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Monday, May 25, 2015

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Iraq, Iran push back on US defense chief over Ramadi loss

BAGHDAD — Iraq and Iran pushed back Monday against U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America had “no will” to ...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
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Islamic State also gaining ground in information war

The recent battlefield successes by Islamic State in Iraq (retaking Ramadi) and Syria (capturing Palmyra) show the jihadi group’s tenacity and resilience.
Published: 05/24/15
When a soldier’s life ends, the job of another soldier begins

When a soldier’s life ends, the job of another soldier begins

Even before Army Master Sgt. Anthony Link could deliver the dreaded knock on the door, he heard a woman inside shout out in despair.
Published: 05/24/15
Gen. Dempsey sings to cheer up families of fallen soldiers

Gen. Dempsey sings to cheer up families of fallen soldiers

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, showed of his singing chops while saluting the families of fallen military personnel Friday.
Published: 05/23/15
Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war

Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war

Veterans of the Iraq War are watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.
Published: 05/23/15
Memorial Day closings in Tampa Bay area

Memorial Day closings in Tampa Bay area

Here is a list of government offices, schools and services that will be closed in observance of Memorial Day in the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 05/23/15
Veteran on 400-mile run to raise suicide awareness

Veteran on 400-mile run to raise suicide awareness

Army veteran Alex Estrella is making the 405-mile journey to Key West on foot, in his combat boots, in an effort to honor Air Force veteran Jamie Brunette.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Memorial pays tribute to Gold Star families’ sacrifices

Memorial pays tribute to Gold Star families’ sacrifices

Spurred on by an old Marine who earned the Medal of Honor for heroics during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the students of Benjamin Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy undertook a mission.
Published: 05/21/15
Local reviewers list all-time favorite war movies for Memorial Day

Local reviewers list all-time favorite war movies for Memorial Day

As a kid, if I wasn’t outside playing baseball, football or army with the guys, I could usually be found watching a Mets game on Channel 9 or old war movies.
Published: 05/21/15
Clapper lauds special ops, intel teamwork in Islamic State fight

Clapper lauds special ops, intel teamwork in Islamic State fight

TAMPA — Last week’s successful raid against a top Islamic State leader is a prime example of how the special operations and intelligence communities are working in tandem to battle America’s enemies, the nation’s top spy t...
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15