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A dropped or kicked grenade was the "most probable cause" of an explosion that killed four Marines during a training exercise last year at Camp Pendleton and a captain and master sergeant who were in charge were relieved of their duties.
The U.S. military took the first steps toward bolstering the defenses of NATO allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered six F-15 Eagle strike fighters and a KC-130 tanker aircraft to go to Lithuania.
Military families and retirees may soon have only one health care plan option and higher out-of-pocket fees under a controversial new Defense Department budget proposal that would combine Tricare Prime, Extra and Standard into one program.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine has seen an unconstitutional coup and armed seizure of power. Putin said that while the Ukrainian parliament is legitimate, the acting president is not.