WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday urged its 2 million members to plead with Congress to spare military and veterans’ benefits as a special deficit-cutting panel looks to slash $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.
WASHINGTON — A coalition of packaged goods companies has pledged to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses over the next two years as part of White House initiatives to aid military families.
NEW YORK — The United States, Russia and many European countries that have supported the swell of protests across the Middle East and North Africa this year also supplied some of the weapons used against demonstrators, Amnesty International said in a new report Tuesday.
The Marine Corps has launched at least four investigations into deaths in Afghanistan within the last month, a move typically reserved for casualties that occur under unusual circumstances, the Marine Corps Times reported.
TRIPOLI, Libya — The Obama administration offered millions of dollars in new aid to Libya as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton encouraged the country’s unsteady new leadership to commit to a democratic future free of retribution, and acknowledged in unusually blunt terms that the United States would like to see former dictator Moammar Gadhafi dead.
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Marine Corps announced Tuesday it has slashed tuition assistance by 75 percent for servicemembers who take classes on their off-duty time.
Veterans benefits for the unemployed received a boost with the U.S. House of Representatives recently passing six pieces of legislation that aim to address rising unemployment among former service members, as well as other pressing veteran issues.
WASHINGTON — A former Army medic officially became the 1,000 beneficiary of a program that retrofits the homes of disabled vets on Monday during a final touch-up ceremony that included First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the vice president.
STUTTGART, Germany — Just hours before the White House on Friday unveiled its plan to send 100 military advisers to the region, LRA fighters were in a clash with local security forces in the small Congolese village of Napopo. One Lord’s Resistance Army member was reportedly killed.
Cross-border attacks emanating from Pakistan against U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan have increased since the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the Pentagon said Monday.
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured by Hamas and held in Gaza for more than five years, was freed Tuesday in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in the most lopsided prisoner swap in Israel’s history.
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