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Indiana inmates helping reset veteran headstones

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:54
Inmates from the Henryville Correctional Facility are helping the state reset hundreds of headstones at a southern Indiana cemetery for military veterans.
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Army veteran charged with robbing Cape Cod bank

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:43
BARNSTABLE, Mass. A 22-year-old man honorably discharged from the Army last month has pleaded not guilty to robbing a Barnstable bank at gunpoint while wearing a skeleton mask.
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Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:16
President Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead, as U.S. officials grappled with the widening Ebola crisis.
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Hagel devises new mission for Army: Coastal defense force

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:14
After two days of Army top leadership extolling the virtues of putting U.S.
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Joint Staff names campaign against Islamic State 'Operation Inherent Resolve'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:38
The war against the Islamic State now has a name: 'Operation Inherent Resolve.'
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VA secretary: I'm 'aggressively' firing problem employees

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:42
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald says he's working 'aggressively' to fire problem employees in his department and is frustrated by congressional criticism that dismissals aren't moving fast enough.
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Coalition defense officials meet to discuss Islamic State

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:19
The top brass from 22 nations allied to fight Islamic State militants convened face to face for the first time Tuesday just outside Washington, D.C., but the historic meeting resulted in no major announcements about the American-led war in Iraq and Syria.
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Fort Hood soldier dies of apparent gunshot wound

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:57
An officer stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, died Tuesday of an apparent gunshot wound at his residence in Killeen, base officials said.
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Wanted: Soldiers who 'thrive in chaos'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:09
The Army wants soldiers who thrive in chaos and can build rapport, said leaders and experts on a panel looking at 'The Human Dimension' at the AUSA convention Wednesday.
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Military's war colleges take steep budget hits

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:05
As the Defense Department grapples with cutbacks across its broad budget, one of the military's premiere war colleges is feeling the pinch, with a funding drop of 29 percent in the past few years.
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Army eyes coordinated land-cyber missions

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:05
Seven years ago, the Israeli military's Operation Orchard is believed to have employed an electronic warfare-delivered cyber attack to shut down Syrian anti-air defenses before its jets bombed Syria's Al Kibar nuclear reactor.
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Army wrestles with talent amid cyber force buildup

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:16
As the Army assembles a 6,000-person-strong cyber mission force in the next two years, officials are trying to determine the best way to attract, organize and maintain the cyber talent required to secure Defense Department networks.
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Westerners volunteer to take on the Islamic State

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:40
As hundreds of ex-patriots from America and other Western nations join the Islamic State to fulfill a passion for conflict or jihad, a much smaller number of Westerners are signing up to fight the militant group.
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Panetta on Islamic State: 'We are engaged in a war'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:12
President Obama's meeting with military leaders from 22 countries Tuesday to coordinate strategies to counter the Islamic State, or ISIS, is an important first step in developing a 'strong, coordinated operation,' former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sai
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Airstrikes, street battles intensify in Kobani

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:59
Bolstered by intensified U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting militants from the Islamic State group, Kurdish militiamen fought pitched street battles Wednesday with the extremists in a Syrian Kurdish border town near Turkey, making small advances, activists and officials said.
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U.S. names Syria-Iraq campaign 'Inherent Resolve'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:02
Weeks into its air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon has finally announced a name for the operation: 'Inherent Resolve.'
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Officials: Egypt warplanes bombing Libyan militias

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:50
Two Egyptian government officials say their country's warplanes are bombing positions of Islamist militias in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
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Opinion: Helping VA do better

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:51
In his second inaugural address, President Lincoln articulated a clear principle to guide our nation's commitment to military veterans. The goal, he said, should be 'to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.'
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Wounded AP reporter vows to return to Afghanistan

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:00
Over and over, Kathy Gannon has re-lived the decisions that led to the death of her close friend Anja Niedringhaus and her own severe injuries, as they went about their jobs chronicling the story of Afghanistan.
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Koreas' military talks end without agreement

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:30
The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years ended with no agreement Wednesday, with the rivals failing to narrow their differences on how to ease animosity following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean offici
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