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Officials: Obama Close to Stating New Afghan Goals

March 13, 2009 – The Obama administration is close to announcing a redrawn strategy for a war in Afghanistan that the president says the United States is not winning, focusing on enlisting Pakistan in the fight against extremism and trimming … Continue reading

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Bush Memos on Presidential Power Shock Legal Experts

March 4, 2009 – Legal experts said Tuesday they were taken aback by the claim in the latest batch of secret Bush-era memos that the president alone had the power to set the rules during the war on terrorism. Yale … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: A Smooth Exit? – President Obama’s Pragmatic Plan to Withdraw from Iraq War

February 27, 2009 – America’s new president has been promising to find a way to get soldiers out of Iraq and to end the war “responsibly”. On Friday February 27th Barack Obama announced more details of how and when this … Continue reading

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Feb 27, VCS in the News: President Obama Proposes Bigger VA Budget as Pentagon Grapples with Widespread Suicides

Paul Sullivan, the Executive Director of Veterans for Common Sense, said he is “pleased” with Obama’s proposed budget for the agency as it provides much needed funding to “pay for the healthcare and disability benefits of more than 5.5 million deserving … Continue reading

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Feb 27: President Obama Promises to End Iraq War by August 2010

Obama announces end of Iraq combat mission; President says ‘highest priority’ will be security of troops and civilians February 27, 2009, Camp LeJeune, NC – President Barack Obama on Friday declared that the United States would end its bloody and … Continue reading

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Feb 24, President Obama Promises More Troops, Pay Raise for Military, Plus Benefits and Healthcare for Veterans

As we meet here tonight, our men and women in uniform stand watch abroad and more are readying to deploy. To each and every one of them, and to the families who bear the quiet burden of their absence, Americans … Continue reading

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Nuclear Agenda Draws Scrutiny

February 22, 2009 – President Obama is preparing to move ahead with the most ambitious arms-control agenda in decades, calling for dramatic cuts in US and Russian arsenals, a halt to the Bush administration’s plan for a more advanced nuclear … Continue reading

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Former Gitmo Guard Recalls Abuse, Climate of Fear

February 15, 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico – Army Pvt. Brandon Neely was scared when he took Guantanamo’s first shackled detainees off a bus. Told to expect vicious terrorists, he grabbed a trembling, elderly detainee and ground his face into … Continue reading

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Defense Dept. Claims of Gitmo Prisoners Returning to Battlefield Debunked

February 3, 2009 – A prominent law professor is charging that the Defense Department is issuing questionable data on the number of Guantanamo detainees who have been released “and then returned to the battlefield” because the government “is now in … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: There is No Victory in Iraq

February 5, 2009 – It is hard to read stories like  this one from the New York Times, and to not be heartened, if nothing else than on a purely human level:     BAGHDAD — Iraqis voted on Saturday for … Continue reading

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