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It’s the no-name mission. The Pentagon gives a name to many of its significant overseas “contingencies” — but not the current, open-ended one in Iraq. Afghanistan is “Operation Enduring Freedom.”...
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2014/08/22 17:05
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In a brilliant August 17 segment of Last Week Tonight, HBO host John Oliver ripped into small towns that have equipped their police with war-like military equipment. One town was Keene, New Hampshire,...
2014/08/22 17:04
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... minutes 41 seconds ago by CNNPentagon chief: ISIS 'beyond anything we have seen' America's top defense officials left open the possibility of targeting ISIS fighters in Syria, saying during a news...
2014/08/22 16:57
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Kurdish and Iraqi armed forces made gains against ISIS fighters in northeastern Iraq on Friday, taking back several villages as they surrounded the large ISIS-held town of Jalawla, a spokesman for...
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The wide-ranging list of military surplus goods acquired by Washington state law enforcement agencies through a U.S. Department of Defense program includes over a dozen mine-resistant vehicles,...
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Mosul Dam is the largest in the country, and Iraqi and U.S. officials fear that a breach in the dam would threaten the lives of millions of Iraqis who live downstream in Mosul and Baghdad. U.S....
2014/08/22 15:51
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McCaskill to Hold Police Militarization Hearings McCaskill will hold hearings on the militarization of local police in wake of Ferguson events. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) With lawmakers on...
2014/08/22 15:37
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The State and Defense Departments and the House of Representatives have barred diplomats, the armed forces, and lawmakers, respectively, from participating in the “ice-bucket challenge” to raise money...
2014/08/22 15:16
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WASHINGTON (CNN) – An outrageous ransom demand. A failed rescue attempt. A taunting e-mail. These were the details emerging about the final months of the life of American journalist James Foley,...
2014/08/22 12:28
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John Lennon’s killer is up for parole for the eighth time — and for the eighth time, Yoko Ono is fighting his release. Mark David Chapman, serving a 20 year-to-life sentence at upstate Wende...
2014/08/22 12:26
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The Missouri police shooting death of Michael Brown has spotlighted police brutality toward blacks but many other Americans, including whites, are finding themselves the targets of harsher and harsher...
2014/08/22 12:25
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... — The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without giving Congress the appropriate notice, Congress’ independent investigative arm...
2014/08/22 12:09
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The Navy has decided to separate Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jessica Sims, a 12-year sailor, for failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle, according to a Wednesday statement...
2014/08/22 08:05
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WASHINGTON — Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon wants an information leak about a failed rescue mission to free journalist James Foley this summer investigated by the Defense Department. The mission involved...
2014/08/22 07:43
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MANILA - The Philippines is maintaining its position of taking a multilateral approach in addressing territorial disputes with China over the South China Sea amid reports on the presence of Chinese...
2014/08/22 07:38
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Counter to an earlier plan to keep single Marines in Japan and send just those with dependents to Guam, single Marines will also rotate through the tiny island in the coming years, making it a major...
2014/08/22 04:48
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The Pentagon's Excess Property Program-often called the 1033 Program-has come under the fire of civil rights groups since it was discovered to be the source for much of the military gear used in...
2014/08/22 04:44
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Editor’s Note:What follows is an exclusive extract of Jim Rickards’ speech at World War D earlier this year. Jim is a lawyer, economist, investment banker and bestselling author of Currency Wars and...
2014/08/22 01:51
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Chambliss Wants Special Counsel to Investigate Obama on Bergdahl Swap (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee wants a special counsel to...
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Uncle Sam’s long-standing policy of giving veterans a hiring preference for government jobs enjoys strong support. But it’s a pain to explain. Joe Davidson writes the Federal Diary, a column about...
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