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Destroyer Williams’ commanding officer, CMC and former XO reassigned amid investigation

September 17, 2014

The commanding officer, command master chief and former XO of the destroyer James E. Williams have been reassigned as Destroyer Squadron 2 investigates the command climate aboard the ship.

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Navy leaders recall the chiefs who shaped them

September 17, 2014

On Sept. 16th, 3,794 sailors will don the coveted rank and anchors of a Navy chief petty officer - a lifetime goal for many.

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Service mourns 12 fallen one year after Navy Yard shootings

September 17, 2014

Vice Adm. William Hilarides' voice broke as he read 12 names, each followed by a bell toll, at a ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the shootings here that claimed the lives of those named.

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As VP, Biden keeps academy nominations secret

September 16, 2014

During his final year in Congress in 2008, then-Sen.

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Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

September 16, 2014

Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S.

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Hamilton crew excited to get maiden voyage underway

September 16, 2014

The crew of the national security cutter Hamilton stood the ship's first watch Monday, following a ceremony and celebration for the ship's delivery to the Coast Guard.

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IG: Sexual assault investigators should improve methods

September 16, 2014

Military investigators responding to reports of sexual assaults do not always follow the widely accepted standards set by civilian police agencies, according to a new Pentagon Inspector General's report.

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The Evolving Landscape of Indian Defense Procurement

September 16, 2014
The Evolving Landscape of Indian Defense Procurement

(click to visit) Guest article by Sebastian Sobolev and Aleksandar D. Jovovic Some years back, global defense companies flocked to the Indian defense market in search of opportunities that could…

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Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

September 16, 2014

Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air…

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5 things to know about Islamic State’s military capabilities

September 16, 2014

Members of the Islamic State are well-equipped with weapons and vehicles, but experts say they're more concerned about the group's professional-grade propaganda motivating new fighters to join their ranks.

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A gym & a prayer: Marine vet’s CrossFit business draws on personal ties

September 16, 2014

Pete Doan tried the working man's life after leaving the Marine Corps in 2010.

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US, China Ramp Up Response to Worsening Ebola Epidemic

September 16, 2014
US, China Ramp Up Response to Worsening Ebola Epidemic

The US is going to send [White House] about 3,000 military personnel to Liberia and neighboring countries in order to coordinate international efforts to contain an Ebola outburst [CDC] that…

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U.S. won’t rule out working with Iran against IS

September 15, 2014

Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants 'by any means necessary' as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary.

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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

September 15, 2014

Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with President Obama's fiercest opponents in the House…

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‘Truly extraordinary’: Medal of Honor awarded to 2 soldiers for actions in Vietnam

September 15, 2014

More than four decades later, two soldiers on Monday received the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Vietnam War.

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Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

September 15, 2014

A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.

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Hydra-70 Rockets: From Cutbacks to the Future of Warfare

September 15, 2014
Hydra-70 Rockets: From Cutbacks to the Future of Warfare

(click to view larger) Hydra-70 is a family of unguided rockets offering a variety of warhead configurations, from smoke and illumination rounds, to flechettes (hundreds of anti-personnel darts), submunition carriers,…

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Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

September 15, 2014

As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for…

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Germany to Send Missiles to Kurds While France Patrols Iraqi Airspace

September 15, 2014
Germany to Send Missiles to Kurds While France Patrols Iraqi Airspace

A few allies are saying [US Today] they’ll join the US in its efforts against the Islamic State, though there are many reasons [AP] why Middle Eastern countries may offer…

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Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

September 15, 2014

Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack…

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