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Military court upholds soldier's rape conviction

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:47
A military appeals court has upheld a Fort Campbell soldier's conviction on two charges of rape by force and his sentence demoting him and granting a dishonorable discharge from the service.
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Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:59
Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce
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National Guard to resume September training

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:53
September weekend drills for Army National Guard soldiers are back on track after a $101 million shortfall forced multiple states to postpone their training.
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France strikes IS depot in Iraq

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:52
Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said.
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Odierno: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:19
The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population.
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Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:52
For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia - from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans.
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Family of former SEAL slain in Benghazi may sue

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:30
BOSTON The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S.
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Senate OKs plan to train Syrian rebels, avoid government shutdown

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:50
Approval of a package that averts a government shutdown and green-lights a program to militarily prepare Syrian rebels netted a big win for several prominent politicians, including the president and the House Armed Services Committee chairman.
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Ask the Lawyer: Leaving child alone may be endangerment

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:43
A. Quite a bit; that could lead to a charge of child endangerment, a violation of Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
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Italian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:58
Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site.
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Vet aims to clean up bombs in Vietnam

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:36
ATHENS, Ga. Chuck Searcy might one day return to Athens to stay.
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TRANSCOM chief tells vehicle shipping company to shape up

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:58
The four-star chief of U.S. Transportation Command has personally told contractor International Auto Logistics that he expects better performance in shipping troops' vehicles to and from overseas locations.
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Mattis: Boots on the ground must remain an option in Iraq

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:58
The former Marine head of US Central Command said Thursday that a refusal to consider putting boots on the ground could weaken the allied military commitment to fight the Islamic State.
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Online tools expected to ease absentee voting

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:53
If you plan to vote in the Nov. 4 elections, now is the time to request an absentee ballot, said the defense official who runs the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
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Odierno did not call for U.S. ground forces to fight Islamic State, spokeswoman says

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:44
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno believes that Iraqi ground forces, not U.S. troops, are needed to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq, according to his spokeswoman.
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Airstrike kills 40 Islamic State fighters

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:38
A U.S. air strike near Mosul on Thursday killed 40 Islamic State militants near a terrorist training camp, according to a senior Defense Department official.
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Soldier sues Florida for discrimination

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:06
A three-tour veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan has sued Gov. Rick Scott and top officials at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, whom he claims stripped him of his job because of his military service.
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Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:50
The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians.
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House Iraq, Afghanistan veterans divided on Syria rebel training

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:28
The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House.
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British hostage appears in new video by Islamic State

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:24
The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists.
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