Posts Tagged ‘Pentagon’

Obama on 9/11 : ‘We Stand With One Another’

United States President Barack Hussein Obama used his weekly Internet / Radio address to remind Americans that the best way for the United States to fight terrorists is to stay true to the ideals that define the the United States as a model in the world: If there is a lesson to be drawn on […] Don’t Fire McChrystal, Blame It On The A-A-Alcohol [AND Ash]

Like Keith Olbermann and the Moby Media Group’s Saad Mohseni, Slate’s John Dickerson believes Obama’s firing (or accepting the resignation) of General Stanley McChrystal is ill-advised. Like Saad Mohseni, Dickerson points out that the United States’ Afghanistan strategy is essentially Stanley McChrystal’s Afghanistan strategy and that the General is one of the few American officials […]

Request for More Troops in Afghanistan Amidst Gates’ Fear of America’s ‘Too Heavy a Footprint’

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is expected to ask the Obama administration for additional troops and equipment, according to a senior U.S. military official familiar with Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s thinking. The request will be for troops and equipment for conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as more assets to deal with roadside bombs […]

Pentagon Aided Prison Reform in Afghanistan?

The prison at the Bagram Air Base has been at the center of a great deal of controversy surrounding use of possible torture tactics and the 2002 deaths of two detainees at the hands of United States soldiers. The revisions being called for by Maj. General Douglas M. Stone, are not the most groundbreaking of […]