President Obama vowed to keep to his exit strategy in Afghanistan, despite the recent tragedies, including the massacre of 16 civilians in Kandahar by what the military says was a lone gunman. Like Nixon on VietNam, he believes the US can have an honorable exist.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday March 13, 2012 7:00 am|
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday May 9, 2011 6:30 pm|
The certification process for final Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell repeal — the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, along with the President, must certify to Congress that the United States military is trained and ready for open service — was always subject to tinkering by subsequent Congresses. Duncan Hunter, R-CA52, has obliged — with more sand in the gears. He will introduce an amendment that will require additional military leaders’ certifications before open service is permitted.
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday January 15, 2011 6:00 pm|