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Joint Staff names campaign against Islamic State 'Operation Inherent Resolve'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:38
The war against the Islamic State now has a name: 'Operation Inherent Resolve.'
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VA secretary: I'm 'aggressively' firing problem employees

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:42
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald says he's working 'aggressively' to fire problem employees in his department and is frustrated by congressional criticism that dismissals aren't moving fast enough.
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Coalition defense officials meet to discuss Islamic State

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:19
The top brass from 22 nations allied to fight Islamic State militants convened face to face for the first time Tuesday just outside Washington, D.C., but the historic meeting resulted in no major announcements about the American-led war in Iraq and Syria.
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Military's war colleges take steep budget hits

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:05
As the Defense Department grapples with cutbacks across its broad budget, one of the military's premiere war colleges is feeling the pinch, with a funding drop of 29 percent in the past few years.
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U.S. names Syria-Iraq campaign 'Inherent Resolve'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:49
Weeks into its air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon has announced a name for the operation: 'Inherent Resolve.'
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Westerners volunteer to take on the Islamic State

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:40
As hundreds of ex-patriots from America and other Western nations join the Islamic State to fulfill a passion for conflict or jihad, a much smaller number of Westerners are signing up to fight the militant group.
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Marine suspect named in Philippine homicide, Navy ships held in port

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:12
Philippine government officials have named Marine Pfc. Joseph Pemberton as the primary suspect in a homicide case there after a transgender woman was found dead on Saturday.
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Panetta on Islamic State: 'We are engaged in a war'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:12
President Obama's meeting with military leaders from 22 countries Tuesday to coordinate strategies to counter the Islamic State, or ISIS, is an important first step in developing a 'strong, coordinated operation,' former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sai
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Airstrikes, street battles intensify in Kobani

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:59
Bolstered by intensified U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting militants from the Islamic State group, Kurdish militiamen fought pitched street battles Wednesday with the extremists in a Syrian Kurdish border town near Turkey, making small advances, activists and officials said.
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Officials: Egypt warplanes bombing Libyan militias

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:50
Two Egyptian government officials say their country's warplanes are bombing positions of Islamist militias in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
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Opinion: Helping VA do better

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:51
In his second inaugural address, President Lincoln articulated a clear principle to guide our nation's commitment to military veterans. The goal, he said, should be 'to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.'
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Wounded AP reporter vows to return to Afghanistan

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:00
Over and over, Kathy Gannon has re-lived the decisions that led to the death of her close friend Anja Niedringhaus and her own severe injuries, as they went about their jobs chronicling the story of Afghanistan.
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Pentagon, Pratt cut deal for F-35 engines, modifications

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:51
The F-35 joint program office (JPO) announced Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on two key milestones - identifying the root cause of an engine issue that caused a fire in June, and on a contract for
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Koreas' military talks end without agreement

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:30
The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years ended with no agreement Wednesday, with the rivals failing to narrow their differences on how to ease animosity following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean offici
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Insurgent attacks kill 10 across Afghanistan

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:08
A car bombing during a local security force operation and an insurgent ambush killed 10 people across Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.
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New Mexico VA leaders got bonuses amid complaints

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:05
Five top administrators in the Veterans Affairs' health care system in New Mexico received more than $24,000 in bonuses in 2013 despite complaints from veterans about lapses and delays in care.
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Verdicts in September courts-martial

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:54
The Navy has published the results of special and general courts-martial tried in September - 33 verdicts in all. The cases, by the region in which they were tried:
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