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The Swampby Mark Silva Don't start, don't strike: There are more than a few policies under review at the Pentagon these days. The Pentagon is reviewing the Bush administration's doctrine of preemptive military strikes with an eye to modifying or possibly......
The Swampby Mark Silva Waterboarding is one thing. But the Bee Gees? And Nine Inch Nails? Saturday night Head-banging taken to a new level: A coalition of rock musicians, including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (pictured here) and Tom Morello,......
The Swampby Mark Silva "The Pentagon is not the kind of place that can turn on a dime,'' says Defense Secretary Robert Gates, hailing the signing of a defense-spending bill that targets wasteful spending and unneeded weapons. "It will take more......
Tags: Hate Crimes, Robert Gates, Football, White House, Laws
The Swampby Christi Parsons A near-empty prison in rural Illinois has emerged as "a leading option" to house suspected terrorists currently held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an Obama administration official said Friday. As they work to shutter the controversial...
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The Swampby Jim Tankersley The growing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico was designated a spill of national significance and three top Cabinet officials will tour the site, the federal government said today as it stepped up efforts to deal......
The Swampby Christi Parsons The Obama administration will purchase the Thomson prison in rural western Illinois even if Congress doesn't approve the president's plan to lock up terror suspects there, a key official at the Justice Department said Monday....
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated In an attempt to confront growing public frustration with out-of-control federal spending in the wake of a recession that has cost millions of American jobs and a special election that has cost the White House......
The Swampby Mark Silva There's a lot of talk about a "three-year freeze'' here in Washington this week, on the heels of another winter snowstorm. But the White House readily allows that the freeze in "discretionary spending'' that it proposes for......
The Swampby Julian E. Barnes The nation's top uniformed officer said today that he supports allowing gays to serve openly the military, providing a powerful voice of support for President Obama call to lift the legal ban on their service. Launching......
Tags: Arizona, Carl Levin, Robert Gates, Gay Rights, Armed Forces
The SwampBy Julian E. Barnes A California man who attempted to enter the Pentagon by force and was shot by police has died from his wounds, police said this morning. The shooter, whom official identified as John Patrick Bedell, 36, walked......
When historians sit down decades from now to address the events of the early 21st century, they will have no trouble explaining why Americans elected Barack Obama president. They elected him out of a firm conviction that the United States was not involved...
The argument for leaving 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014 is more or less reasonable on its face. The Kabul government is fragile; our gains might be reversed; the Afghan military is not ready to stand on its own. Here's the unreasonable,...
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