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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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Iraq PM: Security Deal Talks at 'Dead End'

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Iraqi PM al-Maliki reflected his parliament's sentiment that Washington's proposals for a long-term military presence in Iraq would give the U.S. too much control in his state's affairs.

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Boeing Says Air Force Miscalculated Tanker Costs

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Boeing says the Air Force admitted it selected the higher of the competing tanker bids, which if the Chicago-based company loses could cost Kansas 3,800 jobs.

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State Ready to Help Tornado Victims with Insurance

Posted: 06/13/2008 - In the aftermath of the tornadoes that devastated Manhattan and Chapman overnight Wednesday, Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says her office ready to help consumers.

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Supreme Court Sides with Gitmo Detainees

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Writing for the majority Justice Kennedy stated that the Constitution is designed to survive extraordinary times and that federal judges could order the releaase of some detainees.

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US: Iraq Pact Could Be Finalized Next Month

Posted: 06/10/2008 - New deal would provide legal authorization for U.S. soldiers to remain in Iraq after the United Nations mandate providing for them to be there expires at the end of the month.

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Three U.S. Soldiers Killed by Small Arms Fire

Updated: 06/05/2008 - The decomposing bodies of nearly two dozen Iraqis were also found in a shallow grave and sewer shaft outside of Baghdad. Officials estimate the bodies were about two years old.

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VA Staffer To Testify Over PTSD E-Mail

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Veterans Affairs Coordinator suggested staff "refrain" from diagnosing PTSD to save money and pay less in veteran's benefits, suggested an alternative diagnosis.

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New PTSD Cases Soar Among Soldiers

Posted: 05/27/2008 - 40,000 cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have been diagnosed in the last five years, and the Surgeon General fears the numbers are much higher than that.

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Kansas Soldiers come Home from Iraq

Updated: 06/06/2008 - Several hundred soldiers returned home to Topeka Friday from Iraq. Family and friends greeted the nearly 200 Kansas National Guardsmen from the 35th Military Police Company. The welcome home ceremony was held at Lee arena on Washburn University's campus.

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Audit: Iraq Contracts Skirted Fraud Rules

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A Defense Department probe finds Pentagon paid nearly $8 billion with little or no oversight, or even proof of work and claims nearly every contract flouted federal laws and regulations.

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Top Gernerals Defend Maintaining Troop Levels in Iraq

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The probable ascension of Gen. Petraeus to the top Gen. in the Middle East and Gen. Raymond Odierno to succeed Petraeus in Iraq would most likely mean that troop levels will stay relatively the same until the next president arrives.

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Guard Soldiers Will Be Home for Memorial Day

Updated: 05/21/2008 - 160 Kansas National Guard soldiers are on their way home in time to spend memorial weekend with their family and friends. Friday they will be welcomed home in Lee Arena on the Washburn University campus around noon.

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Report: CIA Pushed Torture Envelope

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Justice Department says FBI had warned the spy agency and the military that their tactics were "borderline torture," but prosecutors did not pursue charges against any of the interrogators, blaming instead the Pentagon.

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2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Deploying to Iraq

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Fort Riley brigade among the seven brigades, as well as a division headquarters, notified Monday that they will be headed to Iraq later this year. A total of 25,000 soldiers are included in the deployment.

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Child 'Forrest Gump' Actor Leaving Army

Updated: 05/23/2008 - FORT RILEY, Kan. - As a boy, Michael Conner Humphreys made a splash on the silver screen as "Young Forrest Gump." As an adult, he somewhat mirrored the life of his movie character: He joined the Army and fought in an unpopular war.

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al Qaeda in Iraq Leader Reportedly Arrested

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Iraqi army claims Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq was arrested by police in Mosul Thursday. U.S. Officials have not yet confirmed his arrest

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"Mission Accomplished," 5 Years Later

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Five years after he stood on an aircraft carrier and declared that the mission in Iraq was "Accomplished" nearly four thousand soldiers have been killed. White House claims that the "Mission Accomplished" banner referred only to mission of the sailors on the carrier.

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