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October sergeant, staff sergeant promotions announced

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:16
The Army announced on Thursday the sergeant and staff sergeant list for October. Congratulations to those getting promoted!
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Pentagon: No 'credible' evidence civilians killed in Syria airstrikes

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:33
The U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians may have been killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria, but so far there is no 'credible' reporting that such deaths occurred, the Pentagon said Thursday.
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FBI says U.S. has identified masked man in beheading videos

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:04
The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker, the FBI director says.
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Iran's president: Let region tackle extremists

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:51
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told world leaders Thursday that the fight against violent extremists in the Middle East should be led by regional powers, such as Iran, not the U.S.-led coalition assembled by President Obama.
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Coffee-cup salute puts Obama in social media cross hairs

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:24
It's not clear what was in the coffee cup President Obama held earlier this week when the sunglass-wearing commander in chief offered a beverage-assisted salute to Marines as he disembarked Marine One in New York City.
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Troops, vets divided over how to fight Islamic State

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:23
Post-9/11 veterans are sharply divided about whether the U.S. air campaign in Syria and Iraq is enough to defeat the terrorists or whether the U.S. needs to commit boots on the ground to destroy the Islamic State.
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U.S. orders some diplomats out of Yemen

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:22
The State Department on Thursday ordered some of its diplomats and other government workers at the U.S.
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UN Arms Trade Treaty to take effect in December

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:15
An ambitious treaty designed to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade will take effect on Dec. 24 after it was ratified Thursday by five more countries.
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UAE's 1st female fighter pilot carried out strikes

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:55
The first female air force pilot in the United Arab Emirates led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria earlier this week, the federation's ambassador to Washington said on Thursday as he pledged his country will do 'whatever is necessary' to
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Wainwright officials urge conservation after line fails

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:52
Fort Wainwright officials are asking some on the Army post to turn down the thermostat.
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U.S., coalition forces hit IS oil refineries in Syria

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:51
U.S. aircraft and those from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates struck Islamic State targets in Syria Wednesday, including 12 'modular oil refineries,' the U.S. Central Command said.
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Turkey remains coy in coalition against militants

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:05
Moving from reluctance to refusal and finally to acceptance, Turkey is joining its NATO allies and fellow Sunni Muslim nations in a coalition to destroy the Islamic State militant group. But the U.S.
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Rouhani returns to UN as nuclear talks stall

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:01
Stalled nuclear talks and the delicate diplomacy surrounding the fight against Islamic extremists have lowered expectations for a rapid warming of relations between Iran and the United States as the Iranian leader returns to speak at the United Nations on
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GOP uses terror threat against Dems in campaign

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:01
The recurring image in the latest Republican campaign ads is a lone militant walking across a barren land with the black banner of the Islamic State group.
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Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:30
Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa.
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Afghan security deal may be signed next week

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:40
The Obama administration expects that a security agreement allowing U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan next year will be signed by the country's incoming president as early as next week, a senior State Department official said Wednesday.
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France: Hunt is on for extremists in beheading

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:33
Algerian forces expanded their search on Thursday through the mountainous region where a newly formed extremist group claiming allegiance to the Syria-based Islamic State group beheaded a French hiker the day before.
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WWII soldier's remains identified

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:34
The remains of an Army soldier from Manassas missing since World War II have been recovered and are being returned to Virginia.
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Nonprofit groups honored for supporting troops, vets and families

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:54
A housing facility that helps veterans with transition issues or addiction problems, a program that provides critical dental care to needy veterans, two programs that support military children, and an entrepreneurship 'boot camp' for veterans are this yea
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Iran claims to have built an armed UAS

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:40
The unmanned craft is equipped with missiles, according to a news agency.
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