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Eight dead as American drone targets militants in Pakistan

US drones have released a volley of missiles on a compound in the tribal district of North Waziristan in Pakistan. According to officials, suspected militants including Al-Qaeda members are among those targeted.

Op-Ed: Under the outrage of leaked Afghanistan docs is real information

The big spill of classified US documents by Wikileaks may not have enchanted the US military, political and intelligence communities, but it has served one useful purpose: A warts-and-all look which helps the public comprehend the issues.

Op-Ed: McChrystal's departure is world's loss

On Wednesday General Stanley McChrystal was relieved of his duty in leading the United States' troops in Afghanistan. Now roughly one-year after his appointment he has turned in his letter of resignation.

Air raids continue in Yemen, US military deny involvement

Military air raids are continuing in the northern region of Yemen and rebels are accusing the United States military of conducting the attacks but Yemen has stated that they are the ones to be on the offensive.

U.S. military expects more troop deaths, body bags next year

United States President Barack Obama's surge strategy in Afghanistan has now made military officials expectant of an increase in deaths by next year.

Op-Ed: The whole Iraq withdrawal thing

United States President Barack is adding tens of thousands of troops to Afghanistan but supposedly is withdrawing combat troops from Iraq. Will that happen? Like the old Groucho Marx joke, "Blood's not thicker than money."

Cuban army holds exercises for U.S. military attack Special

It has been nearly 50 years since the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion and the declassified document "Operation Northwoods." But now, the government of Cuba is preparing its military for a possible U.S. military attack.

One US soldier in Afghanistan costs $1 million per year

As United States President Barack Obama debates on whether or not to send an additional 40,000 troops to Afghanistan, the war in the region is costing $1 million per soldier per year.

Report: US Military Should Ban All Tobacco Sales

A report written by the Institute of Medicine and commissioned by the Pentagon and Department of Veteran Affairs recommends a complete ban on tobacco in the military.

Op-Ed: Obama to send 17,000 more US troops to Afghanistan

In a move many will say was long overdue and long suggested, the Obama administration intends to deploy the equivalent of a 50% increase in US forces in Afghanistan. The troops include 8000 Marines and a brigade of Army as combat units.

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Soon To Be Achieved

The don't ask, don't tell era may well be ending for the United States military. It's been speculated that when Obama takes the reins of Commander and Chief sexual orientation will not be an issue.

US Military Marriages Suffer An Increase In Divorces

The simultaneous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are showing to have an adverse affect of United States military marriages.
 

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