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  1. In this June 11, 2014, photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten enters a taxi cab as he leaves federal court in Washington, after the start of his trial. After 10 weeks of argument and testimony, the case goes to the jury on Tuesday. Cliff Owen / AP

    Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
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    Soldier wins settlement from storage company

    A special operations soldier has won a settlement from the storage company that got rid of his property while he was deployed — including $8,044 worth of Army-issued equipment — in violation of the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  2. Funeral set for Ohio guardsman killed on highway

    A Granville man who served in the Ohio National Guard was killed Friday when he was hit by a car on the side of the highway.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  3. Tenn. Guard to award Soldier's Medal to 4

    Tennessee's Adjutant General will award the Soldier's Medal to four Tennessee National Guard members.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  4. Attacks kill 3 Afghan policemen, 4 soldiers

    Attacks in Afghanistan have killed three policemen and four Afghan soldiers, officials said Tuesday.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
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    The Army Irregular Warfare Center, which will close Oct. 1, helped rewrite the rules for future counterinsurgency efforts. Senior Airman Ryl / Air Force

    Irregular warfare center to close Oct. 1

    After eight years working to educate soldiers on counterinsurgency, one of the Army Irregular Warfare Center's last actions was similar to its first: Updating the field's bedrock document.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  5. Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  6. Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a globe presented to him as a gift during his Aug. 29 meeting with participants in the youth educational forum at the Seliger youth camp near Lake Seliger, Russia. Mikhail Klimentyev / AP

    Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  7. Senator: Obama may be too cautious with militants

    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  8. A view of the New Blance 950v2, an American-made shoe the company hopes could be adopted as standard-issue to recruits. New Balance

    New Balance pitches DoD on standard-issue shoe for recruits

    New Balance has unveiled a sneaker prototype that could become standard-issue in boot camp and spell an end to the cash allowances that let recruits buy foreign-made shoes.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
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    The Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' — bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    DoD takes lead on finding drugs to fight superbugs

    With very few antibiotics in development at major pharmaceutical companies, the Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' — bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  9. Libyans hold placards during an Aug. 29 rally in support of 'Fajr Libya' (Libya Dawn), a mainly-Islamist alliance, and to protest against the new parliament and a military intervention in the country. Mahmud Turkia / AFP

    Militia says it 'secured' U.S. compound in Libya

    The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has 'secured' a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
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    Soldiers prepare slides with blood samples for testing during a training exercise. The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions. Dean Siemon / Army

    DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions

    The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  10. Sailors direct an F/A-18C Hornet during flight operations Aug. 30 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Joshua Card / Navy

    Iraqi forces break militant siege of town after U.S. airstrikes

    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
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    American invasion troops of the 7th Infantry Division approach a landing area code-named Beach Red in the western arm of Holtz Bay, on Japanese-occupied Attu Island on May 11, 1943. Attu, the largest and westernmost of the Aleutian Islands in relation to Alaska, was then only a U.S. Territory. AP

    U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  11. Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang answers questions in Quezon City from reporters on Aug. 31 about Filipino peacekeepers escaping from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels. Aaron Favila / AP

    Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
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    City Wars: U.S. soldiers conduct urban training at Camp Blanding, Florida. Army planners believe future battles will be fought in 'megacities' of 20 million or more people. Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell/ / Army

    Army sees 'megacities' as the future battlefield

    When the Army looks to the future, it sees cities.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  12. Clemson receiver Daniel Rodriguez leaps around defenders after catching a pass during an Aug. 6 practice. Rodriguez, a 5-foot-8 walk-on in 2012, has 10 catches for 30 yards and a touchdown over two seasons. Mark Crammer/The Associated Press

    Combat vet turned Clemson star will soon get his own movie

    Nearly five years after earning a Bronze Star with 'V' and a Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan at the Battle of Kamdesh, former Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez will suit up Saturday to begin his senior football season with the Clemson Tigers.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
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    Honors are rendered as the remains of Army Pfc. Cecil Harris arrive at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday. On Jan. 2, 1945, 19-year-old Harris went missing while serving with the 45th Infantry Division during World War II. His remains were returned home after a hiker found his burial site last year near Dambach, France. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP

    Soldier is back home nearly 70 years after death

    Helen Harris Cooke had her whole life ahead of her when her first husband, Cecil E. Harris, was lost in the fog of war and the mountains of northeastern France.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  13. A U.S. Air Force plane carrying weapons and equipment arrives at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday. The United States has delivered the first shipment of weapons to Lebanon to help bolster its military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from neighboring Syria's civil war. Bilal Hussein/The Associated Press

    Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

    President Obama's acknowledgment the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  14. Visitors explore Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah. All current troops get a free annual pass to the national parks, so it may be worth a longer drive to a spectacular spot. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Here are some last-minute Labor Day staycations

    The end of summer draws near — sigh — but it's not over yet!

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  15. Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S.

    The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  16. California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans

    California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  17. Clash kills 4 Yemeni troops, 13 suspected militants

    Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.

    • Aug. 30, 2014

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