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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

4 hours 17 min ago
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating th

Sen. Sanders seeks new VA funding compromise

5 hours 17 min ago
A push by Veterans Affairs Department officials for billions in new funding to hire more doctors may upend congressional efforts for a wide-reaching VA reform package that appeared all but finished just a few weeks ago.

Study: Childhood traumas are more common in military members

5 hours 19 min ago
Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.

Naval Academy welcomes new superintendent

6 hours 8 sec ago
Back in 2010, the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations made a $100 bet with then-Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Mike Miller that he wouldn't survive a second four-year stint back on the yard.

College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire

8 hours 48 min ago
Senators and student veteran leaders are working to dissuade would-be college students from using GI Bill funds to enroll at WyoTech and Heald, criticizing the schools' recent recruiting actions as irresponsible and predatory.

U.S. officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

8 hours 57 min ago
Senior U.S.

Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

9 hours 3 min ago
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Sailor dies following fall from barracks balcony

9 hours 6 min ago
The Navy says one of its sailors has died after falling from the sixth-floor balcony of a barracks at Naval Station Norfolk.

Sen. Harkin: Recruit the disabled for non-combat jobs

9 hours 27 min ago
While veterans' groups are pushing the Senate to expand protections for disabled troops when they travel abroad, lawmakers in the chamber are considering expanding military jobs to disabled individuals at home.

Enlisted women to serve on attack submarines after 2020

10 hours 4 min ago
With female officers having served in the boomer force for nearly three years, the Navy is aiming for women to make up a significant portion of the ballistic-missile submarine force by 2020, one of the new waypoints in the silent service's historic integr

Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants

10 hours 33 min ago
The roughly 1,000 Texas Army and Air National Guard troops being dispatched to the U.S.-Mexico border will not be tasked with apprehending illegal immigrants, said the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard.

Marine vet says he was forgotten in VA clinic

13 hours 3 min ago
A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.

Vet cited for therapy ducks will get day in court despite fine being paid

13 hours 7 min ago
An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is getting his day in court after being cited for violating an Ohio village ban, even though someone else already paid his fine.

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

13 hours 29 min ago
Russian-backed separatists shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets Wednesday in the eastern regions of the country, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in D.C.

13 hours 55 min ago
Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.

U.S.: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:47
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for 'creating the conditions' that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.

Study uses EEGs to guide treatment for depression

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:22
Electroencephalograms, or EEGs, which measure electrical activity in the brain, show promise in improving treatment for depression - and consequently lowering post-traumatic stress symptoms and suicidal tendencies, a new military medical study has found.

Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:28
Todd Honea discovered his calling, partly out of necessity, while in the Marines: to get fit and help others to do the same.

General: Texas Guard to take observation role at border

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:00
Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.

Military suicides declined slightly in 2013, Pentagon says

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:09
Suicides in the military dropped by 6 percent last year, a decline that Pentagon officials hope signals a reversal in a tragic trend - but that some advocates say does not reflect the true scope of the issue in the military and veterans' community.