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Consumer agency: 'Fee scam' cheated troops of $5 on financing contracts

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:42
Tens of thousands of service members will get restitution checks from a retailer that allegedly 'tricked' them into paying a $5 fee for legal protections - protections that they already have - in order to get financing, as a result of an enforcement actio
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Singing soldier makes semifinals of 'America's Got Talent'

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:27
Pfc. Paul Ieti's 'unreal' ride through network TV fame will continue at least a few weeks longer.
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Experts concerned about discrepancies in old, new PTSD criteria

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:06
Changes to the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder made in 2013 provide flexibility for new PTSD diagnoses in troops, but leave out some who would have been diagnosed with PTSD under the old standards, according to a new study published
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After missile launches, Pope to Koreas: Avoid 'fruitless' shows of force

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:02
Pope Francis called Thursday for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid 'fruitless' criticisms and shows of force, opening a five-day visit to South Korea with a message of reconciliation as Seoul's
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Ex-Utah guardsmen charged with recruiting fraud

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:53
Prosecutors say four former Utah National Guard members stole from the Army in recent years by receiving bonuses for soldiers they never recruited.
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U.S.: More airdrops on mountain may be unnecessary

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:45
The Pentagon sees little if any need to airdrop more food and water to Iraqis atop Sinjar Mountain because most of the stranded have left and the remainder are in less dire need, a spokesman said Thursday.
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Fort Drum's 3rd Brigade deactivates as part of cuts

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:35
One of the Army combat brigades based at Fort Drum in northern New York is deactivating as part of Pentagon reductions announced last year.
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Report: Bergdahl's platoon mates seek book, movie deal

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:18
Six former platoon mates of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, are shopping proposals for a book and movie that is sharply critical of him, Yahoo News is reporting.
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Defense panels hold up $7M funding shift for Hellfire missiles - for now

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:39
Two US Senate committees are holding up $7 million in new monies for the missile that has been America's munition of choice against al-Qaida.
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Iraq evacuation may not require U.S. troops on Mount Sinjar

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:28
A review by U.S. troops of conditions on Iraq's Mount Sinjar Wednesday has determined that the conditions of a religious minority seeking refuge there are better than believed and may not require a U.S.-led evacuation, a Pentagon official said.
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Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:27
The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge
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Military base shelters for young immigrants close

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:01
Officials have closed the three shelters for unaccompanied immigrant children that were set up temporarily on military bases to cope with a surge of Central Americans illegally crossing the border.
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IG: Former DARPA head promoted own company, violating rules

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:42
A former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency used her influential position to help shine a spotlight on a high-tech research company that she created, actions that the Defense Department Inspector General says violated ethics rules.
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Army testers tapped for F-35 program

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:46
The costliest weapons-system acquisition program in Defense Department history has been in process for more than a decade without any direct Army input.
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U.S. military aircraft operating in northern Iraq

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:24
U.S. helicopters and MV-22 Ospreys are on the ground in northern Iraq and operating from a secure airfield protected by Kurdish forces, the latest sign of an expanding Iraq mission that now includes about 1,000 U.S. troops, defense officials said Wednesday.
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Official: Green Berets fly to Sinjar in Iraq

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:11
A Pentagon official says a team of Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and hunger.
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Vets awaiting primary care at VA can now seek private physician

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:51
Veterans waiting for a primary care appointment at a VA medical facility may now be able to get one at a private physician under a program that allows veterans to seek medical treatment outside the Veterans Affairs Department.
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Ask the Lawyer: The many nuances of 'aiding and abetting'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:17
A. Wrongfully introducing a controlled substance onto a military installation violates Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
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Obama weighs using ground troops for rescue mission in Iraq

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:58
President Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a decision in days, the White House said Wednesday.
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Sgt. 1st class killed in Afghanistan

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:00
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston was killed Tuesday in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when his unit took small-arms fire from the enemy, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.
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