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Special Ops troops doubt women can do the job

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units ...

Military leaders resist lifting ban on transgenders

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon's ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter's suggestion that he is open to the idea, of ...

Fog hampers search for missing in military helicopter crash

12:15 P.M - The Coast Guard says the search area for an Army helicopter that crashed with 11 Marines and soldiers on board is about 50 square miles. The Coast Guard says debris from the crash was first spotted about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Search crews ...

US brigade of 4,000 soldiers headed to Kuwait

FORT CARSON, Colorado (AP) — More than 4,000 U.S. soldiers based at Fort Carson, Colorado, are heading to Kuwait, where they will take over as one of America's largest ground forces in the region after President Barack Obama asked Congress to authori ...

Military approves hormone treatment for transgender Bradley (Chelsea) Manning

[caption id="attachment_25468" align="alignright" width="300"] Bradley Manning(File Photo) [/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Department officials said Thursday that hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, t ...

Westerners join Kurds fighting Islamic State group in Iraq

SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — As Kurdish fighters gathered around a fire in this damp, frigid mountain town in northwestern Iraq, exhausted from battling the Islamic State group, a surprising recruit wearing a tactical vest with the words "Christ is Lord" scri ...

Obama admin denies decision made on Bergdahl desertion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army and Pentagon officials said Tuesday there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years ...

Feminizing Fort Leonard Wood

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- The platoon of 70 greenhorn soldiers rested on the barracks tile floor during a recent evening of Army basic combat training, while their drill sergeant, Megan Slone, gave a final lesson for the day about how to sight a rifl ...

Pentagon to close 15 bases in Europe

WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- The Pentagon announced that 15 U.S. military bases in Europe will close as part of a planned consolidation effort. "In the end, this transformation of our infrastructure will help maximize capabilities in Europe and help strength ...

FBI: IS targeting U.S. military at home through social media

The FBI warned U.S. military personnel around the world Sunday that it had received threats against them made by the Islamic State. Warnings were first issued by the Army after Islamic State militants encouraged supporters around the world to seek ou ...


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