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  • Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees. The Defense Department...

  • Dempsey: Ground troops would be international

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the ground troops he may eventually recommend in Iraq would not necessarily be American. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testified to Congress earlier this month he may at some point recommend that ground troops be used to destroy the...

  • Three Afghan officers go missing in Cape Cod

    Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar were last seen in an off-base mall on Cape Cod on Saturday, Massachusetts National Guard Col. James Sahady told the Boston Herald.

  • Top brass weighs on Pentagon

    The U.S. military is more top-heavy than it ever has been, after decades of adding generals and admirals while the enlisted ranks shrank and budget cuts forced many lower-ranking officers out of the service.

  • U.S. troops arrive in Liberia this weekend to start anti-Ebola mission

    U.S. troops will arrive in Liberia's capital this weekend to set up a headquarters and begin evaluating where to build treatment centers to help fight the deadly Ebola virus, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.

  • Lots of gold at Fort Knox but not much energy savings

    Army officials at Fort Knox, Ky., improperly awarded 108 green energy jobs valued at more than $270 million and are unable to document claimed savings for the projects.

  • Army suspends head of Western medical command

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army says it has suspended the head of its Western Regional Medical Command, which is in charge of Army hospitals in 20 western states. A brief Army statement at the Pentagon says Brig. Gen. John M. Cho was suspended, effective immediately. That's pending the outcome of...

  • Fort Hood shooter asks to join ISIS

    The former Army psychiatrist convicted of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, has written a letter asking to become a "citizen" of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Fox News reported.

  • At ease: Obama eyes transgendered troops

    The Pentagon "likely will" allow transgendered Americans to serve openly in the military where 15,500 now secretly serve, according to a new report issued by top former generals.

  • Laying off troops close to retirement isn't keeping faith

    Recently laid-off Army officers are not bad apples, rather they are the victims of rudderless policy and feckless prioritization in the White House and Congress.

  • GAO: Obama administration broke the law in Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap

    Pentagon officials broke the law by trading five imprisoned Taliban leaders for captured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress at least 30 days in advance and by using appropriated public funds for a different purpose, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said Thursday.

  • The Allies Invade Southern France: Seaports and a Race up the Rhone

    Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly. However, the...



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