U.S. Might Yank Troops, Judge Raps Gitmo Forced-Feeding, Fort Hood Braces for Trial


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* For months it was a given that perhaps 10,000 U.S. and NATO troops would be staying in Afghanistan after a general exodus in 2014.
Now all bets are off. President Obama might pull all U.S. troops and let Afghanistan stand on its own.

* A U.S. federal judge has ruled that while she can’t stop the military from force-feeding dozens of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, it’s likely the practice violates medical ethics and international law.
Most of the prisoners have never been charged let alone tried
* Work-study students used to help out at veterans’ homes nationwide each summer to make a few bucks and earn college credit.
But Congress has yet to reauthorize money for thousands of helping hands this year.
* For security reasons, accused mass killer Maj. Nidal Hasan will be tried in a building resembling an armed bunker more than courthouse.
Hasan is charged with killing 13 at the Texas Army base in 2009.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News, brought to you by Defensetracker.com.

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Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.