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Rep. Broun Calls for Automatic Defense Cuts

Posted: 02/08/2013 - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun says he wants to see automatic budget cuts take effect next month despite warnings from the Pentagon that the cutbacks would devastate the military.

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Blue Angels Could Be Facing Budget Cuts

Posted: 02/06/2013 - The Blue Angels - the U.S. Navy's elite flight squadron - could be grounded under proposed "sequestration" budget cuts, according to the Navy.

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Ft. Benning Bracing for Budget Cuts

Posted: 02/05/2013 - Columbus officials are protesting a plan that could trim the number of soldiers in a Fort Benning unit.

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Russia Marks 70th Anniversary of WWII Stalingrad Battle

Posted: 02/03/2013 - The city 900 kilometers (560 miles) south of Moscow suffered six months of intensive fighting, beginning with massive air strikes, as Nazi forces tried to push deep into the Soviet Union and reach its Caucasus oil fields. At least 1.2 million people are estimated to have died before the fighting ended on Feb. 2, 1943. The Red Army's defeat of the Nazis after house-to-house battling was a decisive turn in World War II....

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Pentagon on Supporting French Effort In Mali

Updated: 01/31/2013 - The Pentagon says it does not intend to put troops on the ground in Mali to assist in the ground operations against al-Qaida-backed militants, but it is supporting France in other ways.

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New Judge to Hear Arguments in Ft. Hood Shooting Case

Posted: 01/30/2013 - The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting case is to decide this week whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation.

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Iran Claims To Have Launched Monkey Into Space

Updated: 01/29/2013 - Iran said on Monday (January 28) it had launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile systems that have alarmed the West because the technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead.

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Poll: Majority Don't Support Women in Combat Roles

Posted: 01/25/2013 - The majority of people in an al.com poll are opposed to women serving in combat roles but think if they are, they should be required to register with Selective Service when they turn 18.

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Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Updated: 01/24/2013 - It's a historic change for the United States military. The Pentagon has lifted its ban on women in direct combat.

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Combat Roles Open to Women

Updated: 01/24/2013 - Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

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US Military Plane Carrying French Troops Arrives in Mali

Updated: 01/23/2013 - The United States started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali on Tuesday (January 22) as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country.

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