Military & Veterans

U.S. Navy Deploys Pacific Guided-Missile Destroyer to Near the Korean Peninsula

April 1, 2013

“The White House on Monday said the United States hasn’t seen large-scale movements from North Korean military forces in the aftermath of harsh rhetoric from the reclusive government.”

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North Korea Leader Kim Jong-Un Signs Order to Train Sights on American Military Bases in South Korea and the Pacific

March 28, 2013

“The move was followed by reports of increased activity at North Korea’s mid to long range missile sites, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.”

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Speaking at USC’s Annual ROTC Dinner, General David Petraeus Apologizes for Extramarital Affair

March 27, 2013

“David Petraeus apologized in front of an audience of about 600, who welcomed him with a standing ovation, for an extramarital affair with his biographer in his first public speech since resigning as the head of the CIA.”

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U.S., South Korea Sign New Military Plan Formalizing Joint Response Against Any North Korean Provocations

March 25, 2013

“They called the contingency plan “South Korean-led, U.S.-supported.” It laid out various types of localized North Korean provocations and a joint South Korean-American response to each of them, South Korean officials said.”

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U.S. Army Hands Over Control of Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

March 25, 2013

“The US has handed over to Afghanistan the only prison still under American control, resolving an issue that has strained ties between the countries.”

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Report: Authorities in Standoff With Officer Candidate School Staff Member at Quantico Marine Corps Base

March 22, 2013

“A base spokesman says one person is dead after a shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia and authorities are in a standoff with a suspect who’s barricaded himself in barracks.”

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Relationship Dispute Drives Marine to Kill Two Comrades, Self, at Quantico Base in Virginia

March 22, 2013

“Lt. Agustin Solivan says the shooting happened around 11 p.m. Thursday and authorities are in a standoff with the suspect that’s gone into early Friday.”

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U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Re-Instate Military Tuition Assistance Program Cut By Sequestration

March 21, 2013

“Democratic Senator Kay Hagan, along with a Republican Senator from Oklahoma, passed a bill in the senate that would re-instate the tuition program cut by sequestration.”

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Pentagon Indefinitely Bans Use of 60 mm Mortar Ammo Following Deadly Marine Accident Pending Investigation

March 19, 2013

“The Pentagon expanded a temporary ban to prohibit the military from firing any 60mm mortar rounds until the results of the investigation. The Marine Corps said Tuesday a “blanket suspension” of 60mm mortars and associated firing tubes is in effect.”

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Calls For U.S. Troops On The Ground in Syria To Secure Chemical Weapons

March 19, 2013

“”Absolutely, you’ve got to get on the ground. There is no substitute for securing these weapons… I don’t care what it takes. We need partners in the region.””

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Accidental Explosion Kills 7 Marines During Military Training Exercises at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada

March 19, 2013

“The cause of the blast was a 60 mm round that detonated inside a mortar tube, injuring the mortar crew and supporting personnel, a military official told CNN.”

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Pentagon: U.S. B-52 Fighter Jets Conducted Simulated Nuclear Bombing Raids on North Korea During Military Exercises

March 18, 2013

“Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters that B-52 bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a training mission over South Korea March 8 during war games known as Exercise Foal Eagle.”

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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Pleads Guilty in Afghanistan Corruption and Bribery Case

March 17, 2013

“Long, 30, had pleaded guilty to stealing at least $1 million and shipping the cash in hundred-dollar bills to the U.S. in the guts of hollowed-out VCR players.”

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Pentagon: Iranian Fighter Jet Targeted U.S. Drone Over the Persian Gulf This Week

March 14, 2013

“No shots were fired. However, Obama administration officials told CNN that the United States is concerned with Iranian intentions in incidents like this and whether such episodes could unintentionally trigger hostilities.”

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Veterans Testify Before U.S. Senate Panel Investigating Sexual Violence in the Military

March 13, 2013

“The hearing, the first the Senate has held in nearly a decade on sexual assault in the military, reflects the increasing attention to the issue because of revelations about pervasive sexual harassment at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and throughout the military.”

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