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Electrician: Contractor Did Faulty Wiring In Iraq

Updated: 05/21/2009 - An electrician hired by the Army to help inspect electrical work at facilities where U.S. soldiers operate in Iraq says 90% of wiring done in newly constructed buildings by one military contractor was done improperly.

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U.S. Disputes Afghan Casualty Figures

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The U.S. military says preliminary findings show that between 20 and 30 civilians and about 60 insurgents may have died in a clash earlier this month in western Afghanistan.

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Advanced Army Education Matures Over 25 Years

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Fort Leavenworth's School for Advanced Military Studies continues to train staff officers to be more analytical when approaching war and to look toward the next conflict.

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Pentagon On Track To Close Gitmo

Posted: 05/19/2009 - The Pentagon says it still expects the prison at Guantanamo Bay to be closed by January 2010 as President BarackObama has ordered...

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Suspect In Iraq Clinic Shooting Now In Kuwait

Posted: 05/19/2009 - The U.S. military says an Army sergeant charged in this month's fatal shooting of five soldiers at a mental health clinic on a Baghdad base has left Iraq.

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Army Captain Pleads Guilty In Iraq Theft Ring

Posted: 05/18/2009 - An Army captain has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of military equipment and selling it to an Iraqi businessman.

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Military Officers Set To Complete KU Program

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Ten U.S. military officers and one from Argentina are about to complete the first year of a new collaboration with the University of Kansas.

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Ft. Riley Soldier Killed In Iraq

Updated: 05/15/2009 - Maj. Hutchison is the oldest member of that service branch to be killed in combat as well as the oldest member of any branch killed in combat operations.

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Gates Supports Missile Defense Despite Budget Cuts

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates is defending his plans to trim more than a billion dollars from the planned system to build a broad missile shield for the U.S. and its allies.

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House Takes Up War Spending Measure

Posted: 05/14/2009 - A bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the end of September will be under House consideration today.

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Afghan Official: 95 Kids Died In U.S.-Taliban Clash

Posted: 05/13/2009 - An Afghan lawmaker says 95 children are among the 140 people Afghan officials say died in a U.S.-Taliban battle earlier this month. U.S. spokesman Col. Greg Julian says "there is no physical proof that can substantiate that" claim.

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Military To Probe Mental Health Care

Posted: 05/13/2009 - The U.S. military command has launched an investigation into whether it offers adequate mental health care to its soldiers.

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Five Killed At Iraq Clinic Remembered

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Two military men described as dedicated caregivers to soldiers under stress were among the five people shot to death at a military counseling clinic in Baghdad Monday.

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White House: Law Only Answer For Gays In Military

Posted: 05/12/2009 - The White House says it won't stop gays and lesbians from being dismissed from the military while the Obama administration works to repeal a decade-old policy banning openly gay people from serving in uniform.

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