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Troops in white gloves and camouflage carried a pair of flag-draped caskets off an Air Force transport in Delaware Monday as the bodies of two senior U.S. military officers killed inside Afghanistan's interior ministry arrived home.
A year and a half after deploying National Guard troops to counter illegal immigration on the Southwest border, the Department of Homeland Security and Pentagon told Congress Tuesday they are cutting the number of troops and changing their mission.
The number of arrests made by U.S. Border Patrol agents decreased in the last three years, according to government.
A Louisiana lawmaker wants the National Guard to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler who was four days shy of her second birthday was shot and killed in a drive-by.
The Missouri National Guard is helping police and the FBI look for a missing 10-month-old girl. Jim Spellman reports.
A wildfire in a northeast Minnesota woodland grew by nearly tenfold Tuesday, giving off a pall of smoke that stretched from the Canadian border to southern Wisconsin.
The Iowa National Guard is battling time to save the town of Hamburg, Iowa, from flooding. KPTM reports.
Hours after an IndyCar car with a JR behind the wheel and a National Guard sponsorship on the side lost the Indianapolis 500 with a last-lap crash, a stock car with a Junior behind the wheel and a National Guard sponsorship lost the lead of the Coca-Cola 600 after running out of fuel. A potentially tremendous day for a military sponsor on Memorial Day evaporated into one of consolation. A potentially storybook day for racing in the United States could have collapsed into one of failed promise. But JR Hildebrand displayed poise uncommon for his age, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. a continued encouraged demeanor suggesting he may eventually return to Victory Lane.
The U.S. Army announced Wednesday that the number of suicides rose again last year to almost one a day, despite major efforts to identify and help at-risk soldiers.
The U.S. Army on Wednesday will report that while the number of suicides in the active-duty force declined in 2010, the number of suicides in the Army Reserve and National Guard increased, a senior Army official said.
At least one person was killed when a National Guard helicopter crashed in waters off San Juan, Puerto Rico, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said Tuesday, citing preliminary information.
President Obama's push to increase border security has National Guard troops heading to the Mexican border.
U.S. National Guard forces will begin deploying along the U.S. border with Mexico in August and will be fully trained and deployed by the end of the month, government officials announced Monday.
Government officials discuss the increase of National Guard troops along the U.S. - Mexico border in August.
After Brooks Douan finished serving in Iraq for the Marine Reserves, he returned home in October 2008 to battle something many civilians had already been fighting: unemployment.
On Monday, a U.S. Border Patrol officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy, Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, under one of the international bridges that connects or, these days, divides, El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
Up to 31 percent of soldiers returning from combat in Iraq experience depression or post-traumatic stress disorder that affects their jobs, relationships, or home life, according to a new study by Army researchers.
While local officials are calling for more federal government -- specifically military -- help with the oil cleanup, only a fraction of thousands of authorized, federally funded National Guard troops have been put into service.
CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the heartbreaking scene he witnessed aboard a boat in Grand Isle.
Sen. John McCain says Pres. Obama's choice to deploy 1,200 more National Guard troops to the Mexican border isn't enough.
President Barack Obama will deploy up to 1,200 more National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico, an administration official told CNN on Tuesday.
Retired Gen. Russell Honore says Louisiana and other places affected by the spill should be made federal disaster areas.
About 1,000 National Guard soldiers will report for duty Saturday in Puerto Rico, activated by the governor this week to help fight a drug-fueled crime tsunami that has flooded the Caribbean island.
Governors in three Eastern Seaboard states Friday called on National Guard troops to help evacuate people from flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida.
WTKR reporter Kurt Williams describes the scene at a flooded area in Norfolk, Virginia.
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In Pennsylvania, Tyler Dix, a 16-year-old movie buff, is wide awake by 7 a.m. to cook breakfast for his younger siblings.
Two teen girls start a sisterhood for helping other military daughters. CNN's Kiran Chetry reports.
