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Historic Tanks Collection

Collectors From Around The World Buy Military Vehicles At Portola Valley Auction

Collectors from around the world have snapped up more than 100 tanks and other military vehicles amassed by a Silicon Valley engineer.

07/13/2014

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

President Barack Obama Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, May 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. On Sunday, President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Obama To Keep 9,800 U.S. Troops In Afghanistan After War Ends

President Barack Obama says he will seek to bring the U.S. force in Afghanistan down to 9,800 as the American combat mission ends later this year. He then intends to withdraw most those forces by the end of 2016.

05/27/2014

An open air pit used to burn trash at a base in Iraq. (Gwen Chiaramonte)

Veterans Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Point To Open Air Burn Pits As New ‘Agent Orange’

Hundreds of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling ill and many are dying of what’s being called the new “Agent Orange”: open air burn pits.

05/20/2014

President Barack Obama addressed the nation about a possible military strike on Syria on September 10, 2013. (CBS)

KPIX 5 Poll: Bay Area Shares Obama’s View On Syria, But Still Opposes Military Action

With the majority of Americans – and many in the Bay Area – against the use of force in Syria, President Obama asked them Tuesday evening to have confidence in his judgment as commander in chief if he launches a strike despite their opposition.

09/10/2013

President Barack Obama addressed the nation about a possible military strike on Syria on September 10, 2013. (CBS)

Obama Delays Syria Vote; Bay Area Lawmakers Hope Diplomacy Works

President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday evening that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on and be ready to respond” if other measures fail.

09/10/2013

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Researchers Consider Link Between Shifts In Climate And Human Violence

Study findings by three UC Berkeley researchers, published in the journal Science, suggest there is a connection between even minor changes in temperature or rainfall amounts and increased conflict around the world.

08/02/2013

Lafayette Crosses (photo courtesy SFGate)

War Memorial Crosses Vandalized In Lafayette

Vandals have knocked down dozens of crosses on a Lafayette hillside that are part of a memorial to U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

08/06/2012

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Veterans Organize Cross-Country Bike Tour

A Bay area organization is hitting the road and taking five veterans on a cross-country bike tour.

07/04/2012

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San Jose Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a San Jose soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

06/12/2012

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