MISSION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MISSION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472308-68/security-afghan-afghanistan-forces.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472308-68/security-afghan-afghanistan-forces.html.csp">Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAHIM FAIEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T19:00:07.763-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 07:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over the fight against the Taliban insurgency. Under the pact, along with a separate deal signed with NATO, about 10,000 American troops and several thousand more from other NATO countries will stay to train and advise Afghan forces, after the inter...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584723082014-09-30T19:00:07.763-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T19:00:07.763-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472308@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:00:07 MDT Lowry: Obama’s foolhardy ‘Mission Accomplished’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58471293-82/qaida-president-group-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58471293-82/qaida-president-group-obama.html.csp">Lowry: Obama’s foolhardy ‘Mission Accomplished’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T10:42:55.028-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 10:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” moment on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln after the initial success of the invasion of Iraq lives in infamy, still standing for presidential cluelessness and arrogance. The Bush team came to regret it, and admitted as much. When President Bush landed on the carrier in a jet plane wearing a flight suit in 2003, the war in Iraq was just getting started in earnest. President Barack Obama has never donned a flight suit, or made any showy jet...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58471293@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:42:55 MDT BLM draws controversy for proposed drilling sites in southeast Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58445794-90/parcels-blm-ridge-alkali.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58445794-90/parcels-blm-ridge-alkali.html.csp">BLM draws controversy for proposed drilling sites in southeast Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T22:22:02.868-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The BLM’s latest package of parcels up for oil and gas leasing encompasses much of the southern Utah town of Bluff and surrounding areas precious to the Hopi Indian Tribe, opening the agency up to claims of cultural insensitivity. After public outcry, federal land managers carved out the 20 acres under the historic St. Christopher’s Episcopal Mission outside town. But drilling rights around the lot are available. They also thought better of selling mineral rights under two Bluff subdivisions. B...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58445794@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:22:02 MDT Mars mission opens India for space business http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450130-68/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450130-68/story.csp">Mars mission opens India for space business</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KATY DAIGLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T08:57:03.019-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 08:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Delhi • India celebrated putting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on Wednesday, hoping the rare feat will show the world it is open for business in space exploration and inspire a new generation of homegrown scientists to help drive growth. Those motivations help explain why India, a poor country of 1.2 billion, even invests in a space program when so many of its people lack access to proper toilets, electricity and health care. For one, boosting its space business has always been a key s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584501302014-09-24T08:57:03.019-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T08:57:03.019-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450130@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:57:03 MDT Paul Oakenfold looking forward to his Park City return http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425648-223/oakenfold-music-park-electronic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425648-223/oakenfold-music-park-electronic.html.csp">Paul Oakenfold looking forward to his Park City return</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott Iwasaki</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Park Record</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T08:39:18.524-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 08:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three-time Grammy Award-nominated trance-music DJ Paul Oakenfold is considered one of the pioneers instrumental in bringing electronic dance music into the mainstream. Throughout his 20-year career, the British-born producer has worked with everyone from Madonna to Snoop Dogg, the Cure, Cher and Pharrell Williams. In 2009, he performed in Park City as the opening act for U2 at the now-defunct Harry O’s, during the Sundance Film Festival. Although Harry O’s is gone, the venue has been rechristen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425648@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:39:18 MDT Bloomberg View: Mission creep in Iraq? Not http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58428638-82/dempsey-mission-creep-iraq.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58428638-82/dempsey-mission-creep-iraq.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Mission creep in Iraq? Not</a></h4>