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Jones Opposes Women In Military Combat

Updated: 01/24/2013 - Congressman Walter Jones of Farmville says President Barack Obama should be focused on maintaining "our military as the best fighting force in the world, not using it to advance his social agenda".

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U.N. Expert Investigates US Drone Killings

Posted: 01/24/2013 - A U.N. expert is launching a special investigation into the drone warfare and targeted killings that the United States uses as front-line weapons in its global war against al-Qaida.

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US, Germany, Italy Best At Nazi Investigations

Posted: 01/24/2013 - The Simon Wiesenthal Center ranks Germany, Italy and the U.S. as the most successful at investigating and prosecuting Nazi war crimes over the past year.

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Navy: Random Alcohol Tests For Sailors In US

Updated: 01/24/2013 - The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.

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Defense Secretary Opens Combat Roles To Women

Posted: 01/23/2013 - Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

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Military Movie Theaters Closing

Posted: 01/20/2013 - Many U.S. military bases around the globe are losing their movie theaters as the industry converts from 35 millimeter film to digital projection.

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Marines Studying Mindfulness-based Training

Posted: 01/19/2013 - The U.S. Marine Corps is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.

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Same-Sex Military Couples Struggle For Recognition

Posted: 01/19/2013 - Overall, the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" has gone smoothly during the nearly year and a half that gays have been allowed to serve openly. For some same-sex military couples, however, frustrations are mounting.

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Agency: Camp Lejeune Water Contaminated In 1953

Updated: 01/18/2013 - Many more Marines and their relatives could be eligible for compensation for illnesses because a federal agency determined that the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated four years earlier than thought.

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Military Suicides Hit Record High

Posted: 01/14/2013 - The Associated Press has learned that suicides in the U.S. military surged to a record 349 last year.

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Air Force Base Warns Of More Noise Than Usual

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Neighbors of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Wayne County are being warned of increased noise from low-level jet flights during an upcoming exercise.

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Obama, Karzai Agree: It's Time To Wind Down War

Posted: 01/12/2013 - Uneasy allies, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai demonstrated Friday they could agree on one big idea: After 11 years of war, the time is right for U.S. forces to let Afghans do their own fighting.

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Marine Corps: Spouses Clubs Must Admit Same-Sex Spouses

Posted: 01/09/2013 - Underscoring the challenges, the Marines' advisory -- obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press -- refers to an ongoing controversy at the Army's Fort Bragg in North Carolina where the officers' spouses club has denied admission to a same-sex spouse.

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Float Driver Won't Face Charges In Train Crash

Posted: 01/09/2013 - A grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict the driver of a float involved in a train collision that killed four U.S. military veterans, including a Camp Lejeune Marine, in a West Texas parade.

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Egypt Says It Seized US-Made Missiles Near Gaza

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Egyptian authorities seized six U.S.-made missiles in the Sinai Peninsula Friday that security officials said were likely smuggled from Libya and bound for the Gaza Strip.

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Obama Signs $633 Billion Defense Bill

Posted: 01/03/2013 - The $633 billion defense bill for the next year was signed into law by President Barack Obama overnight, and there are some local impacts for our vast military communities here in the east.

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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies

Updated: 12/27/2012 - A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.

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