The comment appeared to sidestep the growing anti-Americanism in the militaries of both China and Russia. Chinese military writings, almost daily, describe the United States as the main enemy and “hegemon” to be driven from Asia. Russian leaders have recently warned of preemptive attacks on U.S. military facilities in response to plans for missile defenses in Europe.
“You know, look, the United States has to look at the world realistically, not be naive about, you know, the challenges that are out there, but at the same time not be afraid to engage,” Mr. Panetta said.
“And I guess that is going to be a key to our ability to not only implement our strategy, but achieve the goals that I think we’re all interested in.”
WOUNDED WARRIOR SHOOTOUT
The Shootout for Soldiers was the brainchild of Tyler Steinhardt, a student at the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, who wanted to do something to help wounded warriors.
Two teams will divide into Stars versus Stripes for the game that is expected to set a world record for the longest lacrosse game in a sport that is considered one of Maryland’s most significant exports.
Each player is paying $20 and several teams have been set up in one-hour slots.
“Through the common bond of lacrosse, the goal is to raise significant funds for wounded American soldiers as well as establish a stronger connection with local veterans,” says group’s web site (shootoutforsoldiers.com)
The game begins Thursday at 9 a.m. at the school at 822 West Lake Ave.
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Bill Gertz is a national security columnist for The Washington Times and senior editor at The Washington Free Beacon (www.freebeacon.com). He has been with The Times since 1985.
He is the author of six books, four of them national best-sellers. His latest book, “The Failure Factory,” on government bureaucracy and national security, was published in September 2008.
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