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Midday Roundup: Beards and turbans now part of the U.S. military uniform

Midday Roundup: Beards and turbans now part of the U.S. military uniform

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Sincerely held beliefs. The U.S. Defense Department announced today it would change the military’s policy on outward displays of religious beliefs, allowing…

On the shoulders of giants

By Warren Cole Smith
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Obituary | Robbie Risner was laid to rest today. Most Americans in 2014 have no idea who he is, but there was a time when he was perhaps the most famous man in America.

Military rape case could hinge on reporters’ rights

By Michael Reneau
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Crime | Attorneys for the U.S. Navy and a Naval Academy midshipman are wrangling over reporters’ rights in a rape case in which only one of three original…

The crash that ended a Cold War defense program

By Michael Cochrane
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History | The storm-driven crash of a nuclear bomber in western Maryland in 1964 made an indelible impact on a Cold War program that aimed to keep 12 bombers airborne…

Midday Roundup: Captive U.S. soldier appears in ‘proof of life’ video

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Captive. The family of a U.S. soldier taken captive in Afghanistan in 2009 is rejoicing after the military announced it had obtained a new video showing him…

SEALs on the silver screen

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Lone Survivor , the new movie based on Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s 2007 memoir about an ill-fated 2005 operation in Afghanistan, is the latest film to…

Saudi Arabian money reaches far and wide

By Derringer Dick
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International | Everyone knows the Saudis have money, but when the Pentagon notified Congress last month that the desert kingdom planned to spend more than a billion dollars…

Threat realized

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | Al-Qaeda takeover in Fallujah is most direct threat to Iraq government and U.S. gains

Nations jockey for Arctic dominance

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The United States is racing to keep pace with increased activity in the once-sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from taking the lead.  Nations across…

Globe Trot: Resurgence redux in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Al-Qaeda forces have gained control of Fallujah, a key battleground during the nearly 10-year U.S. war in Iraq. Its Anbar Province, where…

Down the memory hole?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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History | It didn’t grab big headlines, but last month a controversy blew up at the U.S. Army War College—not about grand strategy, but about artwork. For decades,

VA hospitals nix Christmas to ‘protect’ veterans

VA hospitals nix Christmas to ‘protect’ veterans

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | The ongoing attack on religious expression at Christmas spilled into three Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals in Georgia, Texas, and Iowa last month. The…

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