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In a time of great political gridlock, there is at least one issue that both parties still agree on — the urgency to confront and reduce the threat posed by terrorist groups that are actively seeking nuclear weapons. But Congress reduced the fiscal...
Tuesday marked the end of the Pentagon's nearly two-decade policy barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual people from military service. The death of "Don't ask, don't tell" is a big win for the LGBT rights community, but it may be an even bigger win...
First I saw the headline detailing a strike on a military base ("5 U.S. soldiers killed in strike on Baghdad base," June 7) and then on the following page a warning that a decade-long conflict may needed to be extended ("Gates: Afghan job not done"). What...
Tags: Barack Obama, Afghanistan, Saddam Hussein, Iraq
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterBENTON HARBOR - Look out for Iran, says a man who should know. He’s Robert Gates, the former U.S. secretary of defense, and he addressed the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Wednesday night at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center. The...
The recent Republican presidential candidate debate in Las Vegas put a new spotlight on the issue of U.S. spending on foreign aid, although it may have escaped the notice of many ("Republicans take off gloves in Vegas debate," Oct. 19). Times are tough...
Raymond M. Gates, 86, of Somerset, died Oct. 23, 2011, at In Touch Hospice House. Born in Bedford County, he is the son of the late Raymond M. and Reha (Berkey) Gates. Survived by his wife Doris Jean (Yost) Gates, son, Robert M. Gates and wife Suzanne...
With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
Ministry of GossipKim Delaney was removed from a speaking engagement in Philadelphia after giving a painfully incoherent speech. Actress Kim Delaney of "Army Wives," appearing at the National Constitution Center in honor of former Defense secretary Robert Gates, was...
AP National Security WriterU.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates appealed for patience with an unpopular war and said Saturday that only modest U.S. troop reductions would make sense this summer in a still unstable Afghanistan. On his 12th and final visit to Afghanistan as...
Remember back in your high school civics class when you were taught about the constitutional division of authority in matters of war? When you learned that the president has all the powers of an emperor, and Congress has all the powers of a potted plant?...
CIA Director Leon Panetta becomes secretary of defense Thursday, taking over Washington's largest and most powerful bureaucracy with a budget that amounts to nearly 60 percent of discretionary federal spending. He will be stepping into the shoes of the...
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