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U.S., coalition forces hit IS oil refineries in Syria

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:51
U.S. aircraft and those from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates struck Islamic State targets in Syria Wednesday, including 12 'modular oil refineries,' the U.S. Central Command said.
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Turkey remains coy in coalition against militants

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:05
Moving from reluctance to refusal and finally to acceptance, Turkey is joining its NATO allies and fellow Sunni Muslim nations in a coalition to destroy the Islamic State militant group. But the U.S.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Rouhani returns to UN as nuclear talks stall

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:01
Stalled nuclear talks and the delicate diplomacy surrounding the fight against Islamic extremists have lowered expectations for a rapid warming of relations between Iran and the United States as the Iranian leader returns to speak at the United Nations on
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GOP uses terror threat against Dems in campaign

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:01
The recurring image in the latest Republican campaign ads is a lone militant walking across a barren land with the black banner of the Islamic State group.
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Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:30
Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa.
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Afghan security deal may be signed next week

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:40
The Obama administration expects that a security agreement allowing U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan next year will be signed by the country's incoming president as early as next week, a senior State Department official said Wednesday.
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France: Hunt is on for extremists in beheading

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:33
Algerian forces expanded their search on Thursday through the mountainous region where a newly formed extremist group claiming allegiance to the Syria-based Islamic State group beheaded a French hiker the day before.
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Nonprofit groups honored for supporting troops, vets and families

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:54
A housing facility that helps veterans with transition issues or addiction problems, a program that provides critical dental care to needy veterans, two programs that support military children, and an entrepreneurship 'boot camp' for veterans are this yea
Categories: Military Times (US)

Iran claims to have built an armed UAS

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:40
The unmanned craft is equipped with missiles, according to a news agency.
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DARPA seeks a better way to see in the dark

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:38
An SBIR solicitation seeks smaller, lighter night vision wear.
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Jihadist video claims beheading of French hostage

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:23
An Algerian jihadist group linked to Islamic State released a video Wednesday purportedly showing the beheading of a French tourist who was abducted on Sunday, a U.S. terrorist watchdog group says.
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GAO questions F-35 sustainment estimates

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:02
Sustainment estimates for the F-35 joint strike fighter may not be realistic and require further study before a plan is finalized, the government's watchdog wrote in a new report.
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Obama calls for dismantling Islamic State group 'network of death'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:43
Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State 'network of death' that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action.
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Combat footage: U.S. releases video stockpile showing Syria strikes

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:53
U.S. Central Command posted three videos on its YouTube page showing combat footage of U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State group facilities in Syria on Tuesday. A fourth video was also posted showing a KC-135 refueling of U.S.
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Turkey considers military role against Islamic State group

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:12
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he is considering expanding support for Western and Arab operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement.
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Ex-SOUTHCOM intel official gets 3-plus years in bribery case

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:10
A former intelligence specialist for the Miami-based Southern Command has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:08
In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say.
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Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:07
On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina.
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Inhofe holds up Ebola funding, demands details

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:43
The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is holding up money to fight Ebola until the Obama administration provides details on how the military would protect American personnel sent to Africa to battle the epidemic and more specifics on t
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U.S. strikes militant staging area in Syria

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:09
U.S. warplanes bombed Islamic State militant positions on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border on Wednesday.
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