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Asia analyst forced to withdraw from think tank position for earlier Trump criticism

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:15
Patrick Cronin, a widely respected Asia analyst who had been selected to run a Pentagon-funded think tank, turned down the position under pressure because he had signed a letter last year opposing President Donald Trump's candidacy, according to U.S. officials and others familiar with the matter.
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DoD—VA Research Partnership to Improve Understanding of Active Duty and Veteran Health

Navy Top News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:57
A new partnership between DoD and VA medical researchers achieve a milestone with its first joint publication, which examines post—traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in veteran and active duty populations. The study will be published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, June 2017.
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Russian Manafort client: Willing to speak to Congress

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:41
A Russian billionaire who is close to President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to take part in congressional hearings to discuss his dealings with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
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Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:40
Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.
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Former defense secretary Ash Carter joins Harvard's Kennedy School

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:19
Former secretary of defense Ash Carter will join the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching students and serving as director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the university announced Tuesday.
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Amid airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, a deepening mistrust

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:05
Local politicians and activists say the high numbers of deaths are spreading alarm among civilians and sowing distrust of the U.S.-backed campaign advancing toward their homes.
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September 2017 E4—E6 Advancement Cycle Announced

Navy Top News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:57
The September 2017 Navy—wide enlisted examinations (Cycle 236) testing dates for active duty, full time support and canvasser recruiter Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrades of E4—E6 have been announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 070/17, released March 24.
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Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest military draft

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:45
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday over military service in one of several protests following the recent detention of a rabbi's son who refused to report to a draft office.
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Lawsuit: Navy discharged woman over sex-harassment complaint

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:41
A Connecticut woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she received an "other than honorable" discharge from the U.S. Navy over a sexual-harassment complaint she lodged against a superior.
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Commander: 'Fair chance' US had role in strike on civilians in Mosul

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:10
The U.S. likely had a role in a strike against a building in Islamic State-controlled West Mosul that might have led to the death of scores of civilians, the top U.S. commander in the fight against the terror group said Tuesday.
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Senior Democrats want audit of nuclear warhead modernization plan

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:05
The two most senior House Democrats who oversee the U.S. nuclear arsenal want an audit of the cost of and justification for modernizing certain nuclear warheads.
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New Michigan museum shares untold stories of military bravery

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:57
The mission of the newly opened Michigan Military Heritage Museum in Grass Lake is chronicling the experiences of Michiganders who served.
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Preliminary hearing waived in death of Muslim recruit

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:53
The Marine Corps says a gunnery sergeant accused of misconduct related to the death of a Muslim recruit has waived his preliminary hearing.
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Navy's Top Officer Visits Naval Station Rota

Navy Top News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:43
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano visited Naval Station Rota, March 27 and 28.
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EUCOM chief: US should provide weapons to Ukraine

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:30
The United States should provide weapons to the Ukrainian military to support its fight against Russian-backed rebels, the top American general in Europe told lawmakers on Tuesday.
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1841 Mountain Howitzer cannon replica serves as history tool at Arkansas historic site

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:23
It's an attractive display in the Drennen-Scott House's visitor center, but the Model 1841 replica "Mountain Howitzer" also serves as an educational tool for both local and national history.
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3 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:21
Three civilians were killed and 28 other people were injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces that killed a rebel in disputed Kashmir, police and witnesses said.
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Naval Academy grads ask alumni group to rescind honor for former Sen. Jim Webb

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:19
Several Naval Academy alumni have asked the alumni association to rescind an award planned for former U.S. Sen. James Webb because of his decades-old essay questioning the decision to admit women into military service academies.
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'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attack

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:12
A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time.
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German state warns Gulen followers of Turkish spy efforts

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:00
German officials on Tuesday warned Turkey against spying on its territory, after Ankara allegedly sought Berlin's help in eavesdropping on hundreds of Turks in Germany thought to be supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
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