US Honors Nearly 22M Former Service Members on Veterans Day

As he presided over his final Veterans Day ceremony as commander-in-chief, U.S. President Barack Obama thanked the country’s former service members for preserving America’s democratic electoral process, a reference to Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory after a contentious campaign. “Veterans Day
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Veterans Day: U.S. Military Veterans Honored Each November

November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, and parades, ceremonies and tributes to veterans and their families are planned throughout the country to honor those who have served, and are currently serving, in the U.S. military. “In an unbroken line of valor stretching across more than two centuries, our (more...)

Kerry Urges International Effort to End Sexual Violence

By Jane Morse Staff Writer At the largest summit of its kind in history, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged the international community to end sexual violence in conflict. Wartime rape, Kerry told participants at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, should be banished “to the (more...)

Russian Missiles in Syria Prolong Suffering, U.S. General Says

By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service

This news article originally was posted to the Department of Defense website on May 17.
Russia’s planned delivery of advanced anti-ship missiles and the S-300 air defense system to Syria “is at the very least an unfortunate decision that will embolden the regime
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Obama Says John Kerry Is “Perfect Choice” for Secretary of State

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer President Obama has announced he is nominating Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be the next secretary of state. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kerry will serve as America’s top diplomat during the Obama administration’s second term. The president announced his choice at the White (more...)

Panetta Outlines U.S. Militarys Transformation

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the U.S. military is transforming into a smaller but more flexible and technologically advanced force as it transitions from years of continuous operation in Iraq and Afghanistan and looks ahead to troop reductions and smaller budgets. In remarks (more...)

Policy Committee Panel Discussion Focuses on Returning Veterans

Young veterans returning to civilian life are facing an uphill battle at home as they seek employment, a fact that prompted today’s panel discussion hosted by the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today in Philadelphia. “Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices serving in some of the most (more...)

Racing Plane Crashed Near A Grandstand In Reno

Thousands of people every year watch The National Championship Air Races - military and civilian planes race - in Reno Nevada. It was the same in this year. But suddenly the vintage World War II-era P-51 Mustang followed down and crashed near a grandstand. Three people have died (more...)

Fifth Day Of Protests In Egypt

The fifth straight day of protests in Egypt gets going and people around the world watch with great anticipation for what will happen next: — "Thousands have gathered in central Cairo and there have been clashes with security forces, while protests are also reported in Alexandria," the BBC writes. "The army (more...)

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