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President's Fiscal 2019 Defense Budget Request Calls for $686.1 Billion

The presidents fiscal year 2019 defense budget request calls for $686.1 billion in spending and will reverse years of military erosion, defense officials said here today.

SOP newswireBush Meets with Iraqi Shiite Cleric Abdul Aziz al-Hakim - Washington -- President Bush met with Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, the head of Iraq’s largest Shiite party, December 4 to discuss the importance of reconciliation between Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian groups.
SOP newswireBush addresses way forward in Iraq - BAGHDAD — President George W. Bush’s recent trip to the Middle East reaffirmed his conviction to help the unitygovernment in Baghdad find a political solution to the
SOP newswireTeens in Lebanon, U.S. Strive for Cross-Cultural Understanding - Washington -- When secondary school students in Beirut, Lebanon, and Lansing, Michigan, spoke recently via videoconference, they discovered that their similarities outnumber their differences.
Anita HeltonThe Freedom of Speech - In America, we have several freedoms, among which is freedom of speech. This is a first amendment right that several do not take full advantage of like they should.
SOP newswireSecurity Advisor Says, U.S. Reviewing Tactics in Iraq, Not Goals - Washington -- President Bush is conducting a broad review of how U.S. policy should adapt to new circumstances in Iraq, but the United States is not changing its fundamental goal of helping establish a democratic
SOP newswirePresident Bush's Weekly Radio Address - Good morning. I returned home this week from a visit to the Middle East. On my trip, I met with Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq to discuss how we can improve
SOP newswireU.S. Submits U.N. Resolution on Regional Force for Somalia - United Nations -- The United States has presented to the Security Council a draft resolution that would send regional peacekeeping troops to Somalia to help bring stability to the country.
SOP newswireBush, Iraqi Leader Agreed To Accelerate Security Forces Training - Washington -- President Bush says he and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki have agreed on the need to accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces as a means of empowering
SOP newswireSec. Rice Looks for Security Council Action on Iran - Washington -- The United States is looking for the U.N. Security Council to move ahead with a sanctions resolution on Iran over its nuclear program even if it means acting without unanimous approval of the five permanent council
SOP newswireInterview With Saad Sillawi of Al Arabiya TV - Dr. Rice, thank you for this interview with Al Arabiya and let me start by asking you about the meeting with GCC and the Foreign Minister of Jordan and Egypt.
Justin BrandtThe Great Divide/The Great Collapse - Do we have elections, or just business takeovers? Was it a midterm election, or a merger? Does the battle have to continue between elections? Is America the next Enron? Name your fears then leave them at the door.
Michael CostelloCoal Mogul Comes Up Short in Effort to Buy Legislature - When Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship announced he would once again get involved in West Virginia politics, some were surprised, many were outraged. The outcome was unexpected.
SOP newswireU.S. General Says, Iraqis to Command Four Northern Divisions by February - WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2006 – Iraqi officers will soon command all four Iraqi army divisions operating in northern Iraq, a senior U.S. officer said today.
SOP newswireStatement on World AIDS Day by Condoleezza Rice - On this World AIDS Day, we mourn the more than 25 million people who have died from AIDS in our world, and we remember the over 39 million people who are currently living with HIV.
SOP newswireMaliki To Speed Transfer of Security to Iraqis - Washington –- President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, after their November 30 meeting in Amman, Jordan, pledged to accelerate the transfer of security
SOP newswireBush, Maliki Agree to Speed Up Timeline for Iraq - WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2006 – President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki today agreed to work to accelerate the process of training Iraqi security forces and transferring security responsibility for Iraq to the Iraqi government.
Sean StubblefieldBAH! HUMBUG - There seems to be a cultural initiative and imperative in America to subvert and undermine inherent Christian elements of Christmas. I say “seems to be” because the situation is not as it appears at first glance.
SOP newswireStatement By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gutierrez on Luxury Goods Ban to North Korea - U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez released the following statement on actions being taken to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1718, imposing certain sanctions on North Korea in response to its testing of a nuclear
SOP newswireIraq Study Is Normal Process, U.S. General Says - Washington -- The Joint Chiefs of Staff have been conducting deliberations on U.S. strategy in Iraq since September, calling on the opinions of recently returned mid-level commanders as part of the process, says Marine General Peter Pace.
SOP newswire28 bodies found south of Baqubah - Elements from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi army, with support from
SOP newswireIncoming U.S. Congress Seen Not Changing Trade Agenda - Washington – The Bush administration’s trade agenda will remain basically unchanged as the Democrats take control of the Congress in January 2007 for the first time in 12 years, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said November 28.
SOP newswireUnited States Joins United Nations Convention Against Corruption - Today, November 29, the United States becomes a party to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). UNCAC is quickly becoming a focal point for international anticorruption action. It is the most comprehensive anticorruption treaty ever developed, and will be the first international anticorruption agreement to
Nancy Lee Wolfe (HR Development/Content Manager)Fall From Grace - Joe Leigh Story - When a career politician self-destructs, is it the end of the road? Maybe not.
SOP newswirePresident Bush Discusses NATO Alliance During Visit to Latvia - Thank you all. Labdien! (Applause.) Madam President, thank you for your kind words. Thank you for your leadership, and thank you for your friendship. Mr. Speaker; Mr. Prime Minister; Senator Sessions from the great state of Alabama, who is with us; Mark Leland, my friend from a long period of time
SOP newswireInterview With Eberhard Piltz of ZDF - Madame Secretary, the two most important items on this major conference are of course related: the increasingly global role for NATO and Afghanistan. There are many in Germany who do not accept the notion that their freedom has to be defended and they even push for (inaudible).
SOP newswireAllies Making Enormous Contributions in Iraq Bush Says - WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2006 – NATO allies are making enormous contributions to freedom in Iraq, and U.S. forces won’t leave until the mission is complete, President Bush said today in Riga, Latvia.
SOP newswireWar in Iraq Now a Civil War - MSNBC and NBC news, said they will now refer to the war in Iraq as a civil war.
SOP newswireFour Civilians Injured in Ramadi - AR RAMADI, Iraq – Four civilians were evacuated to Camp Taqqadum for medical treatment of injuries sustained from mortar fire in northern Sofia directed against insurgent forces Nov. 26.
SOP newswirePresident Bush's Radio Address - Good morning. This week, Americans across our Nation gather with loved ones to give thanks for the many blessings we share. We're grateful for our friends and families, who fill our lives with meaning and purpose. We're grateful to live in a land of plenty and during a time of great prosperity. And
SOP newswirePresident Bush Talks Turkey - Good morning. Thanks for coming. (Applause.) Welcome to the Rose Garden. I appreciate being up here with Mike Briggs and Alice Johnson of the National Turkey Federation, and I thank you for bringing along our feathery guest. (Laughter.) We're glad
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