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Mullen Confident in New START Treaty

The first START treaty (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) between the U.S. and the USSR was signed on July 31, 1991. This treaty expired this past December and both sides agreed to observe the treaty until a new one was made. A new treaty that expands and renews the old one …

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US, Russia Seal Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty

President Barack Obama and President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia today sealed a new nuclear arms reduction treaty, which entails a considerable new reduction of the strategic missiles each side has deployed, The Washington Post reports. The agreement, which still has to be ratified in the U.S. Senate and in Russia, …

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Gates, Mullen Report on Mérida Summit in Mexico

During a one-day visit to Mexico City, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Mexican military leaders he will look into ways to speed up equipment deliveries to support their fight against drug cartels. Testifying Tuesday before the House Appropriations Committee, Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint …

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Napolitano Delivers Remarks at Women in Law Enforcement Ceremony

Honoring the service and sacrifices of women in law enforcement, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today delivered remarks to female law enforcement agents and officers from across the department at the U.S. Secret Service’s headquarters. Napolitano spoke about her own career as a woman in law enforcement—including her …

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Gates, Mullen Head US Crime-Fighting Delegation to Mexico

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will travel to Mexico City this week as part of a delegation focused on helping the Mexican government fight drug-trafficking cartels and other security threats. “It is in our interest that our friends …

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Secretary Napolitano Pushes Immigration Reform

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, met with stakeholders last Friday, March 19, to talk about immigration reform. The goal was to work together to make steps towards creating a new and improved system. Involved in the meeting were members of Congress, representatives from the faith community, law …

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Military Women Honored During Pentagon’s Women’s History Month

The contributions of military women throughout history were highlighted yesterday during remarks at the Pentagon’s Women’s History Month observation. The nation depends upon women, both military and civilian, at all levels of the Defense Department, from the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan to the upper echelons of military command, …

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FOIA Request Backlogs a ‘Continuing Concern’

Government agencies are getting better at reporting specific statistics about their Freedom of Information Act operations, according to a report by the U.S. General Accountability Office. In line with transparency efforts, Congress enacted the OPEN Government Act of 2007, which amended FOIA in several ways. Among other things, the act …

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