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  • Pentagon to survey S. Carolina brig for Guantanamo detainees 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:53 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A Pentagon team is coming to South Carolina this week to evaluate whether the Navy brig near Charleston could be suitable to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Tuesday.

  • Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 8:53 am

    TOKYO - The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on Monday to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

  • Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 8:46 am

    TOKYO - The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on Monday to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

  • Pentagon funding new high-tech venture story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:21 pm

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

  • Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday.

  • S. Carolina, Kansas governors: No Guantanamo detainees 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:29 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The governors of South Carolina and Kansas are threatening to sue the Obama administration if detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are brought to military installations in either state.

  • New Army chief ponders momentous decision on women in combat story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-22-15 3:25 am

    FORT BENNING, Georgia - The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure - whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women.

  • Officials don't want Guantanamo Bay detainees in Kansas 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 9:52 am

    JOPLIN, Missouri - Several elected officials from Kansas oppose moving detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth, citing the potential economic impact and security.

  • Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 4:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services are poised to allow women to serve in most front-line combat jobs, including special operations forces, senior officials told The Associated Press.

  • Biden calls Chattanooga shooter a 'perverted jihadist' story has photos
    Updated: Aug-15-15 5:35 pm

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called the slaying of four Marines and a sailor at a Chattanooga reserve center the act of a "perverted jihadist."

  • Pentagon looks at stateside prisons as alternatives to Gitmo 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 3:22 am

    WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is taking another look at the military prison in Kansas and the Navy Brig in South Carolina as it evaluates potential U.S. facilities to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, part of the Obama administration's controversial push to close the detention center.

  • Former Bragg officer to become Army commanding general 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 4:08 am

    FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - An officer who was most recently the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg is taking over as the Army's top officer.

  • Biden to attend memorial service for shooting victims 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 10:42 am

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Vice President Joe Biden will attend an upcoming ceremony in remembrance of four Marines and a sailor who were killed in attacks at two military facilities in Chattanooga.

  • US military rethinking how to put Syrian soldiers into fight 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 3:00 am

    WASHINGTON - The murky aftermath of the attack on Syrian rebels last week by al-Qaida-linked militants has raised questions about how the small, ragtag group of U.S.-trained forces was sent into battle and whether the military needs to make adjustments to the program.