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51 min ago | Navy Times

2-star accused of intimidation, compromising investigation

An Inspector General investigation recommends 'corrective action' be taken against Maj.

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5 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

NCAA working to address concussions

Since its inception, the NCAA has been committed to student-athlete health and safety.

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9 hrs ago | Politico

Reps push Hagel over militarization

Missouri Reps. Lacy Clay and Emanuel Cleaver are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to conduct a review of the Pentagon program that has transferred billions of dollars worth of surplus military equipment to state and local agencies, including Ferguson.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Lacy Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, US House of Representatives, St Louis County, MO

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Ridenbaugh Press

The other kind of military equipment

Last week we listed the county breakdown of recipients of surplus equipment from the Department of Defense - much of which, in widespread complaint, has contributed to a militarization of police forces around the country.

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Related Topix: US News, Clearwater County, ID, Weather

Marine News

DoD Awards US$117-M New Orleans Dredge Contract

The US Department of Defense informs that it has awarded Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana, a US$116,956,672 firm-fixed-price contract with options for the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project's widening of the Florida Avenue Canal, Phase II and III, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, US News, US Military, US Navy

Switched

Chinese Jet Flew Within 30 Feet Of U.S. Military Plane, Pentagon Says

The Pentagon on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Arlington, VA, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Andrews Air Force Base, US Air Force

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Portsmouth Startup Markets $10M 'Attack Helicopter Of The Sea' To DOD

An 18-person Portsmouth startup has built a futuristic stealth attack boat they are now shopping around to the Department of Defense.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, John Sununu

Asbury Park Press

Find out what military equipment Shore towns gotFind out what...

Find out what military equipment Shore towns got More than half the value of military equipment going to N.J. law enforcement lands Monmouth, Ocean Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1oXX9Gk Since 2006, the Department of Defense has issued $8.8 million in tactical items to law enforcement in New Jersey Civil unrest in Missouri has ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, New Jersey, Middletown, NJ, Asbury Park, NJ

The Daily Caller

GAO: Obama Administration Broke Law With Bergdahl Swamp

U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Bob Bergdahl and Jami Bergdahl as he delivers a statement about the release of their son, prisoner of war U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington May 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US Army, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US News, Conservative Political News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

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

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,

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

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

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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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

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

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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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, US News

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