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VA May Accept Applications for New Identification Card in September

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Veterans Affairs Department could start processing applications for the new veteran identification card by the second half of September. Created by an act of Congress last month, the card is intended as a way for veterans to prove they served in the military without having to carry around and present a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Disc... more

Iran: US Statements Attacking Tehran Violates Nuke Deal

President Barack Obama, standing with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after an Iran nuclear deal is reached. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

VIENNA -- A senior Iranian official is accusing the U.S. of violating the nuclear deal with his country through comments indicating that the accord would make any attack on Tehran's atomic program more efficient because it would result in greater insight about potential targets. The July 14 deal foresees increased overview of Iran's nuclear act... more

Mullah Omar's Death: Taliban's Loss, Islamic State's Gain

Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in their northern Syrian stronghold, Raqqa. AP/Raqqa Media Center

Mullah Omar's death poses an existential crisis for the Afghan Taliban, analysts say, potentially presaging a splintering of the movement as the Islamic State group gains a toehold among insurgents enthralled by its battlefield prowess. The group has suffered a string of recent defections to IS, with some insurgents voicing disaffection with th... more

Admiral Says Carrier Gap in Persian Gulf Hinders War Effort

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Oct. 10, 2014, in the Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Brian Stephens)

WASHINGTON -- A rare gap in the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf this fall could hinder military capabilities in the war against the Islamic State, the Obama administration's nominee to lead the Navy told the Senate Thursday. Adm. John Richardson conceded the effects of a two-month gap in carrier presence -- the first sin... more

Air Force Must be More Agile, General Says

KC-46A "Pegasus"

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- The Air Force will likely have fewer aircraft and less money in the future and will rely on a technological edge and "cross-domain solutions" in air, space and cyberspace to face demands in global hot spots, a top-ranking Wright-Patterson four-star general said Thursday. In an interview with this newspaper, Ai... more

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