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"Wow, what else?" That was the question an undercover D.C. police officer posed to a masseuse during an October 2009 investigation of a now-shuttered massage parlor across the street from the U.S. Marine Corps barracks on Eighth Street Southeast.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: After 18 years, 7 months and 25 days of service, over 20 years for pay purposes, I was in 1975, due to combat wounds, retired to the U.S. Navy's P.D.L. (Permanent Disabled Retirement List) with a disability rating of 50 percent. I opted to receive payment from the V.A.
Threats from Asia are likely to grow over the next decade, as tight budgets force the United States to rely on closer partnerships with allies to bolster its military power in that region, a Pentagon report says.
Packers right guard Daryn Colledge has beard envy. He's so jealous of the growth on the face of Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel that he hinted it may not be natural.
I wholeheartedly agree with Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, on the point of his column "Let Marinesbe Marines" (Commentary, Wednesday), in which he challenges the wisdom of cutting the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) from the national budget.
Top Pentagon officials are defending Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' proposed multibillion-dollar cuts in military spending amid competing congressional demands for both more reductions and sparing weapons programs.
When the conversation about achieving budget savings within the Pentagon started gaining momentum about a year ago, there was no disagreement on the value of identifying efficiencies and redirecting dollars to modernization and development - where funding is needed most. The annual defense budget is by no means exempt from the spending debate, but Congress and the administration must exercise a certain degree of caution when agreeing to any cuts without first considering their implication.
I was disappointed to read the mischaracterization of the Defense Department (DOD) survey that appeared in your Jan. 19 article titled "Lawmaker wants OK from service chiefs in lifting of 'Don't Ask.' " The article claimed that "two-thirds of troops don't care if the ban is lifted." Where is support for this assertion?
Just when Democrats thought the thorny issue of repealing a ban on allowing gays to serve openly in the military had been resolved, a Republican lawmaker reopened the debate by calling for more military voices to have a say if, when and how the ban is lifted.