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  1. Members of the crowd view the ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins titled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' in the dry moat of the Tower of London on Nov. 2. The installation is made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies, with the final poppy being placed today, Armistice Day. Tim Ireland / AP

    Commentary: How we remember

    Since August, the moat of the Tower of London has been filled with a blood-red blanket made from ceramic poppies.

    • Nov. 11, 2014
  2. With Republicans holding a majority in Congress and John McCain poised to lead the Senate Armed Services Committee, experts are optimistic it will mean good things for the Army. Spc. Harley Jelis/Army

    Experts optimistic Republicans-led Congress will benefit Army

    The new Republican-controlled Congress could mean some relief for the Army as it struggles to balance shrinking budgets with increasing demands for soldiers around the world, experts say.

    • Nov. 10, 2014
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    Capt. James Fanell has been removed as director of intelligence and information operations at U.S. Pacific Fleet by Adm. Harry Harris, the head of PACFLT. Navy

    Senior Navy intel officer removed for controversial comments on China

    A senior Navy intelligence leader whose provocative comments this year about Chinese bellicosity stirred an international controversy has been shelved in the wake of an investigation into his conduct, Navy Times has learned.

    • Nov. 10, 2014
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    Gen. John Campbell, left, talks to Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, 3rd ID commander, in July at Fort Stewart, Ga. The two will soon be reunited in Afghanistan. Sgt. Uriah Walker / Army

    3rd ID commander readies his troops for Afghanistan

    The war in Afghanistan may be coming to a close, but the commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division is calling on his soldiers to stay focused as they prepare to deploy.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  3. A fuel cell car refuels at the Renewable Hydrogen Fueling and Production Station on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. MC2 Daniel Barker / Navy

    Military studying renewable energy in Hawaii

    The U.S. Navy is putting millions of dollars into renewable energy research in Hawaii.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  4. An AGM-86B/C/D air-launched cruise missile can carry a nuclear or conventional warhead. Air Force

    Foundation of U.S. nuclear system showing cracks

    The foundation of America's nuclear arsenal is fractured, and the government has no clear plan to repair it.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
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    Army vet killed after celebrating return from Afghanistan

    Officials say a 21-year-old Army veteran was shot to death after a dispute at a party to celebrate his return from Afghanistan.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  5. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, adresses Muslim worshippers July 5 at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Iraqi officials said Sunday that an airstrike wounded al-Baghdadi. AFP

    Iraqi officials say Islamic State leader wounded in airstrike

    Iraqi officials said Sunday that an airstrike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such a strike or al-Baghdadi being wounded.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
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    Four of the Blue Angels F/A-18s roar past the crowd in a tight formation on Oct. 26, the final day of the 2014 NAS JAX Air Show at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla. Bob.Mack / AP

    Navy Blue Angels celebrate homecoming show

    Despite a chilly 47 degrees and heavy cloud cover this morning, cars were lined up outside Pensacola Naval Air Station for the 2014 Blue Angels Homecoming Show.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  6. People gather for an open-air party at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall separating East and West Berlin. Michael Sohn / AP

    Germany marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall

    As Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday, Elke Rosin recalled how lucky her family had been.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  7. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives Nov. 9 during the service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The annual service is to remember those who have lost their lives serving in the armed forces. Tim Ireland / AP

    Queen Elizabeth II leads U.K. memorial ceremony

    Queen Elizabeth II honored fallen soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth Sunday in a dignified ceremony at the heart of central London.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  8. The leader of the Islamic State jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, adresses Muslim worshippers July 5 at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. AFP

    Hunted Islamic State leader the 'new Bin Laden'

    With a $10 million bounty on his head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would seem to have earned the moniker from French newspaper Le Monde as 'the new Bin Laden.'

