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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Curtis Scaparrotti
In a story March 25 about top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific region voicing concern about the impact of budget cuts, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti.
A military college course taught by a decorated Army officer "was overtly negative with respect to Islam" and used "extreme" hypothetical situations to discuss war options, says a Pentagon report sent to Capitol Hill.
U.S. airstrikes accidentally hit Afghan civilian compounds less than 1 percent of the time, but there is a 1-in-4 chance that civilians will be killed when they are hit, according to the deputy U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
The No. 2 U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that U.S. military advisory teams will start deploying to Afghanistan this year to help Afghan combat forces as they take a more prominent role in fighting the Taliban.
Cross-border radio communications with Pakistan's military collapsed after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May and still are not consistent or up to what the United States would like to see, a top U.S. general said Thursday.
U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of the joint U.S.-South Korea command, told the two presidents that his team "works together every day to make sure that we defend the Republic of Korea and that we deter North Korea."
Pressed by Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, about potential gaps with the retirement of the U-2, Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti told the Senate Armed Services Committee last month that while he understands the budget requirements, "the U-2 provides some unique capability that at least presently the Global Hawk won't provide, and it will be a loss in intelligence that's very important to our indicators and warnings."