Troops will have to reimburse tuition assistance if they do not earn a “C” or higher in an undergraduate course or a “B” or higher in a graduate-level course, or if they fail pass/fail courses. The program also will no longer cover fees.
Lawmakers in the House and Senate unveiled an agreement Monday to reform the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs by pumping $17 billion in emergency funding into expanded access to outside care as well as more doctors, nurses and health care facilities.
Typhoon Haiyan nearly wiped Tacloban off the face of the earth eight months ago, leaving behind an apocalyptic wasteland of bodies, collapsed buildings and blocked streets. Today, the city of 240,000 people in the central Philippines is bouncing back.
The Navy will send new stealth destroyers, littoral combat ships and an amphibious ready group to the Pacific, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Monday, reiterating the U.S. commitment to its military “pivot” to the region.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Monday that there would be no letup in the battle against the militant Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip and warned Israelis to be prepared for a long conflict.
More than three months after voters first went to the polls, Afghans began the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr without a new president as a slow-going electoral audit continues to be dogged by controversy.
We are well beyond the issue of political targeting by a powerful but supposedly neutral government agency. We are into a political cover-up, which hints strongly at destruction of records and obstruction of justice.
As a line medic for a Marine platoon in Iraq 10 years ago, Petty Officer 1st Class Randall McClain treated the wounds of war, from blunt trauma to lacerations and an amputation. Now the senior medic aboard a guided-missile destroyer, the 39-year-old deals with seasickness, illness and the occasional light injury from accidents. He is, by his own admission, a little bored.
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