Syria: Strategic or tragic?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- There is agreement that more active engagement by the Obama administration from increasing humanitarian assistance to arming the Syrian opposition is needed and needed now.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Australian couple recapture Christmas light record

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records said a home in the Australian capital set a world record for lights on a residential property with a 502,165-light Christmas display.

Le Mans driver Allan Simonsen of Denmark killed in crash

LE MANS, France, June 22 (UPI) -- Racing driver Allan Simonsen of Denmark died Saturday after crashing during the Le Mans 24 Hours event in France, race officials said.


WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Can NATO RIP be made to mean "Rejuvenation, Insurance and Protection"?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Report: Rebel military support considered

Report: Rebel military support considered

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Britain has talked with other nations about bolstering Syrian rebels not only with training but naval and air support, The Independent reported Monday.
General criticizes Britain's military cuts

General criticizes Britain's military cuts

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Cuts in defense have left British armed forces unable to fulfill all the duties ministers demand, Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. David Richards said.

Syrian opposition coalition group formed

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Syrian opposition groups have come together to form one national coalition that could possibly transition into a new government, officials said.

Voter purge put off in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Alive-and-well voters in Texas can rest easier after a legal settlement averted a purge of voter rolls for some "potentially deceased" people.

Britain to spend less on military hardware

LONDON, May 15 (UPI) -- Cuts in British military spending needed to balance the budget mean the country may have to curtail some ambitions, the head of the armed forces said Monday.

London can sustain Libyan engagement

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- With U.S. lawmakers passing a bill curbing funding for military engagement in Libya, a British general said his forces could stay in the fight indefinitely.

U.N.: Libya ministers want cease-fire

TRIPOLI, Libya, May 15 (UPI) -- Top-level Libyan officials are interested in pursuing a cease-fire with NATO-backed, anti-government rebels, a U.N. official said Sunday.
U.K. general doubts eliminating al-Qaida

U.K. general doubts eliminating al-Qaida

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The commander of Britain's armed forces says the best the West can hope for is a stalemate with al-Qaida.
British forces eye Afghanistan withdrawal

British forces eye Afghanistan withdrawal

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Recent advances against the Taliban mean British forces could begin to withdraw from Afghanistan as early as next year, Gen. David Richards said.

Britain loses 100th soldier

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Britain has lost its 100th soldier in the Afghan war this year, but its army chief, Gen. David Richards, urged against judging the campaign by casualties alone.

Brits respect U.S.decisions on Afghanistan

LONDON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. leadership in Washington will find the right formula needed to prevent Afghanistan from becoming an exporter of terrorism, British generals said.
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David Richards (born April 11, 1966, in Staten Island, NY) is a former professional American football guard who played nine seasons in the National Football League.

A standout at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, the 6-foot-5, 310-pound Richards was the first lineman to be named Parade Magazine's National High School Player of the Year in 1983.

In college, he was an All-Southwest Conference selection at guard as a sophomore at Southern Methodist University. The following season, he earned All-SWC honors as a tackle at SMU.

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