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The House on Thursday rejected a proposal to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, news agencies reported.
In a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, only 26 percent of Americans say they’re optimistic about 'our system of government and how well it works.'
Tangled up in blue? Red? Let's just say tangled.
Until recently, the United States has lacked a quick-reaction, kick-in-the-door crisis force. The 82nd Airborne is changing that, and with upheaval boiling across the Mideast, perhaps just in time.
The U.S. invasion of Iraq toppled Saddam Hussein, but it may have robbed Iraqis of eventually pursuing a home-grown victory. With Libya, U.S. officials remember such pitfalls of intervention.
One of the charges, "aiding the enemy," carries the death penalty, but military prosecutors said they would not recommend capital punishment in the case.
Grossman, a retired diplomat, would succeed Richard Holbrooke, who died in December.
Despite battlefield victories touted by Gen. David Petraeus, the United States is not making strategic gains in Afghanistan, analysts say.
In his memoir, Rumsfeld defends his record presiding over two wars, but says he regrets some of those wisecracks, such as referring derisively to France and Germany as "Old Europe."
A Gallup poll asked about eight possible actions that Congress could take in 2011 and the two that got the biggest majorities across party lines were providing incentives to develop alternative energy and revamping the tax code.
Manning, a prime suspect in the WikiLeaks security breach, drew attention to himself with his eccentric behavior at Fort Drum, N.Y., before his deployment to Iraq, Army investigators say.
'We know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time,' the president said. 'We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.'
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