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  • Hearing begins in alleged plot to murder Afghans

    Despite the array of prescription drugs he was taking, an Army soldier’s videotaped statement describing how he and his colleagues randomly killed three Afghan civilians appeared to be a reliable …


  • Army: Fort Lewis-based sergeant kept body parts

    New documents released by the Army say a staff sergeant charged in a conspiracy to murder civilians kept Afghan body parts and threatened his subordinates.


  • Army: Lewis-McChord soldiers plotted to kill Afghans

    Seven more soldiers from a Stryker brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have been charged in connection with a conspiracy to kill Afghan civilians.


  • Iraq combat troops return to Lewis-McChord

    With one last command, 150 members of the Army’s 4th Stryker brigade broke formation and rushed to embraced their loved ones. Husbands and wives kissed and hugged their children as …


  • U.S. troops savor peaceful role in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Cite Soleil looks like a place where an American soldier might be expected to fight. An impossibly crowded warren of tin-roofed shacks, open sewers and blind alleys, …


  • Military divorces edge up again in 9th year of war

    The toll for a nation long at war is evident in military homes: The divorce rate in the armed forces edged up again in the past year despite many programs …


  • Gates orders Fort Hood inquiry

    WASHINGTON – A wide-ranging review ordered Thursday by Defense Secretary Robert Gates will strive to answer what he called “troubling questions” raised by the shootings at Fort Hood. The Pentagon …


  • Suicides among soldiers approach record for year

    WASHINGTON – Suicides in the Army are expected to reach a new high this year, with 140 suspected cases among active-duty soldiers so far, Army officials said Tuesday. This will …


  • Army suicides to top 2008, but progress reported

    Soldier suicides this year are almost sure to top last year’s, but a recent decline in the pace of such deaths could mean the Army is making progress in stemming …


  • Wounded soldier believes fast action at Fort Hood saved life

    Since a killer’s bullet entered the back of his left shoulder, Pfc. George Stratton III, of Post Falls, has shaken President Barack Obama’s hand and been hugged by the first …


  • Soldier mother skips deployment for baby

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – An Army cook and single mom may face criminal charges after she skipped her deployment flight to Afghanistan because, she said, no one was available to care …


  • Raeed N. Tayeh: Shooting puts Muslims under harsher scrutiny

    For American Muslims, the Fort Hood massacre is a crisis. There are open calls for a blanket investigation of Muslims in the military and even demands for a ban on …


  • Nation in brief: Post reports Imam denies Fort Hood role

    WASHINGTON – The radical Muslim imam who communicated with the Fort Hood shooting suspect said he did not pressure Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to harm Americans, The Washington Post reported …


  • Charges filed against Hasan

    FORT HOOD, Texas – Military officials on Thursday filed 13 charges of premeditated murder against Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan for allegedly gunning down his fellow soldiers last week, setting the …


  • Suspect’s superiors questioned behavior

    WASHINGTON – A group of doctors overseeing Nidal Malik Hasan’s medical training discussed concerns about his zealous religious views and strange behavior months before the Army major was accused of …


  • Trip to Netherlands honors local war hero

    A group of Inland Northwest residents, including family members of a local war hero, gathered in Best, Netherlands, earlier this fall to mark the 65th anniversary of the Allied liberation …


  • Obama praises Texas fallen

    FORT HOOD, Texas – President Barack Obama tried to console a grieving military Tuesday, telling the families of those killed in last week’s shooting rampage that “your loved ones endure …


  • Biden speaks at memorial at Fort Lewis

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. – Seven Fort Lewis soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan were “decent, ordinary, yet extraordinary” young men to whom the nation owes more than it …


  • Biden: 7 Wash. state soldiers were extraordinary

    Seven Fort Lewis soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan were “decent, ordinary, yet extraordinary” young men to whom the nation owes more than it can repay, Vice President …


  • Obama pays tribute to Fort Hood victims

    One by one, President Barack Obama spoke the names and told the stories Tuesday of the 13 people slain in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, honoring their memories even as …


  • Fort Hood suspect’s e-mails raise concern

    FORT HOOD, Texas – Maj. Nidal M. Hasan exchanged e-mails late last year and this year with a radical cleric in Yemen, but the contact did not lead to an …


  • Senator calls for shooting inquiry

    FORT HOOD, Texas – A key U.S. senator said Sunday he would begin an investigation into whether the Army missed signs that the man accused of opening fire at Fort …


  • Post Falls man injured in Fort Hood shooting

    George Stratton III, of Post Falls, ducked for cover after hearing a deafening spray of gunfire at the Soldier Readiness Center on Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas. When he peeked …


  • Trip to Netherlands honors well-known local war hero

    A group of Inland Northwest residents, including family members of a local war hero, gathered in Best, Netherlands, earlier this fall to mark the 65th anniversary of the Allied liberation …


  • Hasan extended courtesies, thanks

    FORT HOOD, Texas – As if going off to war, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan cleaned out his apartment, gave leftover frozen broccoli to one neighbor and called another to thank …


  • Fort Hood suspect said methodical goodbyes

    As if going off to war, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan cleaned out his apartment, gave leftover frozen broccoli to one neighbor and called another to thank him for his friendship …


  • The gunfire: Attack lasted just minutes but killed 12

    The gunshots came out of the blue. An Army psychiatrist, trained to treat soldiers under stress, allegedly opened fire Thursday in a crowded medical building at Fort Hood, Texas. When …


  • Man opens fire at Fort Hood, killing 12

    A U.S. Army spokesman says the Fort Hood shootings suspect is alive and was not killed by authorities responding to the attack.


  • Trip to Netherlands honors well-known local war hero

    A group of Inland Northwest residents, including family members of a local war hero, gathered in Best, Netherlands, earlier this fall to mark the 65th anniversary of the Allied liberation …


  • Spokane soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A decorated Spokane soldier was among the seven U.S. servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.