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2006-04-18 14:56:51

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, boosted by another strong endorsement from President George W. Bush, said on Tuesday no one is indispensable but he is not considering quitting in the face of criticism from a handful of retired generals. Rumsfeld, an architect of the 3-year-old Iraq war who long has been a lightning rod for criticism, has faced in recent weeks an unusual spate of calls for his resignation from six retired generals. They...

2006-01-05 19:05:32

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's top general accused a key Democratic Iraq war critic on Thursday of damaging military recruiting and troop morale by saying Americans are justified in not volunteering for military duty. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the military's Joints Chiefs of Staff, took exception to remarks made by Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who retired as a colonel after 37 years in the Marine Corps. In an...

2005-09-30 12:30:14

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Air Force Gen. Richard Myers ended four years as the top U.S. military officer on Friday with a warning that pulling out of Iraq would only make the United States more vulnerable. Myers also said there was great progress in Iraq -- an assessment at odds with growing unease among Americans with the 2-1/2-year war and a surge of violence in Iraq that has killed 110 people in two days. Myers swore in Gen. Peter Pace as his successor as chairman of...

2005-09-14 19:24:23

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday urged the Pentagon to review laws that limit the use of U.S. troops to restore order after a disasters like Hurricane Katrina or a terror attack. "The only entity in the United States that has the personnel, the equipment, the training and the logistical capacity to lend support to the National Guard and other state entities in an emergency of this scale is the Department of...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.