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MILITARY CUTS:: Army to cut brigades at 10 U.S. bases – CBS News

By at June 25, 2013 | 1:37 pm

MILITARY CUTS:: Army to cut brigades at 10 U.S. bases – CBS News

WASHINGTON In a massive restructuring, the U.S. Army is slashing the number of active duty combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the country as it moves forward with a longtime plan to cut the size of the service by 80,000. Officials say the sweeping changes would eliminate brigades at 10 Army bases in the U.S. by 2017, ... Go To Article

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CONRAD BLACK: Slouching Toward Syria – The New York Sun

By at June 21, 2013 | 12:15 pm

CONRAD BLACK: Slouching Toward Syria – The New York Sun

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | June 21, 2013 The belated, reluctant assistance of the United States to some of the anti-Assad forces in Syria has all the distinctive signs of a Great Power’s being dragged into a combat zone that were prefigured in Libya. There, President Obama uttered sanctimonious comments for weeks that Moammar Qaddafi “must go” without ... Go To Article

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MAX BOOT: A U.S.-Taliban Prisoner Swap? « Commentary Magazine

By at June 21, 2013 | 10:25 am

MAX BOOT: A U.S.-Taliban Prisoner Swap? « Commentary Magazine

Max Boot | @MaxBoot, 06.21.2013 - 10:35 AM Now that peace talks are sort of on again with the Taliban–at least hopes of such talks have risen again, even if Kabul’s outrage at Taliban preening in opening an embassy of sorts in Qatar has blocked the actual start of talks–the air is once again filled with talk of a prisoner exchange. The Taliban would love it if, ... Go To Article

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FBI tells Congress it uses drones in U.S. | McClatchy

By at June 20, 2013 | 1:08 am

FBI tells Congress it uses drones in U.S. | McClatchy

By William Douglas and Kevin Thibodeaux | McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged Wednesday that the bureau has used unmanned aerial drones for surveillance in the United States and suggested that government needs to develop guidelines as their use grows. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller said the ... Go To Article

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NSA: CHENEY: Congress ‘In Effect Signed Off On’ NSA Spying | National Review Online

By at June 16, 2013 | 4:01 pm

NSA: CHENEY: Congress ‘In Effect Signed Off On’ NSA Spying | National Review Online

By  Patrick Brennan, June 16, 2013 Vice President Dick Cheney explained this morning how the recently revealed NSA data-monitoring program was originally authorized. He explained that, “when we set up this program back in ’01,” former director of the National Security Agency Michael Hayden brought the proposed operation to him and discussed it with him in ... Go To Article

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NSA: PENTAGON bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks| Nafeez Ahmed | the guardian

By at June 16, 2013 | 3:56 pm

NSA: PENTAGON bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks| Nafeez Ahmed | the guardian

Nafeez Ahmed, June 14, 2013 NSA Prism is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft ... Go To Article

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BENGHAZI: Gunmen attack Libyan posts in Benghazi | McClatchy

By at June 16, 2013 | 12:55 am

BENGHAZI: Gunmen attack Libyan posts in Benghazi | McClatchy

By Nancy A. Youssef | McClatchy Foreign Staff - June 15, 2013 BENGHAZI, Libya — Gunman attacked the city’s Special Forces headquarters and other security buildings in this increasingly restive city Saturday in what some residents suspected was a retaliatory response to an assault a week ago that killed 32 and shut down the nation’s largest militia. The latest ... Go To Article

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LAWYERS: Little merit in accused Ft. Hood shooter’s self-defense strategy, except to bash US | Fox News

By at June 16, 2013 | 12:48 am

LAWYERS: Little merit in accused Ft. Hood shooter’s self-defense strategy, except to bash US | Fox News

Published June 15, 2013FoxNews.com The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people inside Fort Hood will be allow to present his own legal defense, but that strategy is unlikely to work and raises questions about whether the defendant is really just looking for an opportunity to present anti-American views, lawyers say. The defendant, Maj. Nidal Hasan, is on ... Go To Article

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MILITARY: The Second Betrayal

By at June 12, 2013 | 12:20 am

MILITARY: The Second Betrayal

By: Caroline Mahony, 6/11/2013 On June 6, the Ruth Moore Act of 2013 was taken up by the Senate’s Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, after being unanimously passed in the House two days prior. Ruth Moore joined the Navy when she was 18, nearly three decades ago. During her first assignment, she was raped twice by her supervisor. In a petition with over 160,000 ... Go To Article

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KOREAN WAR VETERAN takes dive to underwater “Christ of the Deep” statue | Fox News

By at June 9, 2013 | 12:00 pm

KOREAN WAR VETERAN takes dive to underwater “Christ of the Deep” statue | Fox News

Published June 09, 2013FoxNews.com Korean War veteran Gabe Spataro's recent dive to an underwater statue of Jesus he helped transport from Italy to the United States was a reunion 51 years in the making. Spataro, 80, came face-to-face with the famous "Christ of the Deep" statue for the first time in its final resting spot in the waters off Key Largo, Florida, in a ... Go To Article

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