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Future troop levels in Afghanistan debated

WASHINGTON (AP) - The debate over how many U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014 comes down to risky business.

December 03, 2012 | By Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns Associated Press writers | News+Opinion

New armor designed for women

Women are not shaped like men. With female soldiers taking a greater combat role, the Army now is field-testing new body armor that is designed to better fit women.

November 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion

Apparent murder-suicide claims soldier, vet

A current 3rd Infantry Division soldier and a former soldier were killed during the weekend in what civilian law-enforcement investigators are calling a domestic dispute.

November 28, 2012 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion

Q&A: Women sue to serve in combat

SAN DIEGO - A federal lawsuit filed by four service members Tuesday challenges the Pentagon's longstanding policy barring women from serving in direct combat positions. Here are the issues:

November 28, 2012 | Associated Press | News+Opinion

Woman at heart of scandal defends herself

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jill Kelley wants the world to know that she didn't do anything wrong when she befriended top military brass.

November 28, 2012 | By Tamara Lush and Terry Spencer Associated Press writers | News+Opinion

Providers case colors, deploy to Kandahar

The 3rd Sustainment Brigade cased its unit colors last week during a formal ceremony on Cottrell Field. About 250 Providers are deploying to Kandahar Province in Afghanistan.

November 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion

General's wife speaks out on his misconduct probe

NEW YORK (AP) - As an Army general faces a string of sexual misconduct charges involving female officers, his wife is seeking to stir a broader look at often taboo subjects in military marriages: adultery, the strain of separation and the stress of war.

November 20, 2012 | By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press writer | News+Opinion

Despite focus suicide up among ranks in 2012

WASHINGTON - Ten months into 2012, the number of suspected suicides by active-duty soldiers has surpassed last year's total, even as the Pentagon struggles to stem the persistent problem.

November 16, 2012 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press writer | News+Opinion

New garrison commander discusses deployments

Col. Kevin Gregory, U.S. Army Garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, spoke Tuesday at the Hinesville Rotary Club's weekly luncheon at the La Quinta Inn.

November 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion

11th person charged in FEAR militia plot

SAVANNAH - A former Navy recruit arrested on drug charges is linked to a militia group that prosecutors say plotted terrorist attacks while operating inside the U.S. military, prosecutors said Wednesday.

November 15, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | News+Opinion

Single spiteful email sparked investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - It started in May with a spiteful email to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen that a friend with whom he was meeting in Washington the following week was trouble and he should stay away from her.

November 15, 2012 | By Adam Goldman and Eileen Sullivan Associated Press writers | News+Opinion

Army testing alternative pain treatment

AUGUSTA - A new approach to pain management at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center is setting the tone for the rest of the Army.

November 14, 2012 | By Kyle Martin The Augusta Chronicle | News+Opinion

Army brass scandal widens

WASHINGTON (AP) - The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with another woman involved in the case. Some of the material was "flirtatious," an official said.

November 13, 2012 | By Pete Yost and Robert Burns Associated Press writer | News+Opinion

General demoted for lavish travel, spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

November 13, 2012 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press writer | News+Opinion

Friend: Petraeus began affair after taking CIA job

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired Gen. David Petraeus began an affair with his biographer in 2011, two months after he became CIA director, a friend and former top aide said Monday. The case has brewed an uproar in Congress over FBI investigative tactics and the fact lawmakers weren't told soon enough about the probe rocking the intelligence and law enforcement establishment.

November 12, 2012 | By Adam Goldman, Anne Flaherty, Kimberly Dozier Associated Press writers | News+Opinion

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