Reports: Al-Qaida leader wanted in USS Cole bombing killed in Yemen airstrike - msnbc.com "Two Yemeni members of al-Qaida, including a top leader wanted in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, were killed in their car by an apparent U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen, residents there and a spokesman for an al-Qaida-linked group said Sunday."
Marine Corps shifting mission focus in Afghanistan, general says - Stars and Stripes "The Marine Corps has begun a shift in its main focus in southern Afghanistan, transitioning from combat roles to providing more assistance to Afghan security forces as they take the lead, according to Marine Corps Times, which quoted Maj. Gen. Charles Gurganus about the shift."
Chaos at Sept. 11 Hearing Suggests Long Road for Case - Wall Street Journal "After a chaotic effort to restart the Sept. 11, 2001, conspiracy case, the Obama administration perhaps could take solace in one result: The military judge set a tentative trial date of May 2013, pushing an array of legal and political risks into the president's final term—or into Republican hopeful Mitt Romney's lap."
Military base issues limit Pentagon's options for post-war Afghanistan - The Hill "President Obama's pledge to not build any permanent military outposts in Afghanistan could throw a wrench in the Pentagon's postwar plans for the country, once U.S. troops leave in 2014."
After War Room, Heading Ivy League Classroom - The New York Times "On a recent evening in a classroom at Yale, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal held forth for two animated hours on the conflicts in Northern Ireland and South Africa, with bits of his own history as the former top commander in Afghanistan thrown in."