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September 12, 2012
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  • U.S. ambassador, 3 others killed in attack on consulate in Libya
    U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died Tuesday in an attack in which protesters set fire to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and gunmen attacked personnel attempting to evacuate. Libyan authorities say Stevens died of smoke inhalation. The attack, believed to be the work of militant group Ansar al-Sharia, came as Libyans protested a video made in the U.S. depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammad as a womanizer and a fraud. Reuters (9/12) , McClatchy Washington Bureau (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  In the Pentagon 
  • Military planners walk the world during new strategy sessions
    A world map the size of a basketball court is at the center of new, daylong strategy sessions started by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. One participant says the sessions are "designed for us to ask uncomfortable questions about potential U.S. national military vulnerabilities in future conflicts" over the next five years. The sessions take place at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On the Hill 
  • Romney addresses National Guard convention
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke Tuesday at the National Guard convention in Reno, saying he would transition all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and that a strong military would be a top priority of his administration. Over the weekend, Romney said he would buy more F-22 fighters if elected -- a pledge that some lawmakers say would be difficult to pull off. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (9/11) , Air Force Times(free registration) (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Army, Marines adding cyber tools to operations equipment
    The Army and Marine Corps are working to develop systems that would enable troops to call for cyber support similar to the way they currently request artillery and air support, according to this article. The Army has already deployed the Cyber Effects Request Format system, which allows commanders to seek operational support from U.S. Cyber Command, and the Marine Corps is working to provide expeditionary fighting groups with cyber equipment. Foreign Policy (free registration) (9/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Life 
  • Army medic veterans struggle to secure employment
    Combat medics returning from service have a difficult time finding jobs because the military poorly documents their skills, and states sometimes don't recognize their armed-forces experience when awarding various medical licenses, this article says. Some have chosen to use federal benefits to return to school and get civilian training on skills they already have, while others have opted to find jobs in other fields. Bloomberg (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • VA effort to revise disability ratings will miss deadline
    The Department of Veterans Affairs will not meet a self-imposed 2016 deadline to revise disability rating schedules that determine compensation for veterans, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. The finish date has been moved to "an unspecified future date," the report notes. Army Times (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
--Thomas Edison,
American inventor


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