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Former SecDef Gates blasts lawmakers over sequestration

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:00
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates ripped Washington on Thursday over sequestration budget caps, saying Congress' inability to reach a budget compromise was causing 'grave damage' to the U.S.
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Dempsey: Iraqi Shiites must back expanded mission

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:59
U.S. military leaders want to expand the advise-and-assist mission into Iraq's Anbar province and put combat advisers on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants.
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Islamic State threat prompts new security warnings across U.S. military

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:27
Military facilities around the U.S. are on alert, urging troops and their families to take precautions amid continued threats of violence from the Islamic State group.
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U.S. military to train more Ebola response teams

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:23
The U.S. military will train more medical personnel to respond to domestic cases of Ebola should they occur, a senior Defense Department official said Thursday.
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USFK: Troops cannot pay for the companionship of 'juicy girls'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:02
The commander of U.S. troops in South Korea is dropping the hammer on that country's notorious 'juicy bars,' which use women as sex workers who cater to U.S. troops.
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Online shopping privileges for all vets is likely, official says

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:50
Expanding online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans isn't a matter of 'if,' but 'when,' the chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service said at a meeting in Washington on Wednesday.
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NATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:24
NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday.
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Amid murder case, Philippines says U.S. pact stays

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:24
A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is 'imperfect' but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.
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Bataan ARG returns from almost nine-month cruise

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:23
More than 4,000 sailors and Marines in the three-ship Bataan amphibious ready group are returning home.
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Pentagon defends decision to isolate troops

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:31
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended the Pentagon's decision to isolate troops for 21 days after they return from Ebola duty in West Africa.
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Virginians to vote on tax exemption proposal for spouses of troops killed in action

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:27
Virginians were being asked to decide Tuesday whether to approve a constitutional amendment that would exempt the surviving spouses of U.S. military members killed in action from paying real estate taxes.
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Dempsey: U.S. considering empowering Sunni tribes in Iraq

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:03
The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon is beginning to consider ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group.
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Norway to send training troops to Iraq

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:41
Norway's prime minister says her country will send 120 soldiers this year to join the international campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and help train local troops there.
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Pair convicted in secret $1.6M Navy silencer deal

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:16
A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program.
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Obama on Ebola fight: U.S. can't seal itself off

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05
Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their ret
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Hagel orders quarantine for troops returning from West Africa

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered all U.S. service members returning from the Ebola response mission to undergo 'controlled monitoring,' meaning they will be isolated on military facilities and monitored for symptoms for 21 days.
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Jet crashes near Naval Station Ventura County, killing pilot

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:04
A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said.
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Comms system boss fired amid investigation

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:57
The O-6 manager of a multibillion-dollar tactical radio system was fired Tuesday, Naval Air Systems Command said.
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Troops' sleep problem may be new disorder

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
A 39-year-old soldier arrived at the sleep clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center with symptoms not uncommon in combat soldiers: nightmares of his war experiences and thrashing in his sleep, at one point clocking his wife hard enough to leave bruises.
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Group says Islamic State killed 600 Iraqi prisoners during Mosul takeover

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June.
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