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Gates: No Troop Recommendation In Afghan Report

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says a report due soon from the U.S. commander in Afghanistan will not contain any specific recommendations for increases in troops.

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Air Force May Buzz Before Bombing In Afghanistan

Posted: 08/13/2009 - The Air Force general in charge of the air war in Afghanistan says a new strategy means warplanes in some cases may be buzzing rather than bombing some insurgents.

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Speicher's Remains Returning To North Florida

Posted: 08/13/2009 - The remains of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher are being returned to his Florida home, 18 years after his FA-18 Hornet was shot down on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991.

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Major Problems Cited In Iraq Interpreter Contract

Posted: 08/13/2009 - The government has given a scathing review to a Virginia-based company with a $4.6 billion contract to supply U.S. forces in Iraq with Arabic-speaking translators.

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Army Corps Finds Agent Mustard Chemical, Halts Dig

Posted: 08/12/2009 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halting its search for World War I-era chemical weapons in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood after workers found an open glass flask containing traces of the chemical agent mustard.

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ACLU: NC Activist Can Warn Students About Military

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Attorneys say a rural North Carolina school district will allow a Quaker peace activist to distribute information to high school students about alternatives to joining the military.

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Marines Assault Taliban Town In Afghanistan

Posted: 08/12/2009 - U.S. Marines have mounted a helicopter assault to seize the Taliban-held town of Dahaneh in southern Afghanistan and are fighting gain control of the area ahead of next week's presidential elections.

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Marine Arrested After Highway Patrol Shooting

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Police say a 19-year-old Marine has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at two California Highway Patrol officers near San Diego.

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U.S. Soldier Charged In Mexican Cartel Killing

Posted: 08/11/2009 - A Fort Bliss soldier and two other men have been charged in the shooting death of a mid-level Mexican drug cartel member who was also a U.S. informant.

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Army College Begins Session Amid Guantanamo Debate

Posted: 08/10/2009 - A new session of the Army's Command and General Staff College is under way at Fort Leavenworth as debate continues over possible transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay.

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White House: Afghan War Not In Crisis

Posted: 08/10/2009 - President Barack Obama's national security adviser isn't ruling out anything in Afghanistan, including another infusion of U.S. troops.

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Air Force Used Twitter To Track NY Flyover Fallout

Posted: 08/10/2009 - The Pentagon has been warning about security risks posed by social networking sites. But documents show the U.S. military uses the online sites itself to monitor and react to high-profile events.

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At Least 45 Dead In String Of Bombings In Iraq

Posted: 08/10/2009 - Iraqi officials say at least 45 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in a wave of bombings near the northern city of Mosul and elsewhere in Iraq, including Baghdad.

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DOD: No Criminal Charges In Electrocution Death

Posted: 08/07/2009 - The Department of Defense says no criminal charges will be filed against military contractor KBR Inc. in connection with the electrocution of a Green Beret soldier who died while showering in his barracks in Iraq.

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Afghan Officials Drop Bomb Toll From 21 To 5

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Afghan officials have lowered the death toll in the bombing of a wedding party, saying five people, not 21, were killed when their vehicle hit a mine.

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