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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends. The Pentagon has put in place the [...]

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US: Indonesia defense chief not involved in abuses

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Indonesia’s army allegedly committed abuses when it was commanded by the retired general newly appointed as defense minister, but he was not personally implicated, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Indonesia’s new president unveiled his Cabinet this week, and rights activists have criticized the appointment of Ryamizard Ryacudu, a former army chief [...]

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Army moves in as Egyptians leave homes near Gaza

  EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptians living along the border with the Gaza Strip evacuated their homes on Wednesday, after the army ordered them out to make way for a planned buffer zone meant to stop militants and smugglers, officials said. They said residents of the border town of Rafah have already handed [...]

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Egypt’s military to guard key state installations

  CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Monday ordered the military to join police forces in guarding vital state facilities against terror attacks, a move that would expand the military’s already dominant public presence since it toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi 15 months ago. The president’s decree stipulated that army troops will join [...]

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Admiral: 8-month deployments not sustainable

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy’s top admiral told sailors on Wednesday, Oct. 22, that lengthy eight-month deployments are no longer sustainable and that he’s got a plan to make seven-month cruises the standard. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert made the comments during an all-hands call aboard the USS Kearsarge at Naval Station Norfolk. [...]

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Ukraine parliament says 100s died in battle

  KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A report by Ukraine’s parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east. The report is the first official confirmation of the scale of a defeat in [...]

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Aircraft carrier Bush to begin heading home to Va.

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush is set to begin heading to its homeport in Norfolk. According to the Navy, the ship was relieved in the Arabian Gulf by the carrier Carl Vinson on Saturday, Oct 18, and should soon depart for home. The USS George H.W. Bush was deployed in mid-February. [...]

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Navy to give public tours of 3 warships in Va.

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is inviting the public to come aboard and tour three of its warships in Virginia. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided-missile destroyers USS Gravely and USS Gonzalez will be open to public viewing on Oct. 18. The tours at Naval Station Norfolk are part of Fleet Week Hampton [...]

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East Ukraine rebels keep up drive to take airport

  KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Defense officials in Ukraine said Tuesday there has been no letup in efforts by pro-Russia separatist fighters in the east to capture the airport in the main rebel-held city of Donetsk. Security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said rebels fired on the terminal from tanks, artillery systems and multiple rocket launchers. A [...]

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NATO military committee officials meet in Va.

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Members of NATO’s military committee are in Virginia getting an update from the alliance’s only command in North America. Officials from the military committee are visiting NATO’s Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk on Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 8. The committee’s visit to the command occurs once a year. The Norfolk-based command [...]

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New Polish premier wants more US military presence

  WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s new prime minister says she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland’s security and the U.S.-Polish relationship even more important. Speaking Wednesday at her inauguration, Ewa Kopacz promised to take a “pragmatic” approach to Ukraine but said she [...]

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