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Lejeune Marines Fanning Out Across Afghanistan

Posted: 06/08/2009 - Some 7,000 new U.S. troops ordered to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama are fanning out across the country's dangerous south on a mission to defeat an increasingly violent Taliban insurgency.

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Major Problems Found In War Spending

Posted: 06/07/2009 - The 111-page report, obtained by The Associated Press, documents poor management, weak oversight, and a failure to learn from past mistakes as recurring themes in wartime contracting.

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NC Troops Participating In D-Day Observance

Posted: 06/10/2009 - Troops from North Carolina bases are participating in the final day of the observance of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France.

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Soldiers Return to Fort Bragg

Updated: 06/06/2009 - After 15 months, 30 soldiers from the 528TH medical detachment and 64 soldiers from the 602ND area support medical company are scheduled to return to Fort Bragg today.

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Camp Lejeune Marine Killed In Iraq

Updated: 06/06/2009 - The 22-year-old Lance Corporal died June 5 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

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Report: US Weighs Guilty Pleas In Some 9/11 Cases

Posted: 06/06/2009 - A plan under consideration by the Obama administration would permit Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees facing the death penalty to plead guilty without a full trial, it has been reported.

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Slain Military Recruiter Honored

Posted: 06/05/2009 - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has directed that flags fly at half-staff on Monday to honor Pvt. William Long, a soldier who was fatally shot outside an Army-Navy recruiting center this week.

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Remembering A War Hero

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the youngest U.S. serviceman, a native of Goldsboro in Wayne County, to die in Vietnam.

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Army Practice Did Not Violate Regulations

Posted: 06/04/2009 - A military inspector general's investigation has determined that the Army's practice of sending unlicensed psychologists to Iraq did not violate regulations.

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Military Trade Show

Posted: 06/03/2009 - About 100 vendors and their wares are meeting military buyers at a trade show at a North Carolina military base.

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US Looks For Saudi Help In Afghanistan, Pakistan

Posted: 06/03/2009 - The United States, grappling with how to counter the spread of Taliban militants on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, is turning to Saudi Arabia for help. But so far the kingdom seems wary of diving into the thorny conflict.

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Coast Guard Rescues Three People

Posted: 05/31/2009 - A rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., and boat crews from the Virginia Marine Police and the Virginia Beach Fire Department also searched for the boat.

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Obama Urges Halt To 'Drift' In Mideast Peace Talks

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Deepening his involvement in the quest for a difficult peace, President Barack Obama is pushing a reluctant Israel to halt settlement construction in the West Bank while urging the Palestinians to be more accepting of their Israeli neighbors.

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Army Chief: Troops Could Be In Iraq After 2012

Posted: 05/27/2009 - The United States could have fighting forces in Iraq and Afghanistan for a decade, the top Army officer said, even though a signed agreement requires all U.S. forces to be out of Iraq by 2012.

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North Korea's Bomb Test Seen As Troubling Progress

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Based on what appears to be a successful test of an atomic bomb more powerful than the one North Korea detonated in 2006, former U.S. government and independent analysts say the North's technical skills are improving slightly.

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Sen. Hagan Meets With Troops In Afghanistan

Posted: 05/25/2009 - U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan says she has a better perspective of the harsh conditions in Afghanistan as she visited the Middle East on her first oversees trip since taking office earlier this year.

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