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Obama: No hot pursuit of terrorists

President Barack Obama ruled out sending US troops on a hot pursuit of extremists across the Afghan border into Pakistan -- but demanded Islamabad…

Gates did the right thing on military coffin photos

Without fanfare, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has reversed policy regarding photographing coffins bearing bodies of military personnel killed overseas. On the eve of the invasion of Iraq, the Bush…

Multiple wars, tours strain military readiness

The strain of fighting wars on multiple fronts is hurting America's military readiness, a report on the state of our armed forces shows.

With our soldiers serving multiple tours on an…

More troops, more combat in Afghanistan

Close to 3,000 American soldiers who recently arrived in Afghanistan to secure two violent provinces near Kabul have begun operations in the field and…

Wars full of waste and fraud

A new commission examining waste and corruption in wartime contracts is getting a grim report from government watchdogs who say poor planning, weak oversight…

Marines found more than a few good men

Buoyed by more recruiters, bigger bonuses and an elite reputation, the Marine Corps has grown by…

Gaza crisis could hurt Obama’s peace efforts

Israel's military onslaught against the militant Hamas movement will probably make it harder for President-elect Barack Obama to fulfill a campaign pledge of early and vigorous Mideast peacemaking, and the…

A road out of Iraq

The U.S.-Iraq pact passed a key, and perhaps final, hurdle when Iraq's three-member presidential council -- a Kurd, a Sunni and a Shiite -- signed the security agreement.

The…

Closing Gitmo

It appears that Barack Obama will make closing the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay an early order of business for his administration. The prison has been so tainted in U.S.…

Honoring our Veterans

Veterans Day properly and appropriately honors our veterans, but it also honors an ideal that now seems naive but still survives as a matter of international law. Veterans Day…