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Kobani key to U.S. strategy against Islamic State

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:21
Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants - and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.
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New York man charged with impersonating Marine

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:19
A New York man who authorities say wore a Marine uniform to a county fair faces impersonation charges in two towns.
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Judge: Former Schofield soldier should pay fees to Burger King

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:18
A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a former soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich pay attorneys' fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement conference.
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Kurds sharing intel with U.S. for Syria strikes

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:41
Kurdish fighters are sharing information with the U.S.-led coalition to coordinate strikes against Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, a Kurdish official said Friday.
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U.S. soldiers, tanks train in Eastern Europe to show Russia that NATO will hold the line

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:50
The world's attention may be fixed on Ebola and the Islamic State, but U.S. soldiers and armored vehicles are conducting exercises in Eastern Europe to remind Russia that NATO will defend every inch of the alliance's territory.
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U.S. Ebola force continues to build in West Africa

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:15
Before entering the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia to brief soldiers and reporters on the U.S. military response to the Ebola epidemic, Army Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams washed his hands in chlorine bleach and had his temperature taken.
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Tears from quad-amputee as he sees his new 'smart home'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:04
After losing both his arms and legs in an IED attack in Afghanistan, this war veteran is being given the gift of a lifetime with a specially made house that accommodates his needs.
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CrossFit vs. unit PT | Troops will do the training plans in what's likely the biggest CrossFit study ever

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:03
Which is better at building at hard bodies: CrossFit or standard Army physical training?
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Russia's defense minister bristles at SecDef Hagel's comment

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:56
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has criticized a comment by the U.S. defense secretary about Russia's military resurgence.
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Army leaders assure families they're sticking up for them in budget fight

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:40
Pressed about why leaders aren't speaking out against budget cuts and sequestration, Army leaders assured families that they have been doing exactly that.
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Up in the sky, a mystery space plane - but why?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:29
What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B?
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Yemeni man sues Germany over U.S. drone strikes

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:15
A Yemeni man filed a suit against the German government Wednesday for allegedly letting the United States use an air base in Germany for lethal drone strikes.
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U.S.: Hundreds of Islamic State fighters killed in strikes near Kobani

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:19
A barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Kobani, including 39 over the past two days, has killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters and has stiffened the city's Kurdish defenders, the Pentagon's spokesman said Wednesday.
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Iran looks at compromise nuke offer

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:27
Iran is considering a U.S. proposal at nuclear talks that would allow it to keep more of its nuclear infrastructure intact while still reducing its ability to make an atomic bomb, two diplomats told The Associated Press on Thursday.
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Ex-U.S. POWs visit Japan, recall horrors of war

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:53
The prisoners of war held in Tokyo's Omori POW camp saw some of the most horrific destruction during the last months of World War II, as American B-29 bombers dropped incendiary bombs that obliterated much of the city.
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Army waiting for Hill OK to build upgraded Strykers

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:14
The Army has found enough friends on Capitol Hill to fund a fourth brigade of double V-hull (DVH) eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles, service officials said.
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Army explores its armored vehicle options

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:21
Nearly a year after the Army canceled the Ground Combat Vehicle, officials defended the program as on-budget and called the decision to scuttle it a pragmatic move to improve further-along armored vehicle programs with available money.
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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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