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May 28, 2014 at 6:56am

Wednesday Morning Joe: War fund 2015, new counterterrorism fund, leaving Afghanistan, DoD audited, danger pay cut, Netflix Roulette ...

Troop C., 4th Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, throw a coffee during testing for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Hood, Texas. Original photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Hoover

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Two Americans were injured today in Afghanistan when a U.S. Consulate vehicle was attacked while traveling through the western city of Heart.

Obama wants to set up a new $5 billion counterterrorism fund.

The White House announced it is finalizing its request for war funding in 2015.

About 44,000 service members will see a pay cut effective June 1 when the Defense Department makes one of its periodic revisions to, and issues new restrictions for, imminent danger pay.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a comprehensive review of the Military Health System.

The U.S. military presence in Afghanistan will fall to about 9,800 troops by January, a sharp decline from the 32,000 U.S. uniformed personnel in country.

The version of the fiscal 2015 defenseauthorization bill that the House approved last week would cut some controversial nuclear weapons spending in a bid to help veterans.

The retiring chairman of the House Armed Services Committee responded to critics who characterized his final defense bill as a sop to parochial interests.

The new danger in Benghazi.

Militia fighters stole hundreds of American-supplied automatic weapons and other equipment in a raid on a Libyan base where the US was training local forces, bringing an abrupt end to the secretive program.

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) has introduced legislation to give all veterans access to hospice care through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The future of military robotics may not look much like a robot. It may just be a truck that drives itself.

The Army and the rest of the Defense Department are on notice from Congress that they will be audited soon.

Automotive engineers explore Army's future mobility, protection.

Army tests network capabilities at Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 14.2, the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations which focused on improvement and simplification of the Army's networked capabilities.

Beefier carbines en route to soldiers.

No, It's True: All the Saturn V rockets launching at the same time in a signal video.

Forget coolers and store your beer in an underground elevator.

Mad Men: Matt Weiner talks about the finale, and here Weiner explains the final scene.

Norm Macdonald wants Craig Ferguson's show.

Most American comedy movies suck and here's why.

Popular musicians' somewhat embarrassing pre-fame heavy metal bands.

Have you played Netflix Roulette?

Finally: Video of a dog flying in a wingsuit!

What make him so wise in his ways?

LINK: Original photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Hoover

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