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Just one question stood between Capt. Stuart Anderson and a decade-old ambition to win on 'Jeopardy!'
The Pentagon is moving to secure unclassified contractor networks in an attempt to better safeguard U.S. intellectual know-how.
A Marine scout sniper who tossed a live grenade from an Afghan compound before it exploded will receive the Navy Cross next week for his heroism, Marine officials said.
Some refugees fleeing insecurity from neighboring countries have abused Kenyan hospitality by planning terror attacks against the country, Kenya's internal security minister said Friday, in an apparent reference to last month's terrorist attack on an upsc
The world has changed since 1929, when U.S. Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson shut down the State Department's code-breaking office, declaring '
German spy chiefs will travel to Washington shortly to talk with U.S. officials about the spying allegations that have so angered Europe, including whether Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone was monitored by the National Security Agency.
U.S. veterans are joining residents of the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a U.S. invasion.
Rebels in Nigeria's troubled and oil-rich Niger Delta said Friday they have been contacted by the kidnappers of two U.S. mariners and can help ensure their safety.
In the vast sea of mass-appeal mediocrity that usually floods the octoplex at any given time, extreme highs and lows are relatively rare.
Be careful what you say on the phone in a crowd of people.
Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by one of the USA's top nuclear experts.
Two U.S. citizens aboard an offshore supply vessel have been kidnapped by pirates in West African waters, a defense official confirmed Thursday.
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A. The child would have to be listed as a dependent on your file in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, the Defense Department's eligibility portal for Tricare.
Many military-affiliated charities have been re-evaluating their missions recently. Often, charities can adapt to the changing needs of the community faster than the Defense Department can.
The top House Armed Services Committee Democrat on Thursday applauded a White House plan to shift America's armed drone program from the CIA to the Pentagon.
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A soldier who contended that his rights were violated under the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act when he was ordered to pay more child support while on active duty has lost his appeal.
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The Early Bird, the Defense Department's widely read summary of daily news reports, has been suspended pending an internal review.
European leaders united in anger Thursday as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread U.S.
A Michigan company that makes camouflage items for the military says the partial government shutdown is one reason it's going out of business.
An appeals court on Thursday upheld the conviction of an ex-Guantanamo detainee in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, in a boost to U.S. efforts to gain intelligence from terrorism suspects before prosecuting them.
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Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to long-range nuclear missiles have been caught twice this year leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Fo
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee chairman is seeking a name change for the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Fla., to honor long-time military advocate Rep. C.W. 'Bill' Young, who recently passed away.
Sparks Middle School math teacher Michael Landsberry became known as a hero when he tried to stop a student with a gun, but his commander and colleagues at the Nevada Air National Guard said that his life exemplified that hero status long before the school shooting.
Kenyan police want to question two journalists and the chief executive of their media house over an investigative TV report which suggested that four terrorists may have escaped after killing 67 people in a Nairobi mall attack last month, an official said
A Libyan court on Thursday referred Moammar Gadhafi's son and more than 30 others to trial before a higher tribunal on charges ranging from murder to treason during the 2011 uprising, a senior prosecutor said.
Afghanistan's top defense official says he's confident a security deal on keeping U.S. and other international troops in his country after 2014 will be approved by an important national assembly, the Loya Jirga of tribal elders.
On a quiet Sunday morning in Beirut, Lebanon, 30 years ago, a truck laden with explosives careened toward the barracks housing U.S. Marines on a peacekeeping mission.
The Pentagon has selected a helmet design for the F-35 joint strike fighter, going with the original team of Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins and Elbit Systems.
Hundreds of men, some on crutches, all wearing tattered clothing, gather shortly before dawn at major intersections throughout Kabul and other Afghan cities.
The Veterans Health Administration says inspectors have investigated the deaths of three patients who died in the emergency department at the Memphis VA Medical Center.
A Saudi Arabian air force sergeant faces a minimum mandatory 35 years in state prison after a jury found him guilty of raping a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel last New Year's Eve.
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Tweeting caught up with a White House national security official found to have been posting insults and secret information about the Obama administration and other political figures for more than two years, according to published reports.
