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{FD} Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

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The fate of Bowe Bergdahl rests in a judge’s hands now that the Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Continue reading

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{FD} White House: No expected outcomes in cases like Bergdahl’s

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The White House says a military justice case must be “resolved on its own facts” after Army Sgt. Continue reading

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{FD} US official: IS burrowing for footholds from Asia to Africa

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Losing real estate in the Middle East will not sharply affect Islamic State militants’ ability to inspire attacks against the West or burrow footholds from the Philippines to Africa, which has forced the U.S. to spread its resources thinly around the w… Continue reading

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{FD} Marc Thiessen: Frederica Wilson, John Kelly controversy tells us that political contempt is out of control now

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It is hard to imagine that our national descent into political contempt could get any worse than it did this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Women served too: Memorial to female vets marks anniversary

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A national memorial to military women is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: 152 Afghan trainees have gone AWOL in US since 2005

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At least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL, and the problem, which worsened last year, is unlikely to improve soon, U.S. inspectors said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Niger ambush may have happened because meeting dragged, US officials say

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A meeting with local tribal leaders in Niger that went longer than expected may have given militants enough time to be alerted before their ambush attack that left four American troops dead earlier this month, two U.S. officials told Fox News on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: Media ‘going crazy’ with Wilson’s ‘total lie’ about phone call

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In a tweet late Thursday, President Donald Trump accuses a Florida congresswoman of lying in her account of a phone call between Trump and the widow of a U.S. service member recently killed in Africa. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

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Members of Congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. Continue reading

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{FD} Ahoy! ‘Old Ironsides,’ world’s oldest warship, sailing again

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The newly refurbished USS Constitution is taking its first spin under sail in three years. Continue reading

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{FD} CIA chief makes incorrect claim about Russian meddling

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian interference in last year’s election did not affect the outcome, but that’s not correct. Continue reading

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{FD} CIA head: NKorea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities. Continue reading

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{FD} Niger ambush details scarce as McCain suggests need for subpoena

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The ambush in Niger earlier this month that left four U.S. troops dead has been the subject of immense speculation, not only concerning President Trump’s public response to the tragedy but also about what actually happened on the ground that day. Continue reading

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{FD} Military families get surprise $1,300 grocery shopping spree

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Ten military families in Idaho went on a $1,300 grocery shopping spree on Tuesday after Albertsons and Eckrich partnered together to thank the troops. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida Democrat Wilson no friend of veterans, vote record shows

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The Florida Democrat who criticized President Donald Trump this week for being “insensitive” toward the widow of a U.S. soldier slain in Africa might be facing similar criticism herself. Continue reading

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{FD} Office supply glitch? How Chad wound up on travel ban list

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This is the story of how an office supply glitch became a major irritant between the United States and one of its close security partners. Continue reading

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{FD} Drugs suspected as Navy sailors die days apart at same home

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A U.S. Navy spokeswoman says drug overdoses are suspected in the deaths of two submarine sailors whose bodies were found in the same Georgia house four days apart. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Wednesday for the U.S. and India to expand strategic ties. Continue reading

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{FD} Big Pharma funded anti-US militia in Iraq, US veterans allege in lawsuit

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U.S. and European drug companies indirectly yet knowingly funding Iran-backed Iraqi militias that carried out attacks against U.S. troops, veterans of the Iraq War alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} SEAL Team 6 was reportedly ready to act if Pakistan failed to free captive family

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U.S. military officials were reportedly ready to launch a commando raid deep inside Pakistan to free an American and her family if the Pakistanis did not act against the Taliban-linked Haqqani network that kidnapped the family in 2012. Continue reading

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{FD} CIA watchdog nominee scolded for lack of preparation

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President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the CIA’s independent watchdog has told Congress that he’s never read the Senate’s so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency’s treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump reportedly told slain soldier’s widow ‘he knew what he signed up for’

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Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson claims President Donald Trump made an insensitive remark to the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier in Niger during a phone call, saying the soldier “knew what he signed up for.” Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona man arrested on suspicion of murdering Army veteran ex-wife

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The ex-husband of a retired U.S. Army captain who is presumed dead has been arrested on suspicion of her murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky city moving 2 Confederate statues from courthouse

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Kentucky’s second largest city has begun moving statutes of two Confederate statues. Continue reading

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{FD} Airman who went missing in 1977 found living double life in Florida

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An Airman who disappeared from an Air Force Base in North Dakota 40 years ago is in custody of the U.S. Air Force after he was discovered last week living in Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} CIA watchdog nominee says he never read torture report

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President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the CIA’s independent watchdog told Congress on Tuesday that he’s never read the Senate’s so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency’s treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Continue reading

