Leslie Marshall


May 2011


If GOP Is Serious About Spending, Cut Defense Budget

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, one of the longest serving chiefs of the Pentagon in the history of the United States made it clear that he feels cutting the defense budget will reduce the size of our military and will diminish our role as a nation and a military worldwide. Isn’t that the point?

One ...

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TAGS:
national security terrorism and the military
deficit and national debt
Republican Party
Ryan, Paul

With bin Laden Dead, U.S. Should Draw Down in Afghanistan

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Should we stay or should we go?

Although the title of one of my favorite '80s songs, that’s not what I’m referring to. I’m referring to Afghanistan.

Since the finding and killing of Osama bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan, the question is being mulled over not only by American voters and ...

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Congress
deficit and national debt
Republican Party
national security terrorism and the military
bin Laden, Osama

America Can Sleep Safely With bin Laden Dead and Obama in Charge

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It happens every time I re-enter the United States. The nice customs agents smile at me, ask how my trip was, and, as if you can hear the needle scratch on the record, they say: "There’s a stamp in your passport to Pakistan. Have you been there?" Yes, I tell them. (For how else would that stamp get ...

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TAGS:
politics
2012 presidential election
Republican Party
White House
Obama, Barack
national security terrorism and the military
al-Qaida
bin Laden, Osama

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