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Gates Downplays Reports Of Tensions

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Pentagon officials are downplaying reports of tension as Iraqi troops take over the duties that had been handled by Americans in Iraqi cities.

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US: 4 US Troops Die In Afghanistan

Posted: 07/20/2009 - NATO says four more Americans have been killed in Afghanistan, making July the deadliest month ever for U.S. troops in this war.

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Gates Announces Army Being Increased By 22,000

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates has announced that the size of the Army is being increased by 22,000 to help meet deployment needs around the world.

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Kansas Guard Battalion To Leave Wednesday

Posted: 07/20/2009 - A group of about 425 Kansas National Guards troops who have been training in Salina were honored before leaving for eventual deployment to Egypt.

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NATO: Fighter Jet Crashes At Afghan Base

Posted: 07/20/2009 - A NATO official says a fighter jet has crashed at NATO's largest base in southern Afghanistan, the second major crash at the base in two days.

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Iraqi Forces Restricting U.S. Military

Posted: 07/20/2009 - An Iraqi military commander is comparing new restrictions on U.S. forces to "house arrest," saying they can no longer patrol freely as in the past.

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Army Experiment To Test War Without Computers

Posted: 07/20/2009 - An experiment getting under way at Fort Leavenworth will test battle concepts and how well commanders react to hybrid warfare, including loss of computer operations.

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No-Bid Contracts Mean Higher Costs

Posted: 07/17/2009 - An AP analysis shows the Defense Department frequently awards no-bid work to small contractors under the new economic stimulus law, costing more than competitive bidding would.

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July Deadliest Month For NATO In Afghanistan

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Canadian officials say a Canadian soldier has been killed in Afghanistan making July the deadliest month for international troops since the Afghan war began nearly eight years ago.

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House Panel Opposes Privatizing Military Jobs

Posted: 07/16/2009 - A House subcommittee has voted to block Pentagon plans to potentially privatize thousands of civilian jobs at military installations, including West Point military academy.

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Army: Soldiers in Slayings Faced Heavy Iraq Combat

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Updated: 09/06/2013 - Heavy combat in Iraq where U.S. soldiers witnessed the deaths of many fellow troops may have contributed to hostile behavior by Colorado-based veterans accused or implicated in 11 slayings back home.

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Levin Says Vote Postponed On F-22 Jet Funding

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Sen. Carl Levin says a key vote has been postponed to strike out $1.75 billion added to the defense spending bill for more fighter jets from Lockheed Martin.

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Army Units Ordered To Iraq For New Mission

Posted: 07/14/2009 - The Pentagon has created four custom-made Army brigades designed to focus more on advising Iraqis and less on fighting as America prepares for its 2011 exit from Iraq.

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Kansas Colleges Partner On GI Bill

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Thirty-three Kansas colleges and universities have agreed to participate in a program aimed at helping veterans use federal education benefits.

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