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March 22, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
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The seven U.S. Marines killed in a tragic accident when a mortar exploded at an Army base in Nevada on Monday were all aged between 19 and 26.
Tags: U.S. Marines | Marine Corps | Afghanistan
March 5, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
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The last surviving member of the group of U.S. soldiers who captured Japanese Prime Minister Gen Hideki Tojo at the end of World War II has died at the age of 93. Tojo went on to face trial for war crimes after his arrest on September 11, 1945. John Wilpers was credited with keeping Tojo alive after he shot himself just before the five-man U.S. Read more
Tags: World War Two | WWII | Bronze Star
March 1, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
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Three years after 13 people died and 32 were injured in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a trial date has been set for suspect Major Nidal Malik Hasan. Judge Col. Tara Osborn said she wants to begin seating a jury on May 29, with testimony starting on July 1.
Tags: Military Behavioral Health | Prisons & Correctional Facilities | Fort Hood | Fort Bragg
February 28, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
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The U.S. is to supply Syrian rebel fighters with food and medical supplies, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Thursday. Supplies will be dispatched through the rebels’ military headquarters, but there will be no deal as yet on the heavy weaponry they want.
Tags: John Kerry | Syria | Military Aid
February 26, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
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His nomination battle was hardly plain sailing, but now Chuck Hagel has been sworn in as the new Defense Secretary the real headaches begin for the decorated Vietnam War veteran. Mr. Hagel took the oath of office in a small, closed-door ceremony on Wednesday and addressed Pentagon employees a couple of hours later.
Tags: Chuck Hagel | Leon Panetta | Pentagon | Defense Secretary
February 25, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
The Pentagon’s biggest weapons program, the $396 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project, was dealt a setback when a routine inspection uncovered a crack on a turbine blade in the jet’s engine. Flights of all 51 F-35s were suspended on Friday as engineering teams prepared to investigate the crack and establish whether or not Read more
Tags: Warplane | F-35 | Mission Command
February 21, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
The U.S. has deployed 100 troops to Niger to help French forces in troubled, neighboring country Mali. President Barack Obama told Congress on Friday that the troops will be fully armed but will be chiefly involved in providing intelligence support.
Tags: President Obama | U.S. Army | Mali
February 19, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
Facing the dire prospect of sequestration, layoffs and furloughs, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta took the unprecedented step of issuing a message to the DoD workforce on Wednesday.
Tags: Sequestration | Sequester | Mission Command
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