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More speculation about Petraeus' future

Joel Mathis

Here are today's headlines about Kansas military matters:Gen. David Petraeus/Fort Leavenworth[(LA Times) Top general in Mideast to retire:][1] Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, has submitted plans to retire and will leave his post in March, a step likely to make way for ...

German magazine profiles Petraeus, Fort Leavenworth

Joel Mathis

Here are today's headlines about Kansas military matters:Gen. David Petraeus/Fort Leavenworth[(Spiegel) The US Army Learns from its Mistakes in Iraq:][1] Weapons alone aren't enough to win a war -- you also need to dig wells and build schools. Lessons from the war in Iraq have caused nothing short of a ...

NYT: Gen. Petraeus in line to leave Leavenworth for Iraq command

Joel Mathis

Here are today's headlines about Kansas military matters:Gen. David Petraeus[(New York Times) U.S. General Says Jobs and Services May Curb Iraq Violence:][1] The appeal came from Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, who on Thursday will end a yearlong tour as operational commander of the 140,000 United States troops, the second ...

Kansas soldier killed in Iraq

Joel Mathis

Here are today's headlines about Kansas military matters:**(AP) Paratroopers Killed in Iraq:** The military on Sunday released the identities of two Fort Richardson paratroopers who were killed last week by a roadside bomb in Iraq.They are Army Staff Sgt. Henry W. Linck, 23, of Manhattan, Kan., and Army Specialist Micah ...

'Big Red One' commander: Don't rush Iraqi training

Joel Mathis

Here are today's headlines about Kansas military matters:Fort Riley[(Reuters) Don't Rush Training of Iraqi Forces: U.S. Commander:][1] A U.S. military commander warned on Dec. 7 against rushing the training of Iraqi security forces, a day after a top advisory panel recommended a substantial boost to the effort within the next ...

New guidance from Fort Leavenworth on how to fight, survive in Iraq

Joel Mathis

Welcome to Military Matters.This is a new news blog that will track coverage of military activities in northeast Kansas - how Kansans are affected by the presence of the bases here, and how ideas and units developed here affect the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We'll also focus on news ...

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