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    Iraqi security forces in an armored vehicle and a Shiite militiaman take part in an operation outside Amirli, Iraq, on Sept. 1. Aid began flowing into the small northern Shiite town after security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege by insurgents in a rare victory by government forces. AP

    Islamic State still threat to Mosul Dam, Pentagon says

    After several weeks of U.S. airstrikes, militants with the Islamic State continue to mount offenses against the Mosul Dam and threaten the vital facility that controls water and electricity across northern Iraq.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  1. Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby speaks during a Sept 2 briefing at the Pentagon. Susan Walsh / AP

    U.S. strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

    U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  2. Court: U.S. can withhold Guantanamo detainee images

    The government can withhold photographs and videotapes of a Guantanamo Bay detainee identified as the would-be 20th hijacker in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a federal appeals court found Tuesday.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  3. Uruguay: Gitmo prisoner transfer not imminent

    A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
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    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
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    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Ohio Army National Guard postpones drills to save money

    The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
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    President Obama speaks about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28 at the White House. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

    Obama calls on other nations to fight Islamic State

    President Obama on Thursday shunted aside speculation that he will soon expand the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists into Syria, saying the military mission for now will remain focused on Iraq.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
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    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel greets Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of Joint Special Operations Command, on April 23. Votel assumed command of U.S. Special Operations Command during an Aug. 28 ceremony in Tampa, Fla. Carl Woog / Defense Department

    Votel takes helm of Special Operations Command

    Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
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    President Obama speaks on the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine on Aug. 28 at the White House . Charles Dharapak / AP

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    President Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying 'we don't have a strategy yet' for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
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    This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo Cushing. Wisconsin Historical Society / AP

    151 years after Gettysburg, a Medal of Honor recipient

    Of the 3,487 men and one woman who have received the Medal of Honor, 644 have been awarded the nation's highest military honor posthumously.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  8. President Obama speaks about veterans issues at the American Legion's 96th National Convention on Aug. 26 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Obama announces veterans mental health efforts, but most aren't new

    In his speech before the American Legion on Tuesday, President Obama touted new initiatives intended to improve mental health treatment and support for service members and veterans.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  9. U.S. giving extra $60M in military aid to Tunisia

    The U.S. has announced it will be giving Tunisia another $60 million in military aid next year.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  10. An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition flashes the V sign for victory on Aug. 24 at the entrance of Tripoli international airport. Mahmud Turkia / Getty Images

    Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with U.S.

    Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamic militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dicta

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  11. President Obama speaks about veterans issues at the American Legion's 96th National Convention on Aug. 26 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Obama to announce VA initiatives today at American Legion convention

    The White House is unveiling a slate of executive actions Tuesday designed to ease troops' transition from military to civilian life and boost veterans medical-care options in the wake of scandals at the Veterans Affairs Department.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  12. The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

    IG: Better training, new scheduling practices needed at Phoenix VA

    A scathing report looking into care delay problems at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health system recommends an overhaul in scheduling practices, better training and oversight for all employees, and possible firing of numerous system leaders as starting po

    • Aug. 26, 2014
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    VA Secretary Bob McDonald visits the Phoenix VA Medical Center on Aug. 9. Department of Veterans Affairs

    No proof deaths caused by delay in VA care, IG says

    Veterans Affairs leaders say they're relieved that investigators have found no evidence of patient deaths connected to serious medical appointment delay problems at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, but said the months-long review still points to numerou

    • Aug. 25, 2014
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    Army Undersecretary Brad Carson, during a visit to Afghanistan in April. At the Pentagon, Carson hosts regular meetings with Army brass to war-game strategic decisions with far-reaching effects to the service. Army

    Undersecretary hosts closed-door debates over HQ cuts, strategy

    To map deep cuts throughout Army headquarters, or decide any other thorny issue facing the service, the Army's top leadership has launched a new weekly power huddle at the Pentagon.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
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    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks to reporters July 8 after a closed meeting on Iraq and Afghanistan on Capitol Hill. Jim Watson / Getty Images

    Sen. Graham hints at future strikes against Islamic State

    As the Obama administration weighs further action against the Islamic State, one of the top defense voices on the Hill is sending clear signals he expects action soon.

    • Aug. 24, 2014
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    Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car on Aug. 18 that with an image of the trademark jihadist flag of Islamic State (IS) militants after it was targeted by an American airstrike in the village of Baqufa, Iraq. Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP

    Islamic State biggest threat since 9/11, officials say

    The Islamic State presents the greatest terrorist threat to Americans since 9/11, and fighting it will take more than air strikes in Iraq, according to a top member of Congress and a retired four-star general.

    • Aug. 24, 2014
  13. Photo of a Chinese J-11B that the Pentagon said intercepted a Navy P-8 on August 19. Department of Defense

    China: Criticism of U.S. Navy jet encounter 'groundless'

    The Chinese Defense Ministry on Saturday called U.S. criticism of an encounter between one of its jets and a U.S. Navy surveillance plane 'totally groundless.'

    • Aug. 23, 2014
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    A Navy P-8 antisubmarine surveillance aircraft photographed this Chinese J-11B fighter jet when it passed within about 20 feet in a highly aggressive maneuver. Defense Department

    Chinese fighter buzzes U.S. Navy surveillance plane

    An armed Chinese fighter jet aggressively confronted a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft earlier this week over international waters in the South China Sea, mounting a series of '

    • Aug. 22, 2014

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