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Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

26 min 17 sec ago
President Obama's acknowledgment the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
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Clash kills 4 Yemeni troops, 13 suspected militants

45 min 17 sec ago
Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.
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James calls for review of testing procedures

2 hours 1 min ago
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has directed the service to review its testing procedures following multiple high-profile incidents of cheating.
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Returning airman, killed in a motorcycle accident, remembered fondly

2 hours 1 min ago
Russell R. Mountain survived a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.
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Obama calls on other nations to fight Islamic State

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:28
President Obama on Thursday shunted aside speculation that he will soon expand the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists into Syria, saying the military mission for now will remain focused on Iraq.
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USAF chief: Pratt close to developing F-35 engine fix

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:09
Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney is close to performing tests on a potential design change for its F135 engine following a June incident that led to the devastation of an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
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John Walker, a former sailor who spied for the Soviets, dies in prison

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:08
A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina.
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More charges in sailor's death in Germany

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:07
A soldier will stand trial Oct. 14 on charges he made a false official statement and helped conceal a crime in the December death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
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Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:04
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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Judge adds another hurdle in 2-year-old rape case

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:54
A military judge has ordered the disclosure of email correspondence among top Air Force officials in a rape case that was already dismissed once, Stars and Stripes reported.
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Company touts improvements to POV moving

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:58
The logjam that's caused delays in getting troops' cars to and from overseas is starting to clear, said an official with the new contractor.
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Pilot killed in Virginia F-15 crash had more than 2,300 flight hours

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:50
Massachusetts Air National Guard Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., whose F-15C crashed Aug. 27 in rural western Virginia, never managed to eject from his aircraft.
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Expert: Move pain management into 21st century

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46
Contrary to a popular military tenet, pain is not weakness leaving the body.
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Fort Hood shooter asks to be 'citizen' of Islamic State

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:26
The man convicted in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 that left 13 dead is asking to become a 'citizen' of the Islamic State in a letter to the militant group's leader.
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Pilot died in F-15 crash in Virginia mountains

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:22
When investigators were finally able to safely enter the crash site of an F-15C 'Eagle' fighter jet on Thursday afternoon, they made a grim discovery that concluded more than 30 hours of searching - the pilot never managed to eject from the aircraft.
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Ask the Lawyer: Yes, sex with a minor is a crime

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:33
A. When a service member has a sexual relationship with a child over age 12 but under age 16, the back story of the romance is largely irrelevant.
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U.S. delivers military aid to Lebanese army

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:51
The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists.
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Longtime newsroom leader Tobias Naegele leaving Gannett Government Media

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:39
Tobias Naegele, an award-winning editor who led Military Times and Defense News during two wars and spearheaded the newsroom's entrance into the digital age, announced his resignation Wednesday.
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Votel takes helm of Special Operations Command

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:31
Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base.
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Bomber crews in N.D., S.D. learn from one another

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:07
RAPID CITY, S.D. Airman from Minot Air Force Base who fly and work on B-52 bombers say they've learned a lot from their counterparts at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota who fly B-1 bombers, during a summer of cooperation.
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