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  • ** FILE ** Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon on Jan. 27, 2012, to discuss cuts to the Army. (Associated Press)

    Army chief lays out Army cuts in Europe

    The general who leads the U.S. says the Pentagon will take two heavy armor brigades out of Europe in 2013 and 2014 and eliminate them.

  • ** FILE ** Army Maj. Sequana Robinson models a woman's combat uniform on Saturday, March 31, 2011, at Fort Belvoir, Va. (Associated Press)

    Agreement elusive on women in combat

    Top defense officials are grappling to find a unified position on whether to allow women in direct ground combat, as the Pentagon prepares a landmark report to Congress on the military's coed future.

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army,right, and Gen. David M. Rodriguez wait to be introduced during Forces Command Assumption of command ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

    Service chiefs warn $1T cut would be 'catastrophic'

    The Army's top officer told Congress on Wednesday that he would have to cancel nearly every new weapons system now planned if automatic, across-the-board spending cuts of $1 trillion-plus hit the Pentagon.

  • **FILE** Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (Associated Press)

    Military chiefs warn against bigger defense cuts

    The nation's military leaders warned a House panel on Wednesday that cuts in defense spending beyond those already planned would deeply wound the armed services and jeopardize U.S. global influence.

  • President Obama (left) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (center) walk on May 30, 2011, to the Rose Garden at the White House with Army Gen. Martin Dempsey (front to back right), President Obama's nominee for the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Adm. James Winnefeld, nominee for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs; and Gen. Ray Odierno, the nominee for Army Chief of Staff. (Associated Press)

    Obama taps Dempsey as Joint Chiefs chair

    In the latest shake-up of his national security team, President Obama on Monday named Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, less than two months after elevating him to the Army's top post.

  • Rev. Terry Jones at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. Jones plans to burn copies of the Koran on church grounds to mark the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States that provoked the Afghan war. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Fla. minister: Koran burn still planned

    The leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy said Wednesday he was determined to go through with his plan to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11, despite pressure from the White House, religious leaders and others to call it off.

  • Iraqi policemen search a car at a checkpoint in Baghdad Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. While violence in Iraq has subsided significantly since the height of the sectarian bloodshed in 2006 and 2007, militants continue to target members of Iraq's nascent security forces, undermining their ability to defend the country as the U.S. ends combat operations. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    No letup in Iraq for some military forces

    As U.S. military forces continue to stream out of Iraq, formally ending combat operations on Tuesday, one of the most effective elements of those forces missed the drawdown completely.

"We continue to see development ... in their ability to conduct operations," Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said of the Iraqi army.

    Odierno: Only 'complete failure' of Iraqis would spur move

    The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said Sunday it would take a "complete failure" of Iraqi forces for U.S. troops to return to combat operations there.

  • **FILE** Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (Associated Press)

    General: Iraqis will be ready for U.S. withdrawal in 2011

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the U.S. commander in Iraq, said Sunday that he expects Iraqi security forces to be ready for the withdrawal of U.S. forces at the end of next year.

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