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  1. Texan who faked military past guilty in guns case

    A Texas convicted felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to a decorated retired Navy Seal faces up to 10 years in prison for having two guns.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  2. Retired FBI agent Robert Lustyik Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to 11 federal charges of fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges. Federal prosecutors say Lustyik derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source. AP

    Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme

    A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  3. Jay Leno during a visit to Israel in May. Sebastian Scheiner / AP

    Interview: Leno on USO, entertaining troops and his 'tank car'

    It would be tough to script a better opening line for a story from Jay Leno:

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  4. A U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft on Sept. 23 after strike operations in Syria. Maj. Jefferson S. Heiland / Air Force

    Air Force takes the lead on airstrikes against Islamic State

    The Air Force has flown a large majority of all airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, with the mission expected to change as Islamic State fighters adjust to the aerial bombardment.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
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    The Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the 2013 rape conviction of former Staff Sgt. Eddy Soto as well as his four-year prison sentence and dishonorable discharge. The convening authority may reorder a new sentencing hearing. Jerry Lara / San Antonio Express-News

    Air Force appeals court tosses MTI rape conviction

    An appeals court on Sept. 16 overturned the 2013 rape conviction of a former military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, ruling there was not enough evidence to find him guilty in the first place.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
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    Caro, a German shepherd who sniffed out explosives, died Aug. 9 on Barksdale Air Force Base, said base spokeswoman Maj. Sharon Branick. Airman 1C Andrew Moua / Air Force

    Barksdale military dog died of heat stroke last month

    A military working dog who died at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana last month succumbed to heat stroke after his handler accidentally left him in the backseat of a patrol vehicle, officials said.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  5. U.S. soldiers patrol an Afghanistan highway on Aug. 11 in Parwan province. The U.S. and Afghanistan expect to sign an agreement to keep about 10,000 American troops there after combat operations end at the close of this year, an Obama aide said. Cpl. George Huley / Army

    U.S. to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan

    The United States and Afghanistan will sign a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year, a U.S. official said.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
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    Omar Gonzalez, accused White House fence jumper, was previously arrested in Pulaski County, Va., in July. New River Regional Jail

    Report: White House intruder made it far past front door

    A man who scaled a White House fence this month and breached the mansion's front door apparently rushed past a Secret Service agent inside and was stopped only after reaching the building's East Room, a government official confirmed Monday.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  6. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at the 2014 Concordia Summit on Sept. 29 in New York City. McCain said Americans would support sending more U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State if U.S. strategy in the region were clearer. Leigh Vogel / Getty Images

    McCain: Ground troops needed to fight ISIL

    Americans would support sending more U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State if U.S. strategy in the region were clearer, Sen. John McCain, a longtime critic of President Obama's foreign policy, said Monday.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  7. By President Obama's own admission, the U.S. bombing campaign against militants in Syria could help President Bashar Assad cling to power. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

    Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner

    By President Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
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    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard 'Buck' McKeon, R-Calif. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Delay vote on authorizing airstrikes, key GOP lawmaker says

    By the time Congress decides whether it wants to vote on authorizing new military intervention in Iraq and Syria, the fight could be over.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  8. U.S. Navy medical personnel displays an enteral feeding tube used for force-feeding detainees during a tour of the detainee hospital at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Administration seeks to close Gitmo hearing

    The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  9. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen attends the debate about planned weapon aid for Kurdish Peshmerga forces at the parliament Bundestag on Sept. 1 in Berlin. Markus Schreiber / AP

    Germany unable to meet NATO readiness target

    Germany's military is unable to meet its medium-term readiness target should NATO call on its members to mobilize against an attack, officials said Monday.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  10. Nearly 2,000 NCOs will add a stripe in October

    Nearly 2,000 senior airmen through senior master sergeants will add a stripe in October as part of the monthly promotions that continue throughout the year.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  11. Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr. speaks about the Syrian bombing campaign on Tuesday in Washington. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    IS fight already near $1 billion as strategy shifts

    The air war in Syria and Iraq has already cost nearly $1 billion and ultimately could cost as much as $22 billion per year if a large ground force is deployed to the region, according to an analysis by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  12. Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances

    On a recent evening, two of Jordan's top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  13. U.S. envoy says no talks with North Korea in sight

    Washington believes that North Korea is increasingly unwilling to live up to its nuclear disarmament commitments, and is using three detained Americans as pawns, a senior U.S. envoy said Monday.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  14. Brandon Bryant, 28, poses for a photo with his dog, Bayern, a Japanese mastiff, on Sept. 17 in Caras Park in Missoula, Mont. Bryant, a former sensor operator, manned the cameras for drone pilots at Air Force bases in Nevada and New Mexico for about five years. Bryant said he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and that he still suffers from insomnia, depression and nightmares three years after he participated in his last mission. Lido Vizzutti / AP

    Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too

    President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  15. Marriage fraud can earn you a prison sentence, stiff fines

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials want service members to say, 'I don't' to marriage fraud, warning that it is a federal crime and no laughing matter.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
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    An MC-12W takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in 2009. Just one MC-12W squadron remains in the area. Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross / Air Force

    Last MC-12W Liberty returns from Kandahar, Bagram unit remains

    MC-12W Liberty surveillance crews have ended operations at one airfield in Afghanistan, leaving one squadron of the specially made aircraft to cover the area.

    • Sep. 28, 2014
  16. In Pakistan, bomb kills 8 as U.S. drone kills 4

    A bomb blast killed eight people Sunday in northwestern Pakistan as a U.S. drone strike nearby killed four suspected militants, officials said.

    • Sep. 28, 2014
  17. President Obama speaks on Sept. 26 at the White House. Nicholas Kamm / Getty Images

    Obama: U.S. underestimated Islamic State

    President Obama told '60 Minutes' that the United States underestimated the strength of the Islamic State before it took over large parts of Syria and Iraq, and overestimated the Iraqi army's ability to fight the militants.

    • Sep. 28, 2014
  18. A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over northern Iraq on Sept. 23 after conducting airstrikes in Syria. Senior Airman Matthew Bruch / Defense Department

    U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery near Turkey

    Airstrikes likely carried out by a U.S.-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State group Sunday, a witness said, shaking buildings and sending flames shooting into the air near the Turkish border.

    • Sep. 28, 2014
  19. Report: Iran builds surface-to-surface missile

    A news agency in Iran is reporting that the Islamic Republic has built a new surface-to-surface cruise missile capable of being launched from an airplane.

    • Sep. 28, 2014
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