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2010-10-18 14:23:00

Valerie Plame Wilson joins leading experts on nuclear weapons from government and advocacy groups for two-day training WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women leaders are gathering this week at the Fair Game Summit: Women and Nuclear Security to rally around one of the most pressing issues facing our nation: the dangers posed by nuclear weapons. Hosted by Participant Media and The White House Project, the two-day leadership training will focus on how women can become more...

2010-09-23 10:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Sedwill, NATO's Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan and the man who sits next to General David Petraeus in Kabul every morning, representing the Alliance's political leadership, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, in the Lisagor Room of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO)...

2010-09-01 19:36:11

An antibacterial peptide developed by Laszlo Otvos, a research professor of biology in Temple's College of Science and Technology, looks to be a highly-effective therapy against infections in burn or blast wounds suffered by soldiers. Otvos and his collaborators found that when given intramuscularly the peptide A3-APO was more effective than current antimicrobial chemotherapy measures in treating multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, the most common systemic infection found in soldiers...

2009-12-24 11:00:00

A new study in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology reports a surge in drug-resistant strains of Acinetobacter, a dangerous type of bacteria that is becoming increasingly common in U.S. hospitals. This study is being posted online today and will appear in the journal's February print edition. Acinetobacter infections attack patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) and others and have recently plagued soldiers returning home from the war in Iraq. These infections...

2009-10-07 15:12:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In A Viable Peace?, the ninth report in its series tracking progress in Iraq, The Fund for Peace (FfP) warns that Iraq still risks a return to serious conflict if deep-seated inequalities and political divisions are not addressed. The report covers the period July 2008 to August 2009. In its previous report, "The Surge: What Comes Next?" the FfP concluded that the "surge" of 30,000 American troops had been less successful at achieving the...

2009-09-10 16:38:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of the anniversary of September 11th, the Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards are returning to New York. They were first encouraged to visit a few weeks after September 11, 2001 and returned in 2002. The Pipes and Drums are returning with the help of Alan Bain and The American Scottish Foundation to make their own salute to the people of New York City. The British-American community will come together on September 22nd for an unforgettable...

2009-08-25 17:09:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of wartime veterans rose to cheer as General David H. Petraeus, Commander of the U.S. Central Command, was awarded The American Legion's Distinguished Service Medal this morning. The Legion's National Commander, David K. Rehbein, began his tribute to the Iraqi conflict leader by quoting critics who had declared, "The war is lost," and "The surge will never work." "Yet," said Rehbein, "General David Petraeus, the chief advocate...

2009-02-27 13:53:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after President Obama delivered a speech at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on responsibly ending the war in Iraq: "President Obama's announcement of a withdrawal...

2009-02-26 09:23:00

America's strategy has inadvertently aided Bin Laden's, and more terrorist strikes will almost certainly lead to even greater mistakes WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's involvement in unwinnable wars is making future 9-11s more likely. This is the claim of author David J. Williams in his essay, The Next Generation of Warfare: U.S. National Security in the 21st Century. If he's right, the central challenge President Obama faces is to avoid the trap of an endless...

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