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  • Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks

    Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks
    The Pentagon wants more money. But the politics of Pentagon spending have gotten so contorted that it's hard to know who the important players are, much less how much money the department is likely to get when this year's budget wrangling is finally over....
  • VA Jail Release Program Provides Veterans With Housing, Health Care

    A month before he left prison, Jeffrey Murdock, a veteran who suffers from depression and multiple sclerosis, thought his future would entail living as a patient in a state mental hospital. But Murdock's outlook changed drastically after a Veterans...
  • Ukrainian officer is rare foreign patient at Walter Reed

    Ukrainian officer is rare foreign patient at Walter Reed
    The Ukrainian colonel's journey to Maryland began on a hilltop a few miles from the Russian border, artillery shells crashing down all around him. Col. Ihor Hordiychuk was sent to hold the strategically important hill last August against Russian-backed...
  • Syria Kurds yet to be fully embraced by US in anti-IS fight

    For four months, Syrian Kurdish fighters battled the Islamic State group in the rubble-strewn streets of Kobani as U.S. aircraft pounded the extremists from the skies, a joint effort that ultimately expelled the militants from the town and marked their...
  • Pentagon notifying troops named by alleged Islamic State hackers

    Pentagon notifying troops named by alleged Islamic State hackers
    The Pentagon said Monday it is notifying 100 military members that their names and addresses were posted on the Internet by a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division. The group said it was posting the information, including photos of the...
  • Judge orders US release of military detainee abuse photos

    The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners. U.S. District Judge...
  • Ex-soldiers sentenced in theft of more than $2.7 million

    Federal prosecutors say two former U.S. Army soldiers have been sentenced for stealing millions of dollars in government money while they were stationed in Saudi Arabia. Authorities say 44-year-old Jasen Minter of Fayetteville, Georgia and 48-year-old...
  • Operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State stalled by heavy casualties, discord

    ISTANBUL The much ballyhooed Iraqi government operation to capture the central city of Tikrit from the Islamic State has stalled three weeks after it began, amid widespread reports that Shiite Muslim militias and the government are badly divided over...
  • Armed with GPS kits, U.S. crew puts the 'smart' in smart bombs

    Armed with GPS kits, U.S. crew puts the 'smart' in smart bombs
    Coalition warplanes have dropped more than 10,200 so-called "smart bombs" since President Obama authorized the air war on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria last summer. The use of such “joint direct attack munitions,” the U.S. military...
  • House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans

    Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to make a down payment on last fall's campaign promise to erase deficits by the end of the decade. Last-minute...
  • Police show off Homeland Security intelligence center

    Police show off Homeland Security intelligence center
    At a secret location in Miami-Dade County, analysts and investigators tasked with preventing terrorist attacks study tips about possible plots that could be carried out between Key West and Palm Beach. They are part of the Southeast Florida Fusion...