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Petraeus surprised some with the request for more soldiers, but it's been in the works for months.
The defense secretary faces a budget showdown over some of the Pentagon's most expensive systems.
The Pentagon makes energy savings a higher priority.
Critics argue that photos honor the fallen, proponents say families don't need more tough decisions.
The ban protects grieving families from a media maelstrom, says Bill Martel.
Photographing coffins of fallen service members lets us honor their return, argues Ron Milam.
Often, bureaucracy-speak masks the real story.
They were enthusiastic after their first meeting with the commander in chief.
Defense secretary talks big on diplomacy, Stephen Glain writes, but must put money where his mouth is.
Some want the U.S. military to go ashore in Somalia to hunt pirates, commanders aren't enthusiastic.