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After arms drop, U.S. coalition strikes IS

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:17
Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town.
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Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:16
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to 'valiant' Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be 'irresponsible' and
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Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:11
Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people.
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Top U.S. commander in Ebola fight sees progress

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:07
The first of 17 U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in West Africa will open in a few weeks, the top commander of U.S. troops in the region told USA Today on Sunday.
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CDC to revise Ebola protocol; military readies medical team

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 15:19
Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear 'with no skin showing,' a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if
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Spain gives U.S. go-ahead to use bases against Ebola

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 13:58
Spain has agreed to allow the U.S. to use two military bases in the southwest of the country to support its efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Turkey would oppose U.S. arms transfers to Kurds

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:11
Turkey would not agree to any U.S.
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Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:05
President Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside - Ebola.
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Former special operations troops take up battle against online child predators

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:55
Military members who can no longer fight the wars overseas are battling a new enemy at home: the murky online spaces where sexual predators prey on children.
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Bold Alligator is back

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:43
The blue-green team will flex its amphibious muscles once again in Exercise Bold Alligator 2014, planned for late October-early November.
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Philippines subpoenas Marine murder suspect

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:28
The Philippine government served a subpoena Friday for a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino in an emotional case expected to test the country's military ties with the United States.
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Marines to return to California following six months Down Under

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:17
After seven months away, the third group of Marines and sailors to go to Australia is headed back to California.
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Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:01
Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and interior portfolios, completing the formation of a government that will strive to push the Islamic State extremist gro
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Ebola concern sparks commotion at Pentagon

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:55
In yet another indication of the rapidly rising anxiety over Ebola, a new scare erupted at the Pentagon on Friday morning after a woman on a tour bus in the building's parking lot who said she had recently traveled from Africa vomited, defense officials s
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Report faults Pentagon efforts to find MIAs

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:54
The Pentagon's effort to find missing servicemembers from past wars is wracked with inefficiencies, lacks a clear mission and fails to differentiate remains that can be recovered from those lost forever, an inspector general's report charged Friday.
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Dunford takes command of the Corps, issues first order to Marines

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:54
The 36th commandant's first order to the Marine Corps as he took command was a simple one: Continue to march.
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South Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:17
Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said.
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Swedish military investigates 'foreign underwater activity'

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:56
Sweden's military continues to investigate reports of 'foreign underwater activity' in the Stockholm archipelago using high-tech equipped naval vessels, aircraft and home guard forces.
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DoD seeks to clarify policies on nonprofit groups

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:04
The Defense Department is taking a new look at the barriers that complicate efforts by nonprofit groups to help service members and their families at some installations.
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Officials: Woman at Pentagon doesn't have Ebola

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:46
WASHINGTON Virginia public health authorities say the woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot, setting off an Ebola scare, does not have the virus.
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