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Senate leader to push defense authorization bill
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., intends to bring up the fiscal 2011 defense authorization bill, placing on his September agenda a bill that had been considered by many to be a long-shot for floor consideration before the election break. More


Pentagon aims to buy up book
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The Defense Department is attempting to buy the entire first printing - 10,000 copies - of a memoir by a controversial former Defense Intelligence Agency officer so that the book can be destroyed, according to military and other sources. More

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Purple Hearts elusive for traumatic brain injuries
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The U.S. Army honors soldiers wounded or killed in combat with the Purple Heart, a powerful symbol designed to recognize their sacrifice and service. Yet Army commanders have routinely denied Purple Hearts to soldiers who have sustained concussions in Iraq, despite regulations that make such wounds eligible for the medal, an investigation by NPR and ProPublica has found. More

Iowa man to receive first non-posthumous Medal of Honor since Vietnam
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In the most dangerous valley of the most rugged corner of eastern Afghanistan, a small rifle team of airborne soldiers fell into an insurgent ambush, a coordinated attack from three sides. A young Army specialist, Salvatore A. Giunta, took a bullet to the chest, but was saved by the heavy plates of his body armor. Shaking off the punch from the round, he jumped up and pulled two wounded soldiers to safety, grabbed hand grenades and ran up the trail to where his squad mates had been patrolling. More


Army studies concussions' effects on soldiers
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Motivated by the deaths of two friends in war-zone explosions, 1st Lt. Timothy Dwyer decided to become a bomb hunter. By joining an explosive ordnance disposal unit, Dwyer put himself at a high risk not just of being killed, but of falling victim to another, more insidious threat: repeated concussions from blasts that don't kill. More


Bracing for cuts, military firms shed workers
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Tightened spending at the Pentagon is unsettling the defense industry, with Lockheed Martin announcing that one-quarter of its executives had applied for buyouts as the company cut costs. Officials said most of the 600 executives requesting the buyout were at or near retirement age. But the response shows how significantly the industry has begun to contract as a long surge in military spending comes to an end. Lockheed had expected only 200 or so executives to apply, the company said. Nonetheless all 600 requests are expected to be honored. More

Pentagon 'stonewalls' congressmen on JFCOM
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Staff members for Hampton Roads' congressmen said they were stonewalled by Defense Department officials during what they had hoped would be a meeting to hear details of how the decision was made to shut down Joint Forces Command. More


Retired general: Military benefits too generous
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Lately it seems like everybody has felt the need to put their two cents in on federal pay and benefits — and little of it has been positive. In the interest of keeping everybody informed about the rhetoric that's out there (and has been out there in one form or another for more than 200 years), here's the latest, from retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro. More


Tanker award date becomes more uncertain
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The target date for the much-delayed award of a possible U.S. $50 billion U.S. Air Force refueling-plane deal just got murkier, and potentially more politicized. No longer is mid-November necessarily the moment of truth in the rematch pitting Chicago-based Boeing Co against Airbus parent EADS, its European rival. "The decision will be in the fall," Lt. Col. Jack Miller, an Air Force spokesman, told Reuters. "What I gave you is the latest, and corrects and clarifies any previous statements." "Fall" means potentially as late as Dec. 20, according to the calendar. More


Judge rules that military policy violates rights of gays
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The "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward gay members of the military is unconstitutional, a federal judge in California ruled. Judge Virginia A. Phillips of Federal District Court struck down the rule in an opinion issued late in the day. The policy was signed into law in 1993 as a compromise that would allow gay and lesbian soldiers to serve in the military. More


National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of Sept. 7, 2010
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The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard announced a decrease in activated reservists, while the Air Force announced an increase. The net collective result is 768 fewer reservists activated than last week. At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. More

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