Defense Drumbeats

Dec 13, 2010 Defense Drumbeat
Washington, D.C. (October 7, 2010)—In a setback for the Administration’s trial-by-error terrorist prosecution program, a federal judge in New York yesterday barred the testimony of a key government witness in the case against Ahmed Ghailani—who has been accused of playing a role in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
Dec 13, 2010 Defense Drumbeat
Washington, D.C. (October 8, 2010)—According to a report in the Washington Times, Bahrain’s ambassador to the United States is concerned that her country could be “the first casualty of a nuclear-armed Iran.” Bahrain—strategically located in the Persian Gulf and a long-standing ally of the United States—hosts the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet and its sailors.
Dec 13, 2010 Defense Drumbeat
Washington, D.C. (November 8, 2010)—According to the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. Marine Corps’ top officer, speaking in San Diego over the weekend, told reporters that “now is not the time to lift the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ ban.” The warning by General James Amos arrives as proponents of repealing the law are exploring options to undo the law before Republicans take control of Congress in January.
Dec 13, 2010 Defense Drumbeat
Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2010)—Speaking at the Foreign Policy Initiative’s leadership forum on Monday, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee outlined his priorities for the committee in the 112th Congress and discussed the national security challenges facing our country’s leaders in the coming year. To view a copy of Rep. McKeon’s remarks, please click here.
Dec 13, 2010 Defense Drumbeat
Washington, D.C. (December 8, 2010)—Nearly two years after President Obama announced his intention to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Congressional Democrats have finally conceded to public will and included a straight prohibition on importing terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, into the United States. However, House Republicans raised concerns that the Democratic Majority’s Full-Year Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year 2011 “is silent regarding transfers to other countries.”

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