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December 7, 2009 | By Paul Richter
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates denied Sunday that President Obama had set an "exit strategy" for Afghanistan, and he forecast that only a "handful" of U.S. troops may leave the country in July 2011, when a withdrawal is due to begin. Gates, appearing on television news programs with other senior U.S. officials, said the Obama administration intended to maintain its commitment to Afghanistan while gradually shifting security responsibilities to the country's central government. "This is a transition," Gates said on ABC's "This Week."
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May 17, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times
James L. Jones, former national security advisor to President Obama, was long gone from the White House when U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2. But Jones well remembers when he first heard about a promising lead on Bin Laden's whereabouts. The retired Marine Corps general, speaking at the National Press Club on Monday, told reporters that a "small group" of White House officials was briefed last year about the compound where Bin Laden was later found.
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May 17, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times
James L. Jones, former national security advisor to President Obama, was long gone from the White House when U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2. But Jones well remembers when he first heard about a promising lead on Bin Laden's whereabouts. The retired Marine Corps general, speaking at the National Press Club on Monday, told reporters that a "small group" of White House officials was briefed last year about the compound where Bin Laden was later found.
NATIONAL
October 9, 2010 | By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau
In the latest White House staff shakeup, President Obama announced Friday that Gen. James L. Jones was stepping down as national security advisor at the end of the month and will be replaced by his deputy, Tom Donilon. The change at the top of the National Security Council comes as Obama presides over an escalation of the war in Afghanistan and peace negotiations in the Middle East. By July, the administration is expected to decide how quickly to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, and Donilon has stressed internally the importance of meeting the deadline.
NATIONAL
October 9, 2010 | By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau
In the latest White House staff shakeup, President Obama announced Friday that Gen. James L. Jones was stepping down as national security advisor at the end of the month and will be replaced by his deputy, Tom Donilon. The change at the top of the National Security Council comes as Obama presides over an escalation of the war in Afghanistan and peace negotiations in the Middle East. By July, the administration is expected to decide how quickly to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, and Donilon has stressed internally the importance of meeting the deadline.
NEWS
July 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The Marine Corps ushered in a new era, installing Gen. James L. Jones Jr. as its commandant to succeed Gen. Charles C. Krulak. In an emotional change-of-command ceremony at the historic Marine Barracks in the nation's capital--the oldest post in the Marine Corps--Defense Secretary William S. Cohen thanked Krulak for his four years at the helm. "The epic life of Chuck Krulak is one of brilliance and courage," Cohen said. Jones had served as Cohen's personal military aide.
WORLD
July 20, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Gen. James L. Jones, a decorated Vietnam veteran and commander in chief of the Marine Corps, will succeed Air Force Gen. Joseph W. Ralston as NATO's supreme commander in Europe, the alliance announced. It said President Bush had proposed Jones as the first Marine general to hold the post. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization said no date had been set for the change of command. Jones has been commandant of the Marine Corps since July 1999.
WORLD
October 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Bosnia-Herzegovina could be stable enough for NATO forces to withdraw next year, the alliance's supreme military commander said. Marine Gen. James L. Jones said final decisions had not been made about ending the eight-year mission in Bosnia, which was devastated by civil war in the early 1990s. The European Union has offered to take over the peacekeeping. The NATO force in Bosnia numbers about 12,000 troops, of which 1,500 are from the U.S. National Guard.
WORLD
October 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
NATO launched the first units of an elite 20,000-member rapid-reaction force that was proclaimed to be the spearhead of the alliance's transformation from Cold War bastion to global peace enforcer. Presiding at the force's inauguration was U.S. Marine Gen. James L. Jones, the alliance's commander.
WORLD
September 8, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
A huge explosion near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul killed at least three people today, including at least two coalition soldiers, witnesses said. The blast tore a military vehicle into two burning chunks, scattering debris and body parts. U.S. soldiers and heavily armed American security forces cordoned off the area. Early reports on the attack were sketchy and conflicting.
WORLD
December 7, 2009 | By Paul Richter
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates denied Sunday that President Obama had set an "exit strategy" for Afghanistan, and he forecast that only a "handful" of U.S. troops may leave the country in July 2011, when a withdrawal is due to begin. Gates, appearing on television news programs with other senior U.S. officials, said the Obama administration intended to maintain its commitment to Afghanistan while gradually shifting security responsibilities to the country's central government. "This is a transition," Gates said on ABC's "This Week."
NEWS
December 1, 2000 | Associated Press
The Marine Corps' top officer said Thursday he expects the Defense Department to give the go-ahead soon for starting full-scale production of the MV-22 Osprey, a hybrid helicopter-airplane. The Marines are counting on the new aircraft to replace their Vietnam War-era fleet of transport helicopters. "I'm confident it should be approved, and I've seen nothing to lead me to believe that it won't," said Gen. James L. Jones, commandant of the Marine Corps, in an interview with Associated Press.
WORLD
July 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
A top U.S. general made an unexpected visit to Turkey on Tuesday in a bid to defuse tensions over the United States' detention of 11 Turkish soldiers in northern Iraq. Gen. James L. Jones, commander of U.S. forces in Europe, met for about two hours with senior Turkish diplomatic and military officials, including Gen. Hilmi Ozkok, chief of the military staff, and presented preliminary information about the detention last week of the Turkish soldiers, according to a U.S.
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