A panel of New York National Guard officers has recommended that an Iraq war veteran who acknowledged his homosexuality must leave the service, his supporters said Tuesday.
The two federal agencies most responsible for stemming the flow of firearms to Mexico agreed Tuesday to improve cooperation after they were sharply criticized by a congressional report for lack of coordination.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin surveyed areas of his state Monday where weekend flooding destroyed more than 300 buildings, prompted evacuations and left behind miles of mud and debris.
Could the National Guard help stop Mexico's drug violence from spilling over into the U.S.? CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
Over a quarter of a million people in Kentucky remained without power Monday after a devastating winter storm pummeled the state last week with ice and snow.
CNN's Susan Candiotti reports from Jefferson County, Kentucky, where some residents are still without power.
National Guard troops were going door to door Sunday in Kentucky, checking on families in the worst-hit areas of what Gov. Steve Beshear called "the biggest natural disaster that this state has ever experienced in modern history."
Declaring that Kentucky is "in the middle of the biggest natural disaster that this commonwealth has ever experienced," the governor sent National Guard troops door-to-door Saturday to assist people suffering from the aftermath of this week's ice storm.
Attorneys for 16 Indiana National Guard soldiers on Wednesday sued the largest U.S. contractor in Iraq, alleging the company knowingly exposed the soldiers to a cancer-causing toxic chemical.
Tens of thousands of residents from Louisiana and Mississippi flocked Monday to dozens of inland shelters where they sought refuge from Hurricane Gustav.
Revamping the Army National Guard training program so soldiers can spend more time at home will cost at least $128 million this year
A study shows troops return from war zones with drinking problems. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty soldiers, a new military study suggests
Kara Finnstrom reports on Iraqi war veterans now fighting northern California wildfires.
A heroic effort by hundreds of townspeople, volunteers and National Guardsmen to hold back the Mississippi River failed Friday -- undone by a burrowing muskrat
CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports from Grafton, Illinois, where the Mississippi River is still rising today.
A new report says the U.S. military isn't ready for a catastrophic attack on the country, and National Guard forces don't have the equipment or training they need
Could the wildfire destruction have been limited by earlier help from the air? CNN's Randi Kaye reports
Relentless wildfires roared through Southern California for a third day Tuesday, sending more than half a million residents fleeing with family members, pets and whatever prize possessions they could fit in their vehicles.
A San Diego fire battalion chief tells CNN's Dan Simon that this is the worst fire he's seen in 36 years.
Dozens of Defense Department personnel are actively engaged in fighting the wildfires raging in Southern California, Pentagon officials said Tuesday, and thousands more National Guard and active-duty military personnel are available to help.
The U.S. Army, struggling to meet recruitment goals in the midst of a long and unpopular war in Iraq, is turning to the National Guard for help in signing up would-be soldiers
The U.S. Army is turning to the National Guard for help recruiting would-be soldiers in hometowns across America.
A flare dropped from an F-16 jet fighter during a training exercise may have caused a wildfire that has burned 14,000 acres since Tuesday afternoon in southern New Jersey, according to the state's National Guard.
Federal officials arrived Monday in ravaged Greensburg to survey the damage caused by the weekend's tornado-packed storms.
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To borrow Lloyd Bridges' immortal line from Airplane, if you're a sports fan, you picked the wrong year to give up sniffing glue. Or maybe the wrong era.
Some key dates surrounding the immigration issue:
There you go again, Mr. President. You just couldn't help yourself this weekend. For crying out loud, you did everything but declare "Mission Accomplished" on our southern border.
The first of about 6,000 National Guard troops ordered to bolster patrols along the U.S.-Mexico border started work Monday as a 55-member detachment from Utah began working on projects in southern Arizona, a Guard spokesman said.
President Bush announced this week that 6,000 National Guardsmen would be sent to the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border to assist Border Patrol with surveillance and intelligence duties.
