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Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race

57 min 11 sec ago
The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seems likely to enter.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq

1 hour 16 min ago
President Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners

1 hour 16 min ago
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S.
Categories: Military Times (US)

5 things to know about Islamic State's military capabilities

1 hour 18 min ago
Members of the Islamic State are well-equipped with weapons and vehicles, but experts say they're more concerned about the group's professional-grade propaganda motivating new fighters to join their ranks.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Senior senator: Both chambers should pass CR, Syrian rebels authorities before weekend

1 hour 33 min ago
A senior Senate Democrat is hopeful both chambers can pass a stopgap spending measure and approve presidential authorities to train and equip Syrian rebels by this weekend.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

1 hour 34 min ago
Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Stay the course on school lunches, retired brass say

1 hour 36 min ago
About seven in 10 young adults are ineligible for military service, according to a new report from a group that is pushing school nutrition standards as a way to improve that situation.
Categories: Military Times (US)

As VP, Biden keeps academy nominations secret

1 hour 37 min ago
During his final year in Congress in 2008, then-Sen.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Air Force special ops looks to add armor, firepower to Ospreys

1 hour 40 min ago
In response to two of its CV-22 Ospreys being shot up over Juba, South Sudan, in December, critically injuring two service members, the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has added optional armor to the flooring of the aircraft and may also incorporate forward-firing weapons.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Former POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film

1 hour 41 min ago
Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

1 hour 42 min ago
Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Air mobility crews have logged more than 1,000 sorties to support airstrikes in Iraq

1 hour 42 min ago
Air Mobility Command tankers have flown more than 1,000 missions in support of airstrikes against the Islamic State, AMC commander Gen. Darren McDew said Tuesday.
Categories: Military Times (US)

First flight delayed for KC-46A test aircraft

1 hour 43 min ago
The first flight of the KC-46A program's test aircraft has been pushed back until mid-to-late November, with the first next-generation tanker not expected to fly until April, the program's top officer said today.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Senate committee: China-backed hackers penetrated TRANSCOM contractor networks 20 times

2 hours 11 min ago
Chinese government-backed hackers accessed networks of private-sector firms with sensitive data about U.S. military logistics nearly two dozen times in one year, says a Senate committee.
Categories: Military Times (US)

New Islamic State video taunts Obama, U.S. troops

2 hours 43 min ago
The Islamic State is taunting President Obama via video.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Efficiency is watchword for Air Force energy chief

2 hours 52 min ago
The Air Force's new energy chief repeatedly uses one word to describe his mission: efficiency.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Dover runway to be replaced

3 hours 56 min ago
A 69-year-old runway at Dover Air Force Base will be rebuilt at a price of nearly $100 million.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Family: Navy reservist killed in Afghan suicide bombing

4 hours 43 min ago
Relatives of a U.S. Navy reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan.
Categories: Military Times (US)

House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building

6 hours 15 min ago
The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Obama will consider ground troops in Iraq on 'case-by-case basis,' Dempsey says

7 hours 15 min ago
President Obama is considering putting combat troops on the ground in Iraq on a 'case-by-case basis,' his top military adviser said Tuesday.
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