Update Brief From The Frontlines (March 14-20, 2011)

THE FRONTLINES OF AFGHANISTAN Pakistan pulled out of talks with the U.S. on the future of Afghanistan in protest over repeated U.S. drone attacks into their country. Relations between Pakistan and the U.S. have been strained. Several American soldiers have been killed in fighting in the Helmland Province, as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) continue to [...]

Top 10 list of names for Libya operation

H/T to my friend SK for this very funny list Apparently the White House tossed out a number of perfectly good names before arriving at “Operation Odyssey Dawn”: 10.Operation Nine Months In The Senate Didn’t Prepare Me For This 9. Operation Organizing for Libya 8. Operation Double Standard 7. Operation FINE! I’ll Do Something 6. [...]

DoD: No Spousal Benefits for Gay Partners

Regardless of the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the law defining marriage as a heterosexual union, the U.S. military won’t be extending spousal benefits to same sex couples. The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) remains on the books and the military will continue to follow it after repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell [...]