Report: Petraeus to step down later this year - TheDC

US | Will Rahn

General David Petraeus will likely step down later this year as commander of Allied forces in Afghanistan

Instead of firing Captain Honors, the Navy should give him a new command assignment

op-ed | John Guardiano

The U.S. military has been down this path before. Our leaders should follow the example set by Dwight Eisenhower.

TheDC Morning: Gibbs crows about power of big government, gets facts completely wrong - TheDC

| Pat McMahon

Read TheDC Morning: An unvarnished e-mail summary of what’s really happening in political news

TheDC Morning: Washington's Funniest Celebrity tries new routine on 'This Week' - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

Read TheDC Morning: An unvarnished e-mail summary of what’s really happening in political news

To root out dirty police, Mexico sends in a general - WSJ

World | Vince Coglianese

Retired Gen. Villa is the 61-year-old police chief in Torreon, an industrial city in Mexico’s violent northern badlands

Marines defy the Washington-political-media complex

Opinion | John Guardiano

The Marines should be exempt from any effort to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’

Nader seeks suspension of GM stock offering - AP

Business | admin

Nader estimates taxpayers could lose nearly $5 billion with the initial public offering

Monty likes his chances after Pavin's picks for openers - CBS Sports

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The look on Colin Montgomerie’s face said at least as much as the words falling out of his mouth. Not that there was much gray area with the latter

Kim Jong-un appointed as general by North Korea - The Guardian

World | interns

Son of North Korean leader is appointed general, prompting speculation he may take control after Kim Jong-il’s death

Facebook Frown - TheDC

US | Chris Moody

Sarah Palin calls on Florida pastor to cancel Koran burning

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg cannot be blocked on his own site - AOL News

Tech | Pat McMahon

When a user attempts to alter their privacy settings to keep the Facebook CEO from looking at their profile, they receive a message saying ‘General Block failed error: Block failed’

Petraeus says Taliban momentum 'reversed' - Fox News

US | Chad Brady (admin)

The general said the road ahead could be bloody but insisted foreign forces were making progress

Plane crashes in Western Alaska with 8 aboard - Anchorage Daily News

Politics | Pat McMahon

Former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) may have been on board the flight

Bombers, missiles could end Iran nukes - Washington Times

World | Julia McClatchy (admin)

A Pentagon strike against Iran would rely heavily on the B-2 bomber and cruise missiles to try to destroy the regime’s ability to make nuclear weapons, analysts say

In midterm elections, Afghan War barely surfaces - NYT

US | interns

Virtually since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the nine-year war in Afghanistan has largely been an afterthought in American politics

WikiLeaks docs show untold story of Afghan war - NYT

World | interns

A six-year archive of classified military documents offers an unvarnished, ground-level picture of the war in Afghanistan

Gingrich: Afghanistan 'is not going to end well' - Des Moines Register

Politics | Pat McMahon

Former GOP House Speaker speaks out on the war and his potential run for President in 2012

Questions raised over Afghan rules of engagement - TheDC

World | Caroline May

As the Taliban in Afghanistan ramp up attacks, American troops are reportedly more anxious than ever to relax the strict ROE

An interview with Allen West, GOP congressional candidate - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

Black Republican, backed by Sarah Palin, is gathering steam in close House race in Florida’s 22nd district

WH's ban of the word 'Islam' conflicts with the military's use of it - Washington Times

US | Pat McMahon

Commanders in Afghanistan and Iraq are guided by a military doctrine that uses ‘Islam’ while describing America’s terrorist foes