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Former Phoenix VA head gets probation for ethics violations

By Maria Baer
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Military | A federal judge sentenced the former head of the Phoenix VA hospital to two years’ probation earlier this week. Sharon Helman was at the center of the 2014…

Midday Roundup: House Republicans nix military draft for women

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Red ink. The House Rules Committee has effectively stripped a provision from the defense authorization bill that would have required women to register for the…

U.S. Army shrinks to pre-WWII levels

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The number of active duty soldiers in the U.S. Army has dropped to a level not seen since before the United States entered World War II. At the end of March,

War without a map

By Mindy Belz
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Military | The battle against ISIS won’t wait for U.S. election theatrics here

Into the fight?

By Laura Finch
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Military | Proposals in Congress to make women register for Selective Service sharpen the debate over women in combat

Pentagon launches crewless ship to hunt enemy submarines

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Leave it to the Pentagon’s secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to roll out a major technological innovation just when the world’s…

House committee moves to sustain ministries serving the military

By Evan Wilt
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Religious Liberty | WASHINGTON—The House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment last week to ensure faith-based ministries can continue to serve America’s men and women…

Midday Roundup: ISIS kills U.S. service member in Iraq

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy |  Combat death. Pentagon officials confirmed this morning that Islamic State militants killed a U.S. service member assisting Peshmerga fighters in…

Women face the draft after lawmaker’s protest amendment backfires

By Jim Henry
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Military | Before the end of the month, the House of Representatives likely will take up the next National Defense Authorization Act and with it a controversial proposal…

Army reinstates Green Beret who confronted Afghan rapist

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The Army yesterday reversed its decision to dismiss a decorated Green Beret soldier who physically confronted an Afghan police commander for raping a young…

Highest military court considers limits of religious liberty in uniform

By Michael Cochrane
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Religious Liberty | The military’s highest court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF), heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that could determine the future…

Midday Roundup: Airstrikes in Syria hit hospital, civilians

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Humanitarian crisis. Airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria, have killed at least 61 people, including some at a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital. The Syrian…

 
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