MilitaryHeadlineNews: Not Us Says Taliban, Guantanamo Festers

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Military Headline News – Rick Rogers

 
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The Pakistani Taliban is publicly denying any part in the Boston bombing
A Taliban spokesman told The Associated Press that the terrorist attack wasn’t their work.
More promises to fix the VA claims glut
Lost in the furor over the claims backlog at the Veterans Affairs Department is the Pentagon’s role in holding things up.
Transferring medical records to the VA can take nearly five months.
Now Congress is demanding the DOD get with the program.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised changes would soon deliver the medical records faster. Roughly 900,000 VA claims are pending
Hagel said he’d update Congress within 30 days.
Guantanamo Bay continues to fester
Commanders at the detention center in Cuba, where suspected terrorists are housed, defended a raid that injured two guards and five prisoners.
Officials said they acted because prisoners had covered surveillance cameras.
A hunger strike that began there in February has grown to more than 50 prisoners. Some of being forced fed.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.

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Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.