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Marine Corps base under attack for ‘God bless the military’ sign

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The simple sign near the entrance to the marina at Marine Corps Base Hawaii has stood for nearly 15 years. Erected shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks,

Marine Corps decision sets up clash over women in combat

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | It may be an outmoded advertising slogan, but apparently the U.S. Marine Corps is still “looking for a few good men,” at least to fill its infantry direct…

Midday Roundup: Cuban dissidents arrested during pope’s visit

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Papal tour. At least four Cuban dissidents managed to get near Pope Francis as he arrived for Sunday mass in Havana. The protesters were quickly arrested, and…

Midday Roundup: U.S. anti-ISIS training program an ‘abject failure’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Poor showing. The United States set aside $500 million to train Syrians to fight ISIS, but only four or five trainees have ended up in the fight so far, Gen.

Shattered illusions in the military

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Military | Last month, the U.S. Army announced with much fanfare that two women out of 19 had completed Army Ranger training to qualify for the elite corps. Though Capt.

Pakistan kills three terrorists with first native drone flight

By Anna K. Poole
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Pakistan | Military officials in Pakistan announced on Sunday the maiden voyage of the country’s first natively developed combat drone, which killed three high-profile…

Navy stands behind chaplain who shared Christian beliefs

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The Navy has exonerated a highly decorated and respected chaplain, denying a formal request by his commanding officer to dismiss him from the military based…

New U.S. Law of War Manual has media up in arms

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A new Department of Defense manual on the law of war has some in the media concerned it gives license to military commanders to detain journalists as…

U.S. to increase drone missions amid rising world tensions

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Military drones aren’t getting grounded any time soon.  Demand from U.S. commanders for increased intelligence and strike capabilities to respond to…

Midday Roundup: Thai officials search for suspect in Bangkok attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Man in yellow. Officials in Thailand are looking for a suspect in yesterday’s massive bombing in Bangkok that killed 22 and wounded 120 others. Closed…

Still waiting

By Maria Baer
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Lifestyle | A year later, VA hospital problems are not fixed

Trial of Russian Taliban could shed light on law of war

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A terrorism case being tried in federal court could set a precedent regarding whether certain terrorism suspects are lawful military combatants under the…

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