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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets the crowd as she prepares to address the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday. <br>Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

Clinton says nation faces a 'moment of reckoning'

Speaking as the first woman nominated for president by a major party, Clinton, the former secretary of state, gave the highest-profile address of her decades-long political career.

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An undated file photo of Pfc. Chelsea Manning, provided by the U.S. Army.<br>U.S. Army

Army investigating Manning after suicide attempt

According to the ACLU, Manning, imprisoned for sending classified information, now faces possible additional punishment for attempting suicide earlier this month.

18:46 July 28, 2016
Retired Lt. Col. Teresa James shares her story Thursday at the DOD Inspector General's annual whistleblower hotline conference. James was retaliated against for reporting she was raped in the West Virginia National Guard.<br>Steve Fall/Defense Department

New DOD investigative unit to focus on sexual assault-related reprisals

A new unit in the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General will focus solely on complaints of retaliation against military members who report sexual assault, highlighting a commitment to end the double victimization of victims.

17:40 July 28, 2016
Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., commander of Resolute Support and United States Forces-Afghanistan, updates reporters on operations in Afghanistan, July 28, 2016. <br>Department of Defense

Americans injured fighting Islamic State group in Afghanistan

Five U.S. servicemembers were wounded in recent days fighting militants aligned with the Islamic State group in eastern Afghanistan, Army Gen. John Nicholson said Thursday, adding that none of the injuries were life-threatening.

15:32 July 28, 2016
An AV-8B Harrier and an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter conduct a flyover during a re-designation and change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., June 30, 2016.<br>Harley Robinson/U.S. Marine Corps

Air Force could declare F-35 ready for combat by next week

After years of delays, cost overruns and controversy, top Pentagon officials could make the decision to certify that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is ready for combat as early as next week, some 15 years after the program began.

16:14 July 28, 2016
Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, attends a briefing near Amman, Jordan on May 22, 2016. Votel said Thursday, July 28, that a recent coup attempt in Turkey could affect the fight against the Islamic State.<br>Lauren Falk/U.S. Marine Corps

Gen. Votel: Turkey unrest could affect Islamic State fight

The recent failed coup and jailing of military leaders in Turkey could impact U.S. operations there against the Islamic State group, Gen. Joseph Votel said Thursday at a security conference in Colorado.

16:23 July 28, 2016
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