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Two-time supe remembered for service to academy

August 1, 2014

Adm. Charles Larson, a 40-year Navy veteran credited with righting the Naval Academy after the largest cheating scandal in its history, died July 26 after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 77.

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Study: Shock waves can damage eyes

August 1, 2014

A decade ago, the Defense Department launched a combat eye protection program that contributed to a drop in war-related eye injuries.

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DoD may send personnel to Africa to help fight Ebola epidemic

August 1, 2014

Defense Department officials are discussing the possibility of sending personnel to western Africa to assist with the Ebola epidemic there.

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35 Palestinians killed as Gaza truce unravels

August 1, 2014

A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of…

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North Korea seeks UN meeting on U.S.-South Korea drills

August 1, 2014

North Korea has asked for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to protest upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

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Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty

August 1, 2014

President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that the United States remains deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. It was the first…

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Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: ‘I could have killed him’

August 1, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia just hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that he passed on the chance to kill Osama bin Laden with a…

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New Tricare policy retains therapists

August 1, 2014

A new Defense Health Agency policy allows Tricare patients to get therapy from certain mental health specialists who otherwise would have been dropped from the military's list of approved providers…

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Post-9/11 vet unemployment rate jumps again in July

August 1, 2014

The volatile unemployment rate for the youngest generation of veterans jumped again in July, reaching 9.2 percent, matching the highest monthly rate recorded so far this year, government data show.

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NDP Reminds US Government that Global Power Comes At a Cost

August 1, 2014
NDP Reminds US Government that Global Power Comes At a Cost

The Congress-mandated National Defense Panel issued a report [PDF] criticizing the Pentagon’s 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review for being a strategy driven by budget constraints, a conclusion that could be reached…

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Arrest made after man sped into Naval Station Great Lakes

August 1, 2014

Authorities say a man is in custody after he allegedly sped through the main gate of a Chicago-area naval station and slammed into two security cars during a police chase.

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U.S. Family Health Plan too costly, watchdog report says

July 31, 2014

A popular health care program that serves more than 130,000 military family members and retirees is redundant and should be eliminated, the Government Accountability Office says.

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Congress presses DoD for allotment system reform

July 31, 2014

Lawmakers are stepping up pressure on the Pentagon to improve the paycheck allotment system that allows service members to direct portions of their biweekly pay to certain people or institutions.

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First lady expands effort to end vet homelessness

July 31, 2014

Michelle Obama said the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is 'a stain on the soul of this nation,' as the federal government expands its initiative…

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State Dept.: ‘No American is proud’ of CIA tactics

July 31, 2014

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the…

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Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

July 31, 2014

A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated…

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Boy found dead in C-130 may have been seen near other planes

July 31, 2014

Investigators are looking into whether the boy found dead Sunday in a C-130J wheel well was seen earlier trying to reach aircraft at an airfield in Bamako, Mali, said Eberhard…

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Chiefs list coming next week

July 31, 2014

The wait is nearly over for more than 16,000 first class petty officers eager to see if they made chief.

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IG: Services contribute to delays in processing VA claims

July 31, 2014

Veterans wait months longer than necessary to have their veterans disability benefits processed because of delays in how military officials handle service medical records, according to an audit released Thursday…

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Where would new VA medical facilities be located?

July 31, 2014

Several new Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be opened if a House-Senate compromise bill designed to shorten delays in treating veterans becomes law.

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