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Associated Press

Just six months after the Pentagon agreed to reimburse soldiers who bought their own protective gear, the Army has banned the use of any body armor that is not issued by the military. Any soldier wearing it will have to turn it in and have it replace

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Washington Post

Military investigators will not file any charges after completing their investigation into an incident in Iraq in which a group of Marines had been fired on by US security contractors who were then held by Marines for 3 days in a insurgent holding f

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Washington Times

Desmond Doss, a Christian pacifist who received the Medal of Honor for his heroics as an Army medic on Okinawa in World War II, died at his home in Piedmont, Ala. He was 87. A devout Seventh-day Adventist, "Doss did not believe in using a gun or

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San Francisco Chronicle

But one of plutonium's most unusual characteristics is that while the plutonium atoms are decaying, another process is under way, called self-annealing. This process repairs the atomic structure, making the plutonium more stable.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Radioactive plutonium used in nuclear weapons could have a far longer useful life than previously estimated, raising questions about the need for an expensive Bush administration program to build more than a thousand replacement warheads.

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London Times

“It wouldn’t have taken a brain surgeon to find me any time. It must be to send a message to the young guys in Iraq not to desert. Why else would they suddenly be chasing down old men?” Mr McQueen is not the only Vietnam deserter arrested wh

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Reuters

A US Army dog handler was found guilty of abusing detainees by terrifying them with a military dog, allegedly for his own amusement, at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison and faces over 8 years in prison, an Army spokeswoman said.

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Arms Control Today

President Bush’s fiscal year 2007 budget request reaffirms his commitment to deploying an array of anti-missile systems, including to Europe , despite continuing uncertainty about whether they work. The roughly $11.2 billion request for missile defen

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Washington Post

The US military consumed 144.8 million barrels of fuel in 2004, spending $6.7 billion, according to Defense. In 2005, it consumed only 128.3 million barrels, but spent $8.8 billion, as the average price/ barrel rose by almost 50% to more than $68.

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Time magazine

Last June, the U.S. Navy signed on too, awarding ISS a $50 million contract to be the “Husbanding Agent” for vessels in most Southwest Asia ports, including those in the Middle East, according to an unclassified Navy logistics manual, for the Fifth F

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Arizona Republic

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and other high-ranking officials were involved in steering the contract toward a Pennsylvania company whose senior partners included a recently retired four-star Air Force general. $25 million higher t

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New York Times

Governors of both parties said that Bush administration policies were stripping the National Guard of equipment and personnel needed to respond to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, forest fires and other emergencies. Governors normally command the G

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Associated Press

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was mistaken [lying, sic] when he said twice last week that the US military had stopped the controversial practice of paying to plant stories in the Iraqi news media, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

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USA Today

The F-14 "Tomcat", the fighter jet that soared into the national imagination in the movie Top Gun, has flown into the danger zone for the last time. The Navy announced that the last F-14 combat mission was completed Feb. 8, when a pa

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