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Navy eases body fat standards in effort to retain sailors

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Navy Petty Officer Lentoyi White, 26, feared she’d be dismissed from the service after twice failing the Navy’s body composition assessment (BCA), which…

Midday Roundup: More U.S. troops could be headed for Iraq

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Back in Iraq. U.S. forces are likely to play a bigger role in the fight to recapture Mosul from Islamic State (ISIS), than they played in retaking Ramadi in…

Move over Google: Army has lock on driverless vehicles

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The U.S. Army may soon need fewer truck drivers, even though it owns one of the world’s largest fleets of supply vehicles. The Army is developing and…

GOP candidates divide over drafting women

By J.C. Derrick
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Campaign 2016 | Ted Cruz says requiring women to register with the military’s Selective Service is immoral, but others disagree

Globe Trot: 90 percent of orphans have living parents

By Mindy Belz
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International | ORPHANS: Of 150 million orphans we hear about worldwide, 90 percent have a living parent, according to UNICEF—a detail that popped up at me reading the Global…

Wounded Warrior Project accused of lavish spending, inflating assistance

By Laura Finch
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Charities | Media and charity watchdog groups are taking aim at Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), the nonprofit juggernaut that assists wounded and disabled veterans upon…

Top generals: Women should register for the draft

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | The top generals of both the Army and the Marine Corps testified Tuesday that women should be required to register with Selective Service now that the…

Midday Roundup: Pastor heads to prison for helping single mother flee country

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Sent to prison. The Virginia pastor convicted of helping a woman flee the country with her daughter to keep her away from her former lesbian partner will…

Dispute over Afghan rape case could delay Army secretary’s nomination

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A dispute over the U.S. Army’s treatment of a soldier who defended a young Afghan boy being raped by a local police commander could hold up the nomination…

Midday Roundup: Naghmeh Abedini files ‘domestic relations case’ in Idaho

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rocky reunion. Pastor Saeed Abedini returned to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday and reunited with his children as marital problems persisted between him…

Nominee says shrinking Army puts U.S. at risk

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | During his confirmation hearing last Thursday, Eric Fanning, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next secretary of the Army, told a largely receptive…

Midday Roundup: UN report details extent of ISIS horror

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Unimaginable suffering. Islamic State (ISIS) is responsible for killing nearly 19,000 civilians in Iraq in a 21-month period, according to a new United…

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