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Reince Priebus: Hillary Clinton authentic enough for presidency?

Reince Priebus: Hillary Clinton authentic enough for presidency?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Republican Party, Reince Priebus, said Sunday he questions whether Hillary Clinton is authentic enough to serve the country as president.

Robert Gates 'didn't enjoy' time as U.S. secretary of defense

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said he "didn't enjoy" his role of putting "young men and women in harm's way for their country's sake."

Isn't IT time to pivot a bit back to Europe?

BRUSSELS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Last year, the Obama administration released its latest strategic guidance for the Pentagon. The lead headline read "U.S. pivots to Asia."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Gates, Mullen emphasize Afghan urgency

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Thursday U.S. operations in Afghanistan need to show progress toward greater security "over the next 12 to 18 months."

Different views of the same conflict

MANAMA, Bahrain, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. policy regarding the Middle East has always been controversial to say the least, and when the U.S. secretary of defense delivers a major policy speech in the Middle East, it is certain to raise controversy.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor
Petraeus takes over Central Command

Petraeus takes over Central Command

MACDILL AFB, Fla., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus took over U.S. Central Command Friday at a change of command ceremony in Florida.

U.S. forces stretched between Iraq, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- One way to look at the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is to see them as one war with two fronts.
WILLIAM S. LIND

Pentagon urges no more troop drawdowns

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is urging President George Bush to delay further drawdowns of U.S. troops in Iraq, White House officials said.

Thompson Files: Fuzed weapons are good

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Some of the saddest stories to come out of recent military conflicts concern children who found the unexploded remains of cluster bombs.
LOREN B. THOMPSON

BMD Focus: Poles block base -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The United States is committed, under Article 5 of the 1949 Washington Treaty, to defend its European NATO allies, including Poland, from any foreign aggression. But Poland's current leaders aren't eager to do their part in protecting the United States from thermonuclear attack.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
Afghan death toll reaches record

Afghan death toll reaches record

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 27 (UPI) -- The monthly death toll of U.S. troops and their allies in Afghanistan in June was its highest since the seven-year war began.

Soldier cleared of murder to be redeployed

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army officer who was once charged with killing Iraqi civilians has been ordered to report for duty in August.

Gates warns China about resource bullying

SINGAPORE, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates warned China that it faces risks if it bullies its neighbors over natural resources in the South China Sea.

Soldier's death prompts lawsuit

PITTSBURGH, May 27 (UPI) -- The electrocution of a Pittsburgh soldier in a shower in Iraq has set off the latest round of questions about military contractors in the war.

Thompson Files: Why America needs the F-22

ARLINGTON, Va., May 27 (UPI) -- Imagine that in 1902, Secretary of War Elihu Root had told U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt the difficulty of suppressing the Philippine Insurrection proved future weapons would need to be useful in conducting irregular warfare. I know, you aren't so clear on what the Philippine Insurrection was. But it was a big deal at the time: 130,000 U.S. troops were deployed in a multiyear counterinsurgency campaign, and more than 4,000 of them died. U.S. forces tortured prisoners. Insurgents committed atrocities. Very messy.
LOREN B. THOMPSON

Analysis: It's springtime; war in the air

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- It's springtime in the Middle East once again, and that usually means that fighting season may breakout soon. Unless….
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Gates to tell Turkey to end incursion soon

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Ending the Turkish incursion into northern Iraq topped the agenda of Turkish and Iraqi leaders meeting Wednesday in Baghdad.

Canadian Forces to support UNAMID

OTTAWA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Canadian Department of National Defense announced a new Canadian Forces operation has been deployed to support an international security mission in Darfur.

Bush nuke cuts ahead of schedule

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- President Bush's plans to scrap large numbers of nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal have been completed.

Analysis: Iran is still a threat for U.S.

MANAMA, Bahrain, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Iranian government's rejoicing over the recent report by U.S. intelligence services that the Islamic republic had ceased being a nuclear threat was short-lived.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Bush names seven appointees

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday appointed seven members to the Advisory Council to the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.

BMD base fears

MOSCOW, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- In some respects, the current crisis in Russian-U.S. relations is reminiscent of the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis, when the Soviet Union had deployed nuclear-tipped missiles in the immediate proximity of the U.S. borders.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Gates heads to Asia for security talks

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is set to discuss the reduction of U.S. troops in South Korea during a tour of Asian and Pacific countries.

U.S. defense secretary to visit Japan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is expected to make his first visit to Japan since taking office to discuss defense support issues.

U.S.-Czech missile shield talks

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The United States might delay putting in operation a planned missile shield system in Eastern Europe until a threat from Iran is confirmed.
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