Iraq

Ziggurat temple in Ur, Iraq (AP Photo)

Ancient site unearthed in Iraqi home of Abraham

BAGHDAD (AP) — British archaeologists said Thursday they have unearthed a sprawling complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, home of the biblical Abraham.

04/04/2013

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Who deserves the Citizens Medal?

Each year President Obama honors a handful of extraordinary Americans with the Citizens Medal, one of our nation’s highest civilian honors. The Citizens Medal recognizes Americans for exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs.

03/24/2013

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Report: Jobs picture for veterans improved in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs picture for the nation’s veterans improved significantly last year, particularly for those who have served since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

03/20/2013

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Wave of Iraq blasts kill 57 a decade after invasion

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of bombings tore through the Baghdad area Tuesday, killing 57 people on eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion and showing how unstable Iraq remains more than a year after the withdrawal of American troops.

03/19/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo)

Michelle Obama urges CEOs to hire more veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is challenging some of America’s top CEOs to “think outside the box” and hire more veterans, saying that oblessness among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is nearly 2 points higher than the national rate.

03/13/2013

transplant

Soldier looks forward to driving with new arms

BALTIMORE (AP) — A soldier who lost all four limbs in an Iraq roadside bombing says he looks forward to driving and swimming with his new arms. WATCH a video of his press conference.

01/29/2013

Johns Hopkins Hospital main building, Baltimore, Maryland (AP Photo)

Soldier who lost 4 limbs has double-arm transplant

(AP) – The first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant in Baltimore. His father says Brendan Marrocco had the operation on Dec. 18 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

01/28/2013

Women-in-combat

A look at countries where women are in combat

(AP) — From France’s Joan of Arc to female resistance fighters in World War II and the black-clad women warriors of the Viet Cong, history is filled with stories of women fighting alongside men.

01/25/2013

Women-in-combat

Troops: Women should meet same standards as men

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Iraq vet Alma Felix hopes the U.S. military’s new rules to open hundreds of thousands of combat jobs to women will lead society to recognize that female troops can be courageous warriors.

01/24/2013

4 enlisted troops picked for inaugural ball dance

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force medical technician who served in Afghanistan has been chosen to dance with President Barack Obama at an inaugural ball Monday night.

01/17/2013

Norman Schwarzkopf in 1991 as US Army general, DOD photo (AP)

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies at age 78

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 died Thursday.

12/27/2012

Fiscal cliff

House Dems, GOP embrace cuts in defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of House members says any budget deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts should include “substantial defense savings.”

12/10/2012

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