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Report: Services for female veterans fall short

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:14
The Veterans Affairs Department and other government agencies are not doing enough to help women who served in the military, even as their number is rising dramatically, according to a new report.
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VA to unveil new standardized disability claims forms

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:15
The Veterans Affairs Department is introducing new, standardized disability claims forms that officials say will make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state what benefits they're seeking from VA and provide the right information to pr
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Fort Bragg soldier pleads to stealing fuel

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:43
A Fort Bragg soldier will be sentenced in December after pleading guilty to stealing more than a million gallons of fuel from an American base in Afghanistan.
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Manning sues Defense Department for gender treatment

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:07
Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning is suing the Defense Department for hormone therapy.
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Officials: U.S. drone kills 10 in northwest Pakistan

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:24
A suspected U.S. drone fired four missiles at a vehicle carrying Uzbek and local militants in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 10 of them, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.
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Obama aide asserts no U.S. troops on ground in Iraq

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:05
National security adviser Susan Rice is asserting there's no plan to commit American ground combat forces to the fight against the Islamic State group.
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What is Khorasan Group, and why are we at war with it?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:46
The United States is at war with an enemy that few had even heard of before Monday's airstrikes in Syria.
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Attacks on Syria 'beginning of sustained' war, Pentagon says

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:42
It was the first time the U.S. has mounted airstrikes in Syria.
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Army chief: Division headquarters will deploy soon to Iraq

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:40
As the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, the Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq.
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Ex-West Point cadet loses suit vs. LaBelle's staff

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:17
A former West Point cadet has lost a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against members of R&B singer Patti LaBelle's entourage whom he accused of beating him as he waited for a ride outside a Houston airport terminal.
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Gas turbine fired up on stealthy warship in Maine

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:10
Shipbuilders at Maine's Bath Iron Works have fired up one of the main turbines aboard the future USS Zumwalt, marking a milestone in construction of the stealthy warship.
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VA to investigate whether Marine's data was falsified

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:43
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it will investigate allegations that the appointment records of a retired Marine who died after having seizures were falsified to cover up delays in patient care at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.
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Retired sgt. maj. found not guilty of gun charges in Canada

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:29
Retired Sgt. Maj. Louis DiNatale, charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon at the Canadian border last year, has been found not guilty by a Canadian court, his lawyer said Monday.
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Would U.S. have right of hot pursuit in Syria?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:13
Obama administration officials returned Tuesday to citing Congress' 2001 authorization to wage war on the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks as legal grounding for its overnight airstrikes against Islamic State militants and an al-Qaida affiliate
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3 missing Afghan soldiers detained at Canadian border

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:57
Three senior Afghan military officers who failed to return to a U.S. training base in Cape Cod have been taken into custody while trying to cross into Canada, according to news reports.
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2 missing Afghan police officers found in Buffalo-area

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:54
Two Afghan police officers who skipped out of a training mission in the Washington, D.C., area were caught by federal agents right here in the Buffalo area.
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Dempsey: 'No safe haven' for militants

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:49
Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday.
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Mideast countries play major role in Islamic State strikes

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:45
Jordan was compelled to join U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria after the government uncovered a number of militants crossing its border with Iraq, a Jordanian government source told Defense News.
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Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:45
For President Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S.
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Forcewide sexual assault survey underway

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:32
In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of service members saw an innocuous-looking email pop into their official inbox urging their participation in a '
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