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U.S. troops head to Africa for Ebola mission

49 min 21 sec ago
About 1,400 soldiers will head to Liberia in October to help support the fight against the Ebola virus that is spreading across West Africa, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.
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Marine vet's release from Mexican jail coming, lawmakers say

59 min 21 sec ago
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he is 'confident' that Mexican authorities will release Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, potentially ending the ongoing saga of his imprisonment.
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Iraq and Syria airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

1 hour 21 min ago
The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to cur
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Colonel found dead of apparent gunshot wound at Redstone Arsenal

1 hour 22 min ago
A 51-year-old Army Contracting Command officer was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in his Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, residence Saturday, according to an ACC news release. Foul play is not suspected.
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Survey: 65% of vets likely to leave 1st civilian job within 2 years

1 hour 22 min ago
Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists.
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U.N.: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

1 hour 30 min ago
The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group.
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New Polish premier wants more U.S. military presence

1 hour 55 min ago
Poland's new prime minister says she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and the U.S.-Polish relationship even more important.
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Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

1 hour 56 min ago
Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.
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New NATO chief: Better ties with Russia possible

2 hours 44 min ago
NATO's new secretary-general on Wednesday struck a more conciliatory tone on Russia, saying there is now a chance for improved relations between Moscow and the West.
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Calls for brass to resign add to debate over Mideast policy

3 hours 50 min ago
Recent calls for the Pentagon's top brass to resign in protest of President Obama's policy toward Iraq and Syria may pack a political punch, but they rest on no actual historical precedent.
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ED cases among troops double since 2004

3 hours 53 min ago
Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have skyrocketed in the U.S. military in the past decade, with the rate among troops more than doubling from 2004 to 2013.
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Tab for trucks Pentagon doesn't need could top $100M

5 hours 25 min ago
The Army and Marine Corps may have wasted more than $100 million returning vehicles from Afghanistan that they don't need over just a one-year period, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.
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Hackers charged with stealing Apache training software

5 hours 26 min ago
Two members of what the Justice Department calls an 'international computer hacking ring' pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of $100 million in intellectual property - including software used to train Apache helicopter pilots.
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Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq

6 hours 4 min ago
Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.
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Fugitive Afghan officers fear death at home

6 hours 4 min ago
The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod before being caught trying to cross into Canada in Niagara Falls, New York, fear they will be killed if sent home.
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White House stands by Dempsey after McCain questions general's 'credibility'

7 hours 12 min ago
US President Barack Obama is standing by his top military adviser amid sharp criticism from a prominent Republican senator.
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Jury convicts teen in slayings of Fort Carson newlyweds

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:55
It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict a teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary.
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White House intruder who eluded Secret Service indicted

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:47
A Texas man who climbed a fence, eluded Secret Service and entered the White House was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for entering a restricted building, carrying a deadly weapon and unlawfully possessing ammunition.
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Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:43
Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping.
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Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:45
The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year.
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