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New York Times

The second-highest-ranking member of the Air Force's procurement office was found dead Sunday in an apparent suicide, Air Force and police officials said Monday. The civilian official, Charles D. Riechers, 47, came under scrutiny

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Reuters

Russia will find it difficult to remain in a treaty on short and medium range missile unless it is expanded to include other countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. "We need other international participants to assume the sam

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Chicago Tribune

The U.S. Army met its recruiting goals for the last year but enlisted thousands of new soldiers with criminal records and fewer who have earned high school diplomas. The spike of new enlistees given "character" waivers for fiscal 2007 conti

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AP

After a series of tense meetings that began with a blunt rebuff from Russian President Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates appeared to have been unable to turn around Moscow's opposition to missi

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AP

In a tense start to talks on a range of thorny issues, President Vladmir Putin on Friday warned US officials to back off a plan to install missile defenses in eastern Europe or risking harming relations with Moscow. Addressing Sec of State

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Time

In one of the longest-held secrets of the Cold War, the U.S. Army explored the potential for using radioactive poisons to assassinate "important individuals" such as military or civilian leaders, according to newly declassified documents ob

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Star-Telegram(Texas)

Last month, six W80-1 nuclear-armed AGM-129 advanced cruise missiles were flown from Minot Air Force Base, ND, to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana and sat on the tarmac for 10 hours undetected. Press reports initially cited the Air Force mistake of flying

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USA Today

A Fort Lewis soldier charged with refusing to deploy to Iraq asked a federal court Wednesday to bar his upcoming court-martial, saying the Army is violating his constitutional rights by trying him twice for the same crime.

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Defense News

US ground units deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan are arriving ready to fight -- but just barely, according to the nominee to head the command that oversees the training of those forces. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James Mattis told the Senate Armed Servi

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Anti War

A US-based private security firm received a contract worth up to $92 million from the Dept of Defense amid hard questions about its involvement in two separate violent incidents in Iraq. "Blackwater has been a contractor in the past with the de

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AP

When Bush announced his intention to send five extra combat brigades to Iraq in a change of war strategy, he approved a plan to increase the size of the active-duty Army by 74,000 soldiers over five years - from 512,000 to 586,000 soldiers.

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AP

Boeing Co. delivered the first Super Hornet EA-18G aircraft to the US Navy on Monday as part of a $9.2 billion contract. Instead of carrying missiles or cannons, the so-called Super Hornet "Growler" is equipped with radar-jamming equipment

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World Tribune

The US military has drafted a five-year plan(Soviet style planning) to develop the Iraqi Air Force. Under the plan, officials said, the Iraqi Air Force would more than double over the next year. In a Sept 17 briefing, US Air Force Lt. Col Greg Zehn