Military
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U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/04/18, 11:09 am

An apparent insider attack in Afghanistan has killed one American service member while wounding another. The attack came Monday, one day after U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller assumed command of NATO Operation Resolute Support. Miller called the service member’s death “a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him.” He was the sixth U.S. soldier to die in Afghanistan this year and the second in two months to be killed by an Afghan security member. The American wounded in the attack is in stable condition. The Pentagon did not provide any other details.

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Sticker shock: Trump’s military parade canceled

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/17/18, 01:27 pm

The Department of Defense canceled a Veterans Day military parade Thursday after reports it could cost $92 million. The parade is tentatively rescheduled for next year, provided the government can find a way to cut the price tag. President Donald Trump blamed local officials for price gouging in a tweet Friday. The president had asked for the parade to showcase U.S.

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Trump approves bill to fund military, raise soldier pay

by Kent Covington
Posted 8/14/18, 11:48 am

President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion dollar defense bill Monday to fund the military through 2019. The act, signed into law at a ceremony in Fort Drum, N.Y., boosts military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest hike in nine years. It also provides nearly $8 billion dollars for 77 new F-35 fighter jets while barring delivery of the planes to Turkey.

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