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As tensions rise, Pentagon beefs up missions in Europe

Navy Times - 2 hours 44 min ago
As the nation's eyes are on the Ebola outbreak and the fight with Islamic State militants, the situation in Europe is getting decidedly colder - think Cold War.

Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:19
Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:34
Federal prosecutors say a civilian Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted $2 million to his boss' brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers.

U.S. planes airdrop arms to besieged Syrian town

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:05
The U.S. Air Force dropped military aid around the besieged Syrian town of Kobani overnight in an effort to resupply Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants there, U.S. Central Command in Tampa said.

Financial help possible for families of troops deployed on Ebola mission

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:41
Families of troops deployed to West Africa on the Ebola mission are eligible for emergency financial assistance from the nonprofit Operation Homefront on the same basis as those of troops deployed to combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, officials an

Sweden's submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:02
Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.

Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm U.S. ties

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:28
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no '

Fewer veterans running for congressional office

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:52
The number of veterans in Congress has been steadily dropping in recent election cycles, but the legislative branch's meager military credentials could take a major hit this year.

U.S. advisory mission in Iraq remains limited in scope and impact

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:29
More than one month after President Obama ordered U.S. troops to begin an advise-and-assist mission supporting the Iraqi military's fight against Islamic militants, that effort remains limited in its scope and effectiveness.

Slain Guardsman and teacher posthumously awarded 2 medals

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:23
A Nevada teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a schoolyard shooting a year ago was honored on Sunday.

After arms drop, U.S. coalition strikes IS

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:17
Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town.

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:16
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to 'valiant' Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be 'irresponsible' and

Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:11
Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people.

Top U.S. commander in Ebola fight sees progress

Navy Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:07
The first of 17 U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in West Africa will open in a few weeks, the top commander of U.S. troops in the region told USA Today on Sunday.

CDC to revise Ebola protocol; military readies medical team

Navy Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 13:19
Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear 'with no skin showing,' a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if

Marine's murder charge in the Philippines has international consequences

Navy Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:25
The death of a Filipino transgender woman following a bilateral military training exercise made international waves after a U.S. Marine was charged with murder.

These federal contractors are hiring vets now

Navy Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:24
Companies that do business with the federal government employ a big chunk of the U.S. workforce - and if you're a veteran looking to join their ranks, federal law requires that they give you a leg up.

One month in, mixed reviews on Iraq, Syria airstrikes

Navy Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:04
On Sept. 23, the U.S. began airstrikes against militants aligned with the Islamic States (IS) inside Syria, kicking off what President Obama and top military leaders characterizes as a campaign that will last for some time.

Spain gives U.S. go-ahead to use bases against Ebola

Navy Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:03
Spain has agreed to allow the U.S. to use two military bases in the southwest of the country to support its efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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