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Wartime camera operators want story told at Air Force Museum

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:18
They stand on the front lines of combat, or the aftermath of a natural disaster, or shoot photos from the back seat of a supersonic fighter.

A look into federal documents shows a Texas county got $400K in military equipment

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 02:46
Rural law enforcement agencies in Lubbock County have received more than $400,000 in surplus military equipment through a program that — in light of the recent events in Missouri — is seen as contributing to the militarization of the nation’s police force.

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:43
An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior Hamas military commanders Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,200

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:25
As of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at least 2,200 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

Alabama suspended from military surplus equipment program

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:41
A program that provides surplus military equipment to law enforcement, under scrutiny because of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has been on hold in Alabama since March.

Eric Holder, in Ferguson, recalls times he was stopped by officers

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:37
Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson, Mo., about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police.

Japan reportedly to expand support for US military

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:24
The policy revision — which reflects the Japanese government's approval of its views on security — will enable Japanese Self-Defense Forces to give logistic support to U.S. forces in an emergency on the Korean Peninsula.

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with Greece Minister of Defense Dimitrios Avramopoulos

DoD News Releases - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
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DoD Identifies Army Casualty

DoD News Releases - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
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Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work's Visit to South Korea

DoD News Releases - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
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US military still plans to reduce land footprint in Guam

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:36
Department of Defense Undersecretary Robert Work says revised plans shift family housing to Andersen Air Force Base for about 1,300 military dependents, rather than develop about 400 acres of forested area.

US troops entered Syria in failed attempt to free James Foley, others

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:16
Special forces troops flew into Syria last month in a bid to rescue several American hostages, including James Foley, but they pulled out after discovering that the captives had been moved, U.S. officials said.

4 members of Afghan army injured in bomb attack

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:00
The incident occurred about 6:30 a.m. near a bus stop frequented by ANA members going to work, said a spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry.

Navy plan details increased forward presence, number of Pacific ships

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:47
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert has released details of a five-year navigation plan that calls for increasing the forward presence of ships to about 120 by 2020, up from this year’s average of 97.

Thai army ruler, junta leader, expected to become new premier

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:52
Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha is poised to take the prime minister's post in a move critics say will consolidate the military's grip on power.

Marine killed in crash was on way home to surprise little brother

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:33
The Coloradoan published a story about Lance Cpl. Brennan Ching coming home to surprise his little brother last March after the boy sent a letter to the Easter bunny asking that his brother be brought home.

Beheading spurs new U.S. airstrikes on Islamic militants

Air Force Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:24
The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.
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Beheading spurs new U.S. airstrikes on Islamic militants

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:24
The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Beheading spurs new U.S. airstrikes on Islamic militants

Military Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:24
The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Beheading spurs new U.S. airstrikes on Islamic militants

Army Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:24
The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.
Categories: Military Times (US)
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