|National Guard Responds To Record Snowfall - National Guardsmen in seven states were called to duty over the weekend after a record snowfall blanketed the Northeast.
|Obama Signs Defense Budget Into Law - Defense officials are hailing passage of the fiscal 2010 budget that funds military programs and wartime operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and provides a military pay raise.|
|Mike Mullen Visits Iraq, Pakistan And Afghanistan - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said his trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq has given him an opportunity to assess changes in strategy and meet the men and women who will carry out that strategy.
|Gates, Clinton Urge Passage Of Defense Appropriations Bill - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates urged passage of the Defense Appropriations Bill. |
|Mike Mullen: Teamwork Key To Iraq Security - The teamwork between Iraqi and American security forces is behind the vast improvements in Iraq, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said during a news conference here today. |
|UN Proclaims International Year Of Youth In 2010 - The United Nations today proclaimed an International Year of Youth starting on 12 August 2010. |
|UN: Thousands Flee Pakistan - The UN is rushing hundreds of tents to north-west Pakistan, where some 40,000 people have fled an intensification of military operations over the last few weeks. |
|UN Chief Ban: Climate Change Deal, A Beginning - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the climate change deal reached by world leaders at a United Nations summit in Copenhagen, calling it an "essential beginning".|
|Michelle Obama Delivers Toys For Tots Donation - First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a van full of toys and a holiday message of giving today to volunteers at the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots distribution center.|
|UN Provides Stoves For Women In Sudan - The United Nations today launched a pilot project to provide fuel-efficient stoves to some 150,000 women in Sudan and Uganda.|
|UN & Nepal Sign Action Plan For Release Of Child Soldiers - The UN, the Nepalese Government and Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist signed an action plan to accelerate the release of nearly 3,000 child soldiers.|
|UN Chief Ban Talks About Climate Change - The outcome of the historic climate change negotiations in Copenhagen hinges on the issues of emissions reductions and financing, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.|
|UN: World Must Act Against Israeli Settlements - A United Nations committee on Palestinian rights today called on the international community to take urgent and decisive action against the continued illegal Israeli actions.|
|UN To Build 10,000 Homes In Afghanistan - The United Nations refugee agency is slated to build a further 10,000 homes in Afghanistan next year in a bid to ease the return of Afghans who have fled decades of violence in the war-wracked nation and|
|Obama: We Must Reform Wall Street - In his weekly address, President Obama applauded the House for passing financial reform legislation and called on the Senate to continue working toward meaningful reform that stands up for consumers.|
|Send Xmas Cards & Care Packages To Our Troops In Afghanistan & Iraq - Mail is a tremendous morale booster, " said Tyler, a Hooper, Utah, resident. It means a lot to people to receive something from home. "
|US & Russia Make Progress On Nuclear Weapons Reduction Pact - The United States and Russia are making progress on a pledge to reach an agreement on a nuclear weapons reduction pact. |
|Military Services Meet Recruiting Goals - The active-duty services met or exceeded their November recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today. |
|Mike Mullen: Afghan Insurgency Has Become More Pervasive - The insurgency in Afghanistan has become more pervasive, more sophisticated and more violent, said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff here today. |
|UN Condemns Resumption Of Death Penalty In Iraq - The resumption of the death penalty in Iraq earlier this year is a source of great concern to the United Nations, according to the world body`s latest report covering the human rights situation in the country. |