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Cracks show in Turkey’s once dominant military

 ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — These are unsettled times for the Turkish military, once the nation’s arbiter. The civilian government gutted its political power, hundreds of retired and active-duty officers are in jail on coup plot charges – and now military dissenters are lobbying on Facebook and Twitter for better pay …

Army replaces 1st female head of drill sgt school

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Army is replacing the first female commander of its prestigious drill sergeant school just days after it lifted her unexplained suspension. The Army headquarters in charge of training said May 4 that Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King was reinstated after a six-month investigation, whose grounds …

Chavez back home after cancer treatment – UPI.com

MAIQUETíA, Venezuela, May 12 (UPI) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela after 11 days in Cuba for cancer treatment, saying he’s optimistic about his future. Chavez, 57, arrived Friday night at Simon Bolivar International Airport near Caracas and walked down airplane stairs, dispelling rumors that he was unable …

Paper Cuts | Battleland | TIME.com

Command Sergeant Major Teresa King – relieved of command of the service’s drill-sergeant school at Fort Jackson, S.C., last November – was reinstated Friday, only days before she is set to relinquish command. The Army reversed shortly after King filed a complaint alleging that her suspension stemmed from racism, sexism, …