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DoD spending cuts: How much is enough?

DoD spending cuts: How much is enough?

After almost a decade of intense combat, the Pentagon needs to replenish its arsenal, a costly initiative. But Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to cut "around $10 billion" in defense spending and more thereafter.

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Ordinary men, extraordinary efforts

Ordinary men, extraordinary efforts

It's been 66 years since D-Day, but a day doesn't pass when the soldiers are forgotten - especially two of them.

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Time to call up the (oil) reserves

Time to call up the (oil) reserves

America has untapped oil reserves, but it's a matter of taking advantage of them to decrease foreign oil imports.

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Warming up to the ICC

Warming up to the ICC

The United States seems to be edging closer to the International Criminal Court when our forces are engaged around the world.

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Military supports green initiatives

Military supports green initiatives

The military is focusing its efforts on being greener with lights, aircraft, vehicles, ships and weapons, but is it for the right reasons?

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Casualties count

Casualties count

Americans often make the mistake of judging a war's success by the number of Americans who die fighting it.

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Amiss on Missile Defense

Amiss on Missile Defense

Many observers, both in the U.S. and abroad, do not agree with President Obama's plan to kill permanent missile defenses in Eastern Europe.

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New Year, Old Problems

New Year, Old Problems

Developments coming down the pike in 2010 could be both a blessing and a curse.

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UAVs are changing the way we wage war

UAVs are changing the way we wage war

Unmanned aerial vehicles are so central to U.S. efforts in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater that some observers have dubbed this front of the war on terror “the drone war.”

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Russia's Arctic claims get cold reception from U.S., Canada

Russia's Arctic claims get cold reception from U.S., Canada

With billions of barrels of oil under the ice, and energy demands rising, the region could be a flash point

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West can't ignore Russian aggression in Georgia

West can't ignore Russian aggression in Georgia

NATO-Russia Council needs rethought, or even ended.

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GITMO action poses risks

GITMO action poses risks

The clock is ticking for a new presidential task forcethat will mull stateside prisons vs. other countries.

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NATO at 60

NATO at 60

Operating from Western Europe to Iraq and Afghanistan, the alliance could stand to reassess its mission.

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Press prefers doom, gloom in Iraq coverage

Press prefers doom, gloom in Iraq coverage

As far as the media are concerned, good news about America’s work in Iraq is bad news.

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Washington commits to Africa

Washington commits to Africa

Fighting Islamic fundamentalism, the free flow of energy and providing AIDS relief are among U.S. strategic interests in Africa.

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Friend or Foe?

Military power and economic ties complicate our relationship with China.

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