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U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:35
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S.
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Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:18
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.
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MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:34
Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.
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Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:36
President Obama's acknowledgment the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
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More charges in sailor's death in Germany

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:35
A soldier will stand trial Oct. 14 on charges he made a false official statement and helped conceal a crime in the December death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
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Lawyer: IG made false statements about Marine who warned of insider attack

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:35
The lawyer for an officer facing discharge for negligently conveying classified information in an email - which he admitted doing as an urgent warning of an imminent war-zone threat - alleges 'false statements' and 'mischaracterizations' were included in
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'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:34
Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the 'Walking Dead.'
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John Walker, a former sailor who spied for the Soviets, dies in prison

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:33
A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina.
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Vigil marks Marine vet's 3rd year of imprisonment in Iran

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:32
Rep. Dan Kildee has joined a Bay City vigil marking the third anniversary of the Iranian imprisonment of a Marine Corps veteran.
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5 U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State fighters near Iraqi dam

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:27
The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.
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Here are some last-minute Labor Day staycations

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:54
The end of summer draws near - sigh - but it's not over yet!
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Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S.

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:36
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
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California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:11
California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.
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Clash kills 4 Yemeni troops, 13 suspected militants

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:27
Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.
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Obama calls on other nations to fight Islamic State

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:28
President Obama on Thursday shunted aside speculation that he will soon expand the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists into Syria, saying the military mission for now will remain focused on Iraq.
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USAF chief: Pratt close to developing F-35 engine fix

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:09
Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney is close to performing tests on a potential design change for its F135 engine following a June incident that led to the devastation of an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
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Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:04
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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Company touts improvements to POV moving

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:58
The logjam that's caused delays in getting troops' cars to and from overseas is starting to clear, said an official with the new contractor.
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Expert: Move pain management into 21st century

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:46
Contrary to a popular military tenet, pain is not weakness leaving the body.
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Fort Hood shooter asks to be 'citizen' of Islamic State

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:26
The man convicted in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 that left 13 dead is asking to become a 'citizen' of the Islamic State in a letter to the militant group's leader.
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