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Researchers who are trying to determine whether marijuana works to treat post-traumatic stress disorder enrolled their final veteran needed for the study on Veterans Day.



A 'perfect storm' of GI Bill problems is costing veterans, taxpayers

Widespread information technology problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs continue to affect thousands of student veterans who have gone without housing payments months into the fall semester.


One pilot dead, another injured in the fifth T-38 Talon crash in a year

One pilot was killed and another was hospitalized when their T-38C Talon crashed late Tuesday at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas, service officials said. It was the fifth crash of the training jet in the last 12 months.


National Guard troops search for more dead in aftermath of wildfire

With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California's deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames.


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US military could lose a war to China or Russia, study for Congress finds

A bipartisan commission created to evaluate the 2018 National Defense Strategy found that the United States has lost its military edge to "a dangerous degree."


New Army policy gives some nondeployable soldiers six months to overcome issues

Last month, Pentagon officials said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ policy aimed at reducing the number of nondeployable troops was already working, announcing the military had seen a reduction of about 100,000 such troops since February.


Former Navy captain pleads guilty after giving Fat Leonard public relations advice for money

Jeffrey Breslau admitted to writing and reviewing documents; sending at least 135 emails of advice; and offering 14 “talking points” to prepare defense contractor Leonard Glenn “Fat Leonard” Francis before his meetings with high-ranking U.S. Navy personnel.



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At the border, uncertainty about the migrant caravan and military's concertina wire

Pfc. Jordan Wilson and Alexis Espinoza Padilla stood 500 miles apart in separate worlds, and yet undeniably were linked by practical and geopolitical forces.


Navy trains with Brunei in South China Sea during latest CARAT drills

Navy ships arrived at Brunei’s Muara Naval Base this week for the next leg of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, which will include operations in the hotly contested South China Sea.


'The Fuhrer's child': How Hitler came to adore a girl with Jewish roots

The little girl was so adored by Adolf Hitler that his personal photographer frequently snapped pictures of the two them holding hands, exchanging kisses on the cheek, or just smiling at each other. Hitler refused to cut off contact with her even after he was told she had a Jewish grandmother.


Two men hanged in Iran for hoarding gold coins; country wages war on economic crimes

Signaling zero tolerance for economic crimes, Iran hanged two financial traders who were convicted of stockpiling gold coins and profiteering during a currency crisis, state media reported Wednesday.


Cameroon military says 30 separatists killed in fighting

Cameroon's military has killed at least 30 separatists in two days of intense fighting in the turbulent English-speaking North West region, a military spokesman said Wednesday.


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At the border, uncertainty about the migrant caravan and military's concertina wire

Pfc. Jordan Wilson and Alexis Espinoza Padilla stood 500 miles apart in separate worlds, and yet undeniably were linked by practical and geopolitical forces.


Navy trains with Brunei in South China Sea during latest CARAT drills

Navy ships arrived at Brunei’s Muara Naval Base this week for the next leg of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, which will include operations in the hotly contested South China Sea.


'The Fuhrer's child': How Hitler came to adore a girl with Jewish roots

The little girl was so adored by Adolf Hitler that his personal photographer frequently snapped pictures of the two them holding hands, exchanging kisses on the cheek, or just smiling at each other. Hitler refused to cut off contact with her even after he was told she had a Jewish grandmother.


Two men hanged in Iran for hoarding gold coins; country wages war on economic crimes

Signaling zero tolerance for economic crimes, Iran hanged two financial traders who were convicted of stockpiling gold coins and profiteering during a currency crisis, state media reported Wednesday.


Cameroon military says 30 separatists killed in fighting

Cameroon's military has killed at least 30 separatists in two days of intense fighting in the turbulent English-speaking North West region, a military spokesman said Wednesday.




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US envoy urges Iran and Russia to help free Marine-turned-journalist taken captive in Syria

Austin Tice, a freelance journalist and Marine veteran, was taken prisoner in 2012 while reporting on the civil war in Syria. The U.S. government says he is still alive.


New Army policy gives some nondeployable soldiers six months to overcome issues

Last month, Pentagon officials said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ policy aimed at reducing the number of nondeployable troops was already working, announcing the military had seen a reduction of about 100,000 such troops since February.


Navy proposes tripling amount of SEAL training in Hawaiian Islands

Naval Special Warfare plans to triple the amount of small-unit intermediate and advanced training conducted by SEALs and other special operations forces on non-federal lands in Hawaii, with overall training expanding from Oahu and Hawaii island to Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.


Coast Guard Academy honors pilot for heroism in 1986 rescue

Mark Feldman piloted a helicopter that pulled the two victims from Lake St. Clair in Ontario, Canada, after their plane crashed in a snow storm. He then performed CPR on one of the victims as his co-pilot flew to a hospital.


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US envoy urges Iran and Russia to help free Marine-turned-journalist taken captive in Syria

Austin Tice, a freelance journalist and Marine veteran, was taken prisoner in 2012 while reporting on the civil war in Syria. The U.S. government says he is still alive.


New Army policy gives some nondeployable soldiers six months to overcome issues

Last month, Pentagon officials said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ policy aimed at reducing the number of nondeployable troops was already working, announcing the military had seen a reduction of about 100,000 such troops since February.


Navy proposes tripling amount of SEAL training in Hawaiian Islands

Naval Special Warfare plans to triple the amount of small-unit intermediate and advanced training conducted by SEALs and other special operations forces on non-federal lands in Hawaii, with overall training expanding from Oahu and Hawaii island to Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.


Coast Guard Academy honors pilot for heroism in 1986 rescue

Mark Feldman piloted a helicopter that pulled the two victims from Lake St. Clair in Ontario, Canada, after their plane crashed in a snow storm. He then performed CPR on one of the victims as his co-pilot flew to a hospital.



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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018

Le'Veon Bell won't play in 2018. The star running back declined to sign his one-year $14.4 million franchise tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers by Tuesday's deadline, making him ineligible to suit up for the AFC North-leading Steelers or anyone else this season.


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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018

Le'Veon Bell won't play in 2018. The star running back declined to sign his one-year $14.4 million franchise tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers by Tuesday's deadline, making him ineligible to suit up for the AFC North-leading Steelers or anyone else this season.