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  • Obama to nominate Marines' leader as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman

    Obama to nominate Marines' leader as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman
    Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who is commandant of the Marine Corps and has spent time as the top U.S. and NATO general in Afghanistan, will be nominated to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a White House official said Monday. If...
  • Pentagon: Texas has nothing to fear from upcoming military exercise

    WASHINGTON The Pentagon has a message for Texas: chill. Defense officials Monday dismissed as "wild speculation" an Internet-fueled claim that a massive summertime exercise called Jade Helm 15 for special operations commandos is a covert operation by...
  • Rights group: 64 civilians killed in Syria coalition strike

    A Syrian rights group reported Monday that the death toll of civilians purportedly killed in airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a village controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria has risen to 64, including 31 children, as the U.S. military said...
  • Hey, Congressman Weaselpuss: I'm tellin' your mom!

    Does anybody remember that thing from a few years back when a bunch of Wall Street sharpies and slick financial services operators vandalized the entire global economy? The one where poor people were shamelessly victimized and financially ruined for life,...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Police kill 2 men who shot security guard outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad...
  • Beallsville's loss of Vietnam War soldiers still felt

    The teenage boy spotted a U.S. military vehicle creeping slowly up the farm's driveway and minutes later saw his dad dart for the cornfields, as if trying to outrun the news. Even at 14, Roger Schnegg knew in an instant what that surreal scene meant:...
  • Navy begins providing extra security for US ships in Strait of Hormuz

    WASHINGTON Navy ships on Thursday began accompanying U.S.-flagged cargo vessels through the Strait of Hormuz in a maritime show of force in response to Iran's seizure Tuesday of a container ship from the Marshall Islands. Defense Department officials...
  • House defense bill _ at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse

    A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels — and a bird known for its strutting....
  • 'Blended' military retirement plan clears hurdle

    Despite vigorous opposition from a few colleagues who are military retirees, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelming on Wednesday to give future generations of service members something different from the all-or-nothing 20-year retirement...
  • Memorial for military bomb techs adds 7 names from WW II

    The names of seven military bomb technicians who died in World War II are now part of a memorial wall at Eglin Air Force Base. The Northwest Florida Daily News (http://bit.ly/1EO8nUL ) reported that the names of the seven soldiers, sailors and Marines...
  • Pentagon studying plan as wars wind down, armed forces seek high-tech recruits

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Congress is considering changing, for the first time in decades, the way service members get retirement pay. Military retirement now carries an all-or-nothing pension plan that requires a minimum of 20 years of service. The new plan...