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  1. Midshipman 2nd Class Gabriel Voumard allegedly ran aggressively toward a cab driver with a knife. Anne Arundel County Police Department

    Midshipman accused of assaulting cab driver with knife

    Anne Arundel County police say a 22-year-old Naval Academy midshipman has been charged with assault after threatening a cab driver with a butter knife.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
    • NEWS /
    The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended. Munir Uz Zaman / AFP

    Report: U.S. may leave fewer troops in Afghanistan

    The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  2. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during an April 22 meeting in Kiev, Ukraine. Andrew Kravchenko / AP

    Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia

    Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Veteran Marine Sgt. Shannon Ihrke was selected for one of five special covers for the May issue of Maxim magazine, which 'salutes the military.' Ihrke spent four years in the Marine Corps before pursuing a career in modeling. Marley Kate/Maxim

    Interview: 5 questions for the Marine turned Maxim model

    Veteran Marine Sgt. Shannon Ihrke is wearing a lot less than MARPAT these days. The 25-year-old can be found on the cover of this month's military appreciation issue of Maxim magazine, sporting a star-spangled bikini and a salute.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  3. This April 18, 2012, satellite image provided by GeoEye shows North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. GeoEye / AP

    Activity at North Korea site hints at nuke test preps

    Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  4. Judge: Prosecutors must turn over info on secret CIA prisons

    Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  5. Allison Hickey, VA's benefits chief, has questioned calls by health officials to use the phrase 'Gulf War illness' to describe the various health problems in veterans of the 1990-'91 conflict. Robert Turtil/Defense Department

    Top VA official questions use of term 'Gulf War illness'

    After the Institute of Medicine in March recommended using the term 'Gulf War illness' to describe symptoms affecting more than 200,000 Persian Gulf War veterans, a top Veterans Affairs Department official expressed concern that such a change would imply

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  6. Foreign troops now eligible for Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    President Obama has signed an executive order that allows foreign troops who work with the U.S. military to be eligible for the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  7. U.S. seeks to navigate military-civilian power blocs in Pakistan

    It has been six years since the Pakistani military gave up direct control of that nation's government. But U.S.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  8. Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile

    Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  9. The warships of the standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE with, from front to back, Estonian minehunter Admiral Cowen, Dutch minehunter Makkum, Norwegian minesweeper Otra and Belgian minehunter Belis set sail Tuesday from Kiel, Germany. Gero Breloer / AP

    NATO minesweepers set off on Baltic deployment

    Five NATO mine-hunting ships set off Tuesday on a deployment in the Baltic Sea, part of the alliance's efforts to strengthen its presence in Europe's ex-communist east as members there worry about Russia's intentions in Ukraine.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  10. Election posters showing Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, right, and parliamentary candidate Faleh al-Khazali are seen Monday in the southern port city of Basra. Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and killed 10 guards, a senior police official said on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images

    Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

    Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and killed 10 guards, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Hamidullah, then an interpreter with 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, smiles for a photo with Marine Sgt. Joshua Desforges. Desforges was killed in combat in 2010.

    Left behind: Without security, without citizenship, interpreters are exposed to death squads

    Scott Maislin spent nine years in some of the Corps' most demanding combat jobs, deploying twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan as an infantry machine gunner before returning to Afghanistan in 2012 as a counterintelligence specialist with Marine Corps Fo

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  11. Vice President Biden, left, is greeted upon arrival April 21 at Borispol airport outside Kiev, Ukraine. Sergei Chuzavkov / AP

    U.S.: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    Russia has 'days, not weeks' to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
    • NEWS /
    'When I can be in a tranquil situation ... I forget about all my problems,' said Max Sanchez, a Vietnam veteran who finds nudity an effective way to treat his post-traumatic stress. WTSP.com

    Interview: 5 questions for the naked veteran

    Vietnam War veteran Max Sanchez struggles with controlling issues stemming from post-traumatic stress.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  12. Soldiers pause for a moment of prayer during the National Day of Prayer breakfast at Torii Station, Japan, in 2013. Sgt. 1st Class Howard Reed/Army

    Army personnel to take part in prayer event

    Army officials say they will not back away from participating in a Capitol Hill prayer event next month despite complaints that the event amounts to an endorsement of evangelical Christians.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  13. Former Marine tells lawyers not to fight death penalty

    A former Marine facing possible execution for the 2009 murder of a fellow service member ordered his lawyers Monday not to make any arguments to spare his life.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  14. Yemeni soldiers check passing vehicles Sunday in the capital Sanaa, as authorities tightened security measures a day after a U.S. drone killed 15 al-Qaeda suspects. Mohammed Huwais / AFP via Getty Images

    Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

    Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  15. Hagel vows to keep fighting sexual assault

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said his visit Monday to the military's sexual assault hotline sends this message: No single issue has a higher priority at the Pentagon.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  16. Express Scripts to continue as Tricare prescription provider

    Express Scripts, the Pentagon's pharmacy benefit management company, has been awarded a contract worth up to $5.4 billion over eight years to continue providing pharmacy services for Tricare beneficiaries.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Lt. Col. (Dr.) David King runs in the 2013 Boston Marathon.

    Army doc is back to run in Boston

    A year ago, Army Reserve Lt. Col. (Dr.) David King crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon with a time of 3 hours, 12 minutes — a slow pace for the experienced runner but a thrill nonetheless for the Cambridge, Mass., resident.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  17. Camp Lejeune Marines are searched for contraband during a March 4 health-and-comfort inspection at the 8th ESB barracks. Lance Cpl. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera / Marine Corp

    II MEF's no holds barred war on drugs

    Leaders at II Marine Expeditionary Force are ramping up counter-drug efforts after 450 Marines popped positive for drugs — including marijuana, spice, cocaine and ecstasy — during a seven month period in 2013.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  18. Soldiers from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the U.K. and the U.S. conduct a convoy June 10 into the field-training portion of Exercise Saber Strike in Latvia. The U.S. is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. U.S. Army

    U.S. weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Insurgents famously learned how to wire cell phone triggers to IEDs, which led coalition forces to use electronic jamming. Asymetrical warfare tactics have consistently been a game of cat and mouse. Defense Department

    To counter IEDs, EOD techs teach enemy mindset

    Red wire? Blue wire?

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  19. Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

    Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month.

    • Apr. 20, 2014

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