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Yemeni sues German government over US drone strike

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:53
Faisal bin Ali Jaber claims his brother-in-law and nephew were killed by a U.S. drone in a Yemeni village in August 2012. The drone was allegedly controlled via the U.S. air base at Ramstein in Germany.

VA secretary: I'm 'aggressively' firing problem employees

Air Force Times - 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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VA secretary: I'm 'aggressively' firing problem employees

Army Times - 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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VA secretary: I'm 'aggressively' firing problem employees

Military Times - 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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VA secretary: I'm 'aggressively' firing problem employees

Marine Corps Times - 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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VA secretary: I'm 'aggressively' firing problem employees

Navy Times - 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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Charges dropped against Parris Island Sgt. Maj. who confronted protester

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:41
A municipal judge has dismissed an assault and battery charge filed against Paul Archie, a Marine Corps sergeant major who charged an Obama protester at Parris Island, S.C., earlier this year.
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Panetta performed a valuable public service

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:22
What’s most worrisome about Obama is what he does when Congress doesn’t give him what he has not himself worked to get. He cheats.

Pentagon: Islamic State airstrikes on hold as weather hampers targeting

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:11
Forces of nature have temporarily deprived the Iraqi military of U.S. air support as they fight Islamic State militants for control of Anbar province, where American troops sustained heavy losses after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Contracts for October 15, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:01
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.
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Coalition defense officials meet to discuss Islamic State

Marine Corps Times - 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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Coalition defense officials meet to discuss Islamic State

Army Times - 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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Coalition defense officials meet to discuss Islamic State

Air Force Times - 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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Coalition defense officials meet to discuss Islamic State

Military Times - 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.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Coalition defense officials meet to discuss Islamic State

Navy Times - 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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Six of Korea's F-16s practice low-level flights, 'real-war' training at Red Flag-Alaska

Air Force Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:18
The Republic of Korea Air Force was the special guest for Red Flag-Alaska 15-1, and it took a milestone in that service's history to get there.
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Fort Hood soldier dies of apparent gunshot wound

Army Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:57
An officer stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, died Tuesday of an apparent gunshot wound at his residence in Killeen, base officials said.
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Hagel sees busy future for Army, facing wider range of threats

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:30
As the post-9/11 counterinsurgency wars come to an end, the Army must reorient itself to conduct full-spectrum operations and new missions, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.

This new suit for soldiers recharges batteries with no wires

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:21
How do you reduce the weight ground troops carry with them on patrol, especially in an era where radios and other electronics are increasingly hung on their body armor like ornaments? Defense contractor BAE Systems may have an answer.

Outgoing Armed Services chair warns about waning support for Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:20
Sen. Carl Levin is taking his retirement lap in Washington, and his outgoing message is a dire warning about the U.S. war effort, but not the one in Iraq.
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