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Oct 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Daily Beast: The Pentagon brass placed in charge of implementing Obama’s war against ISIS are getting fed up with the short leash the White House put them on. Top military leaders in the Pentagon and in the field are growing increasingly frustrated by the tight constraints the White House has placed on the ...

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Oct 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from Fox News: U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, jailed more than 200 days in Mexico, was freed by a judge Friday and immediately returned to the U.S., his family said. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Tahmooressi, 26, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, had been held since March 31, when he said ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hollywood Reporter: Insiders at Fox News Channel said Friday that a two-day documentary featuring an interview with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden will air as scheduled despite objections from the Pentagon. On Wednesday, Fox News announced that a show called The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden hosted by Washington ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) – Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the military did factor in science when ordering a 21-day quarantine for all military servicemembers serving in West Africa, and that science was physics. “We did factor in science. Physics is the science we factored in,” said Dempsey. He said the military is ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq did not prevent the massacre of 400 people from the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq’s al Anbar province because the U.S. did not have adequate ground intelligence to be made aware ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps should not be retrying a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say. Civilian defense attorney Chris Oprison said he has filed nine motions that he will ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

(CNSNews.com) -- As U.S. Marines withdraw from Operation Enduring Freedom (the Afghanistan war), CNSNews.com's database on casualties shows that 418 Marines gave their lives in the conflict and that 92% of those casualties, 385 deaths, occurred since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. “U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Local: The decision to put a dozen American soldiers returning from Liberia into quarantine for Ebola at their base near Venice rather than in the United States sparked controversy in Italy on Wednesday. "They shouldn't have been sent here, they should do their quarantine for Ebola at home," said the president of the ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via DAILY MAIL: Real estate tycoon Donald Trump blasted President Barack Obama on Tuesday for his handling of the Ebola crisis overseas, telling MailOnline that putting servicemen and women in close proximity to the deadly virus is 'morally unfair to the soldiers, and to the soldiers' families.' The perennial Republican maybe-candidate said in an interview that exposure ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Fox News: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered all military personnel returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa to be held in a 21-day quarantine. Hagel signed the order Wednesday morning, accepting a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Army days earlier had imposed such a policy on its own ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Defense Secretary Hagel is considering a 21-day "quarantine-like" policy for all troops returning from West Africa, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The proposal was recommended to Hagel on Tuesday by the Joint Chiefs of Staff — which consists of its chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and the chiefs of staff of the Army, ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: President Obama's explanation on why troops coming back from West Africa should be quarantined but not civilian health care workers is drawing fire from military spouses. In a response he gave during a Tuesday press briefing, the president suggested a 21-day quarantine ordered by the Army was appropriate for soldiers ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: The Army's decision to quarantine soldiers returning from West Africa is related to logistical concerns, meaning that the same protocols would not be appropriate for civilian doctors traveling back to the United States from the region, the White House said Tuesday. "The science would not back that up," press secretary Josh Earnest ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via ARMY TIMES: About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday. Once deployed, the soldiers from Fort Stewart, Georgia, will assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait, according to ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Soldiers load the coffin into a hearse during the funeral procession for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Ontario October 28, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/MARK BLINCH (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners packed a church and lined the streets outside it in industrial Hamilton, Ontario, on Tuesday for the funeral of the soldier shot dead in last week’s attack ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Camp Leatherneck , the Corps' last remaining base in Afghanistan, was transferred to the Afghan National Army on Sunday. (Cpl. Meredith Brown / Marine Corps) Via Military Times: Marines in Afghanistan handed over the Corps’ last remaining base there to Afghan National Army troops Sunday, marking the official end of the service’s primary work in support of ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via USA TODAY: As more U.S. troops head to West Africa, the Pentagon is developing portable isolation units that can carry up to 12 Ebola patients for transport on military planes. The Pentagon says it does not expect it will need the units for 3,000 U.S. troops heading to the region to combat the virus because military ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Department of Veterans Affairs is promoting an administrator who advised against publicly disclosing a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at its Pittsburgh hospital system, the agency told Congress. David Cord, deputy director of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System since June 2012, will become director of the Erie VA Medical Center within 60 days, the VA informed ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher was in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 and in Baghdad for the U.S. invasion in 2003. When he retired, he worked to serve soldiers. He died on Oct. 13 at age 52. (3rd Infantry Division/Facebook) Via ARMY TIMES: A decorated soldier who participated in major military actions spanning three decades and spent the ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

GREENFIELD, Ind. - A Korean war veteran in Greenfield says his flagpole stands for freedom. His homeowners association says the flagpole breaks the rules. The dispute stems from American and Missing In Action flags in Robert and Judy Willits' front yard. The couple moved to the Fieldstone neighborhood last Christmas. This summer they installed the flagpole. "It means a ...

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Oct 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Herald News: After two attacks on uniformed soldiers this week in other provinces, Atlantic military personnel were ordered to avoid appearing in public in uniform. Emailed instructions were sent on behalf of Rear Admiral John Newton about an hour after a soldier was shot at the War Memorial in downtown Ottawa at about 11 a.m. Atlantic ...

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