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Max Boot, Los Angeles, column: ‘Pacific pivot’ mustn’t take focus off Mideast

July 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

By all means, increase our air and naval assets in Asia, but leave the Army and the Marines free to concentrate on the area where they have been so heavily engaged in the last decade and are likely to remain engaged for years to come. Continue Reading

Pay restored for local Guard

May 29, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

President Barack Obama Friday signed into law a bill co-sponsored by all of Minnesota’s congressional delegation that will return up to 27 days of paid leave to some of the state’s National Guard members who have served in Kuwait helping to wind down the United States’ involvement in Iraq. Continue Reading

Pentagon: U.S military fully committed to Afghan strategy

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Officials conceded, however, that after the killings of two U.S. officers inside the Afghan interior ministry on Saturday, the U.S. is not ready to allow its advisers to return to work at the Afghan offices. Continue Reading

Soldier’s death in Afghanistan sparks debate over arming medevacs

February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

About 20 U.S. lawmakers have written to military officials inquiring about a Sept. 18, 2011, incident which has revived a debate over whether Army medevac helicopters should have their own guns. Continue Reading

Sen. Johnson highlighted in report on Congress funding family projects

February 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Johnson funneled $4 million to Pentagon education program, Starbase, overseen by his wife. Continue Reading

U.S. weapons for future include key relics of past

January 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Due to the disappointment of the Global Hawk, U-2 spy plane will be sticking aroundThe lineup of weapons the Pentagon has picked to fit President Barack Obama’s new forward-looking defense strategy, called “Priorities for 21st Century Defense,” features relics of the past. Continue Reading

Obama remarks on U.S. defense strategic review

January 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Here is a transcript, provided by the White House, of President Barack Obama’s remarks at the Pentagon about a proposed defense strategic review. Continue Reading

Pentagon visit ahead for veteran who’s dance champ

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has invited soldier-turned-actor J.R. Martinez, winner of this season’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition, to meet him at the Pentagon. Continue Reading

Feds: Remote-control airplanes key to Massachusetts man’s plans to blow up Pentagon, U.S. Capitol

September 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Massachusetts man with a degree in physics was charged Wednesday with plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol using remote-controlled airplanes filled with explosives. Continue Reading

Feds: Remote-control airplanes key to Massachusetts man’s plans to blow up Pentagon, U.S. Capitol

September 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Scroll to bottom of article to viewA Massachusetts man with a degree in physics was charged Wednesday with plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol using remote-controlled airplanes filled with explosives. Continue Reading