President Bush's address from the Oval Office on border security and illegal immigration failed to satisfy either advocates of amnesty or those demanding that the government secure our borders and ports. Whether by design or not, however, the president did manage to advance public awareness of both crises.
I hate to raise such an ugly possibility, but have you considered lunacy as an explanation? Craziness would make a certain amount of sense. I mean, you announce you are going to militarize the Mexican border, but you assure the president of Mexico you are not militarizing the border. You announce you are sending the National Guard, but then you assure everyone it's not very many soldiers and just for a little while.
Delivering the Democratic response to President Bush's immigration speech, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin questioned Bush's plan to deploy National Guard troops on the United States' southern border.
President Bush spoke to the nation about immigration Monday night. Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, the assistant minority leader, gave the Democratic Party's response.
The following is a sampling of reaction to President Bush's speech on immigration Monday night in which he proposed deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border:
BAGHDAD (CNN) -- Four British soldiers were wounded in a mortar attack on a military outpost in southern Iraq Monday, a British military source in Basra said.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Sunday dismissed concerns about a proposal to use National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it is the only short-term solution to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.
As President Bush prepared to address the nation on immigration, U.S. lawmakers and Mexico's president on Sunday raised concerns about the possible deployment of U.S. National Guard troops along the border.
The Pentagon has been asked to draw up options for deploying military personnel to help secure the border with Mexico, CNN has learned.
President Bush will speak from the Oval Office Monday about immigration and border security, hot-button issues that have inspired massive demonstrations and a growing political divide.
As many as 1,000 people who did not follow mandatory evacuation orders in one southwestern Louisiana parish may need to be rescued, an emergency management official said Saturday.
A catastrophe such as Hurricane Katrina has shown how lines of authority can become blurred when it comes to handling an emergency. CNN spoke with a number of legal experts to discuss the law governing the removal of residents from New Orleans.
Even as the Army Corps of Engineers made progress removing water from New Orleans, the city's deputy police chief urged remaining residents Monday to get out because there was no power, drinkable water or food supply.
Thousands of frustrated people waited for help Thursday amid dead bodies, feces and garbage with little food and water, and in 90-degree heat and rain.
The evacuation of patients from Charity Hospital was halted Thursday after the facility came under sniper fire twice.
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco said Thursday she has requested the mobilization of 40,000 National Guard troops to restore order and assist in relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Gulf Coast states are without homes or power in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and aid agencies are warning the situation might not improve for weeks, maybe months.
National Guard troops moved toward the French Quarter in an effort to stop rising unrest in flood-stricken New Orleans late Tuesday as police reported looting, attempted carjackings and shootings near the city's main shelter.
Downtown Mobile sat several feet under water Monday and an oil rig broke loose from its moorings and drifted into a major bridge across the Mobile River after the outer bands of Hurricane Katrina pelted the city with heavy rain and high wind.
What is the definition of silence?
Members of the military and their families say the Bush administration underestimated the number of troops needed in Iraq and put too much pressure on inadequately trained National Guard and reserve forces, according to a poll released Saturday.
The following is the final part of a transcript of the final debate between President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry held Wednesday night at Arizona State University.
Hurricane Ivan slammed into the Gulf Coast early this morning with 130-mph winds, threatening any chance that President Bush or Sen. John Kerry would get much TV air time for the rest of the week. (Is it just us, or does every political reporter want to be covering that awesome storm? It sure beats the "debate over the debates.")
President Bush stares down the controversy over his military service today with a speech before the National Guard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Back east, Porter Goss, the president's pick for CIA director, stares down tough questioning about the 9/11 commission report in his first day of Senate confirmation hearings.
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ART TORRES, 46, a California state senator, on Governor Pete Wilson's efforts to limit illegal Mexican immigration: ''If there are jobs here, people will come. No matter if you have a border tax, t...
Hundreds of workers crossed picket lines at the Geo. A. Hormel & Co. plant in Austin, Minnesota, but a bitter six-month-old dispute still smoldered between Hormel and Local P-9 of the United Food a...