Good move?

    Women in combat: Good move?
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced hat the Pentagon would lift its ban on women serving in front-line combat roles. The new policy, backed by President Obama, could open 230,000 positions to women and give them more opportunities to advance their...