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Defense firms prefer GOP, but spread campaign cash between political parties

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:11
For every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate or group, one of comparable size to a Democrat is not far behind.
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Gov. Parnell replaces Alaska National Guard leaders

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:04
Three leaders of the Alaska National Guard were removed from their positions in the wake of investigations of sexual abuse and other allegations of misconduct within the agency.
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Terrorist ideology blamed in car attack on Canadian soldiers

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:26
A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.
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Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million so far

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:16
The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
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S.C. party chairs back change in picking state military head

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:25
The chairmen of South Carolina's Republican and Democratic parties are urging voters to support a proposed change to the way the state's top military officer is selected.
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NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:44
NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.
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Survey: Militarytimes.com readers believe U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:09
Most Militarytimes.com readers believe the U.S. will soon send ground combat troops to Iraq, despite President Obama's repeated assurances to the contrary.
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Indiana Guard's top officer stepping down in May

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:02
The Indiana National Guard's top officer says he's going to step down next May after more than a decade in the position.
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Anchorage School District bans military recruiters

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:46
The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses.
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U.S. planes airdrop arms to besieged Syrian town

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:48
The U.S. Air Force dropped military aid around the besieged Syrian town of Kobani overnight in an effort to resupply Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants there, U.S. Central Command in Tampa said.
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Pressure mounts to change tactics against Islamic State group

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:45
On Sept. 23, the U.S. began airstrikes against militants aligned with the Islamic States (IS) inside Syria, kicking off what President Obama and top military leaders characterizes as a campaign that will last for some time.
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Purple Heart found on playground to be returned to family of fallen soldier

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:22
A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground.
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Sweden's submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:35
Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.
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Nevada guardsman killed in school shooting posthumously awarded 2 medals

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:24
More than 500 supporters sat in silence with heads bowed and solemn expressions on their faces on Sunday as they remembered Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry.
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Fewer veterans running for congressional office

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:23
The number of veterans in Congress has been steadily dropping in recent election cycles, but the legislative branch's meager military credentials could take a major hit this year.
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Free financial checkup for active-duty families

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:22
Wondering whether you're on the right track financially? Will you be able to meet your goal of buying your dream truck, putting your kids through college, living comfortably in retirement, or all of the above?
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Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm U.S. ties

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:14
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no '
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Fort Gordon soldiers to deploy to West Africa

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:30
A group of soldiers from the Augusta area is being sent to West Africa to help officials working to contain the spread of the Ebola virus.
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Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:19
Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.
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Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:39
A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday.
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