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Recruits trending older in U.S. military

April 23, 2014

New recruits in the U.S. military are getting slightly older, with more than half of Army enlistees age 20 or above compared with a few decades ago when only a third were in the older age group, according to a RAND Corp. study released Wednesday.

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4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe

April 22, 2014

The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.

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VIDEO: Hornet squadron streaks past strike group, mountains

April 22, 2014

Armed with GoPro-style cameras, Strike Fighter Squadron 27 captured their F/A-18E Super Hornets in action in an exciting video that's getting a lot of views.

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Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia

April 22, 2014

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…

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Spy vs. Spy: Former SecDef Gates talks Putin

April 22, 2014

Before he became secretary of defense, Robert Gates spent a career at the CIA when U.S intelligence agents were pitted against the KGB.

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Activity at North Korea site hints at nuke test preps

April 22, 2014

Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

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Judge: Prosecutors must turn over info on secret CIA prisons

April 22, 2014

Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS…

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Midshipman accused of assaulting cab driver with knife

April 22, 2014

Anne Arundel County police say a 22-year-old Naval Academy midshipman has been charged with assault after threatening a cab driver with a butter knife.

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Top VA official questions use of term ‘Gulf War illness’

April 22, 2014

After the Institute of Medicine in March recommended using the term 'Gulf War illness' to describe symptoms affecting more than 200,000 Persian Gulf War veterans, a top Veterans Affairs Department…

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Report: U.S. may leave fewer troops in Afghanistan

April 22, 2014

The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended.

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Taliban Election Attacks Weak Enough to Conclude Afghans Can Protect Themselves?

April 22, 2014

Reuters reports that the U.S. force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops because the Taliban were not able to disrupt the April 5 elections. ...

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U.S.: Russia has ‘days, not weeks’ to follow accord

April 22, 2014

Russia has 'days, not weeks' to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S.

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Interview: 5 questions for the naked veteran

April 22, 2014

Vietnam War veteran Max Sanchez struggles with controlling issues stemming from post-traumatic stress.

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Army personnel to take part in prayer event

April 21, 2014

Army officials say they will not back away from participating in a Capitol Hill prayer event next month despite complaints that the event amounts to an endorsement of evangelical Christians.

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Former Marine tells lawyers not to fight death penalty

April 21, 2014

A former Marine facing possible execution for the 2009 murder of a fellow service member ordered his lawyers Monday not to make any arguments to spare his life.

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Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

April 21, 2014

Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of…

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Hagel vows to keep fighting sexual assault

April 21, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said his visit Monday to the military's sexual assault hotline sends this message: No single issue has a higher priority at the Pentagon.

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Cruise pay: CNO wants to reward fleet sailors on long deployments

April 21, 2014

Now that the era of six-month deployments is in the rearview mirror, Navy leaders are hammering out a plan to pad fleet sailors' wallets.

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Navy cruisers go into ‘laid up’ status at Pearl Harbor

April 21, 2014

A 20-year-old guided-missile cruiser will join two other ships in 'laid up' status at Pearl Harbor.

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Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

April 21, 2014

Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a…

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