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Topic - Peter W. Chiarelli
NFL players and U.S. soldiers have been meeting to discuss concussions, and plan to get together frequently in the future.
Retired military chiefs say they expect automatic budget cuts will force the Defense Department to reduce its spending by $500 billion over the next 10 years, in addition to the nearly $500 billion the Pentagon already has sliced from its budget.
China is continuing to provide advanced missiles and other conventional arms to Iran and may be doing so in violation of U.N. sanctions against the Tehran regime, according to a draft report by the congressional U.S.-China Commission.
President Obama announced Wednesday he will begin sending condolence letters to next-of-kin of service members who commit suicide in a combat zone, reversing a long-standing policy.
The Obama administration is beginning to throw its support behind Libya's recently formed National Transitional Council (NTC), a combination of rebel groups that is viewed as the most likely successor to the regime of Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
"I would take issue that personnel can be cut much faster than they are being cut," he said, adding it is important that troops have enough time at home between deployments.
Retired Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, former Army vice chief of staff, said he believes the automatic cuts are inevitable.