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Aerial photo of the National Mall. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Memorial Honoring Injured Veterans Nearing Completion in D.C.

The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial will be the first memorial in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries.

07/23/2014

An Obama administration official has taken issue with Americans’ immediate reactions and harsh criticisms of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recent release from Taliban custody in exchange for five high-level members being held at Guantanamo Bay. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Draft Notices Mistakenly Sent to 14,000 Men Born in 1800s

No, the United States military isn’t trying to build a force of centenarians.

07/10/2014

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Military To Develop Brain Implants For Injured Vets

Scientists will develop wireless implants that can help people with traumatic brain injuries recover memory function.

07/09/2014

United Nations explosives experts show how they clear land mines that still lie on the border between Greek and Turkish controlled areas of Cyprus.(BARBARA LABORDE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. To Sign On To International Land Mine Ban

Administration says United States intends to join international treaty banning land mines.

06/27/2014

File photo of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty) Images

Dem Senator Insists Obama Needs Approval For Iraq

A top Senate Democrat says President Barack Obama needs congressional approval before initiating any military action in Iraq.

06/25/2014

Genetically modified silkworms could create a material that is lighter than silk but stronger than steel. (PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Soldiers May Wear Bulletproof Spider Silk In The Future

Genetically modified silkworms could create a material that is lighter than silk but stronger than steel.

06/25/2014

Retired Marine Cpl. William 'Kyle' Carpenter receives the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Veteran Who Took Grenade Blast to Protect Fellow Marine Gets Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a veteran who took the blow from a grenade to protect a fellow Marine in Afghanistan.

06/19/2014

U.S. Army soldiers stand together as they salute during the memorial service that U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended in honor of the thirteen victims of the shooting rampage allegedly by U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan on November 10, 2009 in Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan, an army psychiatrist, is accused of killed 13 people and wounded 30 in a shooting at the military base on November 5, 2009.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Military Women Gather in Va. For Symposium

The nation’s largest gathering of women in the military is focusing its weekend symposium on tacking the challenges women leaders face.

06/12/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Report: Bergdahl Wandered Off Post At Least Once Before

Fellow soldiers told investigators that Bergdahl had talked about wanting to explore Afghanistan, and exhibited strange behavior.

06/04/2014

Protesters against the military coup are flashing the gesture as a silent act of rebellion, and they're being threatened with arrest if they ignore warnings to stop.  (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

‘Hunger Games’ Salute Being Used As Protest Symbol In Thailand

Protesters against the military coup are flashing the gesture as a silent act of rebellion.

06/03/2014

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