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John McCain calls Navy 2-star an 'idiot' during interview

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:48
Sen. John McCain, a retired naval aviator, has a history of confronting military leaders he feels have fallen short.
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Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:24
A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country.
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Internal investigation ID'd Phoenix VA fraud in 2008

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:22
Inspectors at the Department of Veterans Affairs caught Phoenix VA managers falsifying patient appointment records during a probe six years ago, but agency officials did not divulge those findings at the time, according to documents obtained by The Arizon
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Chaos in Canada: Gunfire erupts in Parliament building

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:53
A Canadian soldier was shot and killed Wednesday while standing guard at a war memorial in the nation's capital in Ottawa, and a gunman was killed after racing inside Parliament.
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Dempsey hits YouTube to address troops' Ebola concerns

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:51
The nation's top military officer has taken to YouTube to soothe troops' concerns about deploying to the region of Africa being ravaged by Ebola.
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Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in U.S.

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:49
President Obama expressed confidence about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.
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Stateside Ebola team starts training today

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:30
The 30-person medical team designed to provide short-notice help and support to civilian hospitals who may deal with Ebola cases at home began training Wednesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
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3-star: Delays growing in fixing attack submarines

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:29
The Navy's top maintenance official warned that the service is 'in a tail-chase' to get submarines and ships the overhauls they need, with some running much longer than foreseen.
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Survey asks lesbian, gay, bi sailors about service experiences

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:28
It's been three years since the Defense Department lifted its ban against gays, lesbians and bisexuals serving openly in the military, but the services have little research on their experiences and needs or how the repeal of don't ask, don't tell has affe
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CNO Greenert: 7-month deployments 'achievable and sustainable'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:27
The Navy's top admiral said he wants to bring deployments down to a seven-month standard - a call that stands in stark contrast to recent deployment lengths.
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Marine suspected of murder in Philippine custody

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:59
A US Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.
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U.S. increases security in wake of Canada shootings, though no threats cited

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:56
The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threa
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Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:53
Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum.
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North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:34
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.
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Destroyer Michael Murphy leaves on first cruise

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:30
The destroyer Michael Murphy left Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Monday on its maiden cruise: an independent deployment to the Western Pacific that also marked a first for many of the ship's crew.
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Commentary: Breaking the cycle of debt for troops, families

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:07
The spouse of a member of the Illinois National Guard took out a loan of $2,575 in Illinois. Due to triple-digit interest rates, the family spent more than $8,000 to repay the loan.
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Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:57
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horri
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Estonia: Russian military plane violated air space

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:45
Estonia on Wednesday summoned Russia's ambassador over an airspace violation by a Russian military aircraft.
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Credit requirements loosened for student loan program

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:23
The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students.
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1.7 percent COLA increase starts in January

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:41
Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.
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