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Ex-Centcom leader blasts Obama's Iraq approach

Ex-Centcom leader blasts Obama's Iraq approach

Anthony Zinni says he is “worried” by President Obama's cautious approach to the current crisis and the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State.
Published: 09/03/14
Updated: 09/04/14
Kristin Beck film tells ex-SEAL’s transgender story

Kristin Beck film tells ex-SEAL’s transgender story

Kristin Beck says that in February 2013 she was beat up in Ybor City, sucker-punched from behind for being transgender.
Published: 09/04/14
Ruskin mother’s soldier son rests in hallowed ground

Ruskin mother’s soldier son rests in hallowed ground

Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett was interred Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Published: 09/03/14

Veterans tell VA trials at Bill Young Center town hall meeting

Starting last months, officials from the Veterans Benefits Administration in Oklahoma began sending packages of benefit claims awards — notification that veterans would be receiving the benefits they earned — to VFW Post 6827 in St. Pet...
Published: 09/03/14

VA retaliation lawsuits near final phase

For Kendra DiMaria, a former law enforcement officer with the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System police department, her problems with management began in the summer of 2009 when a supervisor began making sexual innuendos, according to a lawsuit she and o...
Published: 09/01/14
COLUMN

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...
Published: 08/31/14
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