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150 Fort Riley Troops Deploy

Posted: 06/26/2008 - 150 soldiers from Ft. Riley just a few weeks away from cut-off date for shorter deployments. They are expected to serve full 15-month deployment. President Bush announced the shorter deployments in April.

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Car Bomb in Northern Iraq Kills 18, Wounds 60

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Twelve people were also killed west of Baghdad when a bomb exploded near a gathering of tribal sheiks who oppose al Qaeda. Recent rise in violence follows a relatively calm week.

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U.S. to Lift Sanctions Against North Korea

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The former "Axis of Evil" nation will also be removed from the American terrorism blacklist. The turnaround came after the Asian nation handed ofver key nuclear information to Chinese officials.

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Pregnant Soldier's Body Found In Motel

Posted: 06/25/2008 - North Carolina authorities are calling the death of a 23 year-old pregnant soldier "suspicious". She was found in a hotel. A fellow Marine is being held in relation to her death.

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Voters Split Over McCain, Obama Views on Iraq

Updated: 07/02/2008 - While a strong majority oppose the war in Iraq and believe it should not have been fought, many still trust McCain's experience militarily despite his adament opposition to their views.

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3 U.S. Troops Dead In Northern Iraq Blast

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Six other people, including an interpreter, were also killed in the explosion when a bomb detonated inside a Sadr City office. Elsewhere in the Iraqi capital, an explosion kills three people in injures seven more.

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Boeing Battle Part of Senate Race

Posted: 06/24/2008 - U.S. Senate candidate and former Congressman says Senator Pat Roberts could have helped Kansas avoid the battle over a huge tanker contract.

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Explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City District Kills 10

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Four Americans, two soldiers and two civilians, were killed, along with six Iraqis when a bomb exploded near a municipal building in Sadr City. The U.S. blamed Shi'ite extremists and claim to have captured a suspect.

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Kansas Unit Heading to Afghanistan

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The 102nd Military History Detachment of the Kansas Army National Guard is headed to Afghanistan to document the war there. The group will spend a year conducting interviews and gathering footage that will become the official record from Afghanistan.

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55 Militants Killed After Ambush in Afghanistan

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A militant ambush near the Pakistani border leads to a gun battle and airstrikes which killed 55 militants and injured 25 more. Another coalition attack killed two civilians , including a four year-old boy.

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Ex-US Official: Aerial Refueling Project Delayed

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Former Air Force Secretary claims if bidding for the tanker is reopened, it could mean the new planes would not be in service until 2013, says he is disappointed in GAO report that found faults in bidding process.

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Shiites Protest US-Iraqi Security Deal

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Hundreds of followers of Muqtada al-Sadr demonstrate against a proposed pact between the U.S> and Iraq allowing for a long term American presence in the Middle Eastern nation.

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Israel Shows Abilities for Iran Strike

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A large-scale Israeli military exercise run in the eastern Mediterranean earlier this month appears to many observers as a practice for a strike into Iran.

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Former Fort Riley Soldier to Receive Silver Star

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Sgt. 1st Class William K. Beaver will receive the honor during a ceremony at Ft. Riley for actions in Iraq when his group advisers came under enemy fire which killed two comrades.

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Israel Confirms Ceasefire Thursday

Posted: 06/18/2008 - After a year of battling, Israel and Hamas agree to a six-month truce during which Israel will begin easing its blockade on Gaza and negotiations will pick up over the return of an Israeli soldier.

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Groundbreaking at New Leavenworth Prison

Updated: 06/17/2008 - When new minimum and medium security prison opens in 2010 it will house up to 500 more inmates and create about 200 more military and civilian jobs.

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Probe: Officials Warned About Harsh Interrogation

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Military lawyers had warned then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that increasingly aggressive interrogation tactics may be illegal, an investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee found.

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Taliban Prep for Battle Outside Kandahar

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Taliban capture more villages as it seeks to control the Arghandab region of Afghanistan which provide the fighters with good fighting positions and access for attacks upon Kandahar.

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Brownback on Tanker Contract

Posted: 06/13/2008 - The Kansas Republican expresses his displeasure again, over Boeing losing a lucrative tanker deal to a European company.

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Study Finds Discrepancies in VA Care for Men, Women

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Men tend to receive better care at one-third of VA facilities according to Congressionally mandated study. Reported that more physicians need to be trained in women's care.

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Bush: West Must Stand with Afghanistan

Posted: 06/13/2008 - The President urged Europe to join the U.S. in trying to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a haven for terrorists again. Began day visiting Pope Benedict XVI t the Vatican.

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