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Israel withdraws most of its troops from Gaza

...feared captured in Gaza, was actually killed in battle. Some 15,000 people attended his funeral Sunday.Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon revealed on his Facebook page Sunday that he is a distant relative of Goldin and had known him his whole...
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Colombia, rebel group announce peace process

...continue this war. I want to end it."Both men served in Uribe's Cabinet, Zuluaga as finance minister, Santos as defense minister.Uribe considers Santos' opening of peace talks with the FARC a personal betrayal. Recently elected to the Senate...
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He comes in peace

...that moment, Dear said, he saw jets swoop down and drop bombs on Lebanon - this was the summer of 1982 and, under Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, Israel invaded Lebanon in "Operation Peace for Galilee."Seeing warfare at the Sea of Galilee...
Hamas cries victory; truce with Israel holds

...consider Hamas a terrorist organization.Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak defended his decision not to launch a ground offensive. Barak was also defense minister during Israel's previous major military campaign...
US general sought larger US force in Afghanistan

...acknowledged the range being considered, but noted that no final decision has been made.Panetta said that most allied defense ministers assured him they were committed to remaining part of a U.S.-led coalition after combat forces leave Afghanistan...
This day in History: Aug. 21

...storm. The postwar Iraqi tribunal trying former Saddam Hussein aides opened its third proceeding, putting former Defense Minister Ali Hassan al-Majid (ah-LEE' hah-SAHN' ahl mah-ZHEED'), known as "Chemical Ali," and 14 other men...
World Reacts With Revulsion to U.S. Attacks

...said all European flights to the United States had been suspended after the suspected terrorist attacks. Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer told Israel's Army Radio it was "simply a tragedy." "I sympathize with the American...
This Day in History

...Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands during World War II. In 1957, the Soviet Union announced that defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov had been relieved of his duties. In 1958, Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707...
My Turn: America needs to be fair in Mideast

...indicted in the Hague is that his crimes predate the court's jurisdiction. It was Sharon, at the time Israeli defense minister, who in the early 1980s knowingly stood by in southern Lebanon with the Israeli Army and calmly watched as the Lebanese...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...coalition government. Sharon promised to bring Israelis security and peace, a pledge not unlike the one he made as defense minister in 1981 when he maneuvered Israel into its disastrous invasion of Lebanon. The six weeks since he took office have...


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