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North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:30
North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said.
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1,877 NCOs to move up in August

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:30
The Army plans to promote 1,877 NCO to the ranks of sergeant though sergeant major in August, which is 82 more than in July.
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Army vice chief Campbell confirmed for ISAF post; Votel goes to SOCOM

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:08
The Army's vice chief of staff, Gen. John Campbell, was confirmed Wednesday as the next commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
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Pentagon: Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:35
The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is 'imminent,' the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there.
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Number of military suicides showing uptick

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:28
The number of military suicides so far this year is running slightly higher than for the same time frame last year, but without the context of force reductions, the raw data say little about current suicide trends in the armed services.
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Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with U.S.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:25
The Taliban's reclusive leader is warning that a bilateral security pact allowing foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.
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U.S. clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:33
The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12 years because of his suspected links to terrorism.
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House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:30
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a 'sustained combat role' without congressional approval.
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MoH recipient Petry retires as master sgt.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:53
One soldier's career: Ranger with eight deployments, lost his hand to a grenade while saving his buddies, pinned with the Medal of Honor, met presidents and celebrities, smiling in dress uniform as grand master at parades and speaker at university commenc
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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:51
Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government.
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Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:27
Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.
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Senior NCO promotions announced for August

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:27
These NCOs have been chosen for promotion in August, the Army announced Thursday:
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Central American leaders convening at White House

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:37
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.
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U.S. Marshals arrest soldier wanted for desertion

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:56
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A Fort Campbell soldier wanted for 120 counts of sexual abuse of a person under the age of 12 and desertion has been arrested in Tennessee.
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Florida National Guard recruiter charged with fraud

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:49
A Tampa Bay area National Guard recruiter is facing federal charges after authorities say he falsified sign-up numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses.
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Official: Iraqi request for U.S. airstrikes 'under active consideration'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:29
The U.S. is still considering a request from the Iraqi government for airstrikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, a senior State Department official told lawmakers.
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Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race over plagiarism allegations

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:46
Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.
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Survey provides insight into newest generation of combat troops

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:28
More than half of post-9/11 combat veterans say they have a mental health condition, but three-fourths report they are getting care, according to a new survey of young veterans conducted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
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