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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…

Are defense cuts jeopardizing military readiness?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After 15 years of combat, many of the U.S. military’s aging war machines are nearing the breaking point, with replacements either non-existent or taking a…

Midday Roundup: Poll shows Clinton crushing Trump in November

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unfavorable odds. A just-released Associated Press-GfK poll of more than 1,000 adults suggests Americans prefer Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary…

U.S. beefs up missile defense amid North Korean threats

By Michael Cochrane
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National Security | The North Korean government has a history of threats, bluster, and saber rattling toward the United States. But the North’s recent advances in long-range…

Keeping our republic of laws

By D.C. Innes
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Campaign 2016 | President Obama, in his Havana speech, described America and Cuba as “two brothers who’ve been estranged for many years.” The superficialities he cited…

Vets with PTSD increasingly turn to pot, get addicted

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The number of veterans using marijuana to treat their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms is on the rise, even in states where medical marijuana is…

U.S. general warns ‘Brexit’ would weaken Europe’s security

By Michael Cochrane
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Europe | The commanding general of the U.S. Army Europe has warned that a vote by Britain to leave the European Union (EU)—the so-called “Brexit”—would…

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…

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