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2 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Administrative punishments but no criminal charges have been leveled against U.S. military personnel for mistakes that resulted in 42 people dying in last year’s attack on a civilian hospital in Afghanistan operated by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, officials said. The Pentagon was expected to release the full report on the […]

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12 HOURS AGO - Boston Herald

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Pentagon disciplines 16 for airstrike on Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has disciplined 16 service members for mistakes that led to the deadly airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan last fall, but no one will face criminal charges, the Los Angeles Times has learned.The punishments follow a six-month Pentagon investigation into the disastrous Oct. 3 attack, which killed 42 medical staff, patients and ...

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12 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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US beefs up surveillance over Islamic State in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what’s going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorized. The top U.S. military officer told a Senate committee that the Pentagon has shifted assets to Libya, based […]

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20 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Made-in-USA provision included in military spending proposal

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine and Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts are making progress in their effort to make the Defense Department buy U.S.-made sneakers. Tsongas, a member of the Armed Services Committee, attached language proposed by the two to the National Defense Authorization Act that would require the Pentagon to adhere to a ...

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APR 28, 2016 - WorldNetDaily

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Team Obama raising tobacco prices at military bases

(Washington Times) The Pentagon is looking to raise the price of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco sold on U.S. military installations worldwide, in an attempt to wean U.S. service members from tobacco use. Defense Secretary Ash Carter codified the policy in an April 8th department-wide memorandum, which also expanded smoke-free areas on American military bases, according [...]

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