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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Thomas Bostick
It's bad enough that precious Pentagon resources are being expended supporting and securing President Obama's pashalike excursion to India and other Asian nations this month. After all, such expenditures come at a time when the defense budget is being cut dramatically - even as wartime operations continue in two countries.
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.
An Army general playing a prominent role in readying the military for open gays in the ranks has equated those who resist the plan to racists who opposed racial integration after World War II, according to two service members and a civilian who heard his remarks.
I simply did not make those statements," Gen. Bostick stated, adding that "as a member of the Department of Defense Comprehensive Review Working Group, I have been extremely careful not to express any views that might influence the integrity of the comprehensive review.
Gen. Bostick released a statement saying the words attributed to him were "inaccurate."