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US servicemember killed in vehicle accident in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:26
A U.S. servicemember died Friday in northern Syria from injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said in a statement.
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Pentagon to test intercontinental ballistic missile intercept

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:07
The Pentagon will test its ability next week to shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile like the ones that North Korea is attempting to develop, according to a U.S. Missile Defense Agency statement.
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This soon-to-be West Point grad is heading to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:04
Christian E. Nattiel was 16 years old when his father died. He had struggled through alcohol and drug abuse for years, Nattiel said, but the death still hit the teen hard as he juggled a part-time job, scholastic basketball and his studies.
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Longtime dispute with Army over dream home nears end

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:58
Army officials say the house should never have been built because it encroaches on a security easement around a training facility. Dick and Joyce Robinson, the owners, say they got verbal permission to build their house from the training site's previous tenant — the Air Force.
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Trump’s 2018 Navy budget calls for more Tomahawk cruise missiles

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:34
If the Navy gets what President Donald Trump’s budget requested, one item on its 2018 shopping list will be 100 Tomahawk cruise missiles, including 66 to replenish those fired in the last year at targets in Syria and Yemen, according to the service.
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Senators introduce bill to train military recruits in sexual assault prevention

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:32
The Educating Service Members in Training On Prevention Act "would implement educational steps to thwart military sexual assault by mandating in-person, comprehensive sexual assault prevention training" before new recruits began basic training.
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NY bill to block wind turbines near military bases like Fort Drum moves forward

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:25
The bill prohibits the placement of wind turbines within 40 miles of an airfield or airbase under jurisdiction of any federal military department.
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Pueblo chemical depot's mission has shifted from war support to weapons destruction

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:15
The U.S. Army Chemical Depot celebrated its 75th anniversary by not only recapping its noble service but heralding the efforts of thousands of men and women, both soldiers and civilians, who made it all possible.
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Navy’s new ‘fitness suit’ to launch in July

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:04
The Navy’s unveiling of a mandatory new “fitness suit” met with a tepid response from sailors based in Japan on Friday.
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Flag Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:02
Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson
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Parris Island drill instructor cleared of wrongdoing in hazing scandal

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:48
A former Parris Island drill instructor was acquitted Wednesday of hazing-related charges filed against him following an investigation into allegations of wide-spread mistreatment of recruits at the Marine Corps’ storied South Carolina recruit depot, a Marine spokesman said.
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Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeeping

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:31
Key dates in Sri Lanka's recent history of conflict and contributions to U.N. peacekeeping:
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How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed in UN system

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:27
The U.N. has deployed thousands of peacekