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New Balance pitches DoD on standard-issue shoe for recruits

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:32
New Balance has unveiled a sneaker prototype that could become standard-issue in boot camp and spell an end to the cash allowances that let recruits buy foreign-made shoes.
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Irregular warfare center to close Oct. 1

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:09
After eight years working to educate soldiers on counterinsurgency, one of the Army Irregular Warfare Center's last actions was similar to its first: Updating the field's bedrock document.
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Militia says it 'secured' U.S. compound in Libya

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:19
The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has 'secured' a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
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DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:01
The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions.
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Iraqi forces break militant siege of town after U.S. airstrikes

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:56
Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S.
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DoD takes lead on finding drugs to fight superbugs

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:55
With very few antibiotics in development at major pharmaceutical companies, the Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' - bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications.
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U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:35
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S.
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Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:18
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.
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Senator: Obama may be too cautious with militants

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:10
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants.
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Army names officers selected for promotion to colonel

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:01
The Army announced Thursday the names, branches, functional areas and sequence numbers of the lieutenant colonels recommended for promotion.
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Combat vet turned Clemson star will soon get his own movie

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:15
Nearly five years after earning a Bronze Star with 'V' and a Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan at the Battle of Kamdesh, former Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez will suit up Saturday to begin his senior football season with the Clemson Tigers.
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Advice for Kiowa soldiers: Reclass now

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:51
Reclassification opportunities are available to certain aviation systems and aircraft maintenance enlisted soldiers affected by the Army's phased elimination of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior from its inventory of helicopters.
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Soldier is back home nearly 70 years after death

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:50
Helen Harris Cooke had her whole life ahead of her when her first husband, Cecil E. Harris, was lost in the fog of war and the mountains of northeastern France.
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Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
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Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:36
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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More charges in sailor's death in Germany

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:35
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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John Walker, a former sailor who spied for the Soviets, dies in prison

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:33
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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Army sees 'megacities' as the future battlefield

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:32
When the Army looks to the future, it sees cities.
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5 U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State fighters near Iraqi dam

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:27
The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.
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Here are some last-minute Labor Day staycations

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:54
The end of summer draws near - sigh - but it's not over yet!
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