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Afghanistan, healthcare, and other ways Democrats fail

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The military’s anticipated request for more troops in Afghanistan has divided senior advisers to President Obama as they determine the proper size and mission of the American effort there, officials said Thursday, according to today’s New York Times. Vice-President Joe Biden wants to keep things tamer in Afghanistan, but only because he considers stabilizing Pakistan [...]

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Military to Deploy 20,000 Soldiers For Homeland Security

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Washington Post The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials. The long-planned shift in the Defense Department’s role in homeland security was recently backed with funding and [...]

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