A White House review of Afghanistan war strategy finds progress, but at the Pentagon support is growing for a shift toward more hard power.
To protest the US's arms sales to Taiwan, China halted contact between the two nations' militaries, which has expanded in recent months to include study tours and naval exercises. China also threatened Tuesday to retaliate against US companies involved in the arms sales.
Britain's Gordon Brown on Friday called on NATO countries to send 5,000 more troops for Afghanistan war. It's one sign that NATO may be willing to commit more forces to that war than expected.
The small number of successful pirate attacks, an increase in military patrols, and legal concerns have kept many firms from hiring security.
This week, the Defense Department will begin the Quadrennial Defense Review, a year-long study that should help the secretary put his stamp on the military.