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Joint Chiefs chairman praises 10 years of war as America’s ‘vengeance’

By Dan De Luce WASHINGTON — US military and political leaders on Sunday paid solemn tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and to troops who have waged a war of “vengeance” in the decade since. “Lives ended in this place. Dreams were shattered. Futures were…

Pentagon sees ‘minimal risk’ in repealing ‘don’t ask’: report

Repealing the military’s gay ban would result in only “minimal and isolated incidents of risk to the current war efforts,” but a “significant minority” of soldiers remain opposed to the idea, a Pentagon report is expected to say. The Washington Post cites two sources familiar with a draft of the…

Mullen criticizes vote to repeal military gay ban

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff supports the repeal of the military’s ban on gays but he doesn’t think Congress should be in a rush to vote on it. Admiral Mike Mullen was critical Sunday of the House’s vote last week to dismantle the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t…

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