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Army Supporting Prayer Day Despite Protest

Stars and Stripes | Apr 19, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The Army plans to support a National Day of Prayer event closely associated with an evangelical Christian organization despite a protest from a group that wants to crack down on what it calls fundamentalist Christian domination of the U.S. military.   In a letter Thursday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Mikey Weinstein, preside... more

Vet Receives Body Armor that Saved His Life

 | Apr 19, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine -- Three years ago this month, Jackman native Timothy Gilboe stared into the eyes of a Taliban soldier in Afghanistan, grabbed the barrel of the enemy's AK-47 assault rifle to his chest, and thought, "This is really going to hurt." Gilboe's squad had been attacked by two Taliban soldiers near a small village in Afghanistan's Mai... more

Man Behind Torture Techniques Defends His Role

 | Apr 19, 2014

The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaida terror suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. In an uncompromising and wide-ranging interview, his first since he was publicly linked to the program in 2007, James M... more

Army Deserter Caught 5 Years Later

 | Apr 19, 2014

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police Trooper Duane Foley found himself executing a felony warrant early Friday evening after making a routine traffic stop. At approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, Tpr. Foley witnessed Glen D. Turner, 32, driving in Keavy without a seat belt. While performing a basic interview and running Turner's information, ... more

Army Pulling Helos from National Guard

apache helicopter | Apr 19, 2014

Army leaders are reaching out to the National Guard after Guard leaders and lawmakers criticized the Army over its plan to retire 798 aircraft and transfer AH-64 Apaches from the Guard to active duty units. The Army told Congress the plan is to increase readiness in light of the budget crunch that has forced the service to find costs savings an... more

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