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  1. U.S.: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

    A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  2. Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  3. Petty officer charged in 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

    A fourth member of the Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified info

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  4. Ex-Calif. man convicted of Navy battery swindle

    A former Southern California man who fled the U.S. to live on his yacht has been convicted of selling the U.S. military more than $2.6 million in cheap, knock-off batteries that were used in aircraft carriers and submarines.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  5. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel briefs the press April 2 aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) in Honolulu. Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo / Defense Department

    Hagel launches broad review of military justice system

    The Pentagon is launching a 'systemic' review of the entire military justice system that will look at how commanders convene courts-martial and impose nonjudicial punishments.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Military hotline aids sexual assault victims

    One of the first things you notice about the Pentagon's sexual assault support hotline is its non-military look.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  7. Militia leader pleads guilty to military ID theft

    A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  8. FBI leak probe shuts down 9/11 case at Guantanamo

    A judge agreed Tuesday to look into how FBI questioning of a defense team member will affect the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the Sept. 11 attack.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  9. DoD told to quantify cost to victims of '09 Fort Hood shooting

    Congress wants to put a dollar figure on what victims of the first Fort Hood, Texas, shooting have lost because the tragedy was classified as workplace violence.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  10. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who now wishes to be known as Chelsea Manning, is escorted Agu. 20 to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky / AP

    Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    An Army general has upheld Pvt. Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  11. Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

    Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  12. Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo, seen here in an undated photo, was killed during the shooting at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on March 24. Navy via AP

    Sources: MA2 Mayo shielded shipmate from gunman

    Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo was fatally shot four times March 24 defending a petty officer of the watch who was not carrying a full complement of weapons and gear, three sources told Navy Times in the most detailed account of the fatal shooting to date.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  13. Shortly after last week's shooting at Fort Hood the Army was quick to point out that the alleged shooter had no direct combat experience. But that did little to stem rounds of media speculation about post traumatic stress and violence, prompting many veterans to say the latest headlines and television coverage has only served to reinforce the false stereotype of combat veterans as ticking time bombs. Eric A. Fernandez / Army

    Fort Hood shooting distorts view of veterans

    Shortly after last week's shooting at Fort Hood the Army was quick to point out that the alleged shooter had no direct combat experience.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
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    Pentagon keeps tight lid on some sex assault info

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and the Pentagon wants troops and civilians alike to know that it takes the issue seriously.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  15. Master at Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo was killed in a March 24 shooting on Naval Station Norfolk. Navy

    Shipmates remember MA2 Mayo as 'a hero'

    Soft cries filled the auditorium as the chief of the watch three times called out for Master at Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo, a call unanswered.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  16. Soldier sentenced to 2 years for sexual misconduct

    A military police officer convicted of sexual misconduct at Guantanamo Bay has been sentenced to two years in prison following a court-martial in Texas.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  17. An officer stands guard near the gate at the Washington Navy Yard the day after a gunman launched an attack inside. New reports say civilian and military officials failed to raise alarms concerning Aaron Alexis' erratic behavior prior to his shooting rampage. Jacquelyn Martin/The Associated Press

    Reports fault command for not flagging Navy Yard shooter

    The command of then-Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Aaron Alexis should have flagged him as a security risk while he was in the Navy, allowing Alexis' supervisors to connect the dots between his troubling behavior and run-ins with authorities, three

    • Apr. 5, 2014
  18. Facebook photo of Sgt. First Class Danny Ferguson, who was killed in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, and his fiance Kristen Haley, who says he was trying to block the gunman's path to a room packed with military personnel Courtesy photo

    Fort Hood shooting victims were heroic, dedicated

    As the nation mourns another shooting at a domestic military base, details on the heroes killed and injured emerge from Fort Hood.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  19. Alleged Fort Hood shooter Spc. Ivan Lopez. Army National Guard

    11 facts from the Hood shooter's Army record

    The Fort Hood shooter, Spc. Ivan Antonio Lopez, served in uniform almost 15 years. Here's what his Army records say:

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  20. Alleged Fort Hood shooter Spc. Ivan Lopez. Army National Guard

    Hood shooter suffered from depression and anxiety, officials say

    [UPDATE: Army Times incorrectly reported that Spc. Ivan Lopez was cited for having a personality disorder.]

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  21. Lucy Hamlin and husband Spc. Timothy Hamlin wait for permission Wednesday to re-enter Fort Hood, where they live, following a shooting on base. Tamir Kalifa/AP

    Fort Hood shooting: Answers sought as base marches on

    An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  22. A May 15, 1998, file photo shows Jonathan Pollard speaking during an interview in a conference room at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, N.C. Karl DeBlaker / AP

    American spy's release would be high-stakes gamble

    Every president since Ronald Reagan has refused to release Jonathan Pollard from prison. A CIA director once threatened to resign when Bill Clinton briefly considered freeing the convicted spy as part of Mideast peace talks.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  23. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an April 1 news conference in New York. Seth Wenig / AP

    Holder: Khalid Sheik Mohammad won't be tried in N.Y.

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he still believes Manhattan is the right place to put the self-professed mastermind of the Sept.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  24. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who now wishes to be known as Chelsea Manning, is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after an Aug. 20 hearing in his court-martial. The lawyer representing Chelsea Manning in her appeals says the soldier's 35-year sentence for leaking classified information is out of proportion with her offenses. Patrick Semansky / AP

    Manning's new lawyer decries 35-year sentence

    Army Private Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking reams of classified information is out of proportion with the offenses for which she was convicted, the lawyer who will represent her in court-martial appeals said Tuesday.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  25. Former Navy SEAL and author of 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle Paul Moseley / The Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP

    Attorneys dispute DNA in 'American Sniper' case

    A judge is expected to decide what evidence to have tested for DNA ahead of the trial of the man charged with killing famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
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