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Search called off for 3 US Marines who crashed off Australia

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 14:03
U.S. military officials called off a search and rescue operation on Sunday for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia while trying to land.
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Killing terrorist leaders doesn’t always cripple their organizations

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 14:01
Killing terrorist leaders provides governments with a low-risk way to demonstrate to the public what it’s doing to battle terrorist groups, according to one analyst.
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Trump national security adviser stresses North Korea threat

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:59
President Donald Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster is stressing that it is "impossible to overstate the danger" posed by North Korea.
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UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:38
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday including a ban on exports worth over $1 billion — a huge bite in its total exports, valued at $3 billion last year.
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Retired Army colonel from Calif. receives 3rd Bronze Star

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:04
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Martin Spann is a decorated veteran, having been awarded two Bronze Stars for meritorious service and a Purple Heart for wounds while deployed to Iraq in 2004-2005 and 2008. On Friday, the Simi Valley resident became even more decorated.
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The Mission Continues – without Greitens

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:50
He had a stellar military career in the Navy. He co-founded a national charity to provide leadership opportunities for veterans. He is a political outsider with an Ivy League pedigree taking on career politicians. Sound familiar, Missouri?
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Should springing of US terrorism convicts alarm Americans?

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:44
Dozens of convicts serving time in U.S. prisons for terrorism-related offenses are due to be released in the next several years, raising the question whether that's something Americans should fear.
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Calif. community awaits return of Marine killed by lightning

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:33
The remains of Marine Cpl. Skyler James of Petaluma, Calif., were to be returned home Saturday from North Carolina, where the aviation mechanic was killed by a lightning strike last month while he worked on a tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft.
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Turkey warns new military moves in Syria imminent

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:25
Turkey's president reiterated Saturday that new cross-border operations into Syria are in the works as the country boosts its military presence along the border against threats from Kurdish militants in war-torn Syria.
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Marine general Clardy gets 3rd star

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:20
Lt. Gen. H. Stacy Clardy III said his new position will transfer him from being the J8 deputy director for force management, application and support on the Joint Staff, to the office staff for Defense Secretary retired Marine Gen. James Mattis.
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They 'lived and died as warriors:' Army mourns Fort Bragg paratroopers' deaths

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:54
Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter and Spc. Christopher Michael Harris were each on their first deployments when they died Wednesday in Afghanistan after a bomb hit their convoy. Vice President Mike Pence was at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Friday when their remains returned to the United States.
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Online campaigns raise thousands for families of fallen paratroopers

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:30
Gov. Roy Cooper has ordered flags at state facilities lowered to half-staff in tribute to two Fort Bragg soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan this week. Meanwhile, supporters have raised more than $60,000 to help support the families of the paratroopers.
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New Vietnam War memorial installed to replace one with errors

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:00
The 6-foot-tall granite monument replaces the stone that misspelled Vietnam and omitted the names of four fallen Limestone County servicemen.
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After aircraft transfer to Iwakuni, easing base-hosting burden should be considered

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:52
Reducing the overall impact on local communities that host bases by correcting the burden imbalance and sharing this burden with other communities is reasonable and extremely significant.
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A death that demands further investigation

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:38
According to police, the death of Patrick Casey, an Army veteran who had served in Afghanistan and was in an international studies program at George Washington University, is open and is still actively being investigated.
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Justified or needless? Atomic bombing of Japan still topic of debate

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:31
If you're looking for some late-summer reading, a deeper dive into the details surrounding the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of World War II can be quite rewarding.
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Agencies see urgent needs for homeless female vets; paperwork bogs down process

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:22
At first it was comfortable living out of a Chevy Equinox. But then came the knocks on the window by police and the fact that Rannay Robinson had to constantly stay on the move to avoid people trying to repossess her vehicle.
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A divide over US Afghan strategy

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:06
The debate over Afghanistan strategy, which McMaster had initially hoped to have resolved by May, continued Thursday when the president and his national security adviser met in the Oval Office. Trump's reluctance to commit to a new strategy reflects the paucity of good options in Afghanistan and the dim prospects for peace.
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With US general under fire, Afghans fear being abandoned by Trump

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 09:16
Afghans are alarmed by widespread reports that President Donald Trump has threatened to fire Gen. John Nicholson, the highly regarded U.S. military commander in this war-torn country, and that Trump has also delayed deciding on a military and political strategy Afghans have awaited anxiously for the past six months.
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American Army base opens doors to thousands of Germans

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 09:00
The 59th annual German-American Volksfest at the U.S. Army’s Grafenwoehr Training Area was expected to attract more than 100,000 people over the weekend – many lured to the base by the smell of Bratwurst and Texas barbecued ribs.
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