WASHINGTON — Administration sources say President Obama plans this week to name CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, would take the CIA chief’s job.
Responding to critics’ relentless claims, President Barack Obama on Wednesday produced a detailed Hawaii birth certificate in an extraordinary attempt to bury the issue of where he was born and confirm his legitimacy to hold office. He declared, “We do not have time for this kind of silliness.”
WASHINGTON — Within weeks, roughly a dozen of the U.S. military’s most popular and highest-ranking officers will begin rotating out of some of the highest-profile jobs in the armed forces.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight NATO troops and a contractor died Wednesday after an Afghan military officer opened fire in a meeting — the deadliest incident so far in which Afghan security forces have turned against their coalition partners, officials said.
The second annual Seacoast Veterans Conference is planned for April 30, and will provide former servicemembers with information on veterans benefits and other related programs.
WASHINGTON — It’s no longer necessary for Marines suffering from mild traumatic brain injuries to have been knocked unconscious to qualify for a Purple Heart, a retroactive change that could affect thousands of troops who have served in battle since Sept. 11, 2001.
The commander of a destroyer squadron deployed with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group has been relieved of command pending an investigation into accusations of an inappropriate relationship, the Navy announced Monday.
The commander of NATO operations in Libya said Tuesday that alliance bombers attacked a large government compound in Tripoli on Monday to destroy command and control nodes, and not to assassinate Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.
A young Afghan man stood on the side of a narrow dirt lane, the San Diego Union-Tribune writes, watching an open-top truckload of U.S. Marines head into a volatile neighborhood in this river valley town coveted by Taliban insurgents and drug lords.
WASHINGTON — A U.S. audit says Afghan authorities don’t know how many police they have or whether everyone getting a police salary is actually doing the job, a situation ripe for abuse and waste of international donations.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants tunneled at least 480 inmates out of the main prison in southern Afghanistan overnight, whisking them through a 1,000-foot-long underground passage they had dug over months, officials and insurgents said Monday.
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