AUSA News August 2010 

8/1/2010 12:00 AM 

Vol. 33, No. 10

Listed below are the articles and features of our August 2010 issue of AUSA News. Please visit the AUSA News Archive for online access to previous issues.

August 2010 AUSA News cover

Arlington cemetery


‘There’s simply no excuse’

Army Secretary John McHugh  offered his and the service’s apologies “to the families of the honored fallen resting in that hallowed ground who may now question the care afforded to their loved ones” at Arlington National Cemetery.


Pivotal time in Iraq

Testifying at a June 24 hearing to consider his nomination to command Joint Forces Command, Gen. Raymond Odierno used a football analogy and said, “We are on the 10-yard line,” and driving for a touchdown.
Soldier in Afghanistan


Petraeus predicts ‘tough fighting’ in Afghanistan

Gen. David Petraeus told the Senate Armed Services Committee if he is confirmed as commander of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan he would re-look the rules of engagement covering those forces but at the same time work to limit casualties of innocent civilians.


‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ decision delayed

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told troops worldwide that any repeal of the so-called “don’t ask don’t tell” law will be delayed until the ongoing Defense Department high-level review is completed.


Versatile soldiers key to Army’s future success

The secretary of the Army said after being engaged in two land wars for almost a decade the service’s ability to produce “that versatile soldier is starting to fray,” and it was taking steps to address this challenge.