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Mine resistant armored vehicles and other machinery waiting to be transported out of Afghanistan are seen on the flight line at Bagram Airfield in Parwan on May 27, 2014. US forces will complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, President Barack Obama has said, unveiling a plan to end America's longest war. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Bergen County Executive, Sheriff Debate Use Of Military Armored Vehicles

The United States military is giving the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department two of its almost 15 tons of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

07/31/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the Rose Garden of the White House on May 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Obama Says End Of The War In Afghanistan Is Finally In Sight

An end to the war in Afghanistan is near. President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared that two-thirds of U.S. troops will come home by the end of the year, and the military commitment to Afghanistan will end by 2016.

05/27/2014

One of the homes being built on "Veterans Way" in Islandia (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

6 Military Vets Getting Homes At Discounted Prices On L.I.

The three-bedroom homes will be sold for $199,000 — about half of the going market rate.

09/24/2013

A supporter of Syrian president Bashar Hafez al-Assad waves a flag bearing a picture of the president at a rally to urge Congress to vote against a limited military strike against the Syrian military in response to allegations that Assad has used sarin gas to kill civilians on September 7, 2013. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

In Interview With CBS News, Assad Denies Using Chemical Weapons

The dictator sat down for an interview with CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose as Congress mulls whether to authorize the use of force in Syria.

09/08/2013

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was to announce a major U.S. Military policy shift on Jan. 24, 2013, allowing women to be eligible for combat front lines and special operations units. (Photo: CBS 2)

Pentagon Releases Plan For Allowing Women In Combat

In just a few years, women could be training to be Navy Seals or Army Rangers on the front lines, under a plan just released Tuesday by the Pentagon.

06/18/2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: gillibrand.senate.gov)

Sen. Gillibrand Seeking To Shine Light On Sexual Abuse Within Military

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who serves as the chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, plans to address the issue next week with a newly drafted bill.

05/10/2013

Women Soldiers

U.S. Military: Women Now Eligible For Combat Front Lines

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s order will make women eligible to serve in the infantry on combat patrol, and even in elite special operation units like the Navy SEALs.

01/23/2013

MTA pro-Palestine billboard

Lawmaker: MTA’s New Pro-Palestine Billboards ‘Very, Very Dangerous’

New billboards went up across New York City on Wednesday night with a message that could have subway riders doing a double-take. They’re paid for by a group that wants the U.S. to stop funding for the Israeli military.

09/14/2011

Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) cadets Jose Robledo (C), John McClelland (R) and LeTricia Brown take down the US flag during a flag lowering ceremony at Columbia University March 4, 2011. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Columbia University Vote Clears Way For ROTC To Return To Campus

The university’s Senate voted 51 to 17 with one abstention Friday to open negotiations with the military to bring back the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

04/01/2011

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Gays See Repeal As A Civil Rights Milestone

Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military is a step toward equality, advocates say, but a fight for other social changes such as gay marriage still lies ahead.

12/19/2010

T-27 Tucano turboprop airplane. Credit: Handout

Air Force Flyover Planned Past Statue of Liberty

The NYPD says flyovers will be conducted past the Statue of Liberty.

08/26/2010