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Georgia Guardsmen heading to Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:22
About 150 members of the Georgia National Guard from 876th Engineer Company are heading to Afghanistan this summer for a nine-month deployment.

Syria chemical weapons stockpile removal almost complete

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:50
Syria is close to eliminating its chemical weapons stockpile, monitors say, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war likely to further diminish the possibility of international intervention.

Fundraiser to support new deck for USS Little Rock

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:01
An event will help raise funds to replace the deck that thousands of visitors have walked annually since 1979, getting a firsthand look at the only decommissioned U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser available for public inspection.

Coast Guard convicts petty officer in sex assault case

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:28
A jury of eight Coast Guard members, after a weeklong court-martial in federal court in New Orleans, has convicted one of their own in a sexual assault of a female Coast Guard member in late 2012.

Woman sentenced for stealing VA money intended for homeless vets

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:15
Birdie Anderson, 56, of Nashville, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell to serve two years in prison for making false statements to the Department of Veterans Affairs and stealing public money, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

CIA silent on if it will release 'black site' info to USS Cole defense lawyers

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:02
Guantanamo war court judge Col. James L. Pohl has ordered that waterboarded CIA captive Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’s attorneys are entitled to sweeping discovery about the CIA "black sites."

Airman guilty of some charges in Lackland sex case

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:59
A military judge Tuesday found an Air Force photographer guilty of sexual misconduct, setting the stage for a trial on more serious charges, including rape.

US clears Egypt for military aid, Apache helicopters

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:42
A congressional aide said the decision clears the way for the release of Apache helicopters to Egypt and makes available some of an annual $1.3 billion in U.S. military assistance.

'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:37
The U.N. says hundreds of civilians were killed in the massacre last week in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan's oil-producing Unity state, a tragic reflection of longstanding ethnic hostilities in the world's newest country.

Syria rebel anti-tank missiles likely required US approval, experts say

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:18
The heavy anti-tank missiles recently shown in videos being fired by Western-backed Syrian rebels were manufactured in the United States, and their transfer to the rebels would have required direct American government approval, according to experts in international weapons deals.

A pivotal time for the US and Asia

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:00
The rebalancing of U.S. priorities and resources toward Asia remains the right strategy.

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:31
Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.

Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia

Air Force Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:40
Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane.
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Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia

Military Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:40
Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane.
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Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:40
Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane.
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Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia

Army Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:40
Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane.
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Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia

Navy Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:40
Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane.
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General officer assignments announced

Air Force Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:40
Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced the following general officer assignments April 21:
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South Carolina's top military man begins re-election campaign

Air Force Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:12
Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, South Carolina's adjutant general, lauded the state's Army and Air Force National Guard as one of the nation's top military organizations Tuesday and asked voters to re-elect him so he can work to keep it that way.
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South Carolina's top military man begins re-election campaign

Military Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:12
Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, South Carolina's adjutant general, lauded the state's Army and Air Force National Guard as one of the nation's top military organizations Tuesday and asked voters to re-elect him so he can work to keep it that way.
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