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  • WEST: A New Bergdahl Mystery

    Where is Bowe Bergdahl? He was an American Soldier who deserved to be found. I do not concur with President Obama's unilateral decision to succumb to the demands of a terrorist organization and return five senior leaders of the Taliban. And why did it take five years? Regardless, as Fox News reported, "U.S. Army soldiers who were serving with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he left his post and wound up in the hands of the Taliban say no one has contacted them, even though military brass are currently conducting a new investigation into the case."

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Sgt. Mary Herrera, tenor Anthony Kearns, and Kirsten Fedewa of Kirsten Fedewa & Associates (from left) pose during the 239th United States Army Birthday Gala in New York on June 12.
(Courtesy of Kirsten Fedewa & Associates LLC/Mikki L. Sprenkle, photographer of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army)

    FEDEWA: A salute to Army Gen. Odierno

    On June 14, the United States Army celebrated its 239th anniversary with a week of worldwide "birthday" parties. In conjunction with this celebration, U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond T. Odierno was Special Military Guest of Honor at the 239th United States Army Birthday Gala in New York City on June 12.

  • Frenchman joined US D-Day forces to free homeland

    When he left Paris at age 18, the plan was to go to New York for a year and learn his father's sewing machine trade. Six years later, Bernard Dargols found himself crossing the Channel in a U.S. Army uniform, sloshing ashore on Omaha Beach to a homeland that had persecuted his Jewish family.

  • Quadruple amputee U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills is interviewed at by a member of the media as a documentary, "Travis: a Soldier's Story" about his life after being wounded, is screened in the Capitol Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Mills is one of just five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive their injuries. He was injured from an IED (improvised explosive device) on April 10, 2012, while on patrol during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Veteran who lost four limbs to IED in Afghanistan now says: 'I'm just a guy living life'

    A U.S. veteran who lost all four of his limbs when he was hit by an improvised explosive device during one of his three tours in Afghanistan now says he's "just a guy living life" — a humbling sentiment that captured even the attention of Mike Rowe, star of the TV show "Dirty Jobs."

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Alvin York'

    Those of us of a certain generation first became aware of the World War I hero via the 1941 movie, "Sergeant York," starring Gary Cooper in the title role, for which he won an Academy Award.

  • Soldier from Tucson killed in Afghanistan

    A U.S. Army soldier from Tucson has died from wounds suffered during an attack in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

  • An Iraqi man casts his vote at a polling station in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A key election for a new Iraqi parliament was underway on Wednesday amid a massive security operation as the country continued to slide deeper into sectarian violence more than two years after U.S. forces left the country. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraq timeline: Key events since 2003 invasion

    A timeline of key events in Iraq, beginning with the 2003 U.S.-led invasion up to April 30 national elections. More than 22 million voters will be eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates in the first nationwide elections since the U.S. army withdrawal in 2011.

  • Former Army runner wins Marine Corps 17.75

    Former U.S. Army runner Steven Henry of Odenton, MD won the Marine Corps 17.75K event in 1:04:25. The event was held in Prince William County, Va., and had more than 1,700 runners take part.

  • Army's presence in Pacific won't diminish

    The commander of U.S. Army Pacific said the military's presence in the region won't diminish despite cuts elsewhere.

  • ** FILE ** A military jury on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, sentenced Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to death for the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30. (Bell County Sheriff's Department via Associated Press)

    FBI alert: Former Army recruit planning 'Fort Hood-inspired jihad'

    Federal agents are actively seeking out a former Army recruit they believe is plotting a "Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers," they said.

  • Art of War: Plains Indians as war artists

    Renee Klish spent an important part of her career studying works of art that showed U.S. Army troops in action.

  • U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers pins the Bronze Star Medal with Valor on PFC Andrew Kach, who served in the Vietnam war, in a ceremony at the American Spirit Centre, Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, Gillis Benedict)

    Brighton man receives Bronze Star for Vietnam acts

    U.S. Army Pfc. Andrew Kach proved his "Michigan toughness" when mortar fire knocked him out of a guard tower and, despite his wounds, he saved another soldier's life, Kach's Vietnam War captain said.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    COFFMAN: Women in the military should not be vulnerable to sexual abuse

    We must end the scourge of sexual assaults in our military. When young women decide to serve their nation in the armed services, they should never be forced to live under a cloud of intimidation or sexual harassment. This is a challenge the military must confront and overcome.

  • US Army general to plead guilty to 3 lesser charges; maintains innocence on sex assault counts

    US Army general to plead guilty to 3 lesser charges; maintains innocence on sex assault counts.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    ALLARD: Alienating those who defend us

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that budget cuts will reduce the size of the U.S. Army to 440,000 soldiers — its lowest number since 1940.

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