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Three of four service chiefs oppose prompt DADT repeal

December 4, 2010

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The chiefs of the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force do not support a repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, telling lawmakers Friday that such a move could add unnecessary stress to the force. “The potential for damage is there,” said Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. “A repeal would […]

Army, Marine chiefs cast doubt on gay service

December 3, 2010

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The top uniformed officers of the Army and the Marines say letting gays serve openly in the military at a time of war would be divisive and difficult, sharply challenging a new Pentagon study that calculates the risk as low. Their assessment, expected Friday at a Senate hearing, was likely to become political ammunition for […]

Remains of soldier killed in WWI returned

December 2, 2010

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After 92 years in an unmarked grave in France, the remains of Army Pvt. Henry A. Weikel will return to his native Schuylkill County Pennsylvania next week for a religious service and burial. Weikel was killed in action in World War I on Sept. 16, 1918, at the age of 28 in the Battle of […]

What the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell report really says

December 2, 2010

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Press coverage of the new Pentagon Don’t Ask Don’t Tell report suggests that large majorities of U.S. servicemen and women wouldn’t mind the repeal of the military’s current policy on gays. Don’t believe it. What the report actually shows is that the military is deeply divided over the policy, both between the service branches and […]

Workers recalled as North Korea prepares for war

November 27, 2010

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A mass exodus of North Korean workers from the Far East of Russia is under way, according to reports coming out of the region. As the two Koreas edged towards the brink of war this week, it appears that the workers in Russia have been called back to aid potential military operations. via Workers recalled […]

North Korea fires artillery barrage on South

November 23, 2010

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North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells onto a South Korean island on Tuesday, killing one person, setting homes ablaze and triggering an exchange of fire as the South’s military went on top alert. In what appeared to be one of the most serious border incidents since the 1950-53 war, South Korean troops fired back […]

New Afghan war plans could cost US taxpayers an extra $125 billion

November 19, 2010

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As leaders at the NATO summit in Lisbon meet this weekend to discuss strategy in Afghanistan, US war planners have been signaling that troop withdrawals set to begin in 2011 will be mostly symbolic and that the handover to Afghan forces in 2014 is “aspirational.” Such could cost American taxpayers handsomely at a time when […]