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  1. mike mullen
    Admiral Mike Mullen Helpfully Illustrates the Idiom ‘Good Soldier’He’s publicly backing President Obama’s plan for Afghanistan, even though the plan goes against Mullen’s counsel.
  2. don’t ask don’t tell
    Command Sergeant Major to Marines: ‘Get Over’ DADT RepealThe ‘Journal’ tagged along for an overseas trip.
  3. afghanistan
    Obama to Announce Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal Plans in Speech Tomorrow NightHe’s still weighing options.
  4. afghanistan
    Senator Scott Brown Will Go to Afghanistan for Military TrainingNo “fact-finding mission” here.
  5. revolt like an egyptian
    President Obama: ‘Qaddafi Has a Choice’He explains “why this matters to us.”
  6. bad things
    Report: Two American Soldiers Killed in Military Bus Skirmish in GermanyDetails so far are hazy.
  7. sad things
    From the Department of Depressing StatisticsMore American troops killed themselves this year than were killed by the enemy in combat.
  8. war and peace
    Pentagon to Cut Budget by $78 Billion Over Five YearsIt’s actually a reduction in growth.
  9. red tape
    Gay Soldiers Still Have at Least Sixty More Days To Remain ClosetedOf course, they have forever to remain closeted if they want to. But, officially.
  10. breakdowns
    Failure of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Contributed to Dan Choi’s Hospitalization“My breakdown was a result of a cumulative array of stressors.”
  11. loose lips
    Air Force Barred From Reading New York Times WebsiteBut we found a flaw in the plan.
  12. don’t ask don’t tell
    Official Results of Pentagon Study: Gay Troops Could Serve Openly Without Hurting Combat ReadinessJust as we’d originally heard.
  13. don’t ask don’t tell
    Here Is an Insight Into the Kind of Logic Some ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Supporters Are UsingNot all! But some.
  14. don’t ask don’t tell
    And the Pentagon Survey Says … Troops Think Being Openly Gay Isn’t That Big a DealThe No. 1 answer was: I’m not really sure what the fuss is about.
  15. wikileaks
    WikiLeaks Documents: More Abuse, Cover-ups, and Ties Between Iraqi Militants and IranMore bad news from Julian Assange.
  16. don’t ask don’t tell
    Ted Olson: Obama Administration Doesn’t Have to Appeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’He’s not the only one.
  17. don’t ask don’t tell
    Pentagon to Comply With Ruling to Halt ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ PolicyThat’s even though the Obama administration has moved to appeal a recent ruling.
  18. salute your shorts
    White House Apologizes for Turning Away War Hero’s Family Over ShortsTen-year-old grandson dared to wear shorts.
  19. don’t ask don’t tell
    The Next Steps for a ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ RepealThere was a setback for gay-rights advocates this week. What next?
  20. don’t ask don’t tell
    Jon Stewart Asks, ‘Are We Run by Assholes?’“How does a popular bill not become a law?”
  21. mcchrystal ball
    McChrystal Article Inquiry Doesn’t Really Solve AnythingOne mid-level officer may have been behind the negative quotes.
  22. don’t ask don’t tell
    Clinton: I Was ‘Promised’ ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ ‘Would Be Better Than It Was’Clinton tells Katie Couric that Powell misrepresented measure.
  23. don’t ask don’t tell
    Lady Gaga Gives ‘Prime Rib’ Address In Support of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal“Shouldn’t everyone deserve to wear the same meat dress I do?”
  24. don’t ask don’t tell
    Lady Gaga to Speak at Anti-DADT Rally in MaineOrganization hoping to win support of Republican Maine senators.
  25. don’t ask don’t tell
    Lady Gaga Takes On John McCainEncourages her followers to fight against filibuster of DADT repeal vote.
  26. don’t ask don’t tell
    Report: Reid to Include ‘Don‘t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal in Vote Next WeekIt’ll be attached to a defense spending bill.
  27. the future is coming
    Someone Taught Robots How to LieIt’s like what’s the point of the entire ‘Terminator’ franchise if you’re going to go do something like that?
  28. don’t ask don’t tell
    Obama in Another Tricky Spot After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ RulingWill he defend a policy he says he doesn’t believe in? Probably.
  29. don’t ask don’t tell
    Federal Judge Strikes Down Military Ban on GaysThe ban has a “direct and deleterious effect” on military, judge writes.
  30. joetorious
    Joe Biden Hands Out Hot Dogs, Thanks Bush for ‘Honoring Troops’ on Colbert“We disagreed on policy … you deserve a lot of credit.”
  31. iraq
    Two Americans Killed in Iraq in First Deaths Since Combat EndedAn additional nine Americans injured.
  32. afghanistan
    Did Obama’s Speech Give Our Enemies ‘Reason to Celebrate’?“He couldn’t even utter the words ‘we were victorious.’”
  33. iraq
    Obama Announces End to Iraq Combat Mission in Oval Office Address“The United States has paid a huge price to put the future of Iraq in the hands of its people.”
  34. over there
    Troops May Be Stationed in Iraq Past 2011, Army General SaysIraqi army needs to be fully trained in running security systems.
  35. iraq
    Last U.S. Combat Troops Have Left IraqAbout 50,000 troops will remain in the country.
  36. afghanistan
    Trove of Secret Military Documents Offers Grim Picture of Afghan WarWikiLeaks behind “one of the biggest leaks in U.S. military history.”
  37. charlie rangel
    Charlie Rangel Just Can’t Stop Introducing Military Draft BillsRep. introduces legislation which has no chance of becoming a law.
  38. don’t ask don’t tell
    The Pentagon Wants to Know What Dudes Do When There Are Gays in the Shower RoomAsking straight members of say, Equinox, apparently was not an option.
  39. don’t ask don’t tell
    ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: The Technicalities of RepealWhat happens if this bill passes?
  40. don’t ask don’t tell
    Congress Should Have Waited on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Vote, Mullen SaysChairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff doesn’t want to “electrify” force during two wars.
  41. don’t ask don’t tell
    Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Passes Senate PanelPasses House vote as well.
  42. don’t ask don’t tell
    Military Chiefs of Staff Object to Early ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ CompromiseThey’d rather wait until their much-touted study is completed in December.
  43. don’t ask don’t tell
    ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Maneuvering Gets More FranticThere’s one day until the big vote!
  44. military
    U.S. Expands Secret Military ActivityDirective signed by top U.S. commander in September.
  45. don’t ask don’t tell
    In ‘Dramatic Breakthrough,’ Obama Signs ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ CompromiseLawmakers will vote in the next few days on a repeal.
  46. don’t ask don’t tell
    Report: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal to Be Voted On This WeekThe big day could be Thursday.
  47. gays
    Robert Gates Asks Congress to Hold Off on Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’He wants to see what the troops think about it first.
  48. things no one likes
    First-Year Consultants and U.S. Military Commanders Have Something in CommonBoth are tortured by a computer program.
  49. al qaeda
    Al Qaeda’s Top Two Killed in Iraq, Officials SayDeaths represent “a potentially devastating blow.”
  50. gays
    Army Secretary Says He Won’t Pursue ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ CasesHe says it would be “counterproductive.”
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