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{FD} McCain blocks Defense nominees to get Afghanistan war info

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The chairman of the influential Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday he’ll hold up President Donald Trump’s nominees for key Defense Department posts until the administration delivers details about its new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} After IS collapse in Raqqa, US faces other extremism threats

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The U.S. military says the Syrian city of Raqqa is about 90 percent cleared of Islamic State fighters. Continue reading

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{FD} US to stay neutral in all-out clashes between Kurds and Iraqis

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The U.S. seeks to stay neutral in an all-out war between two of its closest allies against Islamic State, prompting concerns whether the distraction could derail the efforts to stabilize the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Bergdahl leaves fate to judge after guilty plea; faces potential life sentence

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s guilty plea to charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan has set up a dramatic sentencing hearing that could land him in prison for life. Continue reading

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{FD} Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing

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The guilty plea of Army Sgt. Continue reading

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{FD} NBA coach calls Trump ‘a pathological liar’ following comments about soldiers killed in Niger

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sounded off Monday against President Trump, calling him a “soulless coward” after the president’s remarks following a question about the U.S. soldiers killed in Niger on Oct. 4. Continue reading

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{FD} 15 attorneys general oppose Trump transgender military ban

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a group of 15 Democratic attorneys general in opposing President Donald Trump’s administration’s plan to bar transgender individuals from openly serving in the military. Continue reading

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{FD} Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty in desertion case

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty Monday at Fort Bragg to charges he endangered comrades by walking away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — the court case wrapping up three years after a stunning Rose Garden spectacle in which former Presiden… Continue reading

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{FD} Bowe Bergdahl expected to plead guilty in desertion case

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is set to plead guilty Monday to charges he endangered comrades by walking away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — the court case wrapping up just three years after a stunning Rose Garden spectacle in which former President… Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon revamps program that puts immigrant recruits on path to US citizenship

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is revamping a program that puts foreign-born recruits on a fast-track to U.S. citizenship in exchange for military service as doctors, nurses and language experts. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal

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President Donald Trump plans to deliver a broad and harsh critique of Iran in a speech Friday declaring that the landmark Iran nuclear deal is not in America’s national security interests, according to U.S. officials and outside advisers to the adminis… Continue reading

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{FD} Votel: More US advisers will help break Afghan war stalemate

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The top U.S. commander for the Middle East says American troops in Afghanistan have begun working with smaller Afghan units to prepare them for a more aggressive offensive against the Taliban next year in a push to break the stalemate in the 16-year-ol… Continue reading

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{FD} Pelosi says Congress should weigh policy change on nukes

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested Thursday the U.S. should revisit its policy on nuclear weapons to institute a “no first use” protocol. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump to bash Iran on non-nuke issues in decertifying deal

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump plans to deliver a broad critique of Iran in a speech declaring that the 2015 nuclear deal is not in America’s national security interests. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon has no plans to boost size of nuclear arsenal

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The Pentagon has no current plans to increase the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: DHS secretary nominee needs no ‘on the job’ training

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President Donald Trump will nominate his deputy chief of staff, Kirstjen Nielsen, as his next secretary of Homeland Security, the White House announced Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump says US nuke force must be in ‘tiptop shape’

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President Donald Trump says he wants the U.S. nuclear arsenal in “tiptop shape” but has not asked that it be greatly expanded. Continue reading

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{FD} White House: Trump picks deputy chief of staff to lead DHS

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President Donald Trump is expected to nominate White House aide Kirstjen Nielsen as his next secretary of Homeland Security. Continue reading

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{FD} Dems who opposed Iran nuke deal urge Trump to keep pact

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Several congressional Democrats who split with President Barack Obama to oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran are now urging President Donald Trump to uphold the international accord, arguing that robust enforcement is the best way to counter Tehran’… Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinals’ Safety Act proposal gets McCaskill backing

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Sen. Claire McCaskill is asking the Department of Homeland Security to give “full consideration” to an effort by the St. Louis Cardinals to enhance security and anti-terrorism measures at Busch Stadium. Continue reading

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{FD} AP-NORC Poll: North Korea nuke advances spook most Americans

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North Korea’s nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump’s war of words with the isolated nation’s leader is making the situation worse. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran warns of tough response if Trump scuttles nuclear deal

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Iran on Wednesday warned of a tough response if President Donald Trump presses ahead with his threats to scuttle the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy relieves two officers of duty following deadly USS McCain crash

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The commanding officer and executive officer of the USS John S. McCain were relieved of their duties Tuesday, nearly two months after 10 sailors were killed when the U.S. Navy destroyer crashed into an oil tanker. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s jibe deepens feud with Tillerson; he was joking?

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President Donald Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “compare IQ tests,” delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat. Continue reading

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