Episode #41: Weekly AFPS News Roundup for July 1

In the AFPS podcast for July 1, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus to be commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen spoke at the Aspen Security Forum about his recent trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Israel; President Barack Obama announced an agreement to delay the transfer of wartime control of troops to South Korea; former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was honored with a second portrait at a Pentagon ceremony; the Defense department aims to trim 100 billion dollars from overhead costs over the next five years; a new center to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries opened at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland; the process of registering and filing absentee ballots is made easier for servicemembers; and, a tip on setting up an “active duty alert” to protect against identity theft.

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