- Making News: Lead General Admits War Going Differently than Planned
Gen. William Wallace, the Army-s senior ground commander in Iraq, has admitted that "the enemy we're fighting is different from the one we'd war-gamed against." Also today, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld branded Syria-s shipment of military supplies into Iraq -a hostile act.- Brad Knickerbocker, defense correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, says both elements pose an important threat to coalition-s military edge.
- Reporter's Notebook: Richard Perle Resigns as Chair of Defense Policy Board
Richard Perle, long-time influential Republican hawk, has resigned his chairmanship of the Defense Policy Board. Last week, business dealings were disclosed between Perle and a Saudi Arms dealer, and with Global Crossing, which needs Pentagon approval to be sold to Chinese investors. Mike Desch, professor of political science at the University of Kentucky, has more on the controversial Perle and the powerful military advisory board.
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