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Topic - George Little
Navy SEALs are the toast of America, but revelations show that the top brass has not always watched their backs during the Obama administration.
As China steps up sovereignty claims over disputed waters in Asia, U.S. military forces face the growing risk of conflict with the Chinese military, according to a draft congressional report.
Clandestine U.S. military raids on terrorist targets in North Africa suggest the Obama administration is eager to send a message to an emerging generation of al Qaeda fighters: It does not matter where on the globe you are hiding, the U.S. is tracking you and willing to exert stealth military muscle — not just drones — to take you down.
A suspected Libyan al Qaeda figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in Tripoli had been living freely in his homeland for the past two years after a trajectory that took him to Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran, where he had been detained for years, his family said Sunday. The Libyan government bristled at the raid, asking Washington to explain the "kidnapping."
The Navy will keep four destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean and an aircraft carrier strike group in the Red Sea to maintain a "strong military posture" for a potential strike on Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday.
The Pentagon issued Thursday a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times, which lectured the U.S. on the use of the force and working through the U.N. to resolve international conflicts.
Top generals from the U.S. and its allies have been meeting this week to discuss the fallout from expected military strikes on Syria, as nations and markets around the region scramble to prepare for a wider conflict in the region.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will depart Thursday on a tour of Southeast Asia to meet with U.S. allies increasingly concerned over China's aggressive pursuit of its maritime territorial claims.
The Pentagon said Tuesday that it still providing aid to Egypt's army, despite reports that U.S. military assistance has been halted amid the ongoing crisis in the North African country.
The Air Force early Tuesday flew some U.S. Embassy staff from Yemen's capital, Sanaa, because of al Qaeda threats against U.S. personnel and facilities there, the Pentagon announced.
The United States has decided to delay the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt's military following its July 3 overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi, a Pentagon official said.
The Pentagon estimates that its civilian workers' furloughs will save the Defense Department about $1.8 billion by the end of the fiscal year in September, officials say.
The U.S. military is embracing a celebration of homosexuals in the ranks this month by sending out a gay pride poster and a directive to commands, while planning a Pentagon symposium that will be attended by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he's sending a message of solidarity to his furloughed workers and giving back part of his salary.
China continued moving tanks and armored vehicles and flying flights near North Korea this week as part of a military buildup in the northeastern part of the country that U.S. officials say is related to the crisis with North Korea.
"When you are in material breach of your contract with the Department of Defense, that's action worth pursuing in our minds," Mr. Little said. "So I think our position is clear and has been clear from the very beginning. And I wouldn't change a word about what I've said over the past year since this issue came to light."
Pentagon spokesman George Little said the administration is in discussions with Mr. Bissonnette's attorney and is ready to sue the ex-SEAL in civil court.