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What needs to be done in Afghanistan?

The Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review reaffirms the strategy's "core goal" to disrupt, dismantle, and eventually defeat al-Qaida in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and prevent its return to either country. We get details from DoD's David Sedney.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , Pentagon , Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review , David Sedney

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:08am EST
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Gates gives troops a holiday lift

Four soldiers traveling to see family for the holidays got an upgrade, courtesy of Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Update , Robert Gates ,

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 08:40am EST

U.S. tries to stop Afghan ban on private contractors

U.S. officials are trying to talk the Afghan government out of banning private contractors.

Tags: DoD Update , David Petraeus , Hamid Karzai , contracting , Dorobek Insider , Washington Post

Monday - 12/13/2010, 04:11pm EST

Troops head out with new uniforms

ACU is out, MultiCam is in for troops headed to Afghanistan.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Army , cammoflage uniform ,

Monday - 12/13/2010, 08:40am EST

Job gives marine more family time, less deployment risk

For Maj. Lawrence Lowman, taking command of the Marine company in Frederick was not only a good opportunity to advance his career but also a much-appreciated break from deployments to take care of his young family.

Tags: Maj. Lawrence Lowman , Philippines , Marines

Saturday - 12/11/2010, 11:37am EST

Handover to Afghan troops to begin in months

Senior U.S. military commanders say the transition of security responsibilities from U.S. to Afghan troops will begin in the next several months.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense ,

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 10:40am EST

Mullen: Troop reduction in Afghanistan will be slow process

While there will be a drawdown, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says there will not be a complete withdrawal in July

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , DoD Report , Adm. Mike Mullen ,

Monday - 11/29/2010, 09:40am EST

Increased military presence in Afghanistan includes Abrams tanks

The Marine Corps says a company of 14 M1A1 Abrams tanks along with 115 Marines to crew them will be deployed to southwest Afghanistan next month. Learn more in the DoD Report

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , Abrams tanks , RAND Corporation , David Johnson

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 09:40am EST
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Update from Afghanistan

Big Republican gains in Congress could make it harder for President Barack Obama to keep his pledge to start bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan by next summer. We get an update on how things are going there from Rear Adm. Greg Smith.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , security , defense , DoD , DoD Report , Greg Smith

Friday - 11/05/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Defense oversight to change as GOP moves in

The leadership of several key defense committees will change hands as a result of the 2010 midterm elections. The transfer of power is expected to reshape defense oversight in the House.

Tags: DoD Report , Congress , Congressional Spotlight , 2010 Election , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Ike Skelton , DoD , David Petraeus , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , GITMO , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 05:43pm EDT
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