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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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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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Army begins probe of Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance

Posted: 06/16/2014 - The Army says it has begun an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009.

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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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