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Capt. Brian Kossler talks about the features of a M1A2 Abrams tank simulator on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Fort Riley in Kansas. (Keith Myers/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Army Begins Training For The Next War

Bread-and-butter skills are missing from today’s Army skills. So now leaders are training for a future that needs both high-tech skills and old-fashioned fighting.

June 1, 2015

Higher Jobless Rates Reported For Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

By James Rosen, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Military veterans are having better luck finding jobs, outpacing their civilian counterparts in many states, but younger former troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan still lag behind. Veterans in North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky are faring relatively well, while those in California, Idaho and Mississippi are […]

March 21, 2014

Cheating Inquiry Finds ‘Systemic Problems’ In U.S. Nuclear Force

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the officers responsible for maintaining and operating nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana base have been implicated in a widening cheating investigation, a sign of deep cultural and command problems in the nuclear force, the leader of the Air Force said Thursday. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said at a […]

January 31, 2014

Panetta Will Certify Gays Don’t Destroy Military

Newly-appointed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is poised to certify on Friday that gays and lesbians serving openly in the armed forces would not damage unit cohesion or retention or otherwise undermine the ability of the world’s most powerful military to wage war. This comes in the wake of Congress passing and President Obama signing […]

July 21, 2011

DADT Should End In 60 Days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta will certify that gays may serve openly in the armed services. News of his decision comes two weeks after top military leaders agreed that repealing the 17-year-old ban will not hurt military readiness. The decision is not unexpected. The Pentagon has conducted months of internal […]

July 21, 2011