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  1. Medically retired Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio, who was injured alongside Kyle Carpenter, is the subject of a new documentary film on wounded warriors.

    Prime ContentMarine wounded alongside Kyle Carpenter featured in new documentary project

    Many are familiar with the story behind Cpl. Kyle Carpenter's Medal of Honor, but few know much about the friend and fellow Marine he was trying to protect. Now a documentary filmmaker is sharing the story of Lance Cpl. Nick Eufrazio, a young man who was told he'd never speak again, highlighting his trying recovery.

  1. MARSOC vet relives elite Marines' fight for survival in Afghan wasteland

    It’s a rare individual who can, in one breath, wax poetic about his bar band’s adaptation of Pink Floyd’s early psychedelia and, in the very next, deconstruct his Marine special operations team’s quixotic foray in Afghanistan’s hopeless Bala Murghab valley. But Michael Golembesky is just that sort of dude.

  2. White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

    The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.

  1. Al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms U.S.

    While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni

    • Sep. 13, 2014
  2. Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane at Cairo International Airport on Saturday as he leaves the Egyptian capital. Kerry described Egypt as an 'important partner' during a short stop in Cairo to build support against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Brendan Smialowski/The Associated Press

    Kerry seeks Egypt aid in battle against extremists

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed Egypt as an 'important partner' in the emerging coalition aimed at beating back the extremist Islamic State group, while stressing that the need for Cairo's support would not lead Washington to ignore human

    • Sep. 13, 2014
    • NEWS /
    Former Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, then the commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, pays tribute to Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible at Camp Bastion on Sept. 19, 2012. Raible, commanding officer of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3D Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), was killed in action while repealing an enemy attack on Camp Bastion on Sept. 14, 2012. Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo / Marine Corps

    Afghan perpetrator of Bastion attack gets death sentence

    The last surviving perpetrator of the deadly 2012 insurgent attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan has been sentenced to death by an Afghan court, though the case remains in review.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  3. Retired Marine Gen. John Allen warned an audience in Washington on Sept. 10 that removing troops from the country too early could have dire results. Haraz N. Ghanbari / The Associated Press

    Retired Marine Gen. Allen: Timeline for Afghanistan pullout 'too short'

    A former Marine commander of all U.S. troops in Afghanistan warned a Washington, D.C. crowd this week that a rigid timeline for U.S. withdrawal might plunge Afghanistan back to a pre-9/11 reality.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  4. An anoynomous Facebook page is believed to be the source of a false report of an active shooter at Camp Pendleton. The Associated Press

    Pendleton investigating Facebook shooter hoax

    Camp Pendleton law enforcement officials are investigating what they are calling an 'active shooter hoax,' which spread via social media Thursday, said base spokesman Jason Johnston.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  5. A vehicle inspector inspects an airman's vehicle in a garage at the vehicle processing center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in 2011. In a letter to TRANSCOM, Sen. Mark R. Warner said he was 'stunned to hear' the low performance rate for on-time delivery of troops' vehicles being shipped to and from overseas. Air Force

    Delays affect 80 percent of troops' overseas auto shipments

    The on-time delivery rate for troops' vehicles being shipped to and from overseas was about 20 percent in July, according to a senator who wants more information from U.S.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  6. David Petraeus speaks with moderator Andy Alexander at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, on Sept. 11. Petraeus said Islamic State militants do not have strong local support in Iraq and their strength should not be over-rated. Aaron Ontiveroz / AP

    Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point

    President Obama's decision to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a good starting point and could succeed, retired Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  7. Veterans Affair Medical Center shooting suspect, Neil Moore, is taken into custody by Dayton police on May 5 in Dayton, Ohio. Chuck Hamlin / The Associated Press

    Suspect in VA hospital shooting pleads guilty

    An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to assault with a dangerous weapon in a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded an employee.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  8. Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the end of a meeting in Ankara on Friday. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty Images

    Arab states worry about U.S. plan against militants

    The United States has made headway in winning international support to confront the Islamic State, but Arab countries have been reluctant to make specific commitments of help and remain worried about the level of American follow-through, analysts say.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  9. President Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, on Wednesday. Saul Loeb/The Associated Press

    White House: New U.S. mission a war as with al-Qaida

    The White House is characterizing the U.S. mission against Islamic State militants as a war similar to the one waged against al-Qaida and its affiliates.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  10. In this photo released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speak before a meeting Friday in Ankara, Turkey. AP

    U.S., Turkey mull strategy against Islamic militants

    The United States on Friday pressed Turkey to harden its borders against fighters and funding flowing to the Islamic State militant group, and sought clarity on how far Ankara is willing to go to help a worldwide coalition destroy the insurgent threat.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  11. U.S. special operations forces will be needed on the ground in Syria to make the expanded air war against Isalmic State that President Obama has ordered there more effective, a senior Air Force commander said. AFP

