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Obama: Here's Your Change, Sir

-Robert and Donna Trussell

Tangled up in blue? Red? Let's just say tangled.

82nd Airborne Quick-Strike Force Gives Obama New Option in Mideast Crises

-David Wood

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.

Libya and Iraq: Two Ways of Opposing a Tyrant -- but One Stole the Nation's Pride

-Mark I. Pinsky

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.

WikiLeaks Suspect Bradley Manning Hit With 22 New Charges

-Tom Diemer

One of the charges, "aiding the enemy," carries the death penalty, but military prosecutors said they would not recommend capital punishment in the case.

At Risk in Egypt's Turmoil: U.S. Military Access to the Middle East

-David Wood

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.

McCain Tells Rumsfeld: I Was Right on Iraq

-Tom Diemer

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.

Rumsfeld Says He Should Have Quit Defense Post After Abu Ghraib Scandal

-Politics Daily Staff

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."

Army Was Advised Not to Send Suspected Leaker Bradley Manning to Iraq

-Politics Daily Staff

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.

State of the Union: Obama Calls Investment in Innovation 'Our Sputnik Moment'

-Alex Wagner

'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.'

The State of the Union and the Military: Balancing Defense With Debt

-David Wood

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.

Biden Tell U.S Troops, 'You Will Be Proud' of Moving Iraq Forward

-Tom Diemer

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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