Military Obligations

Trump defence chief Mattis threatens less commitment to Nato
www.bbc.co.uk
The new US defence secretary's warning comes as he also insists Nato is a "fundamental bedrock". [...]
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Former Defense secretary: Obama ‘double-crossed’ me
thehill.com
Robert Gates said Obama broke a promise about budget cuts to the Pentagon. [...]
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US announces new tank and artillery deployment in Europe
www.bbc.co.uk
The US is to deploy tanks, armoured vehicles and artillery in a number of European nations, amid Nato concerns over Russia's role in Ukraine. [...]
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Obama refuses to meet with new NATO secretary general
www.caintv.com
President Barack Obama reportedly will not meet with NATO's new secretary general when he is in Washington this week, despite requests from the alliance chief's staff for a get-together. [...]
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US General Accuses Obama of “Aiding and Abetting the Enemy” on National TV [VIDEO]
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Two prominent conservatives just accused President Barack Obama of harming America’s efforts in the Middle East — and one of them is a retired Air Force general. [...]
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Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role: NYT
www.reuters.com
U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. [...]
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Obama briefs Congress leaders on fight with IS
www.bbc.co.uk
President Barack Obama is meeting Congressional leaders to outline and press his case for an expanded military campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. [...]
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The Islamic State Reminds Obama the War on Terrorism Is Still Going On
www.usnews.com
The U.S. is at war with the Islamic State and the president should act like it. [...]
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As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US
www.am1280thepatriot.com
t was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. [...]
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US sends military draft notices to men born in the 1800s
www.bbc.co.uk
The agency that manages the dormant US military draft has apologised after sending conscription registration notices to men born in the late 1800s. The Selective Service System (SSS) said the error occurred after a clerk neglected to select the century in a search for newly eligible young men. [...]
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Navy SEALs cite shabby treatment as Obama administration helps Hollywood instead
www.washingtontimes.com
Navy SEALs are the toast of America, but revelations show that the top brass has not always watched their backs during the Obama administration. [...]
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Obama & DOD nix benefits due fallen soldiers’ families – Part 1: The back-story
www.examiner.com
“Boneheaded” and “In your face, middle finger to the military families” – comments by Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) concerning the decision by the Pentagon to not deliver death benefits to families of fallen soldiers during the government shutdown. [...]
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Defense Cuts Conundrum
www.foreignaffairs.com
Shadowed by a potential government shutdown, the U.S. military faces massive budget cuts. It will be forced to decide whether it should protect its near-term capacity to fight the wars of today or develop more advanced capabilities to fight the ones of tomorrow. [...]
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand gains support for army sexual assault reform
www.theguardian.com
Three generals back New York senator's attempt to change how military prosecutes instances of rape and assault in its ranks [...]
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