Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn (left) presents Gen. David Petraeus with an American flag at his retirement ceremony after 37 years in the Army, in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday. Petraeus will now lead the CIA.
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Asked about the looming budget cuts at the Defense Department, Adm. Mike Mullen, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in Baghdad on Tuesday that everything was on the table.
Libyan rebel fighters run for cover at the front line near the southwest desert town of Gualish on July 24, as Gadhafi forces started attacking them in an attempt to capture the city.
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Afghan National Army soldier Mohammed Shadwar gets a bird's-eye view from the rooftop of a mud-walled compound during a joint clearing operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan. As the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan changes, there's a question of whether U.S. policy will shift from one that supports building up Afghan national security forces to one focused on targeting insurgents.