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Obama delivers statement on Iraq

Obama: U.S. To Send Military Advisers, Not Soldiers, To Iraq

President Barack Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military actions in Iraq if they would help fight a growing threat from extremist militants. He also says the U.S. is ready to send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq.

06/19/2014

Leon Panetta. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawyer For Military Women ‘Thrilled’ About Ending Combat Ban

A lawyer for four servicewomen who sued the U.S. Department of Defense for the right to have combat duty said in San Francisco Thursday that she and her clients are “thrilled” that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the lifting of the combat ban.

01/24/2013

(CBS)

Servicewomen Sue In SF Courtroom To Challenge Exclusion From Combat

Four military women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan sued the U.S. Department of Defense in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to challenge the policy of excluding women from almost all combat duty.

11/27/2012

Sgt. Thomas Fogarty (Department of Defense)

Soldier From Alameda Killed In Afghanistan

30-year-old Staff Sgt. Thomas Fogarty sustained injuries following an attack by enemy units with an improvised explosive device.

05/08/2012

(Photo by Dave Kennedy/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Helping Battle Unemployment Among National Guard

By some estimates, the unemployment rate of returning National Guard men and women is 5 – 10% higher than the state average. In some units, half of all returning soldiers cannot find work.

04/02/2012

Obama: US Combat in Iraq Over

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Fiercely opposed to the war from the start, President Barack Obama formally ended the U.S. combat role in Iraq after seven long years of bloodshed, declaring firmly Tuesday night: “It is time […]

08/31/2010

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