    Syria airstrikes need boots on the ground, senior Air Force officer says

    U.S. special operations forces will be needed on the ground in Syria to make the expanded air war President Obama has ordered there more effective, a senior Air Force commander told USA Today.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  12. Veterans Affairs acting Inspector General Richard Griffin, left, testifies Aug. 24 on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Assistant Inspector General John Daigh is at right. AP

    Critics: VA influenced Inspector General to change Phoenix report for spin-control

    A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general's report on delayed health care at the Phoenix VA medical center used a standard to evaluate patient deaths that would be virtually impossible to meet, according to medical experts.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  13. From left to right: Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster; retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark; retired Army Gen. David Petraeus; retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey; and retired Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry at the Sept. 8 premiere of 'American War Generals' in Washington, D.C. Ralph Alswang/National Geographic Channel

    'American War Generals,' sobering documentary on Iraq, airs tonight

    As the U.S. escalates its campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, a new documentary offers a cautionary tale about putting too much faith in technology and forgetting hard-fought lessons from the past.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  14. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Serices Committee, generally supports President Obama's new strategy for dealing with the Islamic State, but said more U.S. ground troops likely will be needed for that mission. Drew Angerer / Getty Images

    Congress expected to approve Obama's new ISIL strategy

    In between Sept. 11 remembrance speeches, lawmakers on Thursday promised quick action on the latest threat to American security: Islamic militants in the Middle East with familiar anti-Western rhetoric and brutal acts of violence.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  15. In this July 22, 2012 file photo, Gen. John Allen gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. US officials say that Allen will serve as coordinator for the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State group, as nations begin to determine what part each will play. Musadeq Sadeq/The Associated Press

    Former Afghanistan commander John Allen to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

    Retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State militants, as the campaign against the extremist group ramps up and nations begin to determine what role each will play, U.S.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  16. Marine Corps Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared from his unit in Iraq's western desert in June 2004. The following month he turned up unharmed in Beirut, Lebanon and blamed his disappearance on Islamic extremist kidnappers. A Marine hearing officer has recommended a court martial for him. AP / Dylan Moore

    Court-martial eyed in Marine desertion case

    A Marine hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Friday.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
    • NEWS /
    Here are 11 Marines widely viewed as strong candidates to be the Corps' next top leader: Top row: Sergeant Major Lee D. Bonar Jr; Sergeant Major James E. Booker; Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green; Sergeant Major Michael Jones. 2nd row: Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal, Sergeant Major Justin D. LeHew, Sergeant Major Anthony A. Spadaro; Sergeant Major William T. Stables. Bottom row: Sergeant Major Robert 'Grant' VanOostrom; Sergeant Major Gary W. Weiser; Sergeant Major Bryan K. Zickefoose.

    Your next SMMC: Meet 11 Marines who could get the call

    As Gen. Joseph Dunford prepares to take over as commandant of the Marine Corps, one of the early items on his agenda will be selection of a new sergeant major of the Marine Corps.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  17. This picture taken on December 28, 2012, shows the U.S. embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic. SIA KAMBOU / AFP/Getty Images

    U.S. force sent to Central African Republic to help reopen embassy

    President Obama has dispatched 20 U.S. military personnel to the Central African Republic to help reopen the American Embassy there.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  18. US President Barack Obama outlined his plans Wednesday night to fight the Islamic State. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

    Lawmakers rally around Obama, few insist on approving IS strikes

    Lawmakers are rallying around President Barack Obama's plan to increase US military operations against the Islamic State, with some wanting stronger steps and few demanding Congress authorize the strikes.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  19. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and regional counterparts began talks Thursday in Saudi Arabia on forming a coalition to support an American campaign against Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty Images

    Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

    Key Arab allies promised Thursday to 'do their share' to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.S.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  20. FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the Islamic State group, marching in Raqqa, Syria. U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File) Uncredited / AP

    Obama's new ISIL strategy: Little near-term impact on optempo, budget

    President Obama's new strategy for confronting the extremists known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is unlikely to have an immediate impact on the U.S. military's operational tempo or overall budget.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  21. FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the Islamic State group, marching in Raqqa, Syria. U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File) Uncredited / AP

    Expanded airstrikes are 1st step in long campaign

    By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal across the greater Mideast.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  22. Russian, U.S. diplomats discuss key arms treaty

    Russian and U.S. diplomats have traded mutual complaints over a landmark nuclear arms treaty, but pledged their adherence to it.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  23. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer introduced legislation Thursday to allow Sgt. Henry Johnson, a black World War I soldier whose statue is pictured here, to receive a posthumous Medal of Honor. The New York Democrat's bill would exempt Johnson from the rules specifying that a Medal of Honor must be awarded within five years of the heroic act being recognized. Mike Groll / AP

    Schumer introduces MoH bill for N.Y. WWI hero

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer introduced legislation Thursday to allow a black World War I soldier from Albany to receive a posthumous Medal of Honor.

    • Sep. 11, 2014

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