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Jul 21, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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Jul 15, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Jul 7, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Guardian: The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has declared Afghanistan a "major non-Nato ally" of the US in a strong show of support before a conference that aims to raise billions of dollars of aid for the war-ravaged country. The announcement by Clinton during a brief visit to Kabul means Afghanistan ...

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Jun 20, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from USA Today: — A U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. military officials said the classified report and recommendations for disciplinary action against ...

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Jun 11, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Hill: House Republicans are demanding an explanation from President Obama for the “morally unconscionable” decision to toss war funding into the pool of automatic budget cuts facing the Pentagon. In a sharply worded letter sent to the White House on Monday, the Republican heads of the House Defense, Intelligence and Foreign ...

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Jun 11, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Sunday renewed their attacks on the Obama administration over suspected leaks of classified security information, with one influential senator saying the Justice Department should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate. Among the government secrets leaked to the media in recent months were reports on U.S. cyber warfare against Iran, procedures for ...

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Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

KABUL, Afghanistan — Stung by furious Afghan criticism of an airstrike that killed 18 civilians last week, most of them women and children, the NATO force has agreed to refrain from aerial bombardment of residential buildings, a military spokesman said Sunday. The accord — reached Saturday night at a meeting between President Hamid Karzai and Gen. ...

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Jun 9, 2012 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Holder assigned Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, and Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, to direct separate probes that are already being conducted by the FBI. Excerpted from The Washington Post: Update. 9:30 a.m. It's official. The White House said Thursday morning that Machen is President Obama's ...

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Jun 8, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Fox News: Though the recent New York Times stories have garnered the most attention, lawmakers have suggested an Associated Press story last month about an Al Qaeda plot to detonate an explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound flight was perhaps more damaging. "It certainly jeopardizes our ability to relate to other countries, for other countries ...

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Jun 6, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Hill: A recently completed Pentagon inquiry into the accidental burnings of Qurans in Afghanistan could result in disciplinary action against U.S. troops. Gen. James Mattis, head of Central Command, has reviewed the Defense Department's findings on the incident and issued his recommendations for action to the heads of the services, according to Pentagon ...

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Jun 4, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from USA Today: BETHESDA, Md. – American troops are suffering more extensive physical damage — measured in lost arms and legs — to buried explosives in Afghanistan than ever before, according to data collected by the Army Surgeon General's office. This year through May, 60% of all combat amputation casualties in Afghanistan — 31 ...

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Jun 2, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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May 29, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Ticket: When it comes to the "secret kill list"—a regularly updated chart showing the world's most wanted terrorists—President Barack Obama is the "final moral calculation" in the kill or capture debate, according to the third in a series of New York Times articles assessing his record. And despite his liberal background, Obama ...

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May 29, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The New York Times: This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties. The mug shots and brief biographies resembled a high school yearbook layout. Several were Americans. Two were teenagers, including a girl who looked even younger than her ...

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May 28, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

KnottiesNiche Excerpted from the Examiner: On Sunday, the day before Memorial Day 2012, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said he was “uncomfortable” calling America’s fallen military “heroes.” “I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word [heroes] because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war,” he stammered. “Um,” he added, “and, I don’t want ...

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May 28, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

From Fox News: U.S. Marine Sgt. William Stacey was killed earlier this year by a homemade bomb in southern Afghanistan, a tragedy for which he prepared by writing a letter to his family explaining why he was fighting that was to be read in the event of his death. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine ...

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May 13, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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May 13, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms Serving.

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May 12, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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May 12, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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May 12, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

When Army Sgt. Julia Bringloe received the Distinguished Flying Cross during a Manhattan ceremony last week it wasn't for any one particular thing that she had done. Bringloe, 39, received the honor for dozens of courageous acts performed during a 60-hour mission where she and her medevac crew rescued 14 wounded soldiers. Business Insider: Erik German from ...

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May 8, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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May 5, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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