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  • A woman holds an LED candle as she offers prayers during a mass prayer for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 6, 2014. The head of the multinational search for the missing Malaysia airlines jet said that electronic pulses reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship are an encouraging sign but stresses they are not yet verified. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Military urged to stay away from National Day of Prayer event

    The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, run by former Air Force member Mikey Weinstein, is petitioning U.S. military leaders to abstain from attending a National Day of Prayer, saying the annual event is nothing short of right-wing Christian fundamentalism.

  • Navy base on the line as Mauritius tries to pit U.S., U.K. in island's sovereignty bid

    The island nation of Mauritius is trying to wedge itself between Washington and London in a diplomatic drive for control of a group of British-ruled islands — one of which has been leased to the U.S. military for nearly 50 years.

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177

    As of Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    Waco Tribune-Herald. April 4, 2014.

  • FILE - This July 28, 2011 file photo shows Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., left, on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans are pushing a plan to give young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents a path to resident status if they join the U.S. military. Rep. Jeff Denham of California said Friday he would press for a vote on his legislation either as a free-standing bill or as an addition to the defense authorization measure that the House will consider in May. Denham immediately faced conservative opposition. Brooks circulated a letter among his colleagues opposing any attempt to add immigration legislation to the defense bill. His intent was to collect as many signatures as possible and deliver the letter to House leadership. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    GOP Immigration backers see service path to status

    Stymied on comprehensive immigration overhaul, House Republicans are pushing a plan to give young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents a path to resident status if they join the U.S. military.

  • This image provided by the United Space Alliance shows the launch of a weather satellite, the Atlas V rocket carrying the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-19 spacecraft Thursday April 3, 2014, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The U.S. military weather satellite is headed for  for a polar orbit. (AP Photo/ United Space Alliance, Bill Hartenstein)

    US defense weather satellite launched

    A U.S. military weather satellite was successfully launched into orbit early Thursday, the Air Force said.

  • FILE-In this file picture taken Nov. 2, 2013 photo Afghan scrap collectors transport a load of U.S. destroyed equipment from the departing U.S. military inKandahar, southern Afghanistan. As the United States military packs up to leave Afghanistan, ending 13 years of war, it is looking to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including its sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles, but finding a buyer is complicated in a region where relations between neighboring countries are mired in suspicion and outright hostility. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, file)

    US seeking buyers for old military equipment

    The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said Monday.

  • Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam POW and ex-senator, dies

    Prisoner of war Jeremiah Denton declared his loyalty to the U.S. government during a 1966 interview for what was supposed to be a propaganda film. But his enraged captors missed his more covert message: "T-O-R-T-U-R-E," blinked into the camera in Morse code, a dispatch that would alert the U.S. military to the conditions he endured.

  • A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard on Tiananmen Square while sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference are held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    China's three-front war against U.S.

    China is waging political warfare against the U.S. as part of a strategy to drive the U.S. military out of Asia and control seas near its coasts

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    LYONS: How the Obama doctrine reveals the president's weakness

    Not many Americans are aware or understand the Obama Doctrine, but it is in full play in the current Ukraine crisis.

  • Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates, avoided jail in one of the military's most closely-watched court-martials. (Associated Press)

    General's lenient sentence in sex-assault case spurs talk of 'officer discount'

    Lawmakers and legal experts Thursday questioned the seemingly lenient sentence given to an Army general in a high-profile U.S. military sexual-assault case, saying it smacked of being an "officer discount" that will bolster widespread perceptions of unfairness in the nation's military justice system.

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Army Reserve Capt. Sage Fox poses in El Dorado Hills, Calif.  Following a deployment to Kuwait as a man, Fox began taking female hormones and began living as a woman. After notifying her battalion commander, whom she says expressed support, Fox received a set of orders informing her she had been placed on inactive status, a step from discharge.  An independent commission has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving, according to a report set to be published Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Panel urges end to US ban on transgender troops

    The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, a commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general said in a report released Thursday that concludes there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban and calls on President Barack Obama to lift it.

  • Army chief still hopes for future U.S.-Russia ties

    The Army's top general said that he still hopes to rebuild military-to-military ties with Russia once the political turmoil stirring around the country's recent invasion of Crimea dies down.

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, leaves after attending the funeral procession of Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was 57. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Existing Afghan deal would cover US post-2014

    President Barack Obama has threatened to withdraw all American forces from Afghanistan if a new security agreement is not signed by the end of the year, but there is no legal reason the U.S. has to resort to the "zero option," as administration officials have repeatedly claimed.

  • FILE - In this March 4, 2014, file photo, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, right, leaves the courthouse with his lawyers Richard Scheff, left, and Ellen C. Brotman, not pictured, following a day of motions at Fort Bragg, N.C. A military judge declined Monday, March 10, 2014, to dismiss sexual assault charges against Sinclair after reviewing what he said was evidence that political considerations influenced the military's handling of the case. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, James Robinson, File)

    Debate over military sexual assaults far from over

    The tumult over how to stop sexual assaults in the U.S. military is a long way from over as Congress grapples to find legislative solutions and new details emerge about a high-profile case involving an Army general and a female captain under his command.

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