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USA Today

Two companies who say their Army contracts were canceled as part of the biggest bribery scandal of the Iraq war are seeking $11 million in damages. [If you had just paid the bribe you would still have a contract.]

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IHT

The unfolding political contest in the United States is a window into America's soul. The nation is arguing with itself. The candidates embody separate impulses. As voters choose sides, a red state-blue state polarity again takes shape. Within th

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Spiegel.de/international

With the establishment of a military command responsible for Africa, the US was hoping to promote peace and stability on the continent. The problem is, the Africans want no part of the American military.

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BBC.co.uk

The US denies the operation was a response to the anti-satellite test carried out by China last year, which prompted fears of a space arms race.

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AntiWar

The Pentagon has long had a conflict of interest. The Department of Defense builds the weapons of war. Yet the department also supervises and funds 85% of the intelligence effort to identify threats that those weapons are designed to counter.

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News.Yahoo.com & AP

Faced with the challenge of expanding the U.S. Army in wartime, the military is testing an incentive program that pays enlistees up to $40,000 toward a home

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TruthDig.com

“These three jokers are as much former Islamic terrorists as ‘Star Trek’s’ Capt. James T. Kirk was a real Starship captain,” said Mikey Weinstein, the head of the watchdog group MRFF.

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BBC.co.uk

"In effect, we are forced to retaliate, to take corresponding decisions. Russia has, and always will have, responses to these new challenges," he said.

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Christian Science Monitor

The Pentagon is asking for more than $515 billion for fiscal 2009, the largest request ever, and a nearly 8 percent increase over the amount of money Congress awarded the Defense Department last year. Also asking for an additional $70 billion to cove

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Telegraph.co.uk

The vessels, including one once commanded by Germany's most successful U-boat ace, formed part of the 30th Flotilla of six submarines, taken by road and river across Nazi-occupied Europe....

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Rawstory.com

The commission's 400-page report concludes that the nation "does not have sufficient trained, ready forces available" to respond to a chemical, biological or nuclear weapons incident, "an appalling gap that....

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AP

[FEAR] The military is developing contingency plans to deal with the possibility that a large spy satellite's fall to Earth in late February or early March could hit North America. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, who heads of U.S. Northern Command,

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Wired

American military researchers are working to uncover and harness the most terrifying chemical imaginable: that most primal odor, the scent of fear. Many animals have an alarm pheromone which is used to signal danger; aphids, for example, use it to ca

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The Arizona Republic.com

In Chandler, Arizona a local Army recruiting office is sponsoring a video-game tournament that is expected to draw more than 100 people. Recruiters will promote the video game "America's Army"...

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