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U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

Navy Times - 3 hours 31 min ago
American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S.

Obama: 'We will be relentless' against terrorists who beheaded American

Navy Times - 4 hours 38 min ago
President Obama gave no indication that the U.S. will relent in its air campaign against the Islamic State following the brutal murder of American reporter James Foley.

Navy kicks out 34 for cheating at nuclear training site

Navy Times - 6 hours 2 min ago
At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's

Potential GOP candidates use beheading to hammer Obama over IS

Navy Times - 6 hours 19 min ago
Republicans are using the beheading of an American journalist in Syria to mount new attacks on President Barack Obama, urging him to get tougher on a radical Sunni group.

Army doctor promotes use of tourniquets

Navy Times - 7 hours 41 min ago
An Army Reserve doctor and nationally recognized trauma surgeon is pressing for broader availability of tourniquets - in the pockets of every U.S. first responder and staged alongside portable defibrillators in offices, shopping malls and elsewhere.

British national may have beheaded U.S. journalist

Navy Times - 8 hours 5 min ago
The apparent beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by an Islamic State militant may have been undertaken by a British national, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday.

Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need

Navy Times - 8 hours 5 min ago
By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

USS Saratoga to be hauled away, scrapped

Navy Times - 8 hours 27 min ago
The decommissioned USS Saratoga aircraft carrier is set to be hauled away from Rhode Island and brought to Texas to be scrapped.

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

Navy Times - 9 hours 42 min ago
In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

After months on back burner, sequester fears return

Navy Times - 9 hours 43 min ago
For the past three years, US military officials have frequently voiced opposition to defense budget caps that went into effect in 2013.

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

Navy Times - 10 hours 33 min ago
Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the U.N.

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

Navy Times - 10 hours 43 min ago
In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a 'hideous lantern jaw.'

DoD questions military data in food bank study

Navy Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:40
The Pentagon's personnel chief is taking exception to statistics from a recent study that concluded 25 percent of military households use food banks.

U.S. mission in Iraq could expand, Pentagon official says

Navy Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:30
The mission for U.S. troops in Iraq to help Kurdish and Iraqi security forces in their fight against Islamic militants remains limited for now, but may expand after Iraqi leaders form a new government, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

Verdicts released for July courts-martial

Navy Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:55
The Navy has published the results of special and general courts-martial tried in July - 36 verdicts in all.

CNO Greenert calls for boosting deployed ship presence

Navy Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:50
More time forward and more chances to serve in the Pacific and in the Middle East; that's the course the Navy's top officer is setting in his annual 'Navigation Plan' released Tuesday.

Islamic State claims execution of American journalist

Navy Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:41
An American journalist missing for nearly two years has reportedly been murdered by a group claiming to be the Islamic State.

Ex-officer says she was discharged for reporting burn-pit danger

Navy Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:15
An officer who says she was discharged from the Navy for alerting senior officials of the potential health dangers of open-air burn pits and improperly stored water at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, is suing to get her job back.

Sailor, allegedly strangled to death by airman, remembered as caring

Navy Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:50
Shortly before his death, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov received a medal for helping save a soldier's life.

Putin, Poroshenko to meet for talks on Ukraine

Navy Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet next week in Minsk in their first face-to-face talks since June.
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