    • Nov. 9, 2014
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    Cpl. Nicholas Perrorazio with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, controls rioters during an embassy reinforcement exercise. Infantry Marines continue to secure embassies following the 2012 attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya. Sgt. Bobby Yarbrough / Marine Corps

    Grunts continue guarding embassies in high-risk locations

    Hundreds of infantry Marines continue quietly deploying to some of the world's diciest cities to bolster security at U.S. Embassies that are vulnerable to violent protests or attacks.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
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    Members of Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright communities search the wreckage of a B-29 Superfortress on Aug. 1 in Alaska. Senior Airman Peter Reft / Air Force

    Eielson chips away at the mystery of a submerged WB-29 bomber

    The mystery of the Lady of the Lake, an abandoned B-29 bomber sitting at the bottom of a pond not far from the flight line here, has been partially solved, but officials are looking for more information on how the bomber mysteriously came to be in the wat

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  9. The joint high-speed vessel Choctaw County departs Morehead City, N.C., to take part in Bold Alligator 2014. The exercise aims to improve Navy and Marine Corps amphibious core competencies. MC1 Mike Lenart / Navy

    Joint High-Speed Vessel turns heads during Bold Alligator

    The joint high-speed vessel is a sight to behold, but that's not why this newest member of the blue-green team has heads turning.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
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    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program. Army

    Shipping delays appear to be easing for troops' personal vehicles

    The backlog of troops' privately owned vehicles has almost been cleared, according to an analysis of numbers provided by the contractor responsible for shipping troops' cars on reassignment moves to and from overseas.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  10. Afghan police officers stand guard Nov. 9 near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rahmat Gul / AP

    Kabul police chief survives assassination attempt

    Afghan authorities are investigating how a man wearing an explosives-packed vest was able to infiltrate the heavily guarded police headquarters in central Kabul on Sunday and attempt to assassinate the city's chief of police.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  11. Kenneth Bae, second from left, who was held in North Korea since 2012, is greeted after arriving Nov. 8 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after he was freed during a top-secret mission. Ted S. Warren / AP

    Last 2 U.S. captives in North Korea return home

    The last two Americans being held captive by North Korea have returned home.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
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    Cadet 1st Class Stefan Morell, who is now a second lieutenant, tests the airflow through a wing as part of his team's new engine design last semester at the Air Force Academy. Air Force Academy

    Air Force Academy cadets win DARPA contest

    A new fuel-efficient aircraft engine designed in part by Air Force Academy cadets has won an innovation contest sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

    • Nov. 8, 2014
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  12. Unemployment rate for post-9/11 vets at 7.2 percent

    The unemployment rate for the newest generation of veterans jumped by 1 full percentage point in October, according to new federal data, but the figure of 7.2 percent is about average for 2014 and actually a marked improvement from last year’s overall unemployment rate of 9 percent for that group.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
  13. New Sheriff: Sen. John McCain, the expected next chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has a reputation for being tough on late and over-budget arms programs. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Chairman McCain: Industry girds for a 'maverick' Armed Services panel

    'He's coming for all of us,' said the serious voice on the other end of a late-afternoon call.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
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    Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, left, commander of Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan, speaks with Afghan Maj. Gen. Sayed Maloukon Oct. 27. Yoo is confident Afghan forces can maintain security as Marines there depart. Staff Sgt. John Jackson/Marine Corps

    1-star has confidence in Afghan security after leaving Helmand

    Days after handing over all security duties to local forces, the head of the Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan said he believes that Afghans have good control of their country.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
  14. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, right, speaks as U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, during a news conference on Oct. 1 after a visit to the James A. Haley Medical Center in Tampa, Fla. Chris O'Meara / AP

    Justice Department's influence in VA cases up for debate

    When Congress passed new rules for firing Veterans Affairs executives in July, the goal was to get rid of problem employees faster and without bureaucratic confusion. So far, it's done neither.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
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    Amy Wolfe, Vadim Slatvitskiy, Staff Sgt. Brian Buckwalter and Gunnery Sgt. Juan Diazdumeng perform in the opening scene of 'Colin: Son, Marine, Hero.' The ballet was created by Wolfe and based on the life of her son, Lance Cpl. Colin Wolfe, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. Rebecca Chase

    Mother of fallen Marine creates full-length ballet tribute to his life

    When theatergoers attend a performance of the ballet 'Colin' at Virginia's Hylton Performing Arts Center this weekend, among the first performers they'll see are two real active-duty Marines, clad in their dress blue uniforms.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
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