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  • Ukraine disputes rebel claim that weapons pullback begins

    Russian-backed separatists moved some heavy weapons well back from the front line Tuesday in eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government disputed the rebels' claim that a real pullback had begun. A peace plan worked out in marathon talks on Feb. 12...
  • Military court's HIV ruling may have larger impact

    WASHINGTON The nation's highest military court has forged new law by reversing the conviction of a former enlisted man at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., who was charged with aggravated assault for not telling his sexual partners he was HIV-...
  • At Kurdish front-line outpost, skepticism abounds over assault on Mosul

    OUTSIDE SULTAN ABDULLAH, Iraq Deliar Shouki, the commander of a string of Kurdish bases less than 20 miles from Mosul, admitted he was skeptical when he heard the news that a U.S. official said 25,000 Iraqi troops would attack the Islamic State-held...
  • VA chief McDonald apologizes for special forces claim

    WASHINGTON Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald apologized Tuesday for erroneously telling a homeless veteran who had served in the special forces that he also had been a part of the elite military operatives. "In an attempt to connect with that...
  • VA secretary apologizes anew for misstating military service

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized anew Tuesday for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces, and veterans groups and lawmakers appeared ready to accept his expression of regret. At a news conference outside VA...
  • US troops heading to Ukraine to give medical training

    A U.S. military official said Tuesday the Pentagon will be deploying a small number of troops to Ukraine to provide combat medical training to forces there who have been battling Russian-backed separatists. Between five and 10 troops will go to western...
  • Army to send headquarters group to Kandahar in first sign of revision to Afghan withdrawal plan

    TACOMA, Wash. In the first official sign that the Pentagon plans to keep a U.S. military presence in southern Afghanistan after this year, the Army is sending the 7th Infantry Division headquarters from Joint Base Lewis-McChord on a year-long deployment...
  • The VA secretary should know the importance of not lying about one's service — right?

    The VA secretary should know the importance of not lying about one's service — right?
    Really? The secretary of Veterans Affairs? Surely there is no one who should better understand how offensive it is to lie about one's military service than the secretary of Veterans Affairs. Yet that's exactly what Robert McDonald did the night he...
  • VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record

    VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military's special forces. McDonald made the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran during a segment that aired last month on "CBS Evening...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    AP Exclusive: Officials try to predict if inmates will commit new crimes, with uneven results States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will commit future crimes and who might be...
  • Remains of WWII air crew gunner from Athens to be interred

    After more than 70 years away from his hometown, Charles J. Jones is coming back to Athens. His remains will be interred 3 p.m. Saturday at Oconee Hill Cemetery with full military honors, more than a decade after the wreckage of the B-24 Liberator bomber...