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Soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq faces life in prison

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) – The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee, l...
Updated: 15 hours ago
Pasco man, behind CIA interrogation program, defends actions

Pasco man, behind CIA interrogation program, defends actions

The man widely considered to be an architect of the CIA’s controversial enhanced interrogation techniques program is a retired Air Force psychologist living in Land O’ Lakes who likens the use of waterboarding and other methods now cons...
Updated: 23 hours ago

U.S. troops head to Poland for military exercises

WASHINGTON — U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula last m...
Published: 04/23/14

Florida health agency still awaiting release of VA info

A series of surprise election-year inspections of VA medical facilities by officials from the state Agency for Health Care Administration have resulted in the release of none of the information being sought from VA officials, according to a letter fr...
Published: 04/22/14
As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
Published: 04/21/14

Altman: SEALs, fundraisers seek cure to Lou Gehrig disease

A few weeks ago, I was sitting outside the thatched-roof joint operations center otherwise known as Four Green Fields, having a Yuengling with Dan O’Shea, a former Navy SEAL commander. We were talking about plans for fundraising efforts next ...
Published: 04/20/14
Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

SAN DIEGO – A Navy officer was relieved of duty today because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.
Published: 04/18/14
Tampa golf tournament to benefit  medical research for veterans

Tampa golf tournament to benefit medical research for veterans

Veterans, their families and friends and all golf enthusiasts are invited to participate in a golf tournament to benefit the Tampa VA Research and Education Foundation Inc.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14

Commandos committing suicide at record pace, McRaven says

Commandos are taking their own lives at a record pace, said Adm. William McRaven, commander U.S. Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 04/17/14
Sharing intelligence with U.S. allies has challenges, risks, McRaven says

Sharing intelligence with U.S. allies has challenges, risks, McRaven says

Wednesday afternoon, the nation’s spy master visited MacDill Air Force Base to talk to the nation’s top commando.
Published: 04/17/14