Episode #51: Weekly AFPS News Roundup for September 9

In the AFPS podcast for September 9: A recap of visits to Afghanistan by top U.S. defense officials including Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates; Army Gen. David Petraeus, the Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan clarified the counterinsurgency tactic that has been reducing civilian casualties; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen received an update on training army and police forces in Afghanistan from Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV, Commander, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan (NTM-A); Adm. Mullen also paid a visit to Turkey to thank leaders for their contributions to NATO missions including in Afghanistan; an update on coordinated U.S. and Pakistan military efforts to bring relief to flood victims; a program to help former members of the military community find employment in the health care industry won a top award from the Newman’s Own company; the federal government launched a new Challenge website to encourage the public to help solve complex problems; and, more about the DoD suicide prevention awareness campaign, Restoring Hope.

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