In a moment of quiet reflection, Ed Ayers sat in front a wall etched with the names of 241 Americans who were slaughtered 30 years ago when a suicide bomber drove a truck into a four-story military barracks in Beirut.
The message came during dinner, delivered by one of the nurses who was traveling with the group of local World War II veterans.
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Commanders from South Carolina's major military installations told Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday they are pinching pennies every way they can and in some cases are cutting back on training to deal with federal budget cuts.
With little fanfare, a Missile Defense Agency team slipped in and out of Camp Ethan Allen last week to research the feasibility of locating a possible missile defense battery at the site.
Some 27 former Marine Corps and Navy officers and lawyers, including a general officer, sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services committees Tuesday, asking for a congressional inquiry into allegations of unlawful command influen
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel complained to President Obama on Wednesday after learning that U.S. intelligence may have targeted her mobile phone, saying that would be 'a serious breach of trust' if confirmed.
The Defense Department will take part in National Prescription Drug Take-back Day this Saturday, with collection sites available at some base facilities, such as commissaries and exchanges.
With Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif set to visit the White House on Wednesday, President Obama is hoping to make progress on rebuilding a rocky relationship between the two countries.
Officials at a cemetery that removed a slain Iraq war veteran's towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone from her final resting place after they deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds were planning to meet with the soldier's family to explo
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The two-week federal government shutdown halted Army and Marine Corps testing of the 66 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles that Oshkosh, AM General and Lockheed Martin delivered in August for 14 months of test and evaluation, Army officials said today.
The Marine Corps' representative for the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review said a pared-down Marine Corps force of 150,000 would require significant changes across the military services, but stopped short of saying such a cut would not happen.
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The former commanding officer of Quantico's Security Battalion was relieved after he accidentally discharged a handgun inside his office, sources with knowledge of the incident said.
Six months after the Boston Marathon bombing left three people dead and more than 260 injured, organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon are applying the lessons learned from that horrific incident to their own event.
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Little more than a year after government officials took over the private website www.gibill.com, saying that it misled veterans, a new website has popped up that may renew similar concerns.
The Marine Corps Uniform Board may recommend the adoption of a universal cover for men and women to be worn with dress and service uniforms.
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The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Parity Act was signed five years ago, but patients with mental illness - including many veterans - aren't getting needed care because of delays implementing the law, say advocates including former congressman and men
U.S. and Afghanistan officials said Tuesday that they are confident tribal elders and the Afghan population will agree to keep U.S. and coalition troops in the country after 2014, even as a senior U.S.
A Camp Lejeune, N.C., Marine has been killed in Afghanistan.
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President Barack Obama's first package of post-coup economic aid to Egypt is hitting a roadblock in Congress, where a key Republican senator is holding up the transfer of $60 million to a program to spur private investment in Egypt's flailing economy, acc
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The upward trend in unemployment for post-9/11 veterans continued in September, with the jobless rate climbing to 10.1 percent - the second straight month of double-digit unemployment for the group.
Given the choice, World War II veteran Phillip Coon probably wouldn't want the formality and fuss of being honored on a military base with men and women standing at attention, dressed in full regalia - even if it was with a fistful of long-overdue medals he waited decades to receive.
Amnesty International called on the U.S.
Egypt's Christians were stunned Monday by a drive-by shooting in which masked gunmen sprayed a wedding party outside a Cairo church with automatic weapons fire, killing four people, including two young girls, in an attack that raised fears of a nascent in
Violent extremists seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad may instead have hurt negotiations to replace him, frustrating Western diplomats who continue to push for his ouster as a necessary part of a peace agreement in the Mideast nation's blo
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France joined a growing list of angry allies Monday who are demanding answers from the United States over aggressive surveillance tactics by the National Security Agency, this time, that it swept up - and in some cases recorded - 70.3 million French telephone calls and emails in one 30 day period.
Mourners from various races and religions - Christians, Muslims and Hindus among them - grabbed handfuls of dirt and planted saplings at a memorial ceremony Monday for the nearly 70 people killed at Nairobi's Westgate Mall exactly one month ago.