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Sources: U.S. considering new relief mission in Iraq

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:31
The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:30
President Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying 'we don't have a strategy yet' for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.
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China vows to respond to U.S. surveillance flights

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:57
China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy plane last week.
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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:30
Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.
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Gen. Dunford: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:56
Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S.
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Promotion board: Raters are fudging facts for senior NCOs

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:34
A recent promotion board tasked with examining the files of first sergeants and master sergeants came upon a stunning realization: Not only were senior NCOs gaining weight to an alarming degree, they were miraculously getting taller.
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Finland suspects Russian airspace violation

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:01
Finland's Defense Ministry said it suspects a Russian military aircraft on Thursday violated Finnish airspace - the third such incident in six days.
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Ukraine president: Russian forces have invaded

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:34
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared Thursday that 'Russian forces have entered Ukraine' and called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council to respond to what he said was a 'sharp aggravation' in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian arm
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SOCOM orders more 84mm recoilless rifles

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:47
Special Operations Command has signed a contract worth up to $187 million for the purchase of more Carl Gustav recoilless rifles and ammunition from Swedish defense firm Saab.
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Fort Leavenworth to break ground on new center

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:08
Fort Leavenworth is planning a groundbreaking ceremony next week for a $15.6 million battleground simulation training center.
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'America's Got Talent' judges slam soldier's Backstreet Boys rendition

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:45
The 'America's Got Talent' judges were not very kind to Spc. Paul Ieti on Tuesday night's semifinals round.
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Alabama VA employee accused of sexually abusing patient

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:44
A Veterans Affairs Southeast Network employee who works at the Tuskegee VA medical center and was charged with sexual abuse of a veteran patient in February is still receiving a paycheck.
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Reports: 2nd U.S. Islamist fighter killed in Syria

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:13
The Obama administration is investigating reports from Syria that a second American was killed over the weekend while fighting alongside Islamist State extremists.
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Two-star general demoted for lack of attention to sex assault case, Army says

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:08
A two-star general has been demoted to one star and will retire after he received punishment for failing to pursue a sex assault claim in his command, the Army announced Wednesday.
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Soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack vs. fellow troops will have appeal hearing

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:14
A soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait will have an appeal in military court.
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U.S. journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:21
A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many 'brave, determined and big-hearted' people were behind efforts to secure his release.
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U.S.: Russia directing new offensive in Ukraine

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:03
The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities else
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Army IDs soldier who shot herself at Fort Lee

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:29
A soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head earlier this week was a 33-year-old human resources specialist from New York, the Army said Wednesday.
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Cleanup begins after rocket carrying Army hypersonic weapon exploded

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:47
A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon that exploded during launch has damaged buildings at the Kodiak Launch Complex, but state officials will wait until after a cleanup to assess what it will cost to make repairs.
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151 years after Gettysburg, a Medal of Honor recipient

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:29
Of the 3,487 men and one woman who have received the Medal of Honor, 644 have been awarded the nation's highest military honor posthumously.
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