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France retools anti-extremism efforts after public failures

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:23
France's attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofit convicted of misuse of public funds, and plans to segregate prison inmates suspected of harboring jihadi ideas abandoned.
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US servicemember dies in northern Syria in noncombat incident

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:17
A U.S. servicemember supporting the anti-Islamic State coalition died Wednesday in a noncombat incident in northern Syria, U.S. officials said.
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China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:28
China's government confirmed Wednesday it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security," the latest detention in an ongoing crackdown on civil society.
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Pilots keep risking oxygen loss in Boeing F/A-18

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 04:36
As President Donald Trump pushes for the Pentagon to buy more of Boeing's F/A-18 aircraft, the U.S. Navy is grappling with an escalating problem: Pilots suffering potentially dangerous oxygen deprivation or a loss of cabin pressure in the fighter jets.
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It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 04:05
The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning four decades of integration with its neighbors, demolishing the notion that EU expansion is inevitable and shaking the foundations of a bloc that is facing challenges to its identity and its place in the world.
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Pentagon picks national security lawyer to run Guantanamo war court

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 22:44
Pentagon spokesman Air Force Maj. Ben Sakrisson said Monday that Rishikof “is currently going through the designation process, and that process may conclude in the coming weeks. At that time, he will begin working as the full-time Convening Authority.”
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Japan said to renew push for first offensive weapons since WWII

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 22:42
A policy research group in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party will propose that Japan arm itself with offensive weapons for the first time since World War II, according to a party member.
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Ex-military contractor executive sentenced in $825,000 embezzlement

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 21:18
Stuart Teshima, the former chief financial officer of Epsilon Systems Solutions, was also ordered to continue paying off restitution to the firm’s insurance company, which covered the losses. He still has about half, or $470,500, to go.
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Carl Clark, WWII hero recognized 6 decades later, dies

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:47
Carl Clark was recognized six decades after his bravery during World War II with a medal of honor that had been denied because he was black. He was serving as a Steward First Class aboard the USS Aaron Ward when Japanese kamikazes attacked the destroyer near Okinawa in May 1945.
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Navy’s civilian fleet offers former sailors second chance to serve

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:00
About 7,000 civilians work for Military Sealift Command, a fleet with a $3 billion annual budget and more daily missions than many of the world’s active-duty sea services.
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Under pressure, former Sen. Jim Webb declines to be recognized as a distinguished Naval Academy graduate

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 19:06
Former Senator Jim Webb declined Tuesday to accept an award as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, citing pressure from a "small but vociferous group" of female alumni who are angry about past statements he made that women aren't suited for combat and shouldn't attend the academy.
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Scottish Parliament passes motion in favor of referendum on independence

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 18:30
Advocates for Scottish independence now have parliamentary authority for a referendum. But holding a binding referendum still requires approval from the British government.
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Congress pulls plug on Internet protections

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 18:26
House Republicans freed Internet service providers of protections that limited what companies could do with information such as customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data and Social Security numbers. The rules had also required providers to strengthen safeguards for customer data against hackers and thieves.
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Military digging up WWII battle remains from Hawaii cemetery

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:58
The servicemen were killed in the Battle of Tarawa in 1943 and buried as unknowns at a national cemetery in Honolulu after the war. More than 990 U.S. Marines and 30 U.S. sailors were killed in the three-day battle. About 550 are still unidentified.
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Chinese anger, fears exposed in France after police killing

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:38
Protesters gathered Tuesday in northeast Paris for a second day of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of a Chinese man in his apartment, and police launched an internal investigation into a death that took on diplomatic implications.
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Advocates say the time is right for a War on Terror memorial

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:44
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has long been the inspiration for Andrew Brennan to establish a national memorial to honor the men and women who served in the ongoing Global War on Terror, which he envisions as a place for veterans to gather and remember their friends and for others to learn about the war’s costs.
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Senate votes to approve Montenegro's admission into NATO

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:27
Montenegro is set to become NATO's newest member after the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tiny Balkan nation's entry into the alliance.
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Contracts For March 28, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:59
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc., Malvern, Pennsylvania, has

Lockheed's Hewson turned Trump from foe to friend on the F-35

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:46
Lockheed Martin’s experience in taming President Trump on the F-35 stealth fighter jet doesn't just give a revealing look at the White House, it offers a high-profile window into the modus operandi of Marillyn Hewson, who’s led the sprawling corporation since the start of 2013.
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Flag Officer Assignment

DoD News Releases - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:35
 Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson
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