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  • Bill to prevent veterans' suicides raises questions about funding

    WASHINGTON A bill to reduce suicides among veterans stalled in the Senate last month despite its heartrending cause and strong bipartisan support. Now it's on the verge of final passage thanks to the departure of its main critic. Veterans were infuriated...
  • With Yemen's president out, US ponders its campaign against al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON Yemen, for years a showpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts against the world's most active al-Qaida branch, plunged into a dark and uncertain period Thursday with the resignation of the president and his Cabinet after a militant takeover....
  • AP Interview: Iraqi premier appeals for more aid to ground troops battling Islamic State

    Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday appealed for more aid for the country's beleaguered ground forces, which have yet to score a decisive victory against the Islamic State group despite five months of U.S.-led coalition air raids. In an interview with The...
  • New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds

    New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds
    Justin Eldridge's family will never fully understand why nothing seemed to ease the anguish of the young Marine and father of five as he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after a deployment to Afghanistan in 2004-05....
  • Defense contractors see opportunity in cybersecurity sector

    Defense contractors see opportunity in cybersecurity sector
    After a year that saw destructive cyberattacks on major U.S. companies, President Obama's call to stiffen America's digital defenses could help bolster the bottom lines of top defense and aerospace contractors facing cutbacks in Pentagon spending. In...
  • President Obama's State of the Union address

    President Obama's State of the Union address
    This is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned...
  • Marine mom works for better PTSD programs

    Marine mom works for better PTSD programs
    Two years after U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Janos Lutz took his own life, his mother said she is determined to leave as his legacy a means through which other war veterans can be saved. "We are growing and we will do this," said Janine Lutz of her...
  • U.S. airstrike in Syria may have killed 50 civilians

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey A U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed at least 50 Syrian civilians late last month when it targeted a headquarters of Islamic State extremists in northern Syria, according to a witness and a Syrian opposition human rights organization....
  • U.S. investigating whether strikes against Islamic State killed civilians

    U.S. investigating whether strikes against Islamic State killed civilians
    For the first time in the months-long air campaign against Islamic State militants, American commanders have confirmed that they are investigating the possibility that civilians have been killed in U.S. attacks. Until recently, Pentagon officials had...
  • Pentagon throws out Guantanamo 'foot soldier' conviction

    A retired U.S. Marine general responsible for the Guantanamo war court has overturned the terrorism conviction of a Sudanese man who was sent home a little over a year ago as a war criminal, the Pentagon disclosed. In 2011, Noor Uthman Mohammed pleaded...
  • How a sexual predator operated under the radar at an Army base

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. A government investigation into how an Army drill sergeant was able to prey on several female trainees finds numerous lapses in reporting and protocol up and down the chain of command. In September, military police Staff Sgt. Angel...