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Guantanamo Inmates Swapped for Bergdahl Could Move Freely

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

WASHINGTON  — A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday. Under terms of the exchange in May 2014, the five detain... more

Missing Marine Helicopter Found in Nepal, Three Bodies Recovered

Nepalese military service members unload supplies from a UH-1Y Huey in Charikot, Nepal on May 5. (Marine photo)

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash. "The wreckage of the helicopter was found in pieces and t... more

Future MREs and Safer Vehicles Stand Out at Pentagon's First Lab Day

Army's CAMEL, or Concept for Advanced Military Explosion-Mitigating Land, demonstrator displayed at the Pentagon's first ever Lab Day. ( McGarry)

The service branches on Thursday showed off advances in technology in development for the future battlefield - from better blast protection and improved aircraft guidance systems, to an unmanned jet ski and longer-lasting pizza. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said the displays represented the cutting edge of military science aimed at "retain... more

House Passes Defense Authorization Bill Opposed by Obama

Capitol HIll

WASHINGTON — The House passed a nearly $612 billion defense policy bill Friday despite President Barack Obama's veto threat and Democratic worries that the measure opens the door to sharp cuts in domestic spending later this year. The vote was 269 to 151 for the bill, which maps next year's military and national security programs. A 2011 bipa... more

Two Overlooked WWI Soldiers to Receive Medal Of Honor

William Shemin and Henry Johnson are set to be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. (Shemin photo courtesy of family; Johnson photo courtesy U.S. Army)

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will award two soldiers the Medal of Honor for their bravery during World War I, part of an ongoing effort to recognize minority soldiers who may have been passed over because of their race or religion. The president will posthumously recognize Army Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin at a ceremon... more

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