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Reuters

The Marine Corps condemned on Tuesday as "clearly inappropriate" a music video purporting to show a Marine strumming a guitar and singing a song about killing Iraqis, to the laughter and cheers of other troops. "We're looking in

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Reuters

US spending in Iraq and Afghanistan is expected to help push global military expenditure fruther up in 2006 after hitting $1/2 trillion a year earlier, a research body said on Monday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in its

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Associated Press

[And we need a new design because?] The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the San Francisco Bay area and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are competing to design the nation's first new nuclear bomb in two decades.

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Associated Press

The first of a new breed of Navy ship faster and easier to maneuver is expected to launch later this year to meet threats including modern-day pirates and terrorists who turn speedboats into suicide weapons. The Littoral Combat Ship is powered by

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New York Times

The Pentagon is seeking congressional approval for development of a new weapon able to strike distant targets an hour after they are detected. A non-nuclear version of the submarine-launched Trident-2 missile when considering a pre-emptive attack.

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Washington Post

More than a half-century after hostilities ended in Korea, a document from the war's chaotic early days has come to light–a letter from the US ambassador to Seoul, informing the State Dept. that American soldiers would shoot refugees approaching

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CNN

It wasn't until 26 days after the memorial service -- more than a month after his death -- that the Army would publicly acknowledge what the Rangers who were with him in combat knew almost right away: Tillman died in "friendly fire." He

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The Independent

The detention cells were too closely monitored and controlled for inmates to organise a revolt so well. Defence lawyers who regularly visit clients in the base, said they suspected the official accounts were "rubbish".

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Reuters

The US Army Reserve, tapped heavily to provide soldiers for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is “degenerating into a ‘broken’ force” due to dysfunctional military policies, the Army Reserve’s chief Lt. Gen. James Helmly said in a Dec. 20 memo to Army Ch

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Reuters

The United States on Monday issued its most comprehensive accounting to date of detainess currently held at the Guantanamo prison for foreign terrorism suspects, naming 759 people and their nationalities. S

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China Daily

A top US admiral said Monday he has issued a rare invitation to Chinese commanders to observe a US military exercise next month on Guam in an effort to strengthen ties. Admiral William Fallon, wrapping up a weeklong visit to China, said he hoped suc

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Washington Post

The Army Reserve, taxed by recruiting shortfalls and war-zone duty, has adopted a policy barring officers from leaving the service if their field is undermanned or they have not been deployed to Iraq, to Afghanistan or for homeland defense missions.

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Associated Press

American troops have complained that a new armoured body suit designed to be worn in Iraq makes them look "goofy". The water-cooled "alien spacesuits" are being handed out to turret gunners in their notoriously vulnerable Humve

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LiveScience.com (watch the video)

Researchers unveiled today a unique unmanned military vehicle prototype that combines mobility, payload-carrying capacity, and ruggedness to aid troops in combat. [SWAT 3 a.m. search warrant delivery approved.]

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Reuters

To the US, he is a seriously dangerous man who put the nation's security at risk by committing "the biggest military computer hack of all time". But Briton Gary McKinnon says he is just an ordinary computer nerd who wanted to find out w

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Reuters

The number of soldiers who took their own lives while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan rose in 2005 over the previous year, as the U.S. Army experienced its highest suicide rate since 1999, officials said.

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Agence France Presse

Military attaches from around the world are digging in at the US Central Command headquarters here for a "long war" on terror that some say could last decades. As fighting drags on in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US military is building a pe

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Stars & Stripes

More than 10,000 Navy "individual augmentees" deployed around the world, of which 7,000 are in the US Central Command's combat zones, the Navy is training its sailors like soldiers more than ever before. "You take a sailor and all

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