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Gates: US should stay in Afghanistan past 2014

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says American military involvement is likely to continue in Afghanistan even after the 2014 end of combat operations. He's in Afghanistan for two days to meet with troops, commanders and Afghan officials. Gates says the presence after 2014 will be a small fraction of today and the personnel will be trainers and advisers.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense , Robert Gates ,

Monday - 03/07/2011, 09:40am EST

Investigators to speak with missing Va. woman's husband

Loudoun County Sheriff's investigators say they will be speaking with the military husband of a pregnant woman missing for more than a month.

Tags: Bethany Decker , Emile Decker , Loudoun County Sheriff's office , Neal Augenstein , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 03:18pm EST

Gates concerned about Afghanistan's stability

The Defense Department has requested enough money to put the Afghan national security forces in a good position to defend their own country, but the current level of funding for the effort is not sustainable in view of budgetary and other concerns, says Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense , Robert Gates , funding , FY 2012 budget , budget

Friday - 02/18/2011, 08:40am EST

IG: Afghan reconstruction efforts in big trouble

Arnold Fields says poor planning and weak management are undermining the effort to build up the Afghan army and police.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Arnold Fields , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Michael Thibault , contracting

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 03:20pm EST

Admiral Mullen on Afghanistan, China, and cyber war

Joint Chiefs Chairman addresses "our way forward in Afghanistan" for foreign media.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Mike Mullen , State , DoD , Foreign Press Center , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 05:33pm EST

Watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction resigns

Ret. Major General Arnold Fields has submitted his resignation, the White House announced Monday.

Tags: SIGAR , Arnold Fields , oversight , White House , accountability , management , Jolie Lee

Monday - 01/10/2011, 08:08pm EST

Community gathers to celebrate life of fallen Marine

Americans don't always get it right, the Rev. Alan Greijack said Saturday in his message during the funeral service for Marine Lance Cpl. Maung P. "Sam" Htaik.

Tags: Alan Greijack , Maung "Sam" Htaik , Frederick Christian Fellowship Church , Martin O' Malley , Roscoe Bartlett , Blaine Young , Funeral

Sunday - 01/09/2011, 11:28am EST

Fallen Marine's funeral today in Frederick

Frederick and Washington counties will today say goodbye to Marine Lance Cpl. Maung "Sam" Htaik, 20, who was killed in combat in Afghanistan on Jan. 1.

Tags: Maung "Sam" Htaik , Smithsburg High School , Marine , Funeral ,

Saturday - 01/08/2011, 11:19am EST

Military center heart of 'secret war' on terror

AP reports on the center that will be staffed by 100 special operations agents.

Tags: DoD Report , terrorism , military , secret war , CIA , cloud computing , Dorobek Insider , technology

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 02:28pm EST

1,400 more Marines headed to Afghanistan

The battalion could start arriving as early as mid-January, and would mostly be deployed in the south, around Kandahar.

Tags: troop deployment , Robert Gates

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 08:29am EST
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