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Pentagon expands cyberweapons research

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The Pentagon will spend an additional $500 million over the next five years to come up with new cyberweapons, current and former U.S. officials say.
Why wars start and why wars are lost

Why wars start and why wars are lost

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Unless we are prepared to invade and occupy Iran possibly for decades, we need a Plan B. Is anyone working on that?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obama's schedule for Thursday, July 21

Obama's schedule for Thursday, July 21

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama meets with leaders of the NAACP and the National Urban League Thursday at the White House, the daily schedule indicates.

Future weapons should be cheap weapons

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. military arsenal of the future needs to be adaptable, relevant and more importantly, affordable, said a top U.S. military official.

Afghan support key to success -- general

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The reaction of the Afghan population to the presence of U.S. and international forces is a determining factor of mission progress, U.S. military officials say.

General: Defense tech needs faster pace

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- The weapons rapidly built by insurgents in combat have prompted the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff to call for faster software development.

U.S. seeks alternate Afghan supply route

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department is seeking to develop alternative supply lines to bring military equipment and fuel into Afghanistan, a military official said.

Top U.S. general talks PKK with Ankara

ANKARA, Turkey, July 3 (UPI) -- A top U.S. military general met in Ankara with Turkish military officials Thursday to discuss military matters concerning the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.

Turkish, U.S. military leaders discuss PKK

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. and Turkish military officials discussed cooperation in fighting the Kurdistan Workers Party and Turkish combat missions in Afghanistan.

Defense Department assesses Pakistan aid

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- In the wake of the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the U.S. Defense Department is assessing what assistance to give to Pakistan.

Analysis: Turkey-Iran energy ties

One casualty of the Bush administration's ambiguous attempts to mollify Turkey over the issue of clamping down on Kurdish insurgents in northern Iraq may well be Washington's larger agenda of isolating Iran.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent
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Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. James Cartwright outlines the Defense Department's fiscal year 2010 budget request during a news conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on April 6, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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James E. "Hoss" Cartwright (born September 22, 1949) is a United States Marine Corps General, who serves as the eighth and current Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He previously served as the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, from September 1, 2004 to August 10, 2007, and as Acting Commander, U.S. Strategic Command from July 9, 2004 to September 1, 2004. He assumed his current assignment on August 31, 2007.

Cartwright, born on September 22, 1949 in Rockford, Illinois, attended West High School and participated in the JROTC program. He then went on to the University of Iowa where he graduated in 1971 with a degree in Pre-medicine.

Cartwright was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in November 1971. He attended Naval Flight Officer training and graduated in April 1973. He attended Naval Aviator training and graduated in January 1977. He has operational assignments as an Naval Flight Officer in the F-4, and as a pilot in the F-4, OA-4, and F/A-18. His callsign comes from the fictional character Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright, the middle brother on the classic 1960s TV show Bonanza, who was played by actor Dan Blocker.

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