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Panetta Pushes Back Against Detainee Provisions

Posted: 11/16/2011 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expressing serious concerns with revised provisions in a sweeping defense bill that would require military custody of terrorist suspects and limit the government's authority to transfer detainees.

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Senators, Defense Leaders Spar Over Iraq

Posted: 11/15/2011 - Senators complained Tuesday that pulling all troops out of Iraq leaves that nation open to influence from Iran, but the Defense Secretary says there was no choice.

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Panetta Details Impact Of Deeper Defense Cuts

Posted: 11/14/2011 - In a letter, the Defense Secretary told Congress that deeper cuts could force the military to cut projects, furlough civilian employees and shrink the military to its smallest size since 1940.

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Study: PTSD Programs Duplicated

Posted: 11/14/2011 - A Pentagon study found that there's more than 200 military programs studying brain injuries and psychological health, but no way to share findings.

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War Hero Inspires Students On Veterans Day

Updated: 11/11/2011 - Always work hard and remember to do the right thing. That was part of the Veteran’s Day message Pueblo’s last living Congressional Medal of Honor recipient shared with South High School students Friday.

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Veterans’ Day Surprise Reunites Family

Updated: 11/11/2011 - Five children were asked to cover their eyes during a Veterans Day assembly at their school. When they uncovered them, they were surprised to see their father had returned from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

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Local Vets Make Every Day Veterans Day

Updated: 11/11/2011 - Eight Springs-area veterans meet faithfully every morning for coffee at McDonalds. 11 News joined them this Veterans Day.

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Senate Approves Jobs Benefits For Veterans

Posted: 11/11/2011 - A united Senate emphatically approved legislation Thursday intended to help unemployed veterans and companies doing business with the government, endorsing a measure that includes the first small slice of President Barack Obama's jobs plan that is likely to become law.

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US Army Destroys Nazi Stockpile Of Nerve Agent

Posted: 11/10/2011 - The nation's largest chemical weapons depot has destroyed its final stockpile of nerve agent -- a 4,100-pound supply seized by U.S. troops from Nazi Germany.

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Bernanke Seeks To Reassure Vets In Weak Economy

Posted: 11/10/2011 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is trying to reassure U.S. soldiers, a group hard hit by high unemployment, that the Fed is working to strengthen the economy.

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Recent Pattern Of Embarrassing Air Force Errors

Posted: 11/09/2011 - Revelations of mistakes at the Delaware military mortuary that lost body parts of two servicemen killed in Afghanistan mark the second embarrassing mission failure for the Air Force in three years.

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Memorial Held For Two Fallen Ft. Carson Soldiers

Updated: 11/09/2011 - Cpt. Joshua Lawrence and Cpt. Drew Russell were honored during a memorial service Wednesday on Fort Carson. They were killed while serving in Afghanistan.

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Pentagon Taking Closer Look At Dover Mortuary

Posted: 11/09/2011 - The Pentagon will take a closer look at the Dover military mortuary where the Air Force says workers in 2009 twice lost track of body parts of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan.

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Senate To Help Jobless Vets, Gov't Contractors

Posted: 11/07/2011 - Senators seem to be temporarily easing their partisan battling over President Barack Obama's jobs proposals as they prepare to vote on legislation helping veterans find work and relaxing tax withholding requirements for government contractors.

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President To Promote Help For Unemployed Vets

Updated: 11/07/2011 - President Obama is promoting new ways to help veterans find jobs in a tough economy, and plans to meet Monday with leading veterans' groups to discuss steps to make navigating the job market easier.

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Top US General Fired From Afghan Training Job

Posted: 11/04/2011 - After a senior general made disparaging remarks about the Afghan President, he was fired from his job as the second in command of training in Afghanistan.

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Air Force Academy: Chaplains Will Lead Toy Drive

Posted: 11/04/2011 - The Air Force Academy says cadets will still be allowed to participate in a Christmas toy drive, although it will now be organized by the Chaplain Corps and not by the cadets.

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