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What others say: Military key to stopping Ebola

...Barack Obama is sending more than 3,000 active duty troops to West Africa. He signed an executive order authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserves and the National Guard to help fight the Ebola virus.At first glance, this appears to be a head scratcher...
Rich Lowry: The military vs. Marlboro

We are losing a war in Iraq and Syria, the military is shrinking dangerously as global threats are growing, and yet the Pentagon is mustering its forces against tobacco products.The Department of Defense is studying a ban on the sale of cigarettes...
What others say: CDC adds to confusion with Ebola

...failed miserably to bring order out of the chaos of conflicting policies and it's every government agency for itself.A Pentagon spokesman has confirmed that all soldiers returning from West Africa (the U.S. has committed about 4,000 troops to the...
ISIS plans may need to expand

...About 1,600 U.S. troops have been sent to Iraq to train local security forces and protect U.S. personnel. Soon, the Pentagon will start training and equipping Syrian rebels to fight the militants.Obama has said that Iraqi security forces, the Kurdish...
Bob Franken: Protection against the protectors easier.It explains why local departments around the country are gobbling up all the armored war paraphernalia from the Pentagon for them to do their job. Or to overdo their job. It's harder to operate on a street level, easier to use overwhelming...
What others say: Military must do more to combat sexual assaults

...preventing sexual assaults in the military.But one pertinent question: How many assaults were even reported? A confidential Pentagon study in 2012 placed the number of military sexual assaults at 26,000, with 3,374 reported.This study should be required...
Obama seeks $500 million to train, equip Syrian rebels

...The train-and-equip mission would be overseen by the Pentagon and would mark a significant expansion of previous covert effort...Europe, boost training exercises with allies and allow the Pentagon to position equipment in the region. Obama announced the program...
New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

...Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial. At the Pentagon, where Obama spoke at a wreath-laying ceremony, he didn't...Burlingame was the pilot of the hijacked plane that crashed into the Pentagon. Others said they fear the tragedy that took place in the...
US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

...being shaped in 1950, Soviet-backed North Korea invaded South Korea, triggering a war on the peninsula that some in the Pentagon saw as a deliberate move by Moscow to distract Washington before invading Europe. The previous summer the Soviets stunned...
Bob Franken: Policing the police

...Washington to notice and to question whether police departments should even get the surplus battleground equipment that the Pentagon has been more than happy to provide them. As we are constantly reminded, bad-apple cops nationwide sometimes violently...


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