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Delay vote on authorizing airstrikes, key GOP lawmaker says

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:11
By the time Congress decides whether it wants to vote on authorizing new military intervention in Iraq and Syria, the fight could be over.
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Administration seeks to close Gitmo hearing

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:02
The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified.
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Germany unable to meet NATO readiness target

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:58
Germany's military is unable to meet its medium-term readiness target should NATO call on its members to mobilize against an attack, officials said Monday.
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IS fight already near $1 billion as strategy shifts

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:26
The air war in Syria and Iraq has already cost nearly $1 billion and ultimately could cost as much as $22 billion per year if a large ground force is deployed to the region, according to an analysis by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
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Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:49
On a recent evening, two of Jordan's top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights.
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Poll: 70% of troops say no more boots on the ground in Iraq

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:23
As the tide of war rises again in the Middle East, the military's rank and file are mostly opposed to expanding the new mission in Iraq and Syria to include sending a large number of U.S.
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Robots, drones may assist Marine logisticians with new missions

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:42
A postwar strategy dominated by the Expeditionary Force 21 concept and a return to small-unit, amphibious missions will put previously unheard of demands on the Marine logistics community.
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U.S. envoy says no talks with North Korea in sight

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:59
Washington believes that North Korea is increasingly unwilling to live up to its nuclear disarmament commitments, and is using three detained Americans as pawns, a senior U.S. envoy said Monday.
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Marriage fraud can earn you a prison sentence, stiff fines

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:08
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials want service members to say, 'I don't' to marriage fraud, warning that it is a federal crime and no laughing matter.
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In Pakistan, bomb kills 8 as U.S. drone kills 4

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:44
A bomb blast killed eight people Sunday in northwestern Pakistan as a U.S. drone strike nearby killed four suspected militants, officials said.
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Obama: U.S. underestimated Islamic State

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 14:56
President Obama told '60 Minutes' that the United States underestimated the strength of the Islamic State before it took over large parts of Syria and Iraq, and overestimated the Iraqi army's ability to fight the militants.
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Five-year dwell standard eyed for Marine Reserves

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 14:56
Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, commander of Marine Forces Reserve, doesn't intend to let the close of a ground war lead to the atrophy of the reservists in his charge.
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U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery near Turkey

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 13:31
Airstrikes likely carried out by a U.S.-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State group Sunday, a witness said, shaking buildings and sending flames shooting into the air near the Turkish border.
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Report: Iran builds surface-to-surface missile

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:09
A news agency in Iran is reporting that the Islamic Republic has built a new surface-to-surface cruise missile capable of being launched from an airplane.
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Corps to send 200 Marines to Central America during hurricane season

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:37
At the start of the next hurricane season, the Corps plans to dispatch about 200 Marines to Central America in the form of a new special purpose Marine air-ground task force.
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1/2 will be last Marine combat unit in Afghanistan

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:36
Some 13 years after the first Marine deployment to Afghanistan, Marine officials this month identified the last combat unit to leave: 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:00
Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred by gang violence.
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Vanishing Marine will be tried on desertion charge

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:58
A U.S. Marine who vanished in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon will be on trial in military court on desertion and other charges.
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Pentagon: Airstrikes killing terrorists, not civilians

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:57
There are no credible reports of civilian casualties after more than 240 airstrikes in the U.S.-led air war against Islamic State group and other terrorists in Iraq and Syria, a top Pentagon official said Friday.
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Editorial: Let's chill on the latte salute silliness

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:53
The U.S. was firing missiles on Syria, soldiers were preparing to deploy to Iraq - and folks on the home front were arguing over President's Obama's 'Latte Salute.'
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