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Dozens Killed In Iraq Suicide Blast

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The death toll is nearing 60 after an explosion at a restaurant hosting political negotiations in northern Iraq.

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55 Reported Killed in Restaurant Suicide Bombing

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The attack struck a popular restaurant where Kurdish officials were meeting with Arab tribal leaders. The tribal leaders had been scheduled to meet with President Jalal Talabani after the lunch.

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Gates: More Brigades to Afghanistan by Summer

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The Pentagon is moving to get three of the four combat brigades requested by commanders into Afghanistan by summer, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.

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Death Toll Rises To 4 In Fighter Jet Crash

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The body of a 15-month old girl is discovered. A congressional staffer from the area says the military jet lost power in both engines before the Monday crash in a San Diego neighborhood.

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Accused 9/11 Plotters Want To Confess

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Five men charged in the 9/11 attacks have reversed their legal course, and tell the judge they want to plead guilty, together.

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Brownback Introduces Detainee Bill

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback announced Monday that he's introduced legislation to stop the transfer of any detainees from Guantanamo to Fort Leavenworth.

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Fort Riley Unit Returns from Iraq

Posted: 12/08/2008 - More than 150 soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division were welcomed home Monday afternoon. The troops spent the past 15 months in Iraq, where they took command of more than seven battalions and about 4000 soldiers.

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Leavenworth Majors Devising Afghan Strategies

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Using unclassified information, the group of about three dozen majors at Fort Leavenworth are working on strategies that could be used to fight a resurgent Taliban and other terrorist groups.

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Topeka Guardsman Receives Two Bronze Stars

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Adjutant General Tod Bunting pinned not one, but two Bronze Stars on Major Gregory Edson of Topeka. Edson was wounded by enemy action in December 2007, but continued to fight.

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Poor Economy Good News for Military Recruiting Numbers

Updated: 12/05/2008 - There are many reasons soldiers choose to stay in the military. However, with the job market as tight as it is right now, Pentagon officials acknowledge that bad news for the economy is usually good news for the military.

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US General Outlines Iraq Mission Under New Pact

Updated: 12/05/2008 - A security pact that sets a timetable for troops to leave Iraq requires a shift in how the U.S. carries out combat missions during its remaining time in the country, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Friday.

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Government Recommends Kansas for Biodefense Lab

Updated: 12/04/2008 - The federal government has recommended a site in Kansas for a new $450 million laboratory to study biological threats like anthrax and foot-and-mouth disease.

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Fort Riley Holiday Worship Schedule

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Soldiers and their Families are invited to attend worship services scheduled during the holiday season.

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Kansas Judge Stays Soldier's Execution

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A U.S. District Court judge in Kansas has issued a stay in the scheduled execution of an Army soldier convicted of murders and rapes in the 1980s.

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Obama Announces Clinton, Gates for Cabinet

Updated: 12/01/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama announced Monday that Robert Gates would remain as defense secretary, making President Bush's Pentagon chief his own as he seeks to wind down the U.S. role in Iraq.

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Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Iraq

Posted: 12/01/2008 - The Pentagon has disclosed the death of a Fort Riley soldier in Iraq. The Army says 43-year-old Master Sgt. Anthony Davis of Deerfield, Fla., died Monday after being shot by an Iraqi Security Force soldier.

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Pregnant Spouses Miss Deployed Counterparts

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Families of deployed soldiers at Fort Riley won't spend Thanksgiving with their loved ones, but many of the spouses left behind will spend it with each other.

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Iraqi Parliament Delays Vote on US Pact

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Intense dealmaking among Iraq's political factions on Wednesday delayed by one day a parliamentary vote on a security pact that would allow American forces to stay in the country through 2011.

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