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Military must study mental illness more closely

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Dallas Morning News:

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Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

To Tom Norris, a former Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II combat pilot, the Pentagon’s plan to retire the “Warthog” in the next few years is like a coach benching a team’s best player.

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Michael Gerson: The costs of passivity

History is like a teacher, except armed with truncheons and guns. So what are its recent lessons?

March 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Barber visits troops in Afghanistan, delivers Tucson salsa

Barber visits troops in Afghanistan, delivers Tucson salsa

Rep. Ron Barber will be back in Tucson today after spending three days in Afghanistan talking to U.S. troops.

March 18, 2014 5:00 pm Related

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Michael Gerson: A trumpet that always sounds retreat

The Republican Party is undergoing its most significant foreign policy debate since President Richard Nixon dismissed then-Gov. Ronald Reagan as “shallow” and of “limited mental capability,” and Reagan criticized the policy of detente, initiated by Nixon, as “a one-way street that the Soviet…

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Plight of world's women must be addressed

Plight of world's women must be addressed

Saturday is International Women’s Day, a 105-year-old annual call to action for women’s equality. But for many women and girls around the world, its most basic promise of freedom remains unfulfilled.

March 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Capitol link

This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.

December 13, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…
21 members of Tucson Air Guard unit indicted on fraud charges

21 members of Tucson Air Guard unit indicted on fraud charges

A colonel and 20 other members of an Arizona Air National Guard unit based in Tucson have been indicted on charges they defrauded the government of $1.4 million intended for deployed military members.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am

Barber backs funding for families of fallen service members

Barber backs funding for families of fallen service members

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UA's vet services office gets new administrator after sudden departure

The University of Arizona Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) office has a new student director for the fall term after the unexpected departure of the last person in the post.

September 16, 2013 12:00 am Related

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Obama delays Syria vote, says diplomacy may work

WASHINGTON — President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bash…

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Pakistan releases 7 Taliban prisoners

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan announced Saturday it was releasing seven more Taliban prisoners in a diplomatic overture designed to help end nearly 12 years of war in neighboring Afghanistan, but doubts linger over whether the men will actually help advance peace negotiations or simply head back to t…

September 07, 2013 11:35 am

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September 07, 2013 11:35 am

ISLAM’S CULTURAL CAPTIVITY

My concern is to make it clear that what we in the United States know about the Islamic faith is not only distorted by our own sensationalist media, but has also been perverted through its cultural captivity by the various tribal societies that have adopted it. It is high time that we U.S. c…

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Raytheon weapons expected to be key in attack

Military experts say several precision-guided weapons made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems are among those likely to be used in the expected U.S. and allied attack on the Syrian regime. Here’s a quick look at the weapons:

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D-M airmen receive Purple Heart medals

D-M airmen receive Purple Heart medals

Purple Hearts were awarded to three airmen Friday during a ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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Explosion kills Arizona soldier in Afghanistan

PHOENIX — A 25-year-old Arizonan was among three U.S. Army soldiers killed Tuesday in Afghanistan in an attack that used an improvised explosive device.

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Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

As we honored the birth of our nation this month, I found myself reflecting upon the servicemen and women and their families who celebrate birthdays, accomplishments and many holidays thousands of miles away from one another.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

Eight-month-old Addie Ashcraft holds a doll that has her father Tim's face on it. Capt. Tim Ashcraft is currently on duty in Afghanistan.

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Time is ripe for radical simplification of the tax code

The conventional wisdom evolves. Yesterday, Washington was merely broken, gridlocked, dysfunctional. The passive voice spread the blame evenly. Today it's agreed that Republican obstructionism is the root of all evil - GOP resistance having now escalated to nihilism and indeed sabotage.

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