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2 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria, and activists said Wednesday that the death toll from two days of government airstrikes in the central city of Talbiseh climbed to nearly... Wary House lawmakers appear to be on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate Syrian rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US Military, Pennsylvania

6 hrs ago | Gawker

Manhunt in Woods for Armed Survivalist Who Shot Two State Troopers

Police in Pennsylvania are combing the Poconos for a rage-affected, cop-hating 31-year-old prepper and shooting enthusiast who "doesn't miss" after he reportedly ambushed two state troopers at their barracks, killing one and injuring another. Eric Matthew Frein now faces first-degree murder and a host of other charges in connection with the attack that killed Cpl.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Military

10 hrs ago | Townhall

The Spread of Rocky Mountain Jihad

In my adopted home state, the toxic fumes of Islamic jihad have penetrated the most unlikely hamlets and hinterlands. Obama administration officials are vehemently denying plots by ISIS operatives to cross our borders.


Related Topix: Terrorism, US Military, Fort Hood, Federal Prisons, Prison, Opinion

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Today in History: More than 3,600 men were killed in the Civil War Battle of Antietam

On September 17, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had launched its assault. In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.


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Effort aims to help soldiers land civilian jobs

Soldiers being discharged from the military - particularly Fort Knox in central Kentucky - will get a sales pitch on the jobs available and benefits of staying in the area from a program started up Tuesday by business groups in Kentucky and southern Indiana. The three chambers of commerce founded the "Where Opportunity Knox" initiative aimed at creating a pipeline for veterans who are looking for a post-military place to live and work.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Knox, Fort Knox, KY, Hardin County, KY, Life, Veteran Affairs

The Washington Post

Herea s who the U.S. military will deploy to fight Ebola

Liberian Red Cross health workers wearing protective suits arrive to carry a body of a victim of the Ebola virus on Sept. 12 in a district of Monrovia.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US Military, Fort Detrick, Sports

South China Morning Post

Top US Army General warns he may advise Obama to deploy troops against IS if air strikes fail

First air strikes against militants close to capital marks escalation in mission, as nations pledge to support Iraq 'by any means necessary' The top US military leader told the US Congress yesterday he would recommend the United States considers deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded air campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails. US Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate panel that the goal for American advisers was to help Iraqi forces with planning, logistics and coordinating military efforts by coalition partners to take out members of the Islamic State group.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama,

ABC News

A Look at US Response to Ebola Crisis

A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis: - Assigning 3,000 U.S. forces to Monrovia, Liberia, where they will provide command and control support in the region for U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief efforts. A U.S. Army general will lead the effort.


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US Army invites women to Ranger school

The US Army is inviting female soldiers to apply to the gruelling Ranger school, officials said on Monday, part of the military's effort to open the door to women serving in ground combat. But the army wants to study the possibility of introducing female troops, officials said, reflecting new rules in the US military designed to permit women to work in more jobs closer to front lines.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Benning, Fort Benning, GA, Chattahoochee County, GA

DefenceTalk News

Body Sensors to Help Soldiers In Future Conflicts

The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland. Lt. Gen.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Portland Tribune

KISS concert in Lake Oswego raises $1.15 million for military museum

When a legendary rock band intersects with a military museum fundraiser, magic happens and a lot of money gets raised. On Sunday evening, KISS was the star attraction at the third annual All-Star Salute to the Oregon Military, held at the home of Rick and Erika Miller on Jantzen Island in Lake Oswego.


Related Topix: Kiss, Pop/Rock, Lake Oswego, OR, Clackamas, OR, US Military

El Paso Times

Trial of woman accused in Fort Bliss officer's 1977 slaying postponed again

Lisbeth Garrett, left, and her son, Roger Garrett sit at their bond hearing in 168th District Court in April 2013. The trial date for a 78-year-old retired schoolteacher accused of killing her estranged husband more than 37 years ago has again been postponed.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bliss, Fort Bliss, TX, Violent Crime, El Paso County, TX

Daily Kos

Hellraisers Journal: Ludlow Tent Colony Disenfranchised as Gunthug Directs Arrests of Union Men

Ludlow's citizens must go to Hastings two miles away to register, and Hastings is surrounded by company land, guarded by the armed thugs of the Baldwin-Felts Detective agency, armed while the union men are gunless. No union man is permitted on company land and so the ballot box is in the grip of the coal operators.


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Las Cruces Sun-News

220 soldiers return to Fort Bliss after nine-month deployment to Afghanistan

FORT BLISS >> Smiles, laughter, colorful signs and even some tears of joy greeted more than 220 soldiers from Fort Bliss' Bulldog Brigade as they were reunited with friends and family after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. An airplane, filled with Fort Bliss soldiers, landed at Biggs Army Airfield about 10 a.m. Sunday, causing a joyous reunion among military families, friends and fellow soldiers.


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Malaysia Chronicle

Najib showing SUPPORT for Israel by letting US army set up base in M'sia - Malay NGO

Putrajaya could have snubbed the US to send a clear signal against its role in Israel's recent offensive in Palestine but the superpower was instead allowed to base over 500 of its army personnel on the east coast of peninsula Malaysia. Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia , a coalition of student groups, said this was tantamount of an endorsement of the violence in Palestine.


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Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, History in the News, US Military, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Lawton police shooting justified; man answered door with a gun

It was Daniel Martin Jr. who called 911 the day he died, to report vandals in his driveway. The decorated Army veteran's voice is frenzied and at one point, the dispatcher tells him to calm down.


Related Topix: Lawton, OK, US Military, Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Dix


Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death

The sole surviving perpetrator of an insurgent assault on a British airfield two years ago was sentenced to death by an Afghan court, the U.S. Marine Corps said. Maj. John Caldwell, a spokesman for the Marine Corps, told The Washington Post that the fighter, Mohammed Nazeer, 24, was found guilty of violating Afghan law and was given a death sentence by an appellate court in early July.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

Fort Leonard Wood M.P. drill sergeant faces 27 sexual assault charges

The updated story was released yesterday by KY 3 News. The charges against the 12-year Army veteran are disturbing and damning.


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The Leaf-Chronicle

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Leaf-Chronicle enlists for Boot Drive Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services Boot Drive seeks to kick effort in high gear Check out this story on Gold Star mother Sheila Patton says she's depending on a heavy turnout from Fort Campbell units to kick the Survivor Outreach Services Boot Drive into high gear in time for the Nov. 1 Run, Walk and Roll to remember nearly 7,000 fallen soldiers. An effort to memorialize nearly 7,000 servicemembers fallen since 9/11 has expanded its reach while extending deadline as well.


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