My Turn: A dissenting view of Veterans Day

...over, and so are the countless speeches expressing gratitude to all the men and women who have worn the uniform of our armed forces. Personally, I'd like the superficial daily honors offered to all active duty soldiers and veterans to end, too...
Mongolia, between big neighbors, seeks permanent neutrality

...professor of international relations at the National University of Mongolia.The law would permit Mongolia to retain its armed forces, and to join a military alliance in the event its sovereignty or independence was threatened.Yet, the move has little...
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Obama vetoes $612 billion defense bill in rebuke to GOP

...unusual Oval Office ceremony, Obama praised the bill for ensuring the military stays funded and making improvements on armed forces retirement and cybersecurity. Yet he pointedly accused Republicans of resorting to "gimmicks" and prohibiting other...
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NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace case of intrusions, which call for treating anyone approaching its border from Syria as an enemy."The Turkish armed forces have their orders," he said, saying it will take the necessary steps "even if it's a bird that violates Turkey's...
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Political, legal barriers face historic Colombia peace deal

...prospect of peace after generations of armed conflict.President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are celebrating Wednesday's announcement that they had crossed what many see as the point of no return...
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Colombia's president, rebels announce breakthrough in talks

...stage to end Latin America's longest-running armed conflict.In a joint statement, Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, said they have overcome the last significant obstacle to a peace deal by settling on a formula...
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Hungary declares emergency, seals border

...border checks to manage the huge flow of people, while the Czech Republic said Tuesday it is prepared to deploy its armed forces to protect its borders if police alone cannot manage the crisis.Meanwhile, Austria's Interior Ministry announced...
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Sports on TV for Nov. 13-14

...CBSSN - Temple vs. North Carolina, at Annapolis, Md.7 p.m., FSN - Dartmouth at Seton Hall7 p.m., ESPN - Armed Forces Classic, Pittsburgh vs. Gonzaga, at Okinawa, Japan7 p.m., ESPNU - Siena at Duke9 p.m., ESPNU - McNeese State...
Thousands of migrants surge into Slovenia

...its border with Serbia if Slovenia does the same with Croatia.Slovenia's government has cleared the way for the armed forces to assist police in managing the influx. Officials said the army would provide logistical support to the police, but...
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Bodies of 2 more men identified in 1952 plane crash

...Colony Glacier.The plane and the remains were discovered in 2012 by a passing helicopter pilot. Every summer since, armed forces recovery teams have returned to the glacier in search of more remains and plane parts buried beneath the ice.In addition...


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