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Altman: Sharing intel can backfire for U.S.

One of the biggest security challenges the U.S. faces is how to share intelligence in a world where it’s been at war at one point with some of its closest friends, you never know who tomorrow’s enemy will be and espionage, even among al...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Gen. Votel takes over Socom command

Gen. Votel takes over Socom command

As the 10th commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, a job title that became official Thursday afternoon in a ceremony at the Tampa Convention Center, Army Gen. Joe Votel assumes leadership in what he and his predecessor called “the golde...
Published: 08/28/14

Nelson will seek authority for use of force in Syria

Sen. Bill Nelson, just back from a trip that took him to Turkey and Ukraine, says he will raise the issue of the use of U.S. force in Syria against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State when the Senate returns from vacation and takes up the 2015 de...
Published: 08/28/14
McRaven legacy: More globally agile command, better care for troops

McRaven legacy: More globally agile command, better care for troops

Three years ago, Adm. William McRaven, the new commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, stood in a hangar at MacDill Air Force Base and delivered his vision for the future to 3,000 workers at the commando headquarters.
Published: 08/27/14
Updated: 08/28/14
Family remembers soldier killed in Afghanistan

Family remembers soldier killed in Afghanistan

Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett " was always joking about something and making weird faces, but he always made people smile," his family said.
Published: 08/27/14
VA training guide likens veterans to Oscar the Grouch

VA training guide likens veterans to Oscar the Grouch

PHILADELPHIA – An internal training guide used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compared veterans unhappy about their care to Oscar the Grouch, a newspaper reported.
Published: 08/27/14

Military involvement called into question in court case

The 35-year-old man from Miami headed to Clearwater in January, according to court documents, thinking he was going to meet up with Emily Millerson, who placed a personal ad on Craigslist soliciting opinions on which branch of the military to join.
Published: 08/26/14
Hostage rescues fraught with danger, ex-commandos say

Hostage rescues fraught with danger, ex-commandos say

Only one of more than 40 Americans taken hostage in Iraq between 2004 and 2006 was rescued, despite the presence of more than 120,000 U.S. troops, a robust intelligence network, ownership of the skies and relatively friendly relations with the host n...
Published: 08/25/14
Tampa woman to be honored at White House ceremony

Tampa woman to be honored at White House ceremony

A Tampa woman, whose husband serves at MacDill Air Force Base, is one of 11 people who will be honored by the White House for “doing extraordinary work across the country as leaders in entrepreneurship,” according to a White House media...
Published: 08/25/14
Army: Fort Lee shooter injured self, no others

Army: Fort Lee shooter injured self, no others

FORT LEE, Va. – A soldier with a gun inside a major command’s headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn’t wound any others as a heavily trafficked Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday mornin...
Published: 08/25/14