August 3, 2010

News from the Home Front: 08/03/2010

Gates Says U.S. Troops Not Vacating Afghanistan Next Year - U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has said in a television interview that U.S. forces "are not leaving Afghanistan in July 2011." (READ MORE)

Ending One War, Tacitly Defending Another - President Obama, in a speech in Georgia on Monday, reminded Americans that he was keeping his promise to wind down the war in Iraq. This month, he announced, the last of United States combat troops will withdraw — “as promised and on schedule” — leaving only 50,000 soldiers in Iraq to train and advise. (READ MORE)

Obama Says U.S. Combat Mission In Iraq to End This Month - President Barack Obama vowed on Monday to make good on his promise to end U.S. combat operations in Iraq by the end of August, despite a dangerous political deadlock in Baghdad and a recent surge in militant violence. (READ MORE)

In Speech on Iraq, Obama Reaffirms Drawdown - President Obama on Monday opened a monthlong drive to mark the end of the combat mission in Iraq and, by extension, to blunt growing public frustration with the war in Afghanistan by arguing that he can also bring that conflict to a conclusion. (READ MORE)

Pentagon investigates MIT Wikileaks links - US army investigators are understood to have interviewed several MIT graduates who may have communicated with Private Bradley Manning, the prime suspect in the criminal inquiry in to the leaks. (READ MORE)

Obama Lauds Military for Service in Iraq, Afghanistan - After nearly a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, today’s military has become one of the greatest generations to serve, President Barack Obama said today. (READ MORE)

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