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The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said Monday al-Qaida is to blame for most of the deaths during a night of heavy fighting and airstrikes that reportedly killed dozens of civilians in the country’s south.



US military helicopter drops container unit on building in South Korea

A U.S. military helicopter accidentally dropped a metal container unit being airlifted Monday in South Korea, damaging a building but causing no injuries, officials said.


Russian prime minister calls U.S. plans for breaking Kaliningrad air defenses ‘idiotic’

A U.S. general’s comments about a plan to break through Russian air defenses in the military exclave of Kaliningrad if necessary were dismissed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as “idiotic,” Russia’s Tass news agency has reported.


Three US troops wounded in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

Three American troops were wounded Monday when an Afghan police officer opened fire at their convoy in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, a defense official said.



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Episode 21: Contractors: Asset or liability to nation's cybersecurity?

Private contractors have taken part — or even led the charge — in America's cybersecurity efforts, but not without controversy.

Richard Clarke, special cybersecurity adviser to President George W. Bush joins us this week and addresses digital threats and how military contractors have helped and hurt U.S. national security.

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Trial begins for former Dallas officer who fatally shot neighbor

A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black neighbor in his own home was distracted by a phone call with a colleague with whom she had been romantically involved, a prosecutor said Monday at the start of the officer’s trial.


20 killed, 70 hurt in protests in Indonesia’s Papua province

At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in Indonesia’s restive Papua province, officials said.


Russian prime minister calls U.S. plans for breaking Kaliningrad air defenses ‘idiotic’

A U.S. general’s comments about a plan to break through Russian air defenses in the military exclave of Kaliningrad if necessary were dismissed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as “idiotic,” Russia’s Tass news agency has reported.


Three US troops wounded in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

Three American troops were wounded Monday when an Afghan police officer opened fire at their convoy in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, a defense official said.


US holds rare talks with rebel leader in Libya in hopes of brokering peace deal

U.S. diplomats and military officials met this week with a Libyan militia leader whose offensive on Tripoli earlier this year forced American troops out of the country, but who is now seen as key to ending the country’s eight-year-old civil war.


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Trial begins for former Dallas officer who fatally shot neighbor

A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black neighbor in his own home was distracted by a phone call with a colleague with whom she had been romantically involved, a prosecutor said Monday at the start of the officer’s trial.


20 killed, 70 hurt in protests in Indonesia’s Papua province

At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in Indonesia’s restive Papua province, officials said.


Russian prime minister calls U.S. plans for breaking Kaliningrad air defenses ‘idiotic’

A U.S. general’s comments about a plan to break through Russian air defenses in the military exclave of Kaliningrad if necessary were dismissed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as “idiotic,” Russia’s Tass news agency has reported.


Three US troops wounded in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

Three American troops were wounded Monday when an Afghan police officer opened fire at their convoy in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, a defense official said.


US holds rare talks with rebel leader in Libya in hopes of brokering peace deal

U.S. diplomats and military officials met this week with a Libyan militia leader whose offensive on Tripoli earlier this year forced American troops out of the country, but who is now seen as key to ending the country’s eight-year-old civil war.



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VA moves to strip California's power in fight over for-profit schools

The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to strip California of its contract to regulate GI Bill benefits, denying the state a power it has used in the past to investigate alleged abuses by for-profit colleges and to hand down sanctions.



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Air Force, South Korean aircraft share the runway during Air Power Day at Osan

The 51st Fighter Wing opened the gates to Osan Air Base over the weekend for the annual Air Power Day, a show of the combined strength of South Korea and the U.S. Air Force.


Lockheed Martin Syracuse lands $297M Navy contract for sub-hunting sonars

The U.S. Navy has selected Lockheed Martin’s plant in suburban Syracuse to develop a new generation of submarine-hunting sonars in a contract worth up to $297 million over the next seven years, according to Pentagon officials.


FBI charges Fort Riley soldier with sharing bombmaking tips

An Army private at Fort Riley, Kansas, has been arrested on charges of providing instructions on how to make bombs to people he met online, including an undercover FBI agent.


Missing Camp Pendleton Marine found unharmed in Texas

Citing a statement from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Lance Cpl. Job Wallace was taken into custody at a rest area in Navarro County, Texas, on Saturday night.


Judge declines to drop charges against Coast Guard lieutenant accused in terror plot

The public defenders for Lt. Christopher Hasson had asked a federal judge to drop two charges of unlawful possession of firearm silencers saying the counts violate his Second Amendment rights.


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Air Force, South Korean aircraft share the runway during Air Power Day at Osan

The 51st Fighter Wing opened the gates to Osan Air Base over the weekend for the annual Air Power Day, a show of the combined strength of South Korea and the U.S. Air Force.


Lockheed Martin Syracuse lands $297M Navy contract for sub-hunting sonars

The U.S. Navy has selected Lockheed Martin’s plant in suburban Syracuse to develop a new generation of submarine-hunting sonars in a contract worth up to $297 million over the next seven years, according to Pentagon officials.


FBI charges Fort Riley soldier with sharing bombmaking tips

An Army private at Fort Riley, Kansas, has been arrested on charges of providing instructions on how to make bombs to people he met online, including an undercover FBI agent.


Missing Camp Pendleton Marine found unharmed in Texas

Citing a statement from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Lance Cpl. Job Wallace was taken into custody at a rest area in Navarro County, Texas, on Saturday night.


Judge declines to drop charges against Coast Guard lieutenant accused in terror plot

The public defenders for Lt. Christopher Hasson had asked a federal judge to drop two charges of unlawful possession of firearm silencers saying the counts violate his Second Amendment rights.



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Rugby World Cup: Tough sport thrills some US troops as tourney kicks off in Japan

The best international rugby teams in the world will be in action in Japan over the next six weeks with dozens of matches scheduled as part of the Rugby World Cup, which kicked off Friday at Tokyo Stadium.


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Rugby World Cup: Tough sport thrills some US troops as tourney kicks off in Japan

The best international rugby teams in the world will be in action in Japan over the next six weeks with dozens of matches scheduled as part of the Rugby World Cup, which kicked off Friday at Tokyo Stadium.