December 19, 2005 |
President Bush offered only a few pieces of specific evidence Sunday to support his assertion that "we are winning the war in Iraq." And like so much in Iraq, even those are hotly debated. The president said more than 126 Iraqi combat battalions were now engaged in "fighting the enemy" and "more than 50 are taking the lead." Those numbers are based on current Pentagon estimates of Iraqi troop strength, officials said. An Iraqi battalion includes about 600 men.
September 30, 2004 |
The U.S. military lacks sufficient personnel to meet the nation's current war and peacekeeping demands throughout the world in coming years, despite steps being taken by the Army to stretch its ranks and increase the number of soldiers available for combat, according to a Pentagon advisory board. The report by the Defense Science Board, a panel of outside advisors to Defense Secretary Donald H.
June 21, 1999
A roundup of events as Yugoslavia completes its pullout from Kosovo: * Kosovo: The last of 40,000 Yugoslav troops roll out of the province. * Brussels: NATO declares an official end to the bombing campaign. * Serbia: Hundreds of Kosovo Serbs head back to province they fled days ago. * Kosovo: NATO signs demilitarization agreement with the Kosovo Liberation Army. Number of Serbs reported to have fled Kosovo: 50,000 Number said to have returned: several hundred
March 27, 1999 |
As NATO pummeled Yugoslavia for a third day, two Yugoslav MIGs confronted allied aircraft over neighboring Bosnia on Friday, but NATO jets shot them down before they could endanger U.S.-led peacekeepers on the ground there, alliance officials said.
June 20, 1998 |
As the nation prepares to combat a bioterrorist threat that political leaders warn could kill millions, those implementing the campaign have begun to focus quietly on the possibility of modestly scaled germ attacks that they believe pose the greatest danger. Amid warnings from President Clinton and other political leaders that germ warfare could unleash havoc of near-biblical proportions, 29 federal agencies are gearing up for a federal civil defense effort that may spend $1.3 billion next year.
May 14, 1998 |
The Indian subcontinent has lived under an umbrella of nuclear deterrence for years, yet the threat of a runaway arms race has always lurked near as India and Pakistan have accumulated nuclear material and developed deadly ways to deliver it. India has one of the world's most ambitious missile programs, and far outpaces smaller Pakistan in almost every military category.