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Odierno: ‘Small’ US force could stay in Iraq after 2011

WASHINGTON — A small US force might remain in Iraq after a 2011 deadline for withdrawal as the Baghdad government will likely need help with newly-purchased American weapons, a top US general said on Wednesday. “Iraq continues to buy significant amounts of military material from the United States,” General Ray…

Air Force pulls ad following legal threat from White Stripes

WASHINGTON — Add the White Stripes to the long list of rockers that have purged their music from politically-charged campaigns they don’t support. The Detroit alternative rock duo consisting of Jack and Meg White has lashed out at the United States Air Force for using their song “Fell In Love…

Air Force official: Bible code on rifle scopes just like ‘God’ on US money

A Pentagon spokesman says there is nothing wrong or illegal with the armed forces using rifle sights inscribed with references to biblical passages. Air Force Maj. John Redfield, a spokesman for US Central Command, said the sights from Michigan-based Trijicon — which are now the target of controversy following news…

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