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Ukraine says it 'destroyed' part of Russian armed convoy

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:10
Ukraine said Friday that its artillery destroyed part of a convoy of Russian military vehicles that crossed into Ukraine at around the same time as a Russian relief aid convoy was reaching the border area.
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Seeing Iraq horror, Europe reconsiders reluctance

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:10
The European Union on Friday forged a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, allowing direct arms deliveries to Kurdish fighters battling the Sunni insurgents, while several EU nations pledged
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Analysis: Ukraine attack on convoy sends tough message

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:04
A Ukrainian attack on a suspected convoy of Russian military vehicles sent Moscow a tough new message: Ukraine's military is more confident about protecting its territory, and a full-scale Russian invasion could be prolonged and bloody.
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Construction begins on school near Fort Polk

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:56
Construction has begun on a $21 million elementary school designed to serve military children in Vernon Parish.
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U.S. airstrikes hit militants' vehicles near Sinjar

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:29
U.S. military officials say airstrikes from drones have destroyed two armed vehicles south of the Iraqi town of Sinjar, the latest American-led military actions against forces of the Islamic State group.
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Army gets the most service switchers

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:38
Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force.
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Essay: Censorship, police intimidation at missile defense conference

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:05
In the back of a dimly lit banquet hall, a member of a prominent Washington think tank sat taking notes and snapping pictures of speakers' briefing slides using his mobile phone.
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Army budget director promoted to 3-star

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:29
One of the Army's top budget gurus was promoted to lieutenant general Tuesday, making her one of only five female Army three-stars serving on active duty today.
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Slain Army 2-star buried with honors at Arlington

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:48
Amid military ritual afforded a war casualty of high rank - this one the first general officer killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War - Army Maj. Gen. Harold 'Harry' Greene was laid to rest Thursday.
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Poland puts on biggest military parade in years

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:10
Poland put on its biggest military parade in years Friday to mark its annual armed forces holiday, with the president saying the violence in Ukraine shows that conflict is still a 'brutal reality' in Eastern Europe and Poland must be able to defend itself
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FBI: Soldier teamed with his father to sell stolen equipment to drug gangs

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:33
A soldier and his father allegedly teamed up to sell military-grade equipment to a Mexican drug gang but ended up on the wrong end of a sting operation, the FBI said in a Thursday news release.
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Vietnam struts its military stuff for Dempsey

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:26
The Vietnamese military showed an unprecedented amount of leg here Thursday.
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NATO: Alliance observed Russian incursion

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:55
NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance has observed a Russian 'incursion' into Ukraine, which Russia denies.
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SFC wins $2.5 million with lottery scratch-off

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:11
Back in Georgia after two years stationed in Baumholder, Germany, Sgt. 1st Class Misty Bowman began buying scratch-off lottery tickets at a convenience store outside Hunter Army Airfield, mostly as 'a stress reliever.'
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Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:03
Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, relinquished the post to his nominated replacement late Thursday, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency.
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Detrick lab to study Ebola treatment

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:33
Researchers at the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick are planning a study on an experimental drug that was given to two American aid workers to treat the Ebola virus.
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600 U.S.-based soldiers will deploy to Europe

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:32
About 600 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team will rotate into Europe in October as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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N.Y. Guard gets new senior soldier

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:25
The New York Army National Guard is getting a new senior soldier who serves as the top enlisted person in the organization.
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