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1 hr ago | South China Morning Post

Top US Army General warns he may advise Obama to deploy troops against IS if air strikes fail

First air strikes against militants close to capital marks escalation in mission, as nations pledge to support Iraq 'by any means necessary' The top US military leader told the US Congress yesterday he would recommend the United States considers deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded air campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails. US Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate panel that the goal for American advisers was to help Iraqi forces with planning, logistics and coordinating military efforts by coalition partners to take out members of the Islamic State group.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama,

5 hrs ago | ABC News

A Look at US Response to Ebola Crisis

A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis: - Assigning 3,000 U.S. forces to Monrovia, Liberia, where they will provide command and control support in the region for U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief efforts. A U.S. Army general will lead the effort.


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7 hrs ago |

US Army invites women to Ranger school

The US Army is inviting female soldiers to apply to the gruelling Ranger school, officials said on Monday, part of the military's effort to open the door to women serving in ground combat. But the army wants to study the possibility of introducing female troops, officials said, reflecting new rules in the US military designed to permit women to work in more jobs closer to front lines.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Benning, Fort Benning, GA, Chattahoochee County, GA

11 hrs ago | DefenceTalk News

Body Sensors to Help Soldiers In Future Conflicts

The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland. Lt. Gen.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Detrick, Evansville, IN

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Portland Tribune

KISS concert in Lake Oswego raises $1.15 million for military museum

When a legendary rock band intersects with a military museum fundraiser, magic happens and a lot of money gets raised. On Sunday evening, KISS was the star attraction at the third annual All-Star Salute to the Oregon Military, held at the home of Rick and Erika Miller on Jantzen Island in Lake Oswego.


Related Topix: Kiss, Pop/Rock, Lake Oswego, OR, Clackamas, OR, US Military

El Paso Times

Trial of woman accused in Fort Bliss officer's 1977 slaying postponed again

Lisbeth Garrett, left, and her son, Roger Garrett sit at their bond hearing in 168th District Court in April 2013. The trial date for a 78-year-old retired schoolteacher accused of killing her estranged husband more than 37 years ago has again been postponed.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bliss, Fort Bliss, TX, Violent Crime, El Paso County, TX

Daily Kos

Hellraisers Journal: Ludlow Tent Colony Disenfranchised as Gunthug Directs Arrests of Union Men

Ludlow's citizens must go to Hastings two miles away to register, and Hastings is surrounded by company land, guarded by the armed thugs of the Baldwin-Felts Detective agency, armed while the union men are gunless. No union man is permitted on company land and so the ballot box is in the grip of the coal operators.


Related Topix: US Military, Hastings

Las Cruces Sun-News

220 soldiers return to Fort Bliss after nine-month deployment to Afghanistan

FORT BLISS >> Smiles, laughter, colorful signs and even some tears of joy greeted more than 220 soldiers from Fort Bliss' Bulldog Brigade as they were reunited with friends and family after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. An airplane, filled with Fort Bliss soldiers, landed at Biggs Army Airfield about 10 a.m. Sunday, causing a joyous reunion among military families, friends and fellow soldiers.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bliss, Fort Bliss, TX

Malaysia Chronicle

Najib showing SUPPORT for Israel by letting US army set up base in M'sia - Malay NGO

Putrajaya could have snubbed the US to send a clear signal against its role in Israel's recent offensive in Palestine but the superpower was instead allowed to base over 500 of its army personnel on the east coast of peninsula Malaysia. Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia , a coalition of student groups, said this was tantamount of an endorsement of the violence in Palestine.


Related Topix: US Military, Malaysia, World News,


Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, History in the News, US Military, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Lawton police shooting justified; man answered door with a gun

It was Daniel Martin Jr. who called 911 the day he died, to report vandals in his driveway. The decorated Army veteran's voice is frenzied and at one point, the dispatcher tells him to calm down.


Related Topix: Lawton, OK, US Military, Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Dix


Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death

The sole surviving perpetrator of an insurgent assault on a British airfield two years ago was sentenced to death by an Afghan court, the U.S. Marine Corps said. Maj. John Caldwell, a spokesman for the Marine Corps, told The Washington Post that the fighter, Mohammed Nazeer, 24, was found guilty of violating Afghan law and was given a death sentence by an appellate court in early July.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

Fort Leonard Wood M.P. drill sergeant faces 27 sexual assault charges

The updated story was released yesterday by KY 3 News. The charges against the 12-year Army veteran are disturbing and damning.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Leonard Wood, MO

The Leaf-Chronicle

Leaf-Chronicle enlists for Boot DriveLeaf-Chronicle enlists for Boot...

Leaf-Chronicle enlists for Boot Drive Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services Boot Drive seeks to kick effort in high gear Check out this story on Gold Star mother Sheila Patton says she's depending on a heavy turnout from Fort Campbell units to kick the Survivor Outreach Services Boot Drive into high gear in time for the Nov. 1 Run, Walk and Roll to remember nearly 7,000 fallen soldiers. An effort to memorialize nearly 7,000 servicemembers fallen since 9/11 has expanded its reach while extending deadline as well.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Campbell, Fort Campbell, KY, Weather

Silicon Alley Insider

Women May Finally Go Through One Of The US Army's Most Grueling Training Courses

The US Army is seeking female volunteers for its grueling two-month Ranger School for an integrated assessment to take place next spring, reports Michelle Tan at The Army Times. "Right now we're going through the deliberate planning process, identifying volunteers, and selecting them over the next few months," Lt.


Right Wing News

Our Politically Correct Army Worries That Too Many Combat Leaders are White

U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts. "The issue exists.


Related Topix: US Military, United States Military Academy

Alamogordo Daily News

Alamogordo woman shines in US Army's Spirit of America show

Staff Sgt. Sonia Candelaria is a flutist in the U.S. Army Band. Candelaria will perform a monologue in the Army's Spirit of America show.


Related Topix: US Military, Alamogordo, NM, US Air Force, Asian-American, Korean-American

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Florida National Guard recognizes 449 years of civilian service.

At the appointed hour of 1500, or 3:00 p.m. for civilians, on Friday, September 12, the order was barked to bring members of the Florida National Guard to attention. Thus began the "Retreat" ceremony.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Hood

Camp Lejeune Marines save base contractor from burning SUV

Cpl. David Qualls, 22, and Cpl. Nathan Bryson, 21, two Camp Lejeune Marines became roadside heroes yesterday when they stopped for a large traffic jam on the North Carolina Highway 172 Bridge near Camp Lejeune.


Related Topix: US Military, Camp Lejeune, US Marine Corps, US News


West Babylon street dedicated to World War II Army sergeant

Left to right, Boy Scouts Brendan Mades, 11, Matthew Page, 26, and David Baloga, 15, from Troop 1634 in West Babylon, salute as Sgt. John Sardiello Post 1634 of the American Legion in West Babylon is rededicated and the street renamed in his honor, Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Babylon, NY, West Babylon, NY, US Military, US Navy