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  • No Medal of Honor for San Diego Marine killed in Iraq

     
    The secretary of Defense has decided not to overrule his predecessor and posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) announced Wednesday. The decision by Defense Secretary Leon E....
  • Defense chief: Standards not met for Marine Medal of Honor award

     
    In rejecting a recommendation that Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the evidence in the case falls short of the standards for the nation's highest medal for combat bravery.......
  • Panetta's lifting of women combat ban wins praise

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's announcement that the Pentagon was ending the ban on women serving in combat met with praise in some quarters. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Veronica “Ronne” Froman said she was overjoyed and pleasantly surprised...
  • On anniversary of Iraq war, legislators petition for Medal of Honor for Marine

     
    On the 10th anniversary of the start of U.S.-led operations in Iraq, a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington submitted a resolution calling for the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, killed......
  • Roger Goodell on ‘Face the Nation’; Bob Costas on ‘Meet the Press’; Hines Ward on ‘State of the Union’

     
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a news conference Friday in New Orleans. Photo credit: Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Bob Schieffer will¬†broadcast CBS' “Face the Nation” from New Orleans, where the Super Bowl...
  • Congressman renews efforts for Medal of Honor for fallen Marine

     
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is renewing his efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine from San Diego killed in combat in Iraq. In 2008, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ruled the actions of Sgt. Rafael Peralta......
  • U.S. has sent troops to Jordan-Syria border, Panetta says

     
    The United States has sent troops to Jordan along its border with Syria to help the country cope if the raging conflict spills onto its soil, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Wednesday in Brussels. The revelation comes at a time of growing...
  • U.S., allies girding for worst-case scenario with Syria's WMD

     
    Global Focus: During a week that witnessed deadly artillery exchanges between Syria and Turkey and a tense showdown over a plane purportedly ferrying munitions from Russia, the arrival of 150 U.S. troops in Jordan was likely to be viewed as token...
  • Pentagon decided not to send troops to Benghazi during attack

     
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. military commanders decided against sending a rescue mission to Benghazi during the attack against the American diplomatic mission because they didn’t have enough clear intelligence, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said....
  • U.S., allies marshaling African proxies for fight against terrorism

     
    Global Focus: “A quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing.” That was how British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain saw the Nazi threat against the Czech Sudetenland in 1938, a sentiment freshly evoked among war-...
  • Decision on Medal of Honor for San Diego Marine may be near

     
    Eight years ago this week, Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego was killed in Iraq during the battle for Fallouja, the bloodiest house-to-house fighting involving Marines since Vietnam....
  • Women in combat: Good move?

    Women in combat: Good move?
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced hat the Pentagon would lift its ban on women serving in front-line combat roles. The new policy, backed by President Obama, could open 230,000 positions to women and give them more opportunities to advance their...