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A group of House lawmakers is moving to strip the armed services’ civilian leaders of the power to revoke combat valor awards in response to Army Secretary John McHugh unilaterally canceling the Silver Star, one of the military’s highest honors, for a former Green Beret officer.

Mr. McHugh took the action against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, who braved repeated enemy fire in Afghanistan, even though he has not been charged with any offenses. The Army now is seeking to release him with a less-than-honorable discharge. The officer plans to fight the move, his attorney says. The secretary acted after the CIA informed the Army that Maj. Golsteyn, during a polygraph exam for a job application.

Pentagon Increases Its Secret Raids In Afghanistan - Official Exit Dec. 2014 - The US-led coalition in Afghanistan formally ended its combat mission in late December. But the New York Times has revealed that the US is escalating a secret war in the country. According to the report, the US has increased secret night raids since October. It cited unnamed American and Afghan officials as saying that U-S forces are playing direct combat roles in many of the raids and are not acting as advisors.
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