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Lawmakers who supported Iraq war are wary now

Posted: 06/17/2014 - One Republican senator says the conflict between Iraq's Shiites and Sunnis has been going on for 1,500 years -- and he says, "Whatever we do, it's not going to go away."

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Pentagon orders amphibious ship to Persian Gulf

Posted: 06/16/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde into the Persian Gulf as concern grows over a militant group's advancement toward Iraq's capital.

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Hagel orders US aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf

Updated: 06/14/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.

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Senate bill doubles spending on veterans' health

Posted: 06/14/2014 - Spending on veterans' health care could double in three years under the Senate's solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics.

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Army: Bergdahl not joined by family after return

Posted: 06/14/2014 - When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he wasn't joined by his family.

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President Obama: U.S. won't send troops back to Iraq

Posted: 06/13/2014 - President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

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Senator: Bergdahl deal reached day before prisoner swap

Posted: 06/10/2014 - A top Democratic senator says the Obama administration only finalized the release of a U.S. prisoner in Afghanistan in exchange for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap.

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FBI investigates threats against Bergdahl family

Posted: 06/07/2014 - William Facer, a spokesman for the FBI's Salt Lake City division, said Saturday in a statement: "The FBI continues to monitor the situation in Hailey, Idaho. We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously."

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Fort Riley warns of increased noise levels

Posted: 06/06/2014 - Neighbors of Fort Riley can expect more noise than usual as the northeast Kansas post observes the 70th anniversary of D-Day and marks the founding of the Army's 1st Infantry Division.

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World honors D-Day's fallen, 70 years on

Posted: 06/06/2014 - Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and modern history.

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Wichita VA official: No patients on list harmed

Updated: 06/06/2014 - The director of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Wichita says none of the 385 patients on an unauthorized waiting list for care were harmed because of it.

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Kansas congressmen demanding answers on VA issues

Updated: 06/06/2014 - Kansas congressmen Mike Pompeo and Tim Huelskamp are demanding answers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Wichita about its unauthorized waiting list for care.

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