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Associated PressA suicide car bombing tore through a U.S. convoy during rush hour in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least 15 people, including six U.S. military advisers and two children, officials said. U.S. soldiers rushed to the scene to help, including...
Associated PressA military judge cleared the way Wednesday for a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden's compound to testify in the trial of an Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets. Col. Denise Lind ruled for the prosecution during a...
email@example.comLetterkenny Army Depot on Thursday celebrated receiving its ninth Shingo medallion for excellence in manufacturing at a time when federal budget cuts are forcing operational changes. “Letterkenny will continue to raise the bar for itself,...
Associated PressThe last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago Friday, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it. While the fall of Saigon two years later is remembered as the final day of the Vietnam War,...
“In response to street cleaning, I have driven down those streets. If the people had more pride, they could get a bunch of young people together on a Saturday, put gloves on them, and clean your own street. That’s what I do. Be proud of...
Tags: Barack Obama, Vietnam, Boy Scouts of America, Lung Cancer, China
Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to 10 charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military’s “...
Associated PressSeeking to focus on nation-building at home, President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to call for more spending on infrastructure and manufacturing, while also announcing the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan within a...
“At the defense secretary’s hearing yesterday, the Republicans mentioned Israel 166 times, but Afghanistan, the longest war in American history, they mentioned it 20. Do the Republicans in the Senate represent Israel, or do they represent...
A veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has announced his candidacy for mayor of Chambersburg. Darren Brown, 32, said he wants to review police operations to ensure the most efficient use of tax money, ensure transparency for government operations,...
Tags: Elections, Politics, Primaries, U.S. Army, Media Industry
Women in the military must have the same opportunities as men to take on grueling and dangerous combat jobs, whether loading 50-pound artillery shells or joining commando raids to take out terrorists, defense leaders declared Thursday as they ordered a...
The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after generations of limits on their service, defense officials said Wednesday. The changes, set to...
Tags: U.S. Congress, The Pentagon, Politics, Feminism, Barack Obama
Associated PressPresident Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Friday they have agreed to speed up slightly the schedule for moving Afghanistan's security forces into the lead across the country, with U.S. troops shifting fully to a support role. The...
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