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No more R&R for service members in much of Mexico.
Twelve of Mexico’s 31 states are now off limits to American troops due to security concerns.
An agreement appears close for regular U.S. military rotations to the Philippines.
The two countries are hammering out the details this week. The move is seen as a hedge against aggressive territorial claims by China.
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The Pentagon is fighting back against the appearance of Undue Command Influence in military sexual assault cases.
At least twice this year, military judges have ruled that presidential comments on the need to punish such crimes might have tainted court-martials.
In response, defense chief Chuck Hagel is stressing the importance of rendering independent judgment on individual cases based solely on the facts presented.
For the first time in its 90-plus-year history, the Reserve Officers Association is accepting non-commissioned officers as members.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News, brought to you by Defensetracker.com.
Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.