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Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday outlined a plan to slow the rate of growth of military spending, in hopes of saving $78 billion over five years. Jim Lehrer has more on what would be cut and when.
In other news Tuesday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested the U.S. would be open to delaying the troop withdrawal from Iraq past the 2011 deadline, but only if Iraqis take that initiative.
In other news Thursday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that the United States and NATO are not attacking Taliban sanctuaries and alluded to sources of terror funding and training taking place in neighboring Pakistan.
Ahead of planned joint military maneuvers, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited South Korea Wednesday to talk about security measures and concerns over the North's nuclear program.
Iraq's electoral commission named former prime minister and secular candidate Ayad Allawi the winner of the parliamentary elections. The announcement coincided with violence that killed forty people.
In other news Thursday, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced a relaxation of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays serving in the military and a new taped message reportedly of Osama bin Laden surfaced on Al-Jazeera.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested the security handover in Afghanistan could happen before July 2011. Gates, on a trip to the region, traded barbs with Iran's president who also visited Kabul this week. Judy Woodruff reports.
In other news Tuesday, two NATO soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan as Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited troops on the front lines. President Obama also met with visiting Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou about his country's…
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top stories of the past week, including a new power dynamic in the Senate, and efforts to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates told a Senate panel Tuesday they would review how to end the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bans gays and lesbians from serving…
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