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Ga. prosecutor seeks death penalty for 3 soldiers

Georgia prosecutors will seek the death penalty against three Army soldiers accused of killing a former serviceman and his girlfriend to protect an anti-government militia group, officials said Thursday during tense court hearings in which one victim's stepfather was tackled and handcuffed as he tried to rush the defense table.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 08:39am EDT

Soldiers charged in assassination plot

Four Army soldiers have been charged with plotting anti-government attacks, including assassinating President Barack Obama.

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 07:48am EDT

Army keeps traditional physical fitness test - for now

The Army will keep using the Army Physical Fitness Test to gauge readiness until a study into new methods is completed, the service announced. In 2011, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command introduced a new test to more than 10,000 soldiers to measure Warrior Task and Battle Drill readiness. However, until that study is fully concluded, TRADOC command said "longstanding and proven" systems of physical fitness will continue to be the standard.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 04:16pm EDT

Feds charge Army officer, 2 others in fraud scheme

An Army Reserve lieutenant colonel and two former Special Forces soldiers were indicted Wednesday in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme to win military contracts in Afghanistan.

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 08:16pm EDT

Report accuses general of lavish travel, spending

The four-star general who headed U.S. Africa Command used military vehicles to shuttle his wife on shopping trips and to a spa and billed the government for a refueling stop overnight in Bermuda, where the couple stayed in a $750 suite, a Defense Department investigation has found.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 08:12pm EDT

Pentagon IG details 'multiple forms of misconduct' by AFRICOM general

First Africa Command leader misused his authority and government funds, DoD inspector general finds. The review recommends the Army take "appropriate action" against Gen. William Ward.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 04:01pm EDT

Lightning injures 10 NJ soldiers at NY's Ft. Drum

Military officials say a lightning strike has injured 10 soldiers from a New Jersey Army National Guard unit who were training at Fort Drum in northern New York.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 10:01am EDT

AWOL soldier gets life term for Fort Hood plot

The soldier who went AWOL and plotted to kill other troops outside a Texas Army post remained defiant Friday as he was sentenced to life in prison, not asking for mercy and vowing to never end what he considers his holy war.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 11:56pm EDT

Army under secretary: With or without sequestration, DoD will shrink

Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal said if the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration go into effect, the impact to the Defense Department will be "devastating." At the same time, the DoD still must plan for cuts as tight budget continue and combat operations shrink.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:26pm EDT
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Bomb threat at Walter Reed medical center

A bomb threat has been called in to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, forcing a building to be closed for three hours at the facility outside Washington.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 01:40pm EDT

Army releases $7B solicitation for renewable energy on bases

Army says 130 companies have expressed interest in building renewable facilities on military installations so far. Winners will be picked by the end of the year.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 05:23am EDT
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Budget-and-tax impasse threatens troops, economy

With the government heading toward a year-end "fiscal cliff," House Republicans approved a full plate of Bush-era tax cuts Wednesday that they said could help shore up a still-frail national economy. At the same time, the Obama administration warned that threatened budget cuts could send some of America's troops into battle with less training.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:47pm EDT

Military branches refine cyber roles

Two years after U.S. Cyber Command became operational, the military services that provide its cyber forces are beginning to more tightly define their respective responsibilities in the joint cyber environment. Gen. Keith Alexander issued a memo recently giving each of the services a lead cyber role for specific geographic areas of the world.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Fort Hood report shows FBI missteps

The nearly 20 often-rambling emails that an Army psychiatrist sent to Yemeni terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki painted a confusing picture.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 09:40am EDT

House backs military sports sponsorships

NASCAR and bass fishing can count on the military to keep the sponsorship money coming.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 10:32pm EDT

Army, Marine Corps look to replace Humvee

Despite planned budget cuts, the military is moving ahead to design a new tactical truck to replace the Humvee, which is vulnerable to roadside bombs and isn't expected meet the demands of future conflicts.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 03:57pm EDT

Army awards cyber maneuvering contract

The Army has awarded a contract for cyber maneuvering technology so that network administrators can stay a few steps ahead of hackers.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 08:52am EDT

Army unveils new body armor sizes for female soldiers

The Army is unveiling eight new sizes of body armor for women.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 08:46am EDT

Kan. battery case dismissed against NC soldier

A soldier who shot and killed a superior officer before killing himself at Fort Bragg, N.C., last month was just one day away from being sentenced in Kansas for punching a woman in the face.

Saturday - 07/14/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Private firm to update Army hotels

Rest Easy is updating accommodations at Washington-area bases. They're expanding and modernizing existing hotels.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 08:05am EDT
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