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State of the Union, North Korean Nukes, and Sequester

February brought us an odd almost ironic series of events. It included the President’s State of the Union Address that was largely focused on the American economy and other domestic issues such as immigration and gun control.

03/11/2013

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Area Consumers Face Ammunition Shortage

“We’re seeing nothing. Nothing in inventory,” Bull’s Eye LLC owner Jim Stevens said.

01/28/2013

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

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Illinois National Guard Troops Returning from Afghanistan

About 20 Illinois Army National Guard soldiers who’ve spent much of this year in Afghanistan embedded with Polish troops are expected to return home this week.

11/01/2012

File photo of Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dees: Obama Failed To Heed McGovern’s Plea On Wars

The founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center says former Sen. George McGovern implored Barack Obama to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan right after the 2008 election.

10/25/2012

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Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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Obama, Romney Clash Over Foreign Policy in Final Debate

Playing it safe, Romney tried not to unnerve undecided voters who are wary of another U.S.-led war, or to upend a race that remains remarkably tight with two weeks to go.

10/23/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Move To The Middle Is Nothing More Than Baseless Rhetoric

Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?

10/09/2012

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012

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FLW to Welcome Home Unit from Afghanistan

Fort officials say a ceremony will be held tonight for the 463rd Military Police Company returning home.

09/18/2012

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