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Tuesday, shortly after I posted a column on Secretary of State John Kerry's push to have the White House approve U.S. strikes on Syrian airfields — and how Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey pushed back strongly against the idea — I...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines. Under details of the plans obtained by The...
Tags: Chuck Hagel, Assault, Sexual Assault, U.S. Military, Afghanistan
In reading about sexual assaults in the military, I was appalled by the responses of our military leaders, and one senator in particular, to this rampant problem [June 5, news, "Pentagon Blasted On Sex Assaults"]. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of...
As director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General, Jeffrey Sachs has devoted his considerable intellect and energy to global development. It was in this capacity, he writes, that he came across...
Re "Military on the spot over sex assaults," June 5 Two respected U.S. senators — both women — are sponsoring legislation to shift decisions on serious crimes in the military, including rape, from commanders to independent military...
The Soviets put guns before butter, but we put almost everything before guns." —Margaret Thatcher, January 1976 When Margaret Thatcher made the above observation in a speech that earned her the title "Iron Lady" from the Soviet army...
The military's top uniformed leaders did themselves no favors in their testimony Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee about sexual assaults in the military. Certainly, they were willing to give the problem lip service, but in refusing to...
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from both major parties rebuked the Pentagon on Tuesday for failing to curtail sexual assaults in the military, arguing that the inability of commanders to solve the problem may mean they need to be stripped of the power to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — American military commanders wield substantial power to discipline the troops they lead. But an epidemic of sexual assaults roiling the armed forces has Congress about to rein in that authority. The only question is by how much?...
One of the most important parts of President Obama's landmark speech on May 23 at the National Defense University is receiving little attention. It is his call for "a strategy that reduces the wellspring of extremism," his recognition that extremism is...
Tags: Egypt, Conservation, Islam, Hamid Karzai, Barack Obama
SINGAPORE — Chuck Hagel emerged from combat in the Vietnam War with two Purple Hearts and "a sense of how important it would be for America to engage wisely in Asia," as he put it to top defense officials gathered here. Now, more than a year after...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — On his USO tour in March, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning went farther than he ever imagined he'd go. Halfway around the globe. And six miles through the streets of Naples, Italy. That was a 5 a.m. run with Navy...
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