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Chiarelli: Caring for troops' health doesn't end on battlefield

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli discussed managing health in the field vs. Managing health for wounded warriors when they return home as well as some of the new programs for wounded vets. Chiarelli spoke at the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: ausa 2011 , Peter Chiarelli , military healthcare , Federal Drive , Army , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:51pm EDT
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Odierno seeks more efficient Army readiness

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno discussed the Army's top priorities, including more efficient readiness for deployed troops at the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: Army , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Ray Odierno , ausa 2011

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:52pm EDT
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Ground forces shouldn't bear brunt of DoD cuts, Army leaders argue

In the face of suggestions that the military of the future will rely more on air and sea power than ground forces, Army leaders say such arguments were wrong in the past and are wrong now.

Tags: Army , ausa 2011 , Raymond Odierno , John McHugh , DoD budget , budget , sequestration , supercommittee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:37am EDT
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New 'whole-body' scanners aim to better treat TBI, PTSD

Dr. Walter Koroshetz, the deputy director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, joined the Federal Drivewith Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss a new technology and treatment method.

Tags: NIH , technology , walter koroshetz , TBI , PTSD

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 08:50am EDT
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Who gets custody of terrorists?

Who should have custody of suspected terrorists? It's being debated on the hill./The latest dispute centers on a provision that would require military custody of a suspect determined to be a member of al-Qaida or an affiliate and involved in the planning or carrying out of an attack on the United States. The administration says such a step would hamper efforts by the FBI or other law enforcement while requiring military custody for all terror suspects.

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Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:38pm EDT

Capture list

How do American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki get on a kill or capture list? Reuters reports, it's a secret panel of Sr. U.S. government officials on the National Security Council that decide and then send their recommendations on to the President. Former National Security staffer Juan Zarate says, it's an important process. "You have Senior National staff along with counsel reviewing anything the U.S. does from a National Security perspective that touches on law of war, war of terror issues, he says." The National Security Council says no such panel exists.

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Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:37pm EDT

Vietnamese military leader reminds US of history

The U.S. should have learned from its failures in Vietnam. Those words from a top Vietnamese military leader visiting the U.S. Lt. Gen. Vo Tien Trung speaking at the War College in Washington, said the US should have learned that military aggression is folly. He made the remarks during a question and answer session after a speech at the college. And he added in his own words that his message to Americans was that no matter how powerful your army, it is not legitimate to attack other countries.

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Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:35pm EDT

Cartwright goes back to DoD

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is bring back former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. James Cartwright just weeks after he retired. he won't be in uniform though. Instead, he'll serve on the powerful Defense Policy Board. Other nominees to the board include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former deputy attorney general Jamie Gorelick and former Rep. Jane Harman. Their job is to provides advice and opinions to the defense secretary on policy matters.

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Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:33pm EDT

Dempsey makes a personal statement

In a personal move, the new Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey invited members of the press in to see a large original oil painting of General George Marshall in his office. He pointed out that he identifies with certain of Marshall's approaches to dealing with war. He also displayed a small wooden box that sits on a desk that General Douglas Macarthur used. The box, belonging to Dempsey , contains what he calls casualty cards, small cards with the names and images on them of U.S. military personnel killed in action --so that he won't forget them.

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Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:32pm EDT

Reverse reviews: Soldiers rating their bosses?

Oct. 1 was the deadline for Army Officers to have completed at least one 360-degree evaluation, which includes reviews from superiors and subordinates, Army Times reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , Army

Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:32am EDT
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