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Panetta: US ground forces would be cut by 100,000

Posted: 01/26/2012 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta tells a Pentagon news conference the administration will request a 2013 budget of $525 billion, plus another $88 billion for operations in Afghanistan.

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More women joining military to find new opportunities

Women in military

Updated: 01/23/2012 - The number of active duty enlisted women in the Army has increased dramatically since the 70s. The Pew Research Center has found the share of enlisted female officers has quadrupled since then.

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Army rededicates building named for young soldier

Turk Griffith Jr.

Updated: 01/17/2012 - News 12 wanted to learn a little more about Fort Gordon's Griffith Hall and the young man who gave it his name after he gave his life in the Vietnam War 47 years ago.

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Vietnam launches first locally made warship

Updated: 01/16/2012 - State media say Vietnam has launched its first domestically made warship equipped with artillery and missile systems. Tensions have risen between Vietnam and China over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

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Soldier laid to rest 61 years after his death

Army Sergeant Joseph Bowen laid to rest after 61 years (WRDW-TV, January 7, 2012)

Updated: 01/09/2012 - It's a homecoming story 61 years in the making. Army Sgt. Joseph A. Bowen lost his life in the Korean War six decades ago. He was laid to rest Saturday in Hephzibah.

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10,000 American troops pulled out of Afghanistan


Posted: 12/22/2011 - The drawdown is the first step in the U.S. military's plan to wind down the war, transition security to Afghan forces and end the combat role for international troops by the end of 2014.

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Obama welcomes home Iraq war commander

Barack Obama

Updated: 12/20/2011 - President Barack Obama met Gen. Lloyd Austin and his top command staff with a smart salute, as Austin returned with the U.S. Forces-Iraq flag to bring a symbolic conclusion to the war.

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