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The Swampby Frank James Gen. David Petraeus today took over the U.S. military's Central Command which has responsibility for some of the most critical and combustible parts of the world, including the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Petraeus is the......
Tags: Barack Obama
The Swampby Frank James Gov. Sarah Palin sits atop the list of potential 2012 presidential candidates Republicans most want to run to see run, according to Gallup's pollsters. An excerpt of Gallup's report: PRINCETON, NJ -- Republicans and Republican-leaning...
The Swampby Frank James President Bush traveled today to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, home of the 101st Airborne. It was a chance for Bush to visit with one of the few groups of Americans where his popularity remains relatively high, the......
The Swampby Frank James With the pomp and ceremony of his inauguration as the nation's first African American commander-in-chief largely behind him, President Barack Obama was expected on his first full day in the Oval Office to take up the three......
The Swampby Mark Silva With much of the world awaiting confirmation of hopes that a newly elected American president will set a new direction in relations with the United States, Vice President Joe Biden promised in Germany today "to set a......
The Swampby Frank James Listening to congressional testimony is among the best ways to learn about programs that don't get a lot of attention. Example: yesterday Gen. David Petraeus, commander in chief of Central Command, was asked about an effort in......
The Swampby Frank James Sen. John McCain couldn't resist directing a little sarcasm toward the Obama Administration today for putting to rest the term "war on terror," the phrase the Bush Administration used to describe the fight against terrorists it waged......
The Swampby Mark Silva Here's another call for the closing of Guantanamo Bay: From Army Gen. David Petraeus. Closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will purge the United States of a symbol that enemies have used to divide the......
The SwampBy Julian E. Barnes The top commander in Afghanistan has submitted his initial assessment of the war in Afghanistan, calling for a full overhaul of the military's war strategy, NATO officials said today. In his assessment, Gen. Stanley McChrystal has........
Tags: Afghanistan, NATO, Wars and Interventions
The Swampby Mark Silva With the Obama administration confronting a decision over escalating U.S. military forces in Afghanistan -- something which the general in command there views as essential to averting failure -- the Defense secretary says some time is...
The Swampby Mark Silva Democracy was on the march, the way that former President George W. Bush saw it, praising the democratic advances of nations such as Iraq and Afghanistan after the U.S. military forced the ruling regimes out. But serious......
Tags: Diplomacy, Ban Ki-moon, NATO, Radio, Democracy
The Swampby Mark Silva Sen. Jack Reed, Democrat from Rhode Island and a West Point graduate, was fresh from a meeting at the Pentagon this morning when he was asked about the decision that President Barack Obama faces about troop deployments......
Tags: West Point, Rhode Island, Health, Pakistan, Heads of State
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