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Elder Bush unloads: Unsparing critique of Cheney, Rumsfeld

...fortunate to have him by my side throughout my presidency. Don Rumsfeld ably led the Pentagon and was an effective secretary of defense."In the book, George W. Bush was asked about his father's criticisms of his own language and allowed that...
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US intel official not optimistic about cyber deal with China

...not winning the fight in cyberspace," he said. "The problem is a lack of deterrence."Robert Work, deputy secretary of defense, acknowledged that the Defense Department needs to improve deterrence. "We do believe there are some things...
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Obama: Trio who thwarted train attack are 'best of America'

...he also received the Airman's Medal. Skarlatos was awarded the Soldier's Medal, and Sadler was given the Secretary of Defense's Medal of Valor."When some took cover and ran, when others were unsure what to do, these three friends...
Nation and World
Lab accidentally sent live anthrax to Alaska

...caused any sickness but have nevertheless sparked a massive review by the Defense Department.In July, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said that "By any measure, this was a massive institutional failure with a potentially dangerous...
Sullivan: Russian moves highlight Arctic concerns

...said Sullivan got included in the Senate version of a defense spending bill a provision to require the U.S. secretary of defense to detail a military strategy for the Arctic. Differences between House and Senate versions have to be resolved...
New JBER barracks a step up

...working on the final new barracks as part of a decade-long upgrade to meet federal standards enacted in 1995 by the Secretary of Defense. The "one plus one" module requires barracks for single personnel to resemble "small efficiency apartments...
Searching for virtue, character and conscience in the workplace

...conscientious objector. And throughout the 1960s he supported the war in Vietnam while working for the Assistant Secretary of Defense, as a State Department advisor in Saigon, and in the private sector as a strategic analyst at the RAND Corporation...
Finding a powerful peace in times of hostility

...which we wage armed struggles is essential in order to stop "creating more than we kill," to paraphrase former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.There is an unintended side benefit to living in the enemy's mind, uncomfortable as that work...
This Day in History

...Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated during national elections by a suicide bomber. In 1995, former Secretary of Defense Les Aspin died at a Washington D.C. hospital after suffering a massive stroke; he was 56.
My Turn: The mirage of WMDs

...Congress into authorizing war with Iraq. On Dec. 5, 2002, Ari Fleischer told the press "The President and the secretary of Defense would not assert as plainly and as bluntly as they have that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction if it was not...


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