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Pentagon shrugged off troops' chemical exposure in Iraq

chemical use ignored by Pentagon in IraqU.S. troops reported suspicions that they had been exposed to chemical warfare toxins in Iraq, yet the Pentagon failed to adequately treat them or track possible exposures, defense officials have revealed.

Contact with the toxins occurred beginning in 2003 when troops found degraded chemical weapons from the 1980s hidden in underground caches or in makeshift bombs. The information about the large number of potential exposures emerged following an internal review of Pentagon records ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after an investigation by the New York Times initially found that 17 service members were injured by sarin or a sulfur mustard agent.

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Three ex-marines charged over plot to rig presidential helicopter contracts

marines charged in helicopter fraudThree men face charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president and vice-president, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

The men are accused of involvement in a bid-rigging plot for Marine Helicopter Squadron One, though the maintenance bid ultimately lost, according to a news release from US attorney Thomas G Walker.

Craig Kolhagen, Dennis Pennington and James Bowling have been indicted on charges including wire fraud and procurement fraud, according to the news release.

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‘Negro’ is an acceptable term for black soldiers, U.S. Army says

Black US soldiersWhat year is it again?

The word “Negro” is still an acceptable description for black or African-American soldiers, according to the U.S. Army.

The Army's retro policy was spelled out as recently as Oct. 22, the date of a recent command update. The regulations contain a clause that says Negro is an acceptable term for “a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.”

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2 Nuclear Commanders Fired, Another Disciplined

ICBM launch padsThe Air Force on Monday fired two more nuclear commanders and disciplined a third, fresh evidence of leadership lapses in a nuclear missile corps that has suffered a rash of recent setbacks, including the firing last year of its top commander.

The most senior officer to be relieved Monday was Col. Carl Jones, the No. 2 commander of the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, in charge of 150 of the Air Force's 450 Minuteman 3 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles. He was dismissed "for a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership abilities," and has been reassigned as a special assistant to the wing commander.

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Suicide surpassed war as the military's leading cause of death

military deathsWar was the leading cause of death in the military nearly every year between 2004 and 2011 until suicides became the top means of dying for troops in 2012 and 2013, according to a bar chart published this week in a monthly Pentagon medical statistical analysis journal.

For those last two years, suicide outranked war, cancer, heart disease, homicide, transportation accidents and other causes as the leading killer, accounting for about three in 10 military deaths each of those two years.

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Military sex survey draws complaints

US armed forcesShocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

The survey is conducted every two years. But this year's version, developed by the Rand Corp., is unusually detailed, including graphically personal questions on sexual acts.

Some military members told The Associated Press that they were surprised and upset by the questions, and some even said they felt re-victimized by the blunt language. None of them would speak publicly by name, but Pentagon officials confirmed they had received complaints that the questions were "intrusive" and "invasive."

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U.S. Soldiers Quarantined In Italy After Returning From Aiding Ebola Patients

US soldiers quarantined in ItalyAmerican troops returning after aiding Ebola patients in Liberia have been isolated in Italy, CBS News and CNN reported Monday.

As CBS correspondent David Martin reports, troops are being isolated in Vicenza, Italy, home to a U.S. Army post:

The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. There are currently 11 soldiers in isolation.

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