Iraq, Afghanistan limit Army preparedness

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. troop and supply demands in Iraq and Afghanistan limit the military's ability to engage in another conflict, Pentagon officials told the U.S. Congress.

U.S. general: Homosexuality is immoral

CHICAGO, March 13 (UPI) -- Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped short of apologizing for remarks he made on gays in the military. Pace issued a statement Tuesday clarifying what he told the Chicago Tribune.

Pace: Iraqi forces getting better

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate hearing Tuesday Iraqi troops are getting better but they're not ready to take over.

U.S. governors gather for winter meeting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. governors are gathering in Washington for their first meeting since Democrats won control of Congress last November. The winter meeting of the National Governor's Association, which begins Saturday, will focus a large chunk of its time on how states

Snow: Don't give al-Qaida recruiting tool

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Tony Snow concedes "things" went wrong for the U.S. war effort in Iraq, appearing to reverse his stance of a few days ago.

Pace questions Iran's role in Iraq

AGANA, Guam, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace says he wants precise evidence to back up U.S. claims Iran's government is helping Iraq insurgents.

Pace: Not enough equipment for surge

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace admitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday equipment will be a problem when U.S. forces in Iraq are increased. During testimony over the $481.4 billion fiscal 2008 defense budget, Pace said the military has about 4

Gates eyeing troop increase in Afghanistan

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has offered his support to U.S. and NATO commanders' requests for additional U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Gates makes surprise Baghdad visit

BAGHDAD, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Robert Gates made his first foray into Baghdad Wednesday as U.S. defense secretary, saying success in Iraq is his top priority.

Bush advisers: Iraq troop numbers are fine

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Washington panel of military experts urged U.S. President George Bush to disregard the Iraq Study Group's call for reducing troop numbers in Iraq.

Long Iraq stay to be recommended

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Pentagon study reportedly will recommend a small, short-term increase in U.S. troop levels in Iraq and a long-term commitment to training Iraqi troops.

Gen. Pace: U.S. strategy is flexible

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace told reporters Friday that U.S. strategy in Iraq is not "chipped in stone."

Different tours of duty hamper morale

ALBUQUERQUE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told airmen at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico that varied tour lengths hurt combat zone morale.

Cheney addresses Pentagon memorial

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Relatives of those who died at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, joined top U.S. officials at the site of the crash on the fifth anniversary of the attack.

Generals admit danger of Iraq civil war

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel Thursday that Iraq is at risk of civil war.

Gag order sought in U.S. GI's rape case

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 12 (UPI) -- Lawyers defending a former U.S. soldier against rape charges in Iraq have sought a U.S. gag order that would apply to the Pentagon and White House.

Top U.S. general weeps over immigrants

MIAMI, July 11 (UPI) -- Memories of his immigrant parents' experiences brought Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace to tears at a U.S. congressional hearing.

Top U.S. commander plans cuts by 2007

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq has drafted plans to reduce the U.S. military presence in Iraq starting this September, The New York Times reported.

Charges likely in U.S. Marine 'massacre'

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Two U.S. military inquiries into an alleged massacre of 24 Iraqi civilians by U.S. Marines last year are nearly complete and charges are likely, CNN reports.

Murtha: Marines covered up Iraq atrocity

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., says U.S. commanders knew about the killing of civilians by Marines in Iraq last November.

Abuse found at Iraqi detention centers

BAGHDAD, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. and Iraqi inspectors have uncovered abuse of prisoners at six Iraqi detention centers visited between November 2005 and February 2006, it was reported.

Pace plays down Iraq violence

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Despite hundreds killed in secular attacks in Iraq this week, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace said he is optimistic for Iraq's future.

Governors get National Guard assurances

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and Defense Department officials told the nation's governors the National Guard would be funded at its current strength.

U.S. Navy to expand role in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- More U.S. Navy support personnel will be deployed in Iraq as medical corpsmen and in special operations roles to ease the burden on Army troops.

Pace: Troop levels a balancing act

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Peter Pace said the military is in the midst of a delicate balancing act when it comes to troop levels in Iraq.
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