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  • U.S. could still be funding insurgents through questionable businesses, watchdog warns

  • Capt. Lou Cascino, commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security while Staff Sgt. Eric Stephens and 1st Lt. James Kromhout verify their position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. (U.S. Army photo)

    Insurgent-allied businesses in Afghanistan eligible for U.S. taxpayer aid

    The U.S. could be funding the very terrorists in Afghanistan it is fighting because of an Army oversight process that's so bad it's not weeding out businesses connected to insurgents, a top watchdog warned Wednesday.

  • Army to test next generation nano drone PD-100 Black Hornet. Photo via Youtube

    'Pocket drones': U.S. Army developing tiny spies for the next big war

    Future U.S. Army soldiers sent into combat may have a brand new tool at their disposal: the pocket drone.

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk speaks in the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, a move that opens the way for new elections that would reflect a the country’s starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko, Pool)

    Evidence shows Russia firing artillery into Ukraine: Pentagon

    U.S. government officials said Thursday that Russian troops have been firing artillery at the Ukraine military, a brash new level of cross-border tension that the Pentagon has characterized an uptick in Russian provocation.

  • Bradley Manning to begin gender treatment while in military custody

    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identify condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her.

  • FILE - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan. Bergdahl was freed in a swap in which the U.S. freed five Taliban detainees, a diplomatic victory for the insurgent group. In a belt from Iraq to Pakistan, militants scored a series of successes the past weeks, a sign of their continued power 13 years into the U.S. "war on terrorism." (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

    Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation

    The lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should not leap to conclusions before the Army finishes its investigation into how and why the soldier left his post in Afghanistan before being captured by the Taliban.

  • FILE - This Oct. 8, 2011, photo released by the U.S Army National Guard shows an AH-64D Apache Longbow with the South Carolina Army National Guard releasing flares during a test over Camp Tajo, Iraq. The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders. (AP Photo/U.S. Army National Guard, Tracci Dorgan)

    Senate derails Army bid to take Guard's Apache attack helicopters

    The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders.

  • Bergdahl

    Bergdahl returned to active duty

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular duty Monday, a development that one key lawmaker said keeps open the possibility that he may be charged in a military court martial with deserting his unit in Afghanistan in 2009.

  • Israeli soldiers patrol along the beach front near the Israel-Gaza Border, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing more than a dozen people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

    Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing at least 14 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching.

  • WEST: A New Bergdahl Mystery

    Where is Bowe Bergdahl? He was an American Soldier who deserved to be found. I do not concur with President Obama's unilateral decision to succumb to the demands of a terrorist organization and return five senior leaders of the Taliban. And why did it take five years? Regardless, as Fox News reported, "U.S. Army soldiers who were serving with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he left his post and wound up in the hands of the Taliban say no one has contacted them, even though military brass are currently conducting a new investigation into the case."

  • Marines of 1st Marine Division standing in formation during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (Lance Cpl. Tyler Reiriz/Marine Corps)

    Army soldiers want to roll up sleeves like Marines, sailors

    Ask any soldier which Army regulations he can't stand and he'll have a laundry list at his disposal. These days, one in particular rule is likely to come up: the ban on rolling sleeves.

  • Retired Army Military Intelligence Officer Angelee Andoe of Lorton, Va., sits with her service dog, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a golden retriever as they get ready to march with a group of Hero Dogs in the National Memorial Day Parade along Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C., Monday, May 26, 2014. Andoe, who suffers from PTSD, is helped by F.D.R. who is given to her by Hero Dogs, a nonprofit which helps provide improved quality of life to veterans with disabilities. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Fourth fireworks: A nightmare for combat veterans

    Fireworks are an Independence Day staple for most Americans, but for some veterans returning from combat, the loud blasts and bright lights can be horrifying.

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    Army looking to dump NATO 9mm for a real pistol with power

    The M9 9mm pistol has been with the Army since the Cold War, but now it's looking for something better. On July 29, the service will open its doors to gun makers to figure out how to make it happen.

  • Sinclair

    Military pensions could become targets in sex assault convictions

    Lawmakers say it's worth considering giving the military power to strip service members of their pensions after Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was acquitted of sex assault but convicted of lesser charges, leading to a sentence some in Congress said was too light for what he was accused of.

  • Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, said President Obama's liberal spending on green initiatives is at the expense of a robust and ready U.S. military. He is looking for ways to change that. (Associated Press)

    GOP: Cost of 'green' initiatives is U.S. security

    President Obama has spent about $120 billion on climate change initiatives since taking office. That is the equivalent of 1,400 F-35s — the Pentagon’s most expensive fighter jets, according to estimates by Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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