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  1. An F-22A Raptor refuels in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility prior to strike operations Friday in Syria. AFP

    Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria

    President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without 'near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured.'

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  2. Iowa veteran's grave left unmaintained

    Wapello County officials are trying to determine who is in charge of maintaining the grave of a man believed to be the oldest Army soldier in the Civil War.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  3. Author helps deployed dads with home-front issues

    Staff Sgt. Shawn Oxford of the Indiana Air National Guard said he knows what it's like to come home after a military deployment.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  4. Turkish soldiers stand on a hill, facing Islamic State fighters' position west of the Syrian city of Ain al-Arab near the Syrian border at the southeastern town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province on Thursday. IS fighters are at the gates of a key Kurdish town on the Syrian border with Turkey, whose parliament was set to vote on authorizing military intervention against the jihadists. Bulent Kilic / AFP via Getty Images

    Turkey considers Iraq, Syria incursions

    Turkey's parliament on Thursday was considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military incursions in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group, altho

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  5. Although the gravestone in Woodlawn National Cemetery reads 'Franklin Cooper,' it is actually Franklin Cauble who is buried there, Cauble's great-great grandson says. Ray Finger/The (Elmira, N.Y.) Star Gazette

    VA to look into wrong name on Civil War gravestone

    The National Cemetery Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs is going to look into whether the gravestone of a Confederate soldier buried in Elmira has the wrong name on it.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  6. New program helps families of fallen access education benefits

    Even with hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarship money and education benefits available for spouses and children of fallen service members, many of those families struggle to pay for college because they don't know the benefits exist, or have trou

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  7. Fort Riley soldier accused of killing child

    A Fort Riley soldier is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in a death that occurred in February.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  8. Afghanistan's security forces guard at the site of a suicide attack Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Officials say that a suicide bomber killed three army officers and wounded seven people in the Afghan capital, a day after two similar attacks killed 11. Massoud Hossaini / AP

    Latest suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 3

    Officials say that a suicide bomber has killed three army officers and wounded seven others in Kabul, a day after two such attacks killed 11.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  9. A man holds a pamphlet allegedly distributed by Islamic State on Sept. 3, in Peshawar, Pakistan. A. Majeed AFP via Getty Images

    Islamic State influence spreads beyond Iraq and Syria

    In Pakistan, some are slapping pro-Islamic State bumper stickers on their cars and writing chalk graffiti on walls exhorting young people to join the terrorist group.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  10. Kurdish peshmerga fighters stand guard against Islamic State fighters Wednesday in Rabia, Iraq. Hadi Mizban / AP

    Bombs slam into IS stronghold on Iraq-Syria border

    Cheers erupted as the bomb dropped.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  11. Former Marine Joe Teti, shown in Sri Lanka filming an episode of the Discovery Channel's popular 'Dual Survival' show, has been stripped of his membership in the Special Forces Association. Discovery Channel

    'Dual Survival' star stripped of SF Association membership

    Discovery Channel's 'Dual Survival' reality star Joseph Teti, a former Army and Marine Corps special operator, has been disavowed by the Special Forces Association and stripped of his membership with the group.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  12. Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested by Mexican officials March 31 after driving across the California border with weapons and ammunition in his truck. Screenshot

    Marine vet's release from Mexican jail coming, lawmakers say

    The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he is 'confident' that Mexican authorities will release Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, potentially ending the ongoing saga of his imprisonment.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  13. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Sept. 30 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pierson has resigned amid recent White House security breach. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  14. Omar Gonzalez, accused White House fence jumper, pleaded not guilty on Oct. 1 in federal court to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges. New River Regional Jail

    Suspect in White House breach pleads not guilty

    A 42-year-old man accused in the unprecedented breach of White House security last month pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  15. A major review shows that the military health system performs as well as the private sector in delivering safe, quality care. 'I believe our service members, retirees and their families deserve better than average,' said Defense Secretary Chuuck Hagel, who ordered the review. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Report: Military hospitals show broad disparities in patient care

    A comprehensive review of the military health care system finds that overall, the military health system is functioning on a par with private-sector care, but patients face broad disparities in appointment wait times and quality of care — and have little

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  16. Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists. Staff Sgt. Alexis Ramos / Army

    Survey: 65% of vets likely to leave 1st civilian job within 2 years

    Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  17. Col. Richard L. Shepard, 51, was found dead Saturday of an apparent gunshot wound. Army

    Colonel found dead of apparent gunshot wound at Redstone Arsenal

    A 51-year-old Army Contracting Command officer was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in his Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, residence Saturday, according to an ACC news release. Foul play is not suspected.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  18. 6 implicated in National Guard bribery scheme

    Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  19. U.S. OKs $1.75 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

    The Obama administration has approved a $1.75 billion sale of Patriot missiles and associated items to Saudi Arabia to bolster the air defenses of the key U.S. ally in the Arab world.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  20. Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

    Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  21. Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq

    Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  22. A U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations Friday in Syria. Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf / via AP

    Iraq and Syria airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to cur

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  23. Poland's new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, third from left, and members of her cabinet. Czarek Sokolowski / AP

    New Polish premier wants more U.S. military presence

    Poland's new prime minister said Wednesday that she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in the country as the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and U.S.-Polish relationship even more important.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  24. Army drops murder charges against soldier over Iraqi boys' deaths

    The Army has dropped murder charges against a soldier in the shooting of two unarmed Iraqi boys during a blown reconnaissance mission in 2007, but he still faces prosecution on allegations that he obstructed the investigation and threatened a journalist's wife.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  25. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian walks in the lobby of the Elysee Palace on Oct. 1 on his way to a special defense meeting on the country's mission against the Islamic State group. Remy de la Mauviniere / AP

    France ups military deployment against Islamic State

    France is deploying an anti-aircraft frigate and more fighter jets in the Persian Gulf region to boost its ability to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

    • Oct. 1, 2014

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