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Raul Castro: U.S. must return Guantanamo for normal relations

Raul Castro: U.S. must return Guantanamo for normal relationsCuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.
  • Pentagon
  • 49 minutes ago
Crime

Saudi airman sentenced to 35 years in child rape case

Saudi airman sentenced to 35 years in child rape caseA 25-year-old Saudi Arabian air force sergeant will serve at least 35 years in Nevada state prison after being found guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.
  • Crime
  • 51 minutes ago
Capitol Hill

Dunford: Budget cuts could lead to moldy barracks, tight dwell time

Dunford: Budget cuts could lead to moldy barracks, tight dwell timeCommandant Gen. Joseph Dunford warned a Senate committee about the effects of sequestration on Tuesday.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
Pentagon

Gitmo officer: Limits on female guards puts mission at risk

Gitmo officer: Limits on female guards puts mission at riskAn Army officer at Guantanamo Bay says court orders barring female soldiers from jobs requiring physical contact with Muslim detainees create a safety risk at the U.S. military prison in Cuba by limiting his staffing options.
  • Pentagon
  • 3 hours, 15 minutes ago
News

MCPON: Fewer chiefs forced to retire is sign of progress

MCPON: Fewer chiefs forced to retire is sign of progressA continuation board reviewed 7,017 chiefs, senior chiefs and master chiefs and selected 2 percent for retirement.
  • News
  • 4 hours, 5 minutes ago
Pentagon

Debate over success of Afghanistan projects

Debate over success of Afghanistan projectsSIGAR report finds poor U.S. government oversight led to the "melting" of an Afghan Special Police training center's dry fire range.
  • Pentagon
  • 6 hours, 21 minutes ago
Health Care

Senator eyes health coverage for disabled vets' kids

Senator eyes health coverage for disabled vets' kidsU.S. Sen. Charles Schumer plans to discuss a proposal for legislation that would extend health care coverage for the children of disabled military veterans.
  • Health Care
  • 8 hours, 40 minutes ago
News

Lejeune Marines deploy to support European, African ops

Lejeune Marines deploy to support European, African opsThe latest contingent of Marines deployed Saturday to Europe in support of operations there and in Africa.
  • News
  • 17 hours, 55 minutes ago
Pentagon

Letter: Pot shops off limits to military members in Washington state

Letter: Pot shops off limits to military members in Washington stateDozens of recreational marijuana businesses in Washington state have received letters from the military telling them that their shops are off limits to all members of the armed forces.
  • Pentagon
  • 22 hours, 13 minutes ago
News

Panel: Imams key to stopping domestic terrorists

Panel: Imams key to stopping domestic terroristsHomegrown terrorism in Europe should be combated from the bottom up, experts say.
  • News
  • 1 day ago
Tech

Watchdog group: Fire 2-star for alleged A-10 'treason' comment

Watchdog group: Fire 2-star for alleged A-10 'treason' commentThe watchdog group Project on Government Oversight is calling for a two-star general to be fired over allegedly saying officers who advocate for the A-10 are committing treason.
  • Tech
  • 1 day ago
News

Taking back Mosul may require new tactics against IS

Taking back Mosul may require new tactics against ISThe Kurdish recapture of Kobani in northern Syria appears to have provided a blueprint for defeating the Islamic State, bringing together U.S. air power with an effective ground force and protected routes for the movement of fighters and weaponry. Taking back the key...
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  • 1 day ago
Capitol Hill

Gowdy vows to 'ratchet up' Benghazi investigation

Gowdy vows to 'ratchet up' Benghazi investigationThe chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, promised Tuesday to "ratchet up" an inquiry he said is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
News

Amphib Green Bay home port shifts to Japan

Amphib Green Bay home port shifts to JapanThe amphibious transport dock Green Bay left San Diego Monday for its new 7th Fleet home port, Sasebo, Japan.
  • News
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Best for Vets

Clinton Foundation focuses on veterans health

Clinton Foundation focuses on veterans healthClinton health initiative turns eyes to military and veterans health and wellness
  • Best for Vets
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Diet-fitness

Marine Corps Marathon offers more events

Marine Corps Marathon offers more eventsMarine Corps Marathon organizers are sponsoring several events this year with activities geared toward different levels of fitness and fun.
  • Diet-fitness
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
News

Somalia: Al-Shabab leader Hersi says he has quit terror group

Somalia: Al-Shabab leader Hersi says he has quit terror groupA leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head announced Tuesday he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al Qaida-linked group.
  • News
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Veterans

Problem VA employees could face penalties

Problem VA employees could face penaltiesContinuing last year's accountability theme, lawmakers want to be able to cap and recoup VA performance bonuses.
  • Veterans
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Pentagon

Islamic State post threatens Japan, Jordan hostages

Islamic State post threatens Japan, Jordan hostagesAn online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."
  • Pentagon
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Education

Clemson part of $25M innovation center

Clemson part of $25M innovation centerClemson University and Greenville Technical College are collaborating on the Center for Manufacturing Innovation to train students for high-tech jobs in the automotive, transportation and other industries.
  • Education
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
News

Zorching toward glory: Adm. Kirby answers 20 questions

Zorching toward glory: Adm. Kirby answers 20 questionsIn a day in the life-style interview, Rear Admiral John Kirby talks to @Doctrine_Man about his career as the Pentagon Press Secretary, which — as @Doctrine_Man notes — is job that stands apart from Washington's public affairs' talking heads.
  • News
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Veterans

VA Secretary to investigate Tomah medical center

VA Secretary to investigate Tomah medical centerSecretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald announced Monday that he will launch an investigation into a Tomah VA medical center that came under scrutiny for overprescribing opiates after a Marine died there.
  • Veterans
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
News

Obama defends ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Obama defends ties as he pays respects in Saudi ArabiaPresident Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses.
  • News
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Pentagon

8 U.S. airmen injured, F-15E damaged in Spain crash

8 U.S. airmen injured, F-15E damaged in Spain crashEight airmen treated for minor injuries, one F-15E confirmed damaged in crash at air base in Spain
  • Pentagon
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Pentagon

USAID nixes awards to contractor in Iraq, Afghanistan

USAID nixes awards to contractor in Iraq, AfghanistanThe main U.S. foreign assistance agency on Monday suspended awards to a non-governmental organization that has received more than $1 billion for its work in Afghanistan and Iraq the past nine years.
  • Pentagon
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Crime

Philippines rejects Marine's appeal to drop murder case

Philippines rejects Marine's appeal to drop murder caseThe Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year.
  • Crime
  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
News

Complaints challenge orders limiting female guards at Gitmo

Complaints challenge orders limiting female guards at GitmoSome female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said Monday.
  • News
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
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