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1. North Korea highly likely to stage nuke test after missile launch, expert says. It is highly likely that North Korea is preparing for an underground nuclear test in another apparent snub of the international community, a South Korean spokesman said. 2. Military career skills program for spouses under scrutiny. My Career Advancement Account has proved wildly popular: More than 147,000 spouses have participated since it began in 2009, and demand was so high the military briefly suspended the program, retooled it to apply only to the spouses of junior service members and reduced the maximum benefit from $6,000 to $4,000. 3. Afghan forces to lead special operations under agreement with US. All special military operations in Afghanistan – including night raids – will be led by Afghan security forces under … Read entire article »

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Keeping Tabs — 2 March

HEALTHCARE Wounded warriors now conquering the surf (CBS8.com) — When wounded veterans return home from war, the San Diego Naval Medical Center has the daunting task of repairing their broken bodies. One of the hospital’s most successful therapy programs is their Warrior Athlete Surf Clinic.  The veterans themselves have a hard time explaining it, but say what the battlefield took away, the ocean gives back. http://www.cbs8.com/story/17061017/wounded-warriors-now-conquering-the-surf Fort Drum Official Says ‘Wounded Warrior’ Problems Have Been Solved (WWNYtv.com, NY) — The officer in charge of Fort Drum’s medical services says that when local military officials saw a report critical of the post’s “wounded warrior” programs, it was like a punch in the gut.  The good news, Thompson said, is that the problems pointed out in the report from the Department of Defense’s Inspector … Read entire article »

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