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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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McCain Looks To Cut Funding For More F-22 Jets

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Sen. John McCain wants to remove the $1.75 billion recently inserted into the proposed 2010 defense budget for more fighter jets from Lockheed Martin.

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Purple Hearts And Bronze Stars

Updated: 07/11/2009 - Some local soldiers receive some of the highest awards the military has to offer at a special ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Newton...

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Congress Asked To Investigate Racism In Military

Updated: 07/10/2009 - One of the country's main monitors of hate groups is asking Congress to investigate possible racial extremism in the military, after finding service members on a social networking Web site advertised as being for whites only.

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IG Says VA Facilities Need Changes In Mental Care

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Two years ago, an Iraq war veteran who was allowed to give himself medication overdosed in a Veterans Affairs facility. A new review finds the problems blamed in his death have not been corrected at many VA facilities.

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