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  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:10 pm

    BOSTON - New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet.

  • Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.

  • US drone strike kills Islamic State leader 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday.

  • Navy officer from suburban Detroit dies aboard USS Essex 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:00 pm

    CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The Pentagon says a 38-year-old Navy officer from suburban Detroit has died from noncombat causes while serving aboard an amphibious assault ship.

  • Dempsey: No shortcuts in Syria rebel vetting 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. hopes to boost a faltering program for training moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, but it will not compromise on the standards it has used to weed out problematic volunteers, Pentagon leaders said Wednesday.

  • Commander who served in Iraq war in line to be Marine chief story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday the White House is nominating Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, a commander who served in Iraq's western province during one of the most violent periods of the war, to be commandant of the Marine Corps.

  • Appeals court sides with veterans in suit over experiments 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:37 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. military must continue to alert veterans exposed to chemical and biological weapons experiments of any new information that may affect their health and provide them ongoing medical care, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.

  • For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:17 pm

    CAIRO - The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.

  • Minnesota to face Oklahoma State in South Dakota 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 5:36 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota will play Oklahoma State in a neutral-site nonconference game in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this season.

  • NATO: Risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:59 pm

    BRUSSELS - Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't finished using his military in eastern Ukraine, the top U.S. military commander for NATO said Thursday as the U.S. and its allies outlined additional support for Kiev, including aid in defusing roadside bombs.

  • Pentagon official: Russian nuke talk 'playing with fire' 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - Russia is "playing with fire" by suggesting it would threaten the use of nuclear weapons in territorial disputes, and the Obama administration believes this is part of a Russian intimidation campaign against the NATO alliance, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Thursday.

  • NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:25 am

    More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking of concussions.

  • NATO approves military upgrades to aid members of alliance story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:26 pm

    BRUSSELS - Rejecting charges of engaging in a Cold War-style arms race with Russia, the U.S. and its NATO allies approved military upgrades Wednesday that should help them come to the aid of a threatened alliance member faster, with better equipment and more firepower.

  • Army reprimanded general for alleged ethical lapse story has photos
    Updated: Jun-22-15 12:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Army reprimanded a two-star general for poor judgment in "creating the perception" of undue favoritism in the awarding of a no-bid government contract, and the military will soon decide whether he will be forced to retire at a lower rank, officials said Monday.

  • Officials: Security issues with main gate at Kessler base 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 9:02 am

    BILOXI, Mississippi - The price tag for moving the main gate to Keesler Air Force Base is $30 million but security issues have prompted Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich to make it happen.

  • Pentagon announces new press secretary 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 1:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter has chosen a television journalist, Peter Cook, to be his main spokesman.

  • Wounded warriors compete in athletic games in Quantico, Va. 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 4:22 am

    QUANTICO, Virginia - The spirit of competition is bringing about 270 wounded warriors to Quantico, Virginia, for 10 days of athletic games.

  • Senate passes $612 billion defense policy bill 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 4:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - Over White House objections, the Senate on Thursday passed a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Carter: Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 5:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration's strategy to address threats in the Mideast.

  • House rejects bid to force troop withdrawal in Iraq, Syria story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 4:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday refused to order the withdrawal of U.S. forces deployed to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by the end of the year.

  • Remains of WWII pilot from Ohio to be buried this week 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 3:49 am

    CLEVELAND - The U.S. Department of Defense says the missing remains of a World War II fighter pilot from Cleveland have been recovered and will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery this week.

  • Senator shares story of girl, 5, beaten by soldier father 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 6:19 pm

    HONOLULU - Hawaii's congressional delegation is working on legislation inspired by Talia Williams, the 5-year-old girl who was beaten to death at the hands of her soldier father.

  • Senate passes amendment to ban torture as US policy 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 5:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban against torturing detainees and moved ahead on a more than $600 billion defense policy bill that is entangled in a broader fight in Congress about caps on Pentagon and non-military spending.

  • Uncertainty over US strike against al-Qaida leader in Libya story has photos
    Updated: Jun-15-15 5:15 pm

    CAIRO - Pentagon officials say they believe they hit their target - the one-eyed, al-Qaida-linked commander who led a deadly attack on an Algerian gas facility in 2013. But uncertainty still surrounds the U.S. airstrike in eastern Libya, and whether Mokhtar Belmokhtar was actually among the militants said to have been killed in the bombing.

  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 8:04 am

    South Bend Tribune. June 10, 2015.