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3 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Grenade Launchers, Helicopters, anda Popcorn Machines? Highlights of ...

The Department of Defense's 1033 program has allowed police departments across the country, including in Ferguson, Missouri, to acquire excess military equipment DOD is no longer using-including mine-resistant vehicles, planes, helicopters, machine guns, body armor, etc.

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, US Navy

7 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Secretary Hagel and General...

Presenters: Presenters: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey August 21, 2014 As the U.S. Central Command continues to provide regular updates about our military support to Iraq and Kurdish forces, this afternoon, I want to say a few words about what this assistance has accomplished ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

7 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Florida Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan

Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett of Ruskin died after being "engaged by the enemy" in Afghanistan Wednesday, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, Florida, US News

9 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

GAO: Defense Department 'Violated' Two Laws in Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

The Government Accountability Office issued an opinion today that found the Obama Administration "violated" two laws when it ordered the transfer of five high profile Taliban commanders in exchange for Sgt.

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Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US News

12 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Space Data Association: SDA and U.S. Department of Defense Sign Space Situational Awareness Agreement

The is responsible for administering the SSA Data Sharing Program, which is intended to increase the safety, security, and sustainability of the space domain by enhancing space situational awareness through a series of basic and advanced services including anomaly resolution, collision avoidance, conjunction assessment, end of life disposal, ... (more)

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15 hrs ago | The Star

Lindsay Peak earns certification

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Member Relations Specialist Lindsay Peak recently completed the Center for Development of Security Excellence's JPAS/JCAVS Virtual Training for Security Professionals.

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, Tyndall Air Force Base, US Air Force

19 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

Military promises to return more land

The Department of Defense will keep its promise to reduce its land footprint on Guam by the time the military buildup is complete, DOD Undersecretary Robert Work said Tuesday during his visit here.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Madeleine Bordallo, Democrat, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, Andersen Air Force Base, US Governors, Eddie Calvo

23 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

Statement by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and...

As the Department of Defense has now announced, earlier this summer the President authorized an operation to attempt the rescue of American citizens who were kidnapped and held by ISIL against their will in Syria.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Switched

U.S. Attempted And Failed To Rescue American Hostages In Syria

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Piracy News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

A look into federal documents show Lubbock County got $400K in military equipment

Rural law enforcement agencies in Lubbock County have received more than $400,000 in surplus military equipment through a program that, in light of the events in Missouri, is seen as contributing to the militarization of the nation's police force.

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Related Topix: Lubbock County, TX, Lubbock, TX, US News

Vallejo Times-Herald

VPD acquires armored military truck for search, rescue operations

Lt. John Whitney talks about the Vallejo Police Department's new armored rescue vehicle, acquired through a Department of Defense program that supplies local law enforcement agencies with military gear.

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Westport Now

Police Chief: Ensuring Police-Military Line Remains Clear

In the wake of national concerns about the militarization of police departments, an issue brought to the forefront by the police response to rioting in Ferguson, Mo., Westport Police Chief Dale Call weighed in on his department's receipt of military surplus over the years.

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Navy Times

Website seeks to connect Korea vets with original wartime photos

More than 5.7 million Americans served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. A New York state-based project seeks to connect Korean Warw photos with the soldiers featured in them or their families.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, US News, US Military, US Air Force, Penfield, NY, Life, Veteran Affairs, Rochester, NY

News Max

Rush Limbaugh: Blame Defense Dept. for Militarization of Police

While press and politicos bewail the militarization of police, as seen in images from Ferguson, Missouri, showing military vehicles with mounted machine guns, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has an idea of who is to blame.

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Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh, Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, US News

Air Force Times

Mich. county considers missile defense system

Kalamazoo County officials will decide whether to ask the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a ballistic missile defense system at Fort Custer Training Center.

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Related Topix: Strategic Defense Initiative, Kalamazoo County, MI, US News, Kalamazoo, MI, US National Guard, US Military

KSTP

Navy 'Leap Frogs' to Jump from Plane over Minn. State Capitol

Parachutes are about to punctuate the sky over Minnesota's Capitol. An elite team of Navy skydivers planned to jump from a plan to the Capitol lawn on Wednesday afternoon as part of a Navy Week celebration in the state.

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Alabama Live

Mobile rakes in assault rifles from military surplus; Baldwin gains SWAT vehicle

The Mobile Police Department has two Hummer Humvees obtained through the Department of Defense Excess Property Program, more commonly known as DoD 1033.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, US News, Alabama, Baldwin County, AL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Alabama Live

North Alabama law enforcement agencies well-stocked with military surplus equipment

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The Department of Defense's 1033 program has been a veritable Neiman-Marcus catalog for local law enforcement agencies.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Huntsville, AL, US News, Madison, AL

WBUR-AM Boston

What Surplus U.S. Military Gear Mass. Has Received Since 2006

A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson last week.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

Feds arm Ohio police with same military vehicles, gear as Ferguson

The U.S. military has given armored vehicles, assault rifles and thousands of other types of surplus military equipment to Ohio law enforcement agencies in recent years, state records showed.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US News, Cuyahoga County, OH

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