Wednesday, February 06, 2008

In the News: Feb-06

Mullen: US troops are tired - 6 Feb 2008 at 3:15pm - WASHINGTON -- The top uniformed military officer on Wednesday described a tired U.S. military force, worn thin by operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and unlikely to come home in large numbers anytime soon.

White House defends interrogation method - 6 Feb 2008 at 10:50am - WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday defended the use of the interrogation technique known as waterboarding, saying it is legal - not torture as critics argue - and has saved American lives.

Gates: Petraeus not sole adviser on Iraq - 6 Feb 2008 at 11:01am - WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that the top military commander in Iraq is not the sole adviser on the war and suggested that President Bush this year will be confronted with competing views on what to do next.

Thought for the day:
Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology. -Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)


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