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Turkey frees 1,200 soldiers detained after coup bid

Ankara - Turkey has freed 1,200 soldiers detained after the failed military coup, a top prosecutor said on Saturday, in its first major release of suspects amid global criticism of the crackdown.

Explosions rock U.S. military base near South Korea's capital

Waegwan - No casualties have been reported so far after a series of oxygen tank explosions blew apart buildings at a U.S. military base in South Korea.

Ukraine court orders arrest of two 'Russian soldiers'

Kiev - A Kiev court on Friday ordered two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured by Ukrainian troops in the separatist east to be placed in pre-trial detention until July 19.

Kremlin seeking to free Russians held by Kiev

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Friday the Kremlin was doing all it could to secure the release of two men that Ukraine says are captured Russian soldiers.

Ukraine charges two suspected Russian soldiers with 'terrorist activity'

Kiev - Ukraine has charged two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured during a gun battle in the separatist eastern region of Lugansk with involvement in "terrorist activity", a security official said Wednesday.

'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans go into battle with Britain

Hong Kong - Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain.

Taliban kill 18 Afghan soldiers, some beheaded

Kunduz - Taliban fighters killed 18 Afghan soldiers -- including some who were beheaded -- after storming an army outpost in the remote mountainous northeast in a major attack before the spring fighting season, officials said Monday.

Russia says hundreds of Ukraine soldiers seek refuge

Moscow - Russia said on Monday that more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers had crossed over onto its territory to avoid fighting with pro-Kremlin insurgents in the east.

Healing soldiers on the battlefront

Los Angeles - Knowing precisely the microbes present in a wound could greatly aid in the prevention and treatment of infections. This is especially important when dealing with the severe injuries that soldiers can suffer in combat.

'Come serve!' Russia tempts Ukraine soldiers in Crimea

Mikhaylovka - He had a spark in his eye, a sympathetic smile, and a friendly voice.Major General Igor Kozhin, in charge of Russia's naval aviation, stood outside the military base in Novofedorivka, a village in western Crimea, welcoming Ukrainian soldiers with open ...

Photo Essay: Beijing's Tiananmen Square Special

Beijing - One of the largest city squares in the world, Tiananmen has been the site of political turmoil and draws millions of tourists to see its war memorials, Mao's tomb, museums, government offices, and military parades.

Op-Ed: Man's inhumanity seen as children beheaded in C.A.R.

As new levels of violence are reached in the vicious civil war in the Central African Republic, children are being drawn into the conflict, forced to become soldiers in a fight they know little about, while many more end up suffering unspeakable deaths.

The United States Army plans on using 'Iron Man' armor for troops

The United States' army is working to develop smart armor, which would give soldiers "superhuman strength". The army has called upon the technology industry, government labs, as well as academia to help them build the armored suit.

Militant attacks leave 9 dead in Egypt

A string of attacks in Egypt killed nine people, with the deadliest attack taking place in the the city of Ismailia, killing six soldiers.

US & SA troops head to Port Elizabeth, South Africa for training

Port Elizabeth - It seems South Africa and the USA are collaborating in training exercises for military troops in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape later this month.

KBR: Tax payers should foot the bill for our negligence

Portland - After being found guilty of negligence in the poisoning of at least a dozen US soldiers deployed in Iraq, KBR is insisting that US tax payers foot the bill for damages.

Video: Israeli soldier opens fire on boys throwing rocks

Beit Jala - A video has surfaced which shows Israeli Defense Forces opening fire on a group of boys throwing rocks near a school in the Palestinian town of Beit Jala.

­Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout with army patrol?

Mocorito - It has been reported that a 20-year-old Mexican beauty queen was shot dead in a gun battle between drug traffickers and an army patrol, in northern Mexico. However, there is doubt as to the correct identity of the young woman.

Portugal military protest austerity in Lisbon (video)

Lisbon - Holding red cards and banners, thousands of military personnel marched through the streets of Lisbon on Saturday, protesting the austerity measures and budget cuts imposed in Portugal.

PBS set to air Veterans Day special

Washington - As the United States gets ready for Veterans Day, PBS preps for their inaugural broadcast titled "National Salute to Veterans." It airs Nov. 11 on PBS at 7 p.m. CST.

British military historian builds WWI trench in backyard

Military historian and Royal Logistics Corps Museum curator Andrew Robertshaw builds a 60ft WWI trench in his back garden to experience life as a British soldier of the Great War.

Released documents reveal US knowledge of 1940 slaughter

Washington - Newly declassified documents have been released by the U.S. National Archives showing the United States had knowledge of the slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers and prisoners in the Katyn forest on the western edge of Russia in 1940.

NZ soldiers perform Haka for fallen comrades in Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defense Force has released a video showing hundreds of its troops, performing a traditional Maori funeral Haka in tribute to their five fallen colleagues who died in Afghanistan.

Israeli vets break the silence on abuse of Palestinian children

Breaking the Silence is an organization formed in 2004, made up of Israeli army veterans. On Saturday, they released a report to the international media on the abuse of Palestinian children.

UK border guards to strike on eve of London Olympics 2012

London - As the Olympic Flame finally arrives in London, ready for Olympics 2012, border guards will be going out on strike for 24 hours, just as the Games begin.

Op-Ed: Our world depends on American heroes

Baker City - I think an American hero means different things to millions of people around the world who depend upon the United States to help aid them or install freedom and democracy in their country.

Last minute change in London Olympics 2012 security

London - Just 2 weeks before the Olympic Games are due to start, it seems G4S cannot provide sufficient security staff for the event. Now the British Army is being brought in to do the job.

One soldier dead, two injured, in Fort Bragg N.C. shooting

Fort Bragg - In a shooting this afternoon at Fort Bragg, N.C., one Soldier is dead and two are injured. The incident occurred during a unit safety brief.

Chris Hayes 'uncomfortable' calling fallen soldiers 'heroes'

MSNBC's Chris Hayes sparked controversy and debate when on the eve of Memorial Day, he said that he feels "uncomfortable" calling soldiers killed in action "heroes" because the term is "rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war."

Photos released of US soldiers posing with Afghan body parts

A U.S. soldier has released photos of soldiers posing with Afghan body parts. He released them to the Los Angeles Times to draw attention to the breakdown in leadership and discipline in the U.S. Army.
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Sgt. Angela Arounerangsy  drill instructor  Platoon 4003  November Company  4th Recruit Training Bat...
Sgt. Angela Arounerangsy, drill instructor, Platoon 4003, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, motivates recruits as they prepare for the rappel tower aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.
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Israeli soldiers stand on Merkava tanks in an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014
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President Barack Obama greets U.S. troops at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan  March 28  2010.
President Barack Obama greets U.S. troops at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, March 28, 2010.
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U.S. Soldiers conduct a patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers to check on conditions in a village in the Wardak province of Afghanistan
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A photo of some soldiers in training reviewing their oaths. Integration back into civilian life is a...
A photo of some soldiers in training reviewing their oaths. Integration back into civilian life is a hurdle for the majority of troops but a new study may help a few with their own struggle.
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Soldiers' bodies returning to Dover Air Base
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Military protest in Lisbon  Portugal on November 10  2012
Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012
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U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Glenn Niemitalo  an engineer with the Paktika Provincial Recons...
U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Glenn Niemitalo, an engineer with the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team, talks to a village elder with the assistance of an interpreter
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The number of US deaths in the Afghanistan war has set a new annual record of at least 323  with fou...
The number of US deaths in the Afghanistan war has set a new annual record of at least 323, with four months remaining in the year. The number surpasses the previous record of 317 for all of 2009.
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Military protest in Lisbon  Portugal on November 10  2012
Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012
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Cpl. Anthony Gomez  field artillery tactical data systems specialist assigned to 1st Battalion  320t...
Cpl. Anthony Gomez, field artillery tactical data systems specialist assigned to 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, currently attached to 1BCT, 4th Inf. Div., shakes the hand of a young resident of Tarok Kolache, April 1, while Pfc. Roy Heggernes interacts with a young boy during a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new village mosque.
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Kenyan  Ugandan and Sudanese soldiers practice anti-IED drills under a US instructor
Kenyan, Ugandan and Sudanese soldiers practice anti-IED drills under a US instructor
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Amazing Grace - A fallen soldier
Amazing Grace - A fallen soldier
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U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion  75th Ranger Regiment  fire at an enemy bunker during Ta...
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, fire at an enemy bunker during Task Force Training on Camp Roberts, Calif.
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A still from the documentary Human Terrain  where social scientists embed with the U.S. military to ...
A still from the documentary Human Terrain, where social scientists embed with the U.S. military to learn about the Afghani culture
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The Dumbells Concert Party members in uniform  circa 1918.
The Dumbells Concert Party members in uniform, circa 1918.
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Georgia National Guard Army Soldiers of the 3rd and 108th
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These three servicemen came to lay their wreaths at the same time, then waited while the third caught up, and made the salute together. Well disciplined, I thought and a worthy tribute.