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Col. Irving Smith speaks to Patrick Murphy about how the military became desegregated and how it can sometimes be an agent for change.
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The government shutdown caused some unintended interference for U.S. troops overseas on Sunday: no NFL games on the Armed Forces Network.
But with many civilian employees set to be recalled, games will now resume for soldiers abroad–among the most popular programming for deployed military members.
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Same-sex married couples will no longer be denied veteran’s benefits, attorney general Eric Holder said Wednesday, despite a provision of federal law that defines spouses as being off the opposite sex.
“Decisions by the Executive not to enforce federal laws are appropriately rare. Nevertheless,” Holder wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, “the unique circumstances presented here warrant non-enforcement.”
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Bradley Manning says “I am a female,” but when it comes to how Chelsea Manning will be treated by the military and the federal prison system, saying it doesn’t make it so.
The soldier who, while still known as Bradley, was sentenced on Wednesday to 35 years in prison after being convicted of espionage for leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to Wikileaks, will be sent to a male prison facility despite the mental and physical risks that could pose.
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The Department of Defense said Wednesday it will extend federal benefits to same-sex spouses in the military after the Supreme Court cleared its way by ruling against DOMA earlier this year.
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“Our nation has always benefited from the service of gay and lesbian soldiers, sailors, airmen, and coast guardsmen, and Marines,” Chuck Hagel said at the event at the Pentagon Tuesday. “Now they can serve openly, with full honor, integrity and respect. This makes our military and our nation stronger, much stronger.”
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