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3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to contractor’s kidnapper

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:56
Three Iraqis living in the U.S. as refugees have been charged with visa fraud after prosecutors say they hid their family ties to a kidnapper.
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Former Army medic arrested in vandalism at Colorado mosque

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:33
Police arrested a former Army medic after a vandal broke windows and left a Bible at a Colorado mosque - an act that led to an outpouring of support for Muslims, authorities said.
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What makes a cyberattack? Experts lobby to restrict the term

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:26
When U.S. senator John McCain told Ukrainian television that the allegedly Russian-backed breach of the Democratic National Committee's server was "an act of war," Michael Schmitt cringed.
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Serbia: Putin agrees large weapons delivery to Balkans

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:20
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to sign off on a delivery of fighter jets, battle tanks and armored vehicles to Serbia, the Balkan country's defense minister said Tuesday, in what could worsen tensions with neighboring states and trigger an arms race in the war-weary region.
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White House plan to help pay for border wall is a long shot

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:10
The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to help pay for the border wall that President Donald Trump repeatedly promised would be financed by Mexico.
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Myanmar's armed Rohingya militants deny terrorist links

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:07
An armed militant group fighting Myanmar's government on behalf of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defense and denying links to any terrorist group.
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Iraqi forces grateful for US support in Islamic State fight, even as battle turns messy

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:00
A recent airstrike that killed hundreds of civilians has stirred controversy about the operation, which has stalled in the city’s densely packed western half. But the Iraqis at this base, who have been mainly operating south and west of Mosul to cut off the militants’ escape route into Syria, say the American support is helping win battles and save lives.
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Flag Officer Announcements

DoD News Releases - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:49
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced today that the president has made the following
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Off-base events

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:46
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.
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Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:30
The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. It is one of four he received before he ran for office, and suggests that the former casino executive may have had wider hopes for businesses across the Middle East than was previously known.
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Government watchdog to review Trump's use of Mar-a-Lago

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:23
A government watchdog agency, the Government Accountability Office, has agreed to review the costs and security precautions associated with President Donald Trump's travel and stays at Mar-a-Lago after a request for inquiry from leading Democrats on Capitol Hill.
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Trump turning page in fighting terrorists

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:09
The White House may not yet have formally agreed on an anti-Islamic State strategy, but their incremental choices are adding up to a coherent approach that departs from the Obama approach in four important ways.
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US troops not trained to take the literal high ground

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:07
In the near future, our troops could well be deployed to high terrain in the Middle East, Central Asia and beyond. They need to know how to fight in these environments — so that, quite simply, they don’t get killed.
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On-base activities

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:06
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.
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Cheney blasts Russia's alleged interference in US election

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:48
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has criticized Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, calling it a hostile act.
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Trump's budget could hurt efforts to curb veteran homelessness

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:48
The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump's proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say.
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Russia general claims US-led coalition hit dam in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:42
A senior Russian general on Tuesday criticized the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants for allegedly targeting Syria's infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by the Sunni extremist group.
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UN chief: With US cuts looming, UN to rally other donors

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:24
The United Nations, faced with the possibility of deep U.S. funding cuts, is trying to mobilize more support from Europe, the Arab Gulf states and elsewhere, the U.N. chief said on Tuesday, adding that a time of growing global nee
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EU commissioner calls on Hungary to comply with asylum rules

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:19
Hungary's new legislation allowing for the detention of asylum-seekers in shipping containers at border camps took effect Tuesday, with the European Union's commissioner for migration saying that it needs to comply with the bloc's rules.
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Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:18
A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
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