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  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

    By DEB RIECHMANN - Associated Press

    The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame disorganization and poor communication among the numerous federal agencies involved. Published April 24, 2014

  • NY Army Guard helicopter unit gets new commander

    By Associated Press

    A 22-year veteran of the U.S. military has been named commander of an upstate New York-based Army National Guard aviation unit with elements currently serving in the Persian Gulf. Published April 24, 2014

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:59 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    The original "Band of Brothers" has a new commander and will be getting a new home. Published April 24, 2014

  • Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

    By Associated Press

    A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday. Published April 24, 2014

  • South Sudan president fires longtime army leader

    By Associated Press

    A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels. Published April 24, 2014

  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN - Associated Press

    China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes. Published April 24, 2014

  • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    By GENE JOHNSON - Associated Press

    The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand. Published April 24, 2014

  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

    By DONNA CASSATA - Associated Press

    The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. Published April 23, 2014

  • Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

    By Associated Press

    A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday. Published April 23, 2014

  • Medal of Honor nominee recounts deadly attack

    By MITCH WEISS - Associated Press

    For U.S. Army Sergeant Kyle White, the firefight began without warning. Published April 23, 2014

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