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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.
The rulers who emerge from Egypt's escalating power struggle may not welcome the U.S. military. That would be 'a strategic disaster,'as one observer put it.
John McCain says he and Donald Rumsfeld had a "bone of contention" over the need for a troop surge in Iraq. Rumsfeld tells his side in a new memoir, but McCain says history has proven him correct.
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."
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.'
As the president prepares for Tuesday's address, there is a growing recognition that the staggering debt is a national security issue that deserves at least as high a priority as a new long-range bomber.
In Baghdad, Biden says troops have successfully trained Iraqi forces "to the point now where they can be in the lead."
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