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House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:04
The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project.
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Army releases new rules for tattoos and hair

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:04
The Army on Tuesday unveiled its latest update to AR 670-1, its grooming and appearance regulation.
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Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:03
President Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.
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Wounded, injured soldiers biking from post to post

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:03
About 20 soldiers from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox who have been wounded or injured or who are ill are riding bicycles from one post to the other this week.
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Family: Navy reservist killed in Afghan suicide bombing

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:03
Relatives of a U.S. Navy reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan.
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Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:02
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S.
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As VP, Biden keeps academy nominations secret

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:02
During his final year in Congress in 2008, then-Sen.
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Stay the course on school lunches, retired brass say

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:59
About seven in 10 young adults are ineligible for military service, according to a new report from a group that is pushing school nutrition standards as a way to improve that situation.
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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:58
A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a 'whitewash' that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.
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Biden: Troops not needed now, but will reassess

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:59
Vice President Biden is apparently leaving the door open to U.S. ground troops helping Iraqi security forces repel Islamic State militants.
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Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:31
The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seems likely to enter.
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5 things to know about Islamic State's military capabilities

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:10
Members of the Islamic State are well-equipped with weapons and vehicles, but experts say they're more concerned about the group's professional-grade propaganda motivating new fighters to join their ranks.
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Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:54
Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S.
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Former POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:47
Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production.
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Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:46
Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S.
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Senate committee: China-backed hackers penetrated TRANSCOM contractor networks 20 times

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:17
Chinese government-backed hackers accessed networks of private-sector firms with sensitive data about U.S. military logistics nearly two dozen times in one year, says a Senate committee.
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New Islamic State video taunts Obama, U.S. troops

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:45
The Islamic State is taunting President Obama via video.
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New assignments announced for five generals

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:42
Five generals are going to new assignments, four of them with medical commands, the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, announced Wednesday. They are:
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Obama will consider ground troops in Iraq on 'case-by-case basis,' Dempsey says

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:13
President Obama is considering putting combat troops on the ground in Iraq on a 'case-by-case basis,' his top military adviser said Tuesday.
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Toddler ignores military protocol, greets mom

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 06:28
Cooper Waldvogel loves his mom more than military protocol. And Facebook loves him for it.
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