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  • Obama assembling security team today

     
    by Mark Silva Much was made of the war councils which President Barack Obama assembled in the months leading to the announcement of a strategy for a new way forward in Afghanistan. The president made a public address with his...
  • Gates: Defense commitment for Year 2

     
    by Julian E. Barnes Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has committed to remaining in his post for another year, keeping him in office at least through the next critical Afghanistan strategy review in 2010. In Pentagon circles, speculation about Gates'...

    Obama: $100 million in U.S. aid for Haiti

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, signaling "one of the largest relief efforts in history'' for victims of the Haitian earthquake, said today that he has ordered an immediate investment of $100 million in U.S. aid. "This investment will grow...

    Don't ask, don't tell: Admiral for repeal

     
    by Julian E. Barnes The nation's top uniformed officer said today that he supports allowing gays to serve openly the military, providing a powerful voice of support for President Obama call to lift the legal ban on their service. Launching...

    Obama's new START: Health and security

     
    by Mark Silva This is somewhat more complicated than walking and chewing gum at the same time, this achievement of the biggest healthcare initiative since Medicare and negotiation of a treaty with Russia curtailing the arsenals of nuclear arms, but...