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Armed with passports, IS fighters could threaten U.S.

54 min 40 sec ago
After U.S. planes bombed its forces in Iraq, the jihadist juggernaut that calls itself the Islamic State threatened to attack Americans 'in any place,'' adding for good measure: 'We will drown all of you in blood.''
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USS Saratoga carrier heads off to be scrapped

1 hour 45 min ago
The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.
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UPS data breach does not affect exchange customers

2 hours 27 min ago
Military shoppers who made purchases or shipped packages through The UPS Store locations operated through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service were not affected by the data breach involving about 1 percent of The UPS Store locations nationwide, AAFES o
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Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

2 hours 49 min ago
At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.
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Officials decide to boot HM2 for her locks

3 hours 50 min ago
Navy officials have decided to separate a 12-year African-American sailor for failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle.
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Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

4 hours 15 min ago
America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an 'apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision' in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria.
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USS Cole deploys to the Mediterranean

5 hours 12 min ago
The USS Cole is leaving Virginia on a six-month deployment.
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McCain: Why is Phoenix VA boss still employed?

5 hours 17 min ago
More than two months after Sharon Helman was suspended as director of Phoenix's VA Health Care System, she remains on the payroll collecting regular checks and benefits despite passage of a new federal statute targeting accountability in the Department of
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GAO: Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl swap

6 hours 4 min ago
The Defense Department broke the law when it transferred five Taliban detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar in exchange for former prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday.
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Superintendent lays out vision for Naval Academy

6 hours 5 min ago
In his first wide-ranging interview since taking the helm at the U.S. Naval Academy a month ago, Vice Adm.
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Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

6 hours 6 min ago
U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
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Missouri governor orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:52
After a night of relative calm, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered National Guard troops to begin a '
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Gowdy hires retired Army 3-star for Benghazi probe

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:48
The former top lawyer for the Army will be chief counsel for Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
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McRaven confirmed as new UT system chancellor

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:40
Navy Adm. William McRaven is the next chancellor of the University of Texas System.
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Naval Academy chief says no double standard for athletes

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:16
The new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy said he does not now believe there is 'a cultural issue' in Navy sports with the kind of lax oversight of athletes that is being investigated at the U.S. Air Force Academy, but if there is
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Officials: U.S. rescue mission in Syria failed earlier this summer

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:45
President Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
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DoD throws cold water on 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:43
The Defense Department has declared war on the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' the Internet phenomenon in which people get doused with ice water to raise money to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress on Iraq

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:44
For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists.
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U.S. launches more airstrikes in Iraq

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:29
U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam.
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Officials: Commanders want to expand Iraq airstrikes

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:22
U.S. military commanders in the Middle East are urging the Pentagon to intensify the air war against Islamic State targets in Iraq, two Defense Department officials said Wednesday.
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