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  • Troops in unmarked uniforms stand guard in Balaklava on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014. An emblem on one of the vehicles and their number plates identify them as belonging to the Russian military. Ukrainian officials have accused Russia of sending new troops into Crimea, a strategic Russia-speaking region that hosts a major Russian navy base. The Kremlin hasn't responded to the accusations, but Russian lawmakers urged President Putin to act to protect Russians in Crimea. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)

    Russian Troops Take Over Ukraine’s Crimea Region

    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its […]

  • An armed man stands guard at the entrance to Belbek Airport in the Crimea region February 28, 2014. Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region on Friday in what Ukraine's government described as an invasion and occupation by Russian forces, raising tension between Moscow and the West.   REUTERS/Baz Ratner (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

    Armed Men Seize Two Airports In Ukraine’s Crimea, Yanukovich Reappears

    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region on Friday in what the new Ukrainian leadership described as an invasion and occupation by Moscow’s forces, and ousted President Viktor Yanukovich reappeared in Russia after […]

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, flanked by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, uses binocular as he watches military exercise near Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, on Sakhalin Island, Russia. President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, ordered massive exercises involving most of its military units in western Russia amid tensions in Ukraine.  (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, Pool)

    Putin Orders Military Tests Amid Ukraine Tensions

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered massive exercises involving most of its military units in western Russia amid tensions in Ukraine.
    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a televised statement made at a meeting of top military brass […]

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  • FILE - This Jan. 11, 2013 file photo shows President Barack Obama listening as Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the US the White House said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    Obama Threatens Karzai With Full U.S. Withdrawal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated with his Afghan counterpart, President Barack Obama is ordering the Pentagon to accelerate planning for a full U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year. But Obama is also holding out hope that […]

  • FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon.   A U.S. official says that as part of the proposed 2015 defense budget, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the Army to its smallest size in decades.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Smaller Army: Hagel Proposes Cuts In 2015 Budget

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping after more than a decade of war.
    Hagel […]

  • These photos released by the U.S. Army show, from left, Spec. 4 Santiago J. Erevia, Sgt. 1st Class Jose Rodela and Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris. Seeking to correct potential acts of bias spanning three wars, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor on March 18, 2014, to 24 Army veterans, including Erevia, Rodela and Morris, who are still alive and fought in the Vietnam War, following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice. Of the 24, eight fought in the Vietnam War, nine in the Korean War and seven in World War II. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

    President Obama To Award Medal Of Honor To 24 Army Veterans

    WASHINGTON  — Seeking to correct potential acts of bias spanning three wars, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to […]

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  • FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. A defense official says Hagel is going to summon the military's most senior leaders to the Pentagon to discuss serious missteps, leadership lapses and personnel problems in the U.S. nuclear force.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Hagel Ordering Full Review Of Nuclear Force

    WASHINGTON — With public trust and safety at stake, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered immediate actions Thursday to define the depth of trouble inside the nation’s nuclear force, which has been rocked by disclosures about security lapses, poor discipline, weak […]

  • Undated image made available by the US Air Force Tuesday Jan. 7 2014 of  a USAF HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter of the same type as  one which crashed at about 6 p.m. local time Tuesday near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast of eastern England . The aircraft, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, and based at the Royal Air Force station in Lakenheath, Suffolk County, which hosts U.S. Air force units and personnel, was on a low-level training mission when the crash occurred. (AP Photo/ US Air Force Lakenheath)

    U.S. Air Force Copter Crashes In England, Killing 4

    LONDON  — A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in the coastal marshes of eastern England during a training mission on Tuesday night, killing all four crew members aboard, officials said.
    The helicopter crashed at about 6 p.m. local time […]

  • Military personnel walk in a military base during the "Steadfast Jazz" military exercise in Adazi November 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

    NATO War Games Worry Moscow

    ADAZI, Latvia- NATO is staging its biggest military exercise in seven years this week in the Baltic countries and Poland but its insistence that the drills are not aimed at sharpening defenses against a resurgent Russia have not convinced Moscow.
    NATO says the […]

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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey speak during a press conference at The Pentagon, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Hagel is ordering the Pentagon to review the physical security of all U.S. defense facilities worldwide and the security clearances that allow access to them.  Hagel ordered the reviews in response to Monday's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, where a dozen people were killed. The shooter, Aaron Alexis, also was killed.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Gen. Dempsey Has Doubts About Probing Mental Health

    WASHINGTON — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, says those who have served in the military should not be stigmatized by having to answer questions about their mental health status on security clearance forms.
    Dempsey’s comments were part […]

  • Hagel: U.S. Military Stands Ready To Strike Syria

    Hagel: U.S. Military Stands Ready To Strike Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military stands ready to strike Syria at once if President Barack Obama gives the order, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday as the United States prepared to formally declare that chemical weapons had been used […]

  • Hagel Says U.S Still Weighing Response To Syria

    Hagel Says U.S Still Weighing Response To Syria

    BY ROBERT BURNS  (AP) NATIONAL SECURITY WRITER – Aug 24, 11:39 PM EDT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration is still weighing the question of whether to use military force in Syria in response to […]

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  • U.S Forces Move Closer To Syria As Options Weighed

    U.S Forces Move Closer To Syria As Options Weighed

    BY BRADLEY KLAPPER AND ROBERT BURNS  – ASSOCIATED PRESS – Aug 24, 7:37 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. naval forces are moving closer to Syria as President Barack Obama considers military options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the […]

  • FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011 photo from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales participates in an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. On Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, a military jury sentenced the U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians in 2012 to life in prison without a chance of parole. Bales pleaded guilty in June in a deal to avoid the death penalty for one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
DVIDS, SPC. RYAN HALLOCK, FILE — AP Photo

    Villagers Unsatisfied By Life Sentence For Bales

     
    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year in one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance of parole […]

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department shows Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan. Hasan has been convicted of murder Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at Fort Hod for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File)

    Fort Hood Gunman Guilty On All Counts

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow […]

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  • Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, before a sentencing hearing in his court martial. The military judge overseeing Manning's trial said she will announce on Wednesday his sentence for giving reams of classified information to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In Wikileaks Case

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks.
    Manning was sentenced Wednesday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.
    The […]

  • Private First Class Bradley Manning is pictured in a courtroom sketch testifying during the sentencing phase of his military trial at Fort Meade, Maryland August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Bill Hennessy

    Manning Tells Court He’s ‘Sorry’ For U.S. Secrets Breach To WikiLeaks

    FORT MEADE, Maryland – U.S. soldier Bradley Manning on Wednesday told a military court “I’m sorry” for giving war logs and diplomatic secrets to the WikiLeaks website three years ago, the biggest breach of classified data in the nation’s history.
    “I […]

  • Three U.S. Soldiers Killed In Eastern Afghanistan

    Three U.S. Soldiers Killed In Eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL  – Three U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan’s eastern borderlands on Sunday, U.S. and NATO officials said, the first NATO combat deaths this month.
    The soldiers, from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), were killed by insurgents in Paktia […]

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  • CNN Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

    CNN Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

    CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.
    Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.
    Sources […]

  • Bradley Manning Acquitted Of Aiding Enemy, Still May Face Long Jail Term

    Bradley Manning Acquitted Of Aiding Enemy, Still May Face Long Jail Term

    FORT MEADE, Md./BOSTON – A military judge on Tuesday found U.S. soldier Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he faced for handing over documents to WikiLeaks, but he still likely faces a long jail […]

  • President Obama Calls Korean War A Victory, Honors Veterans

    President Obama Calls Korean War A Victory, Honors Veterans

     
    WASHINGTON – Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War, President Barack Obama said on Saturday that U.S. troops and their allies achieved victory in that conflict despite a lukewarm reception when they returned home.

    The war […]

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  • VIDEO: Unmanned U.S jet lands on Navy carrier

    VIDEO: Unmanned U.S jet lands on Navy carrier

    An unmanned U.S jet lands aboard a Navy carrier for the first time in history. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

 
 

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