Obama needs to weigh all troop options

Freedom New Mexico Before leaving on his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama let it be known he is not satisfied with any of the four alternative plans he and his national security team have been considering — involving troop augmentations from zero to 40,000 — to prosecute the next phase of the war in […]

Oct. 1 airpower summary: A-10s silence enemy activity

OUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Oct. 1, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here. In Afghanistan, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft flew armed overwatch in the Asmar area. Friendly forces reported receiving fire and requested […]

Airmen bring fallen warriors home

USAF photo: Senior Airman Andrew Satran Technical Sgt. Gabriel Martinez checks the temperature in a refrigeration unit used for holding remains of fallen warriors at an air base in Southwest Asia. By Senior Airman Brok McCarthy: 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs SOUTHWEST ASIA — Two services airmen at this air base in Southwest Asia […]

Group plans mission trip to Asia

By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Sasha Parker and Casey O’Connor know their mission trip this month to China and Vietnam will be life-changing. The Eastern New Mexico University freshmen, both 19, said they also expect the experience to increase their faith and deepen their relationships with God. “I know God’s going to change me […]

Ice pops provide reprieve from heat

By 2nd Lt. George Tobias: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen and the Cannon community have shipped a cool treat in the form of ice pops to the injured troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Operation ICE POP provided ice pops to patients and medical staff in deployed medical treatment facilities, […]

Close relations with India worth taking chance

Freedom Newspapers To those who remember the sometimes contentious and troubled relations between India and the United States, especially during the Cold War, the sight of President Bush and Indian President Manmohan Singh rubbing shoulders and proclaiming eternal friendship last Monday might have seemed a little jarring. President Bush’s offer to change U.S. laws to […]

North Korea’s neighbors could be best control

Freedom Newspapers Only a few years ago, a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries would have focused on good intentions about making trade freer and more open. The fact this meeting is dominated by talk of North Korea and terrorism underlines not only the preoccupations of the Bush administration but also how the world […]