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**FILE** A photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an F-15E Strike eagle in-flight over Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2008. (Associated Press/U.S Air Force/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

Air Force: Sequester, shutdown imperil crews and missions

The Air Force is telling Congress that the double whammy of sequestration budget cuts and the partial government shutdown "endangers the safety of our airmen" and "unnecessarily adds risks" to everyday missions. Published October 12, 2013

Days after Idaho began performing gay marriages on Oct. 15, Don and Evelyn Knapp declined to marry a same-sex couple. Previously, city officials had said that the Knapps, both of whom are ordained ministers, would be in violation of the law if they refused to officiate a same-sex marriage. (Associated Press)

Pentagon: Ethics rules now apply to married gays

The Pentagon is alerting same-sex married couples they are now under the same federal ethics rules as heterosexual marriages and must avoid criminal conflicts of interest. Published October 5, 2013

Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, ordered the general overseeing all desecration cases to "crush" the defendants, who included Capt. James V. Clement. (Associated Press)

Marine Corps whistleblower faces vengeance from superiors

The Marine Corps officer who filed a complaint against the commandant for intervening in the Taliban urination cases against eight Marines is now the target of reprisals from superiors, his attorney says. Published September 29, 2013

**FILE** A U.S. soldier talks on the phone as Afghan children wait to receive Afghan National Army's humanitarian aid in the Andar district of Ghazni province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan on June 22, 2007. (Associated Press)

U.S. command in Afghanistan gives Army 60 days to fix or replace intel network

The Pentagon's main battlefield intelligence network in Afghanistan is vulnerable to hackers — both the enemy or a leaker — and the U.S. command in Kabul will cut it off from the military's classified data files unless the Army fixes the defects within 60 days, according to an official memo obtained by The Washington Times. Published September 24, 2013

Sean Smith

A year after Benghazi, where is the justice?

There has been little public testimony from the American personnel in Benghazi, Libya, on exactly what happened as extremists attacked them on Sept. 11, 2012. Did they make calls for help and, if so, what did the U.S. military tell them? Published September 10, 2013