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Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr.President Barack Obama has chosen as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period in 2013-14.

U.S. officials say Obama is nominating Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who will have served four years as chairman.

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Breaking military's ultimate glass ceiling? Women start Ranger training.

women in rangersAt first glance, the scene unfolding here in the rolling Georgia woodlands would appear to be unremarkable.

Two-by-two, bellies in the dirt and hands behind their backs, buddy teams of soldiers with shaved heads snake across the ground under the eye of the attentive instructors..

“Get your face down, Ranger!” one shouts.

"It’s an obstacle course – have some fun!” yells another to exhausted soldiers ordered to crab-walk to the evocatively-named “Belly Buster,” a station that involves running headlong into a stomach-high moving log.

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CIA's torture experts now use their skills in secret drones program

CIA droneThe controversy over the CIA’s secret drone program has gone from bad to worse this week. We now know that many of those running it are the same people who headed the CIA’s torture program, the spy agency can bomb people unilaterally without the president’s explicit approval and that the government is keeping the entire program classified explicitly to prevent a federal court from ruling it illegal. And worst of all, Congress is perfectly fine with it.

The New York Times reported on Sunday that many of those in charge of the CIA’s torture program – the same people whose names were explicitly redacted from the Senate’s torture report in order to avert accountability – “have ascended to the agency’s powerful senior ranks” and now run the CIA drone program under the agency’s Counterterrorism Center. Rather than being fired and prosecuted, they have been rewarded with promotions.

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David Petraeus sentenced to probation for sharing classified information

PetraeusDavid Petraeus, the retired US army general and former CIA director responsible for the development of the hugely influential “counter-insurgency” strategy used in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced on Thursday to two years’ probation and ordered to pay a fine of $100,000 for sharing highly classified information with his lover and biographer, Paula Broadwell.

The fine was $60,000 more than had been expected under the terms of a plea deal; the two years’ probation was as expected.

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US soldiers banned from bars, clubs in Philippines

US troops banned Filipino barsThe U.S. Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial underway of a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipina he met in a bar.

Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers were set to kick off 10 days of annual joint military exercises Monday, according to Capt. Alex Lim, a spokesman for the U.S. forces.  But there will be strict controls on their free time.

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Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program

Army morale lowMore than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a six-year, $287 million campaign to make troops more optimistic and resilient, findings obtained by USA TODAY show.

Twelve months of data through early 2015 show that 403,564 soldiers, or 52%, scored badly in the area of optimism, agreeing with statements such as "I rarely count on good things happening to me." Forty-eight percent have little satisfaction in or commitment to their jobs.

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US Army Guardsmen tried to sell guns, ammo, armor to Mexico cartels

US Nat'l guard sold ammo to cartelTwo active duty reservists of the U.S. Army National Guard were arrested in California on Wednesday for allegedly trying to funnel weapons, ammunition and body armor -- equipment that belonged to the U.S. military -- to outlaws in Mexican drug cartels, a federal complaint said.

Jaime Casillas and Andrew Reyes, ages 22 and 34, respectively, are each accused of selling firearms in California without certification. Reyes faces an additional count of purchasing weapons -- including multiple AR-15 assault rifles -- in Texas and transporting them to California.

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