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Afghanistan dangles lithium wealth to win Trump support

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 07:29
The Afghan government is trying to grab the attention of President Donald Trump and gain greater U.S. support by dangling its massive and untouched wealth of minerals, including lithium, the silvery metal used in mobile phone and computer batteries that is considered essential to modern life.
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Coloring book with Hitler image pulled from Dutch stores

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 07:16
A chain of Dutch stores has apologized after inadvertently selling children's coloring books featuring an image of Adolf Hitler.
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Turkey: Syria autopsies show chemical weapons used in attack

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 07:10
Turkey said Thursday that autopsies of Syrian victims from this week's assault in Syria's Idlib province show they were subjected to chemical weapons as France's foreign minister called for the prosecution of President Bashar Assad's government amid growing international outrage over the assault that activists say killed 86 people.
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Putin's ex-wife returns to the spotlight with a dashing young husband and a fancy French villa

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 07:00
In June 2013, Lyudmila and Vladimir Putin attended a Kremlin production of the ballet "La Esmeralda." In the intermission, they announced to reporters that they would be divorcing.
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100 years ago, war declaration started The American Century

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 06:44
Before April 6, 1917, the United States still was, in the words of American writer Walter Lippmann, a country where "money spent on battleships would be better spent on schoolhouses." Then, 100 years ago, the U.S. declared war on Germany and, following victory in 1918, started what would eventually become known as "The American Century."
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'Make your bed right:' Tips on leadership from the commander of the bin Laden raid

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 06:33
The bed-making routine began during basic SEAL training in the late 1970s and continued as William McRaven rose from a junior officer in the Navy to the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command – the position he held until he retired as a four-star admiral in 2014 after 37 years of service.
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Australia, New Zealand warn of possible attack in Turkey

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 06:10
Australia and New Zealand warned on Thursday that extremists may be planning an attack on the commemoration of a World War I campaign that is being held in Turkey this month.
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Polish government to take control of major new WWII museum

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 05:56
A court paved the way Wednesday for Poland's government to take control of a new World War II museum that has been the focus of a major ideological standoff over how to remember the war.
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Britain defends bird-trapping crackdown at Cyprus bases

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 05:16
The top law enforcement official for Britain's two military bases on Cyprus said Monday that a yearlong crackdown on illegal bird trapping inside the bases has resulted in a record number of arrests and prosecutions.
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Philippines to occupy and fortify Spratly islands it holds

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 05:14
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he has ordered the military to occupy and fortify all Philippine-held islands in the disputed South China Sea to assert the country's claims amid what he says is a race to control territory in the area.
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Colorado veteran gets prison sentenced reduced by 3 years

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 05:03
A former soldier sentenced to eight years in prison for drunkenly shooting his friend in Colorado could be eligible for parole within a year after a judge agreed to shorten his sentence.
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New WWI exhibit opening at Maryland military museum

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:58
The Maryland Museum of Military History is celebrating the opening of a new exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I.
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Visa denials lead Guam to oppose Marine Corps move

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:26
Gov. Eddie Calvo said Guam will no longer support a planned U.S. military buildup critical to realignment plans in the Asia-Pacific region, unless the federal government allows more foreign workers to come to the island.
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Tanks, machine guns, gas masks: WWI innovations still used by military a century later

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 03:00
The world's first mechanized war introduced enhanced weaponry and equipment, most of it designed to take lives but some of it aimed at saving lives.
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South Korea reportedly tests long-range ballistic missile

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 02:29
South Korea has tested a long-range ballistic missile capable of reaching anywhere in North Korea, Yonhap News reported, a day after its northern neighbor drew condemnation for launching another projectile.
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Pentagon plans next major missile intercept test for late May

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 01:13
The Pentagon has tentatively scheduled for late May the next intercept test of its $36 billion ground-based missile defense system — the first in nearly three years, according to a spokesman.
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SEOUL, Republic of Korea (April 3, 2017)

Photos - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 07:00

Adm. Scott Swift, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, meets with Mr. Han, Min-koo, Republic of Korea (ROK) minister of national defense during a routine visit to Seoul, ROK. During this visit, Swift will met with military and civilian leaders to reaffirm the U.S. Navy's contributions to the U.S. and ROK alliance. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jermaine Ralliford (Released) 170403-N-WT427-082
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SAN DIEGO (April 3, 2017)

Photos - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 07:00

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) gets underway for a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests the mission readiness of the strike group's assets through simulated real-world scenarios and their ability to perform as an integrated unit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria I. Alvarez (Released) 170403-N-BY095-039
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ARABIAN SEA (April 3, 2017)

Photos - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 07:00

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Marc Michel, left, helps Sonar Technician Surface 3rd Class Austin Larson connect a span wire to a kingpost cargo station aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during a replenishment-at-sea. Mahan is part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, which is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford (Released) 170403-N-CS953-027
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 4, 2017)

Photos - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 07:00

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work speaks with Rear Adm. William Byrne, left, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Rear Adm. Ross Myers, commander, CSG-15 during a visit to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise with the Nimitz CSG in preparation for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Leon Wong (Released) 170404-N-XL056-025
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