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U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:52
American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S.
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Beheading spurs new U.S. airstrikes on Islamic militants

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:24
The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.
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Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:10
The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico.
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Army doctor promotes use of tourniquets among domestic first responders

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:04
An Army Reserve doctor and nationally recognized trauma surgeon is pressing for broader availability of tourniquets - in the pockets of every U.S. first responder and staged alongside portable defibrillators in offices, shopping malls and elsewhere.
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Obama: 'We will be relentless' against terrorists who beheaded American

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:54
President Obama gave no indication that the U.S. will relent in its air campaign against the Islamic State following the brutal murder of American reporter James Foley.
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After months on back burner, sequester fears return

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:25
For the past three years, US military officials have frequently voiced opposition to defense budget caps that went into effect in 2013.
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DoD questions military data in food bank study

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:19
The Pentagon's personnel chief is taking exception to statistics from a recent study that concluded 25 percent of military households use food banks.
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Deputy SecDef highlights Guam in U.S. military buildup plan

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:52
The Pentagon's second-highest-ranking civilian official yesterday said there's momentum to move forward with plans for the military buildup on Guam.
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New school year, new home: Military families look to adjust

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:34
Linh Narum knows what it means to be a part of a military family. Her father served in the Air Force for 27 years and she and her husband, Air Force Col. Jerry Narum, a communications officer, have two sons of their own.
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Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:55
By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Obama: 'The entire world is appalled' by beheading

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:47
President Obama said he spoke to the parents of beheaded freelance journalist James Foley Wednesday, and promised that 'justice will be done' to the Islamic State militants who beheaded him.
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U.S. mission in Iraq could expand, Pentagon official says

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:23
The mission for U.S. troops in Iraq to help Kurdish and Iraqi security forces in their fight against Islamic militants remains limited for now, but may expand after Iraqi leaders form a new government, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.
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Potential GOP candidates use beheading to hammer Obama over IS

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:09
Republicans are using the beheading of an American journalist in Syria to mount new attacks on President Barack Obama, urging him to get tougher on a radical Sunni group.
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British national may have beheaded U.S. journalist

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:23
The apparent beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by an Islamic State militant may have been undertaken by a British national, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday.
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Japan military holds drill as its role expands

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:19
Japan's military is showcasing its ability to defend remote islands, as its role expands at home and abroad under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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Islamic State claims execution of American as retaliation for Iraq airstrikes

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:36
A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
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Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:55
Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the U.N.
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North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:45
In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a 'hideous lantern jaw.'
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Former Twentynine Palms Marine searched Internet about body disposal

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:54
The former Marine accused of killing Erin Corwin admitted searching the Internet about how to dispose of a body, and .22-caliber cartridge casings at the mine shaft where she was found matched those found in his Jeep and home, according to an arrest warrant filed in California Superior Court.
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Investigative hearing set for alleged Marine deserter

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:03
Marine officials have scheduled an Article 32 investigative hearing for Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, suspected of deserting his post twice, once in Iraq.
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