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Topic - George Flynn
When Army Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley last year began teaching a class to fellow officers on the dangers of radical Islam, he seemed to have landed in a perfect spot. Today, Col. Dooley finds himself at a dead end while being targeted for criticism by American Islamic groups and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The commander of Marine Corps forces development said the corps is changing missions and weapons in response to anticipated defense spending cuts.
Seven other Latin American countries want to join Mexico in supporting a lawsuit challenging Arizona's immigration enforcement law.
Gen. Flynn, Gen. Dempsey's deputy for joint force training, told Wired the course taught that "Islam had already declared war on the West.
However, that mission will be difficult because the Marines are facing a shortage of amphibious ships needed to transport their forces, he said.