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U.S. Army soldiers from 3rd Stryker Cavalry Regiment relax before taking up defensive positions during training at Fort Irwin, Calif., on March 15, 2014.   Paul Sale/U.S. Army

Soldiers stuck in backlogged disability system can't go forward, can't go back

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April 14, 2014

Sgt. Chris Peden is stuck. The Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier is spending his last months in the Army too damaged to be the gung-ho paratrooper of his first Iraq deployment but not ill enough to be cut loose from his enlistment with his Stryker...

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Former Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, left and actor Brad Pitt (Left photo courtesy of U.S. Army, right photo courtesy of Invision/AP)

Pitt to star as Gen. McChrystal in Afghanistan war flick

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April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Hollywood is going to war again, and this time, Brad Pitt is in charge.

Pitt will star as Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of all Western forces in Afghanistan, in a film adaptation of “The Operators,” the...

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Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett, right, testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Personnel in Washington, D.C., on April 9, 2014. (Marionne T. Mangrum/USMC)

Top enlisted Marine pens open letter after testimony angers troops

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April 15, 2014

What started as a hard-charging Marine comment to Congress has turned into a public relations emergency for Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett.

Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel on Wednesday,...

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DOD Unveils Improved Sexual Assault Prevention Training

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April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 – As part of efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault in the military, Defense Department officials today announced improvements to sexual assault prevention and response training for all members of the armed...

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