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Congressional Committee Warns Pentagon of Further Budget Cuts

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Congress is warning U.S. military leaders they can expect further large-scale reductions in military spending in the coming years, as Washington deals with record levels of government debt. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad said Tuesday that the Pentagon will likely have to go beyond the currently proposed $487 billion in cuts in defense spending […]

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NATO Chief: Troops Show ‘Remarkable Restraint’ in Afghanistan

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has praised coalition forces in Afghanistan for showing what he called remarkable “restraint and professionalism” in the face of anti-coalition violence following the burning of copies of the Quran on a U.S. military base. During a NATO seminar in Washington Tuesday, Rasmussen said that despite the wave of violent protests […]

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US Seeks N. Korea Nuclear Concessions for Food Aid

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. military commander says North Korea must make concessions on its nuclear program in order to secure much-needed food aid from Washington. Admiral Robert Willard, the head of Asia Pacific Command, said Tuesday the conditions include a halt to North Korea’s nuclear program and ballistic missile tests, as well as allowing United Nations […]

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Pentagon: 9/11 Victim Remains Sent to Landfill

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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A new Pentagon report reveals that partial remains from victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks were sent to a landfill after they could not be identified. The report released Tuesday says that “several portions of remains” from victims of the attack on the Pentagon and the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, were […]

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