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Medal of Honor recipient, POW Sgt. Maj. Jon Robert Cavaiani dies

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:42
Medal of Honor recipient and prisoner-of-war Army Sgt. Maj. Jon Robert Cavaiani has died at age 70 after a battle with cancer, according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
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CENTCOM: No base planned for Uzbekistan

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:38
U.S. Central Command is disputing reports in Russian and Uzbek media that the U.S. government is negotiating to open a military base in Uzbekistan.
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Soldiers recall Iraq murders, aftermath at Army ethics conference

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:11
More than eight years ago, then-Pfc. Justin Watt reported members of his platoon who he believed had participated in the 2006 rape and murder of a teenage Iraqi girl in Yusufiyah and the killing of her family.
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German officer to serve as U.S. Army Europe's chief of staff

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:11
A German Army brigadier general who recently served with NATO forces in Afghanistan is assuming duties as the chief of staff of U. S. Army Europe, the first time a non-American officer has held that position.
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$16.3B VA reform bill passes Senate 91-3; Obama expected to sign

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:08
The Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval to a $16.3 billion Veterans Affairs reform bill on Thursday night, sending the measure to the White House and giving Congress a legislative victory before the start of its summer break.
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U.S., U.N. announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:43
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.
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Congress presses DoD for allotment system reform

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:06
Lawmakers are stepping up pressure on the Pentagon to improve the paycheck allotment system that allows service members to direct portions of their biweekly pay to certain people or institutions.
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U.S. Family Health Plan too costly, watchdog report says

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:03
A popular health care program that serves more than 130,000 military family members and retirees is redundant and should be eliminated, the Government Accountability Office says.
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First lady expands effort to end vet homelessness

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:24
Michelle Obama said the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is 'a stain on the soul of this nation,' as the federal government expands its initiative to provide stable and affordable housing for service members.
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State Dept.: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:11
The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Con
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Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:07
A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.
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Report: Gunman in 2011'green-on-blue' attack did not commit suicide

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:54
Eight of the nine Americans who were murdered by an Afghan colonel in 2011 never had a chance to fire back at their attacker, the final investigation into the incident concluded.
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Case of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin on cover of People Magazine

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:45
The story of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin made the cover of this week's People Magazine, set to hit newsstands Friday.
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Boy found dead in C-130 may have been seen near other planes

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:09
Investigators are looking into whether the boy found dead Sunday in a C-130J wheel well was seen earlier trying to reach aircraft at an airfield in Bamako, Mali, said Eberhard Bayer, a spokesman for the German prosecutor's office.
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House approves VA health care overhaul

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:57
The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.
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Report: Colin Powell, others kept in dark about CIA techniques after 9/11

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:56
A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S.
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Report: Navy Yard response slowed by closed systems

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:54
Investigation reveals new details of a frantic manhunt.
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IG: Services contribute to delays in processing VA claims

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:48
Veterans wait months longer than necessary to have their veterans disability benefits processed because of delays in how military officials handle service medical records, according to an audit released Thursday by the Defense Department Inspector General
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General to question Bergdahl about his disappearance

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:29
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban two months ago, will meet next week with the senior Army officer investigating the circumstances of his capture in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Wednesday.
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Welsh defends F-35, calls it 'the answer, the only answer, to ensure' air superiority

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:28
Despite ongoing restrictions on the fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force's top general warned against being 'alarmist' when discussing the fifth-generation jet's engine.
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