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FILE - In this June 5, 2013, file photo Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, then-Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Military says it is committed to fairness in Manning case

The U.S. military said Thursday that it is committed to "a fair and equitable process" in the case of national security leaker Chelsea Manning and other prisoners accused of breaking rules at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.

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An Army SPC hoists a 44-pound section of a 50 caliber machine gun onto a M1 A2 Abrams tank at Ft. Stewart, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
An Army SPC hoists a 44-pound section of a 50 caliber machine gun onto a M1 A2 Abrams tank at Ft. Stewart, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
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Female soldiers – Some men in special ops doubt women can do the job

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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Mourners chant slogans against the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after they bury 15 bodies in the village of Taza Khormato near the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)
Mourners chant slogans against the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after they bury 15 bodies in the village of Taza Khormato near the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)
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A challenging job for US special forces in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. teams of special forces going into Iraq after a three-year gap will face an aggressive insurgency, a splintering military and a precarious political situation as they help Iraqi security forces improve their ability to battle Sunni militants.

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Bigger Tab for Military Families? [AUDIO]

Grocery stores for military families, also known as commissaries, are dealt a big blow in the latest budget plan from the Department of Defense.

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U.S. Troop Plan in Afghanistan Follows Iraq Playbook

It's the same debate, but the White House is working harder now to keep troops in Afghanistan than it did in similar but failed discussions in Iraq in 2011.

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US Troops in Afghanistan (David Furst/AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. Surge Troops Out of Afghanistan

Nearly two years after President Barack Obama ordered 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to tamp down the escalating Taliban violence, the last of those surge troops have left the country.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (Scott Olson, Getty Images)
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U.S. Military Commanders Warned to Get Troops In Line

Military leaders are telling commanders to get their troops in line and refrain from misconduct such as urinating on enemy corpses.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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Top General: U.S. to Stay Course in Afghanistan

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is telling Congress that the U.S. intends to stick to its strategy in Afghanistan, including the planned withdrawal calendar, despite recent setbacks that have tested America's relations with the Afghans.

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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (R) visits with troops March 14, 2012 at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (R) visits with troops March 14, 2012 at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Afghans Angry Over Removal Of Accused US Soldier [VIDEO]

Afghan lawmakers have expressed anger over the U.S. move to fly an American soldier accused of killing 16
civilians out of the country to Kuwait.

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U.S. Soldier to Remain in Custody Following Afghan Shootings

A U.S. military official says probable cause has been found to keep holding an American soldier suspected in a shooting spree that killed 16 Afghan civilians.

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