Topic: Lawrence Korb
Reining in irresponsible defense spending will combat the most significant threat to our national security: the debt.
10/07/2010 04:34 pm
Even analysts who agree that leaking classified documents can harm national security say that in this case, the WikiLeaks information draws attention to serious problems in the Afghanistan war.
07/26/2010 06:24 pm
US society and the Pentagon are moving toward ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military. But powerful lawmakers want to keep the 1993 law, and it may be other conservatives who convince them that times have changed.
02/06/2010 03:14 pm
Some 5,700 US marines and soldiers are expected to join Haitian earthquake relief efforts this weekend. The UN says its peacekeeping force should be in command. The US says no.
01/14/2010 06:33 pm
A Department of Veterans Affairs study reports a three-fold increase in depression and post-traumatic stress after repeat combat duty, raising questions about the Pentagon’s ability to keep soldiers with combat-related psychological problems away from the front.
12/17/2009 05:10 pm
Sen. Carl Levin cited concerns about stress on the US military as the US decides its next steps in Afghanistan. Levin spoke at a Monitor breakfast Thursday.
12/12/2009 11:59 am
In his Afghanistan war speech Tuesday, Obama is expected to call for more US troops to fight. But he'll need as many as 10,000 new foreign troop commitments, too, to get to the force size military commanders say is needed.
11/28/2009 12:00 am
Tehran cast doubt Friday on whether the Iran nuclear deal will proceed. But the Iranians are also dealing with an unstable political landscape – and with Obama, who wants to give diplomacy a chance.
10/31/2009 01:00 am
Violence reduced over the summer, but attacks surged in Baghdad and Ninewa Province and some US bases since American troops withdrew from the cities.
09/11/2009 01:00 am
Gen. Stanley McChrystal submitted his recommendations Monday for a revised strategy to turn around the conflict.
09/01/2009 01:00 am