Report to assess Afghan situation as dire

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A classified United States' review of its Afghanistan policies is likely to conclude the violence-torn country is in a dire situation, sources say.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2008.
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U.S., Iraq sign road map for future

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A road map charting the future of the United States and Iraq, including the size and role of U.S. forces in the country, was signed Monday.

‘War czar’: Draft is ‘option on the table’

WASHINGTON , Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A return to the draft has been "an option on the table" in Washington for the future of the U.S. military, a top White House military adviser said Friday.

'War czar' acknowledges lack of progress

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The general nominated to be President George W. Bush's "war czar" told a U.S. Senate panel Thursday the Iraqi government has "shown little progress."

Iraq chopper crash had mechanical cause

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute Friday discounted terrorist claims of responsibility for a downed helicopter in Iraq this week.

General predicts large U.S. troop return

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. general says he is confident Iraq will reach self-sufficiency to allow for a large-scale withdrawal of U.S. troops within the next year.
Douglas Lute
Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding his nomination to be Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 7, 2007. At left is his wife Jane Hall Lute. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Douglas Edward Lute is a lieutenant general in the United States Army. On 15 May 2007, Lute was nominated by George W. Bush to serve as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan, also known as the "War Czar", in the George W. Bush administration. The position will oversee the War in Iraq and War in Afghanistan.. He was kept in his post by new President Barack Obama.

Born in Michigan City, Indiana on November 2, 1952, Lute graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1975. His first assignment was to the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment in Bindlach, Germany, where he commanded C Troop. He received an MPA degree from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University in 1983 and taught in the Social Sciences department at West Point. On June 28, 2007, the Senate confirmed Lute to serve as the Deputy National Security Advisor.

Following attendance at the British Army Staff College, he returned to the Second Cavalry as operations officer, serving both at the squadron and regimental levels. In 1990-91 he deployed and fought with the Regiment in Operation Desert Storm, and later served on the staff of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

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