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  • Free food, and other deals for Veterans Day

    November 11 is Veterans Day and your favorite restaurants and local businesses would like to say thank you to those who serve our country by serving YOU! Check out the list to see who's serving up our Vets and active military this year. Please note,...
  • US troops back in Iraq's Anbar, scene of heaviest combat of 2003-11 war

    WASHINGTON The first U.S. troops to enter an active combat zone since President Barack Obama ordered the American military back to Iraq arrived Monday in Anbar, the Iraqi province where Americans suffered their heaviest losses during the 2003-2011...
  • Guantanamo judge halts using female guards for one captive's legal meetings

    A Navy judge has ordered the Guantanamo prison to temporarily stop using female soldiers to move an Iraqi detainee to legal meetings a new practice, according to his lawyer, that has resulted in the war-on-terror captive twice being forced from a cell for...
  • U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Iraq, destroy convoy

    The U.S. carried out airstrikes that targeted a gathering of Islamic State leaders in northern Iraq, military officials said Saturday. U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, confirmed that warplanes destroyed a 10-...
  • President's foreign policy intentions lie in ruins

    Now that the usual vows of good intentions are over between President Barack Obama and the elected Republican leaders of the House and Senate — all vowing willingness to work together to break the long legislative stalemate on Capitol Hill —...
  • As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized

    As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized
    As Russian forces were drawing back from a swift and violent incursion into Ukraine this fall, Moscow was delivering another powerful military statement many miles to the north. A new 40-foot Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of...
  • Families of those missing in action fight time, bureaucracy

    In April 1943, when Ronald Norford was 10, his older brother Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy and shipped out on a submarine patrolling the waters off Japan as World War Two was reaching full boil. "My mother made me a white dress Navy uniform, like...
  • Our veterans and troops deserve our best

    Our veterans and troops deserve our best
    America's servicemen and servicewomen are disciplined, honorable, hard-working and dedicated. This has always been the case. I have a deep respect for anyone who is willing to sacrifice and put his or her life on the line to protect our great country...
  • U.S. airstrikes target militants in Syria plotting against West

    An overnight U.S. aerial assault in northern Syria struck Al Qaeda-linked extremists who were plotting to attack the West, the U.S. military said Thursday. Targeted was an Al Qaeda faction that U.S. authorities call the Khorasan Group, composed of...
  • From armored trucks to treadmills, small department makes use of military surplus items�

    Few agencies are more illustrative of what local law enforcement can get from a surplus military equipment program than the Pettis County Sheriff's Office. The 20-officer department, which patrols a 696-square-mile county with a population of 42,000 an...
  • Maker of fake guns for film, training moves to Hampton

    Maker of fake guns for film, training moves to Hampton
    HAMPTON — A once-dormant building in Langley Research and Development Park is now home to a prototyping lab and a company that makes fake guns for movies and military training. "Simulation is a huge cost-savings for the Department of Defense,"...