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Kyle Carpenter plans to break a world record to start the Marine Corps Marathon

44 min 8 sec ago
It was impressive enough when Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter, who survived jumping on an enemy grenade, ran the Marine Corps Marathon last year.
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Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

1 hour 20 min ago
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.
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Suspect in White House breach pleads not guilty

1 hour 21 min ago
A 42-year-old man accused in the unprecedented breach of White House security last month pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges.
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Report: Military hospitals show broad disparities in patient care

1 hour 24 min ago
A comprehensive review of the military health care system finds that overall, the military health system is functioning on a par with private-sector care, but patients face broad disparities in appointment wait times and quality of care - and have little
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'Dual Survival' star stripped of SF Association membership

1 hour 28 min ago
Discovery Channel's 'Dual Survival' reality star Joseph Teti, a former Army and Marine Corps special operator, has been disavowed by the Special Forces Association and stripped of his membership with the group.
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New program helps families of fallen access education benefits

1 hour 37 min ago
Even with hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarship money and education benefits available for spouses and children of fallen service members, many of those families struggle to pay for college because they don't know the benefits exist, or have trou
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Survey: 65% of vets likely to leave 1st civilian job within 2 years

1 hour 52 min ago
Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists.
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Latest suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 3

2 hours 6 min ago
Officials say that a suicide bomber has killed three army officers and wounded seven others in Kabul, a day after two such attacks killed 11.
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Islamic State influence spreads beyond Iraq and Syria

2 hours 35 min ago
In Pakistan, some are slapping pro-Islamic State bumper stickers on their cars and writing chalk graffiti on walls exhorting young people to join the terrorist group.
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Bombs slam into IS stronghold on Iraq-Syria border

2 hours 58 min ago
Cheers erupted as the bomb dropped.
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Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria

3 hours 16 min ago
President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without 'near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured.'
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Colonel found dead of apparent gunshot wound at Redstone Arsenal

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:36
A 51-year-old Army Contracting Command officer was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in his Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, residence Saturday, according to an ACC news release. Foul play is not suspected.
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6 implicated in National Guard bribery scheme

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:10
Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said.
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Marine vet's release from Mexican jail coming, lawmakers say

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:55
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he is 'confident' that Mexican authorities will release Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, potentially ending the ongoing saga of his imprisonment.
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U.S. OKs $1.75 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:36
The Obama administration has approved a $1.75 billion sale of Patriot missiles and associated items to Saudi Arabia to bolster the air defenses of the key U.S. ally in the Arab world.
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Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:32
Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.
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Calls for brass to resign add to debate over Mideast policy

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:52
Recent calls for the Pentagon's top brass to resign in protest of President Obama's policy toward Iraq and Syria may pack a political punch, but they rest on no historical precedent.
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Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:26
Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.
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Iraq and Syria airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:05
The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to cur
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New Polish premier wants more U.S. military presence

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:50
Poland's new prime minister said Wednesday that she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in the country as the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and U.S.-Polish relationship even more important.
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