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Guest opinion: Climate change threat to U.S. national security

Climate change is an accelerating threat to national security.

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Guest opinion: Pay for veterans’ care now, or pay more later

When the next generation looks back on Iraq and Afghanistan they will see that one of the steepest costs of these wars was the obligation we incurred to our veterans.

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Bullock pays surprise visit to National Guard troops in Middle East

Bullock pays surprise visit to National Guard troops in Middle East

HELENA — Montana National Guard troops stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan had a surprise visit this week from their commander, Gov. Steve Bullock.

July 24, 2013 8:35 am Photos

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Legislature addresses bills intended to enhance Wyoming's military friendliness

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Pentagon chart in Washington, D.C., marks Wyoming with a red dot, targeting the state for its failure to give consideration to military members and their spouses who seek professional licenses.

February 10, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

David Ignatius: Washington's recipe for a witch hunt

WASHINGTON -- Washington superlawyer Joseph Califano once passed a message to a client being grilled by a congressional committee that read: "Keep cool in Kabul." That phrase has a certain piquancy now, but Califano simply wanted to calm the witness, slow the process a bit and get everyone t…

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President, Congress wage war over defense spending

The U.S. Armed Forces are in quite a battle these days. They’re caught between a president determined to make substantial cuts in defense investments and a Congress increasingly intolerant with wasteful spending.

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: US military women still waiting for recognition

Here’s a tale of two photographs distributed recently by news agencies. In one, two sailors embrace on a pier in Virginia and exchange the traditional “first kiss” as one of them completes an 80-day sea voyage. In the other, two Marines in full battle gear walk patrol in Afghanistan’s Helman…

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Guest opinion: Time to renew unity, tackle new threats to U.S.

Guest opinion: Time to renew unity, tackle new threats to U.S.

The devastating attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, marked a defining moment in American history. From New York to Montana, there is hardly a soul who does not recall with vivid memory and emotion exactly where they were and what they felt that day. The attacks redefined America’s relationships arou…

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Guest opinion: Unity unfurled like a U.S. flag in the wind

Guest opinion: Unity unfurled like a U.S. flag in the wind

Sept. 11, 2001, started like any other day. As a freshman congressman, I remember blue skies in Washington as I prepared for an Agriculture Committee meeting. But even after 10 years, anyone who witnessed the events of 9/11 will never forget the day that changed America forever.

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9/11 memorial dedicated Sunday

9/11 memorial dedicated Sunday

A Sept. 11 memorial, with a piece of the World Trade Center at its center, will be dedicated Sunday at the Montana State University Billings College of Technology.

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Healing Field returns to Billings for 9/11

Healing Field returns to Billings for 9/11

For the second year in a row, the Exchange Clubs of Billings will host the Healing Field — a display featuring 1,000 American flags — in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 06, 2011 5:18 pm Photos

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John Pugrud

John Pugrud

John Pugrud, of Billings was the director of security services of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, when the terrorist attack took place on Sept. 11, 2001.

May 03, 2011 12:30 amLoading…
Thoughts from those touched by war on terrorism

Thoughts from those touched by war on terrorism

In Powell, Wyo., eight years ago, Joe and Judy Childers received the news that no parent wants to hear.

May 03, 2011 12:30 am Photos

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Former Pentagon security officer talks about 9/11

Former Pentagon security officer talks about 9/11

John Pugrud was the second in command for security at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. He talks about the events of that day during an interview with the Gazette in 2008.

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