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Obama to announce new mortgage relief for servicemembers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will detail new protections and payouts for troops victimized by questionable mortgage practices at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, according to a senior administration official.


War Vets Saddle Up and Ride Against PTSD

YELM, Wash. — After six tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Aaron Heliker’s luck ran out.


Navy Targets Problem Drinkers

Navy leaders have mandated that promotion boards must consider candidates’ alcohol-related incidents, top leaders said here Monday, a move that could help curtail problem drinkers in the fleet.


U.S., others agree to nuclear talks with Iran

Vienna, Austria (CNN) — The United States and other countries agreed Tuesday to resume negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.


US troops may go on trial over Afghanistan suicide

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. military investigators have recommended that four more American troops be court-martialed in connection with the suicide of their fellow infantryman who shot himself in a guard tower in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday.


Afghan officials: Talks for deal with US faltering

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Efforts to forge a deal that will govern the American military presence in Afghanistan beyond a planned U.S troop withdrawal in 2014 are faltering, current and former Afghan officials said on Monday.


Growing number of troops return to battle after suffering severe wounds

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – The sniper team was in a hurry. The sun was up and they weren’t in position yet. Staff Sgt. Donald Thompson took the lead as they passed through a gate and into an orange grove.





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