February 2012 AUSA NEWS 

Listed below are the articles and features of our February 2012 issue of AUSA News. Please visit the AUSA News Archive for online access to previous issues.


Obama unveils new defense strategy amid budget cuts

President Barack Obama Jan. 5 announced a defense strategy he said will allow the military to defend the United States and its national interests while cutting military spending in a responsible, balanced manner.


Odierno: Army central to national defense

There is much discussion in the halls of the Pentagon these days about the role of the Army, and I'd like to share with you my thoughts on the issue.


Army leaders thank soldiers for Iraq service

The magnitude of what this nation and our soldiers have accomplished in Iraq is unprecedented.


Obama signs National Defense Authorization Act into law

President Barack Obama signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act Dec. 31, while acknowledging "serious reservations" about parts of the act, particularly provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists.