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September 24, 2012
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  In the Pentagon 
  • Iran threatens to attack U.S. bases if Israel strikes
    U.S. bases in the Middle East will be targeted for attacks if Israel takes military action against Iran, said a general in Iran's Revolutionary Guard, in remarks that were posted Sunday on the website of an Iranian state television station. "There will be no neutral countries in the region," Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said. "To us, these bases are equal to U.S. soil." Air Force Times/The Associated Press(free registration) (9/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Hill 
  • Obama administration's account of Libya attack faces criticism
    Some Republican lawmakers responded skeptically to a briefing last week in which U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said the recent attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi wasn't planned. "I really think they hurt themselves tremendously from the standpoint of trying to build trust," said Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., after the briefing. The Hill/Global Affairs blog (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GOP questions shorter debate on defense measure
    A plan to possibly shorten debate on the defense authorization bill in order to complete it during the lame duck session isn't being embraced by some Republican lawmakers. "If you don't want to take tough votes, don't come to the Senate," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. "I don't feel the need to create a new precedent for the Defense authorization bill." The Hill/DEFCON Hill blog (9/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Home Front 
  • Navy reservist recalls day that USS Pueblo was captured
    Former Navy Reservist Robert Myers was serving as a teletype operator in 1968 when a message came through that North Korea had captured the USS Pueblo, a vessel that remains in North Korean custody although it is still commissioned by the Navy. "I only had clearance for secret messages, not top secret, so I had to go wake up the officer of the day to read it," he said. The Journal (Martinsburg, W.Va.) (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Reserve Life 
  • Commentary: Veteran's death reflects shortcomings in PTSD care
    Post-traumatic stress disorder is reaching "epidemic proportions" among U.S. service members and veterans, leading to unprecedented military suicide rates, writes Robert M. Morgenthau, a former Manhattan district attorney. Reforms in PTSD treatment are needed in order to avoid cases like that of Peter Wielunksi, a Vietnam vet who repeatedly sought treatment and ultimately hung himself earlier this year. The Wall Street Journal (9/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."
--Henry David Thoreau,
American author and poet

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