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Summary: A day after the United Nations Security Council agreed to a U.S.-backed resolution to censure and sanction North Korea for a rocket launch in December 2012 that breached U.N. rules, North Korea’s National Defense Commission announced it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its “sworn enemy.”

Feb 7th, 2009

Summary: To battle a growing suicide rate, the Army may have to start teaching soldiers how to handle stress from the first day they take their service oath, says Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, which operates 33 schools and training centers at 16 Army installations.