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Walter Reed given 'all clear' after bomb threat

Aug 08 2012

WASHINGTON The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was given the "all clear" on Wednesday hours after the hospital in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, received a bomb threat, a U.S. Navy spokesman said.

Walter Reed given "all clear" after bomb threat

Aug 08 2012

WASHINGTON The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was given the "all clear" on Wednesday hours after the hospital in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, received a bomb threat, a U.S. Navy spokesman said.

Walter Reed 'America building' evacuated after bomb threat

Aug 08 2012

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was evacuated on Wednesday after the hospital received a bomb threat at about 8:50 a.m., a Navy spokesman said.

Army general: don't hobble commanders in sex assault cases

Aug 06 2012

WASHINGTON Sexual assault victims in the U.S. armed forces have been robbed of their trust in its justice system, but military leadership is still in the best position to restore that confidence, the new top Pentagon official charged with combating the problem says.

Defense executives plead for Congress to avoid budget cuts

Jul 18 2012

WASHINGTON Defense executives warned lawmakers on Wednesday that they must quickly come up with a plan to avert $500 billion in automatic spending cuts because the uncertainty is forcing companies to move ahead with dramatic layoffs and plant closures.

Looming defense budget cuts worry mayors, Cheney

Jul 17 2012

WASHINGTON Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday that looming defense cuts could have a serious impact on the U.S. military, even as a new analysis predicted the budget reductions that begin in January could cost 2 million jobs.

U.S. lawmakers eye military sports sponsorship budget for cuts

Jul 17 2012

WASHINGTON First it was NASCAR auto racing. Now critics of the Pentagon's spending on sports marketing are focusing on the world of mixed martial arts.

Lawmakers eye military sports sponsorship budget for cuts

Jul 16 2012

WASHINGTON First it was NASCAR auto racing. Now critics of the Pentagon's spending on sports marketing are focusing on the world of mixed martial arts.

U.S. lawmakers eye military sports sponsorship budget for cuts

Jul 16 2012

WASHINGTON, July 13 First it was NASCAR auto racing. Now critics of the Pentagon's spending on sports marketing are focusing on the world of mixed martial arts.

Syria rebels also committing abuses: Amnesty investigator

Jul 13 2012

WASHINGTON Some Syrian rebel fighters are committing human rights abuses as they battle the forces of President Bashar al-Assad, although these incidents pale in comparison to the government's campaign of violence, a senior human rights investigator said on Friday.

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