|UN Chief Ban Condemns Plan To Demolish Homes In East Jerusalem - Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern at the news that the municipality of Jerusalem has advanced planning for the demolition of existing homes.|
|Obama Accepts McChrystal`s Resignation, Nominates Petraeus - Obama today accepted Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal`s resignation as the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, calling it the right decision for national security.
|UN: Vetting Process For Upcoming Afghan Polls Not Thorough Enough - The UN voiced discontent with the process of vetting candidates ahead of September`s parliamentary elections, stating that it has not produced a satisfactory result. |
|Military Parents Voice Education Concerns to Leaders - Top U.S. and military leaders took part in a roundtable discussion with parents at the elementary school here today to gain greater insight into the education challenges military families face.
|Robert Gates Recommends Amos for Top Marine Post - Robert M. Gates has recommended to President Barack Obama that he nominate Gen. James F. Amos, a career aviator, to serve as the next commandant of the Marine Corps.|
|Mike Mullen Praises Merchant Marine Academy Graduates - Mike Mullen praised the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy`s Class of 2010 yesterday, urging the 198 graduating mariners to live their institution`s motto, Acta Non Verba, " or Deeds, not words. "
|Robert Gates Issues Statement on McChrystal Profile - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates issued a statement today regarding a profile article on Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
|UN Deplores Murder Of Peacekeepers In Darfur - The UN condmemned the ambush by unknown assailants in Darfur in which three soldiers serving with the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping force were killed.|
|Robert Gates: Budget Request Reflects Pentagon`s Reform Agenda - The fiscal 2011 defense budget request continues and builds on the reforms of the fiscal 2010 budget, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate.|
|Gates, Mullen Urge Senate to Ratify Arms Reduction Treaty - The United States is better off with the new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russia than it is without it, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.|
|Robert Gates Concerned About Pessimism on Afghanistan - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is concerned about emerging public pessimism and cynicism regarding the outcome of U.S. operations in Afghanistan.|
|UN Marks World Refugee Day - The UN is marking World Refugee Day by urging governments not to forget the 15 million men, women and children who have been uprooted by conflict or persecution and are unable to return to their homes. |
|UN Calls For End To Human Rights Violations By Israel In Gaza - A three-member United Nations body has called for an end to human rights violations by Israel in the occupied territories |
|MikeMullen: Kandahar Vital to Success in Afghanistan - Kandahar, the spiritual home of the Taliban, is the key to success in Afghanistan.|
|Petraeus Blames Dehydration for Temporary Illness - Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, blamed dehydration for causing him to take ill this morning during a Senate hearing.|
|President Barack Obama Praises Military Support in Gulf - President Barack Obama today praised the role the military is playing as part of oil spill response efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.|
|UN Troubled By Gaza Flotilla Incident - A top United Nations official today stressed the need for a fundamental change in the situation in Gaza.|
|UN Mobilizes Aid For Civilians In Kyrgyzstan - United Nations agencies launched operations to assist the thousands of civilians affected by the violence. |
|UN Urges End To Child Labor By 2016 - With global efforts to end child labour showing mixed results, United Nations agencies are urging greater action to achieve the goal of eliminating the scourge by 2016.|
|UN Chief Ban Concerned About Growing Tensions In Kyrgyzstan - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conferred with the chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on the mounting tensions in Kyrgyzstan.|