|No More C-17s, Defense Officials Tell Congress - The military has more than enough large transport planes, and the appropriation of any more in the next budget year will force some into premature retirement.|
|Mike Mullen Reflects on 40 Years of Marriage, Service - Forty years ago today, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen and his wife, Deborah, said, I do " -- not just to each other, but to four decades in the Navy.
|UN Chief Ban: Act On Climate Change Now! - Ban Ki-moon today warned of the risks posed by inaction on climate change.|
|ICC Charges Sudanese President With Genocide - The International Criminal Court issued a second arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.|
|UN Chief Ban Stresses Importance Of Census Data In Improving Lives - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked this year's World Population Day by stressing the importance of gathering information to bolster good governance, transparency and accountability. |
|UN: Conflict In Darfur Claims 221 Lives In June - The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur reported that 221 people lost their lives in the war-torn Sudanese region due to armed conflict.|
|UN Pays For 20 African Youth To Watch World Cup Final Match - Twenty young Africans will get the chance of a lifetime to watch the final match of the soccer World Cup in South Africa thanks to the UN.|
|Obama: Veterans With Post-traumatic Stress Deserve Best Care - The Veterans Affairs Department will begin making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain the benefits and treatment. |
|Gates, Mullen Urge Participation in "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Survey - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today urged servicemembers to provide their input.
|Security Council Condemns Sinking Of South Korean Ship - The Security Council condemned the sinking of a Republic of Korea naval vessel.|
|Haiti Boosts Its Food Security With UN Help - Six months after being devastated by a massive earthquake, Haiti is on the road towards enhancing its food security, with assistance from the United Nations.|
|UN Chief Ban And Israeli Leader Discuss Middle East Peace - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.|
|Bin Laden Aide Pleads Guilty in Military Commission - A Sudanese man pleaded guilty in a military commission to conspiracy and providing material support to al-Qaida in the five years leading up to the Sept. 11, attacks against the US.|
|Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell` Surveys Hit Servicemembers` Inboxes - Defense Department officials e-mailed surveys to 400,000 servicemembers as part of a special review to prepare the military for a potential repeal of the so-called Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell " law.|
|UN: Accountability Key To Protecting Civilians In Conflict - The targeting of civilians, sexual violence and the denial of humanitarian access remain widespread in armed conflict, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today.|
|UN Appeals For Calm In Kosovo - The top United Nations envoy to Kosovo today urged all sides to pursue dialogue in the wake of recent tragic " violence.|
|Coalition Makes Progress, Regains Momentum, General Says - Coalition forces are making steady progress in Afghanistan, and the coalition and government are regaining the momentum from the Taliban.|
|UN Takes Action To Protect Haiti`s Cultural Heritage - UN is meeting in Paris to decide what steps to take to protect Haiti`s cultural heritage, much of which was seriously damaged by January`s devastating earthquake. |
|No Grenades on Commercial Flights, TSA Tells Troops - The Transportation Security Administration is reminding military members that explosives are not allowed on commercial flights.
|Robert Gates Issues Memo to Leaders on Media Engagement - In a memo to senior civilian and military leaders, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates reiterated the need for leaders to take media engagement seriously, and to stay within their levels of knowledge.