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Analysis: U.S. officials parse term 'ground troops' when describing Iraq mission

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:36
The question of whether the U.S. will send combat troops into Iraq has become a tortured debate over what terms such as 'ground troops' actually mean.
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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:35
The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Obama emphasized anew that American forces 'do not and will not have a combat mission' in the struggle against I
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Defense contractor gets 7 years in military secrets case

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:13
A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S.
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Iraq premier nixes U.S. ground troops

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:44
Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the '
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Ship that destroyed Syrian chemical weapons returns home

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:01
The MV Cape Ray, which successfully disposed of hundreds of tons of Syrian chemical weapons this summer in the Mediterranean Sea, returned to homeport of Portsmouth, Va. Wednesday.
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Big Navy supply ship inactivated

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:57
Weeks of disagreement over the future of the Navy's biggest supply ships has ended with a decision to inactivate one of the four vessels.
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Air Force nixes 'so help me God' requirement in oaths

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:39
The Air Force has withdrawn a requirement that all airmen who take the oath of enlistment and officer appointment conclude with 'so help me God,' the service announced Wednesday.
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White House: U.S. troops in Iraq could call in airstrikes

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:38
American troops on the ground in Iraq 'could be in a position to even call in air strikes' on ISIL targets White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One Wednesday afternoon.
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Senior senator: Both chambers should pass CR, Syrian rebels authorities before weekend

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:05
A senior Senate Democrat is hopeful both chambers can pass a stopgap spending measure and approve presidential authorities to train and equip Syrian rebels by this weekend.
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Submariner tapped to lead 6th Fleet

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:04
Rear Adm. James Foggo has been tapped to lead 6th Fleet and get a third star, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.
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House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:04
The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project.
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Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:03
President Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.
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Family: Navy reservist killed in Afghan suicide bombing

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:03
Relatives of a U.S. Navy reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan.
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Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:02
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S.
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As VP, Biden keeps academy nominations secret

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:02
During his final year in Congress in 2008, then-Sen.
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Stay the course on school lunches, retired brass say

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:59
About seven in 10 young adults are ineligible for military service, according to a new report from a group that is pushing school nutrition standards as a way to improve that situation.
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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:58
A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a 'whitewash' that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.
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Biden: Troops not needed now, but will reassess

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:59
Vice President Biden is apparently leaving the door open to U.S. ground troops helping Iraqi security forces repel Islamic State militants.
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19-year sailor makes chief on final try

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:36
For Nikita Bibbs, Tuesday offered a new beginning after thinking his career was over.
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Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:31
The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seems likely to enter.
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