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Congress approves military, domestic funds

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led Congress, trying to make up for its tardiness in passing essential bills to fund the government, approved more than $1 trillion on Thursday for the military, veterans’ health care and popular domestic ...

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20% of US Troops Suffer Brain Injury

MoD begins study amid fears that up to 20,000 soldiers may be affected Matthew Taylor and Esther Addley The Guardian The Ministry of Defence is conducting a major study into brain injury in troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan amid ...

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US Navy To Redesign ‘Swastika’ Base

The U.S. Navy will redesign a base that resembles a swastika from the air. The Anti-Defamation League, which had complained about the suggestive shape formed by the four L-shaped buildings that make up the San Diego naval installation, said this ...

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Pentagon seeks billions more for Iraq war

By Susan Cornwell U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday asked Congress to approve nearly $190 billion (94.3 billion pounds) more in spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In prepared testimony to a Senate committee, Gates said the ...

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Pentagon ‘three-day blitz’ plan for Iran

The Times The Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1,200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days, according to a national security expert. Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and national security ...

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