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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - George William Casey Jr.
Three incidents in recent days tell us all we need to know about the Obama administration's "values."
Nearly a year after he was relieved of command in Afghanistan, retired Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal is joining the Obama administration.
The general now heading Army training is Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' choice to be the next Army chief of staff.
The rush by congressional Democrats to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) - despite the opposition of the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps service chiefs - threatens its advocates with a political backlash from a public that is just beginning to focus on this issue.
President Obama, who has clashed with the military top brass over war and gays, will soon have a chance to reshape the Joint Chiefs of Staff as he faces contentious decisions next year on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and on ending some weapons systems.
The diplomatic dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands has died down, but the incident involving a detained fishing boat captain has raised new fears within the U.S. government over China's use of economic warfare, namely, its control over exports of rare-earth minerals needed for high-technology manufacturing.
Al Qaeda is taking a greater role in coordinating the Taliban and other Islamist militant groups operating in Afghanistan's volatile border region with Pakistan, a top U.S. commander said yesterday.
Gen. George Casey, the Army chief of staff, expressed the hope that "diversity" would not become a casualty of the tragedy.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff George Casey went so far as to say, "I'm concerned that this increased speculation [about Maj. Hasan's motives] could cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers....as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."