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Obama: US won't be dragged into another Iraq war

Posted: 08/09/2014 - President Barack Obama says the United States can't and shouldn't intervene in every world crisis. But he says when innocent people face a massacre and the U.S. has the ability to stop it, the nation shouldn't look away.

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VA chief to make 1st hospital visit amid scandal

Posted: 08/08/2014 - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald travels to Phoenix on Friday to visit a VA hospital for the first time since taking over the embattled agency late last month.

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President Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

Updated: 08/07/2014 - President Barack Obama says he's authorized the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militants if they advance toward the city of Erbil.

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Official: General's killer hid in bathroom

Posted: 08/06/2014 - An Afghan military official says the Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault

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Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

Posted: 07/20/2014 - The Kansas Adjutant General's office says federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies' contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard.

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Lawmakers still questioning Afghanistan drawdown

Posted: 07/19/2014 - The Afghan election crisis and Iraq's unraveling have lawmakers and regional allies thinking President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

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Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

Posted: 07/14/2014 - Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, has been returned to regular Army duty.

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OIG outlines issues at Kansas VA outreach clinics

Posted: 07/09/2014 - The Office of Inspector General for the Veterans Affairs Department has released its recommendations for improvements at the six community-based outpatient clinics across Kansas overseen by the Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita.

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Oxford firm gets Army contract

Posted: 07/06/2014 - An Oxford, Mississippi, firm has been awarded at $15.6 million contract to build a regional simulation center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Military grounds all F-35 jets during fire probe

Posted: 07/04/2014 - U.S. military officials have grounded all F-35s while continuing to investigate a runway fire involving one of the fighter jets at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

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Veteran says VA security used 'torture cuffs' on him

Posted: 06/23/2014 - A retired career marine claims he was mugged, tackled and put in torture cuffs in a dispute over getting his prescription refilled at the Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita.

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VA falls short on female medical issues

Updated: 06/24/2014 - The beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs is falling short of its commitment to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow

Posted: 06/22/2014 - President Barack Obama says the threat from al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow and spill over into other countries in the region

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Obama's test: Try to avoid `mission creep' in Iraq

Posted: 06/22/2014 - President Barack Obama is charting a new phase of American military engagement in Iraq, and he says a war-weary United States won't be "dragged back" into a lengthy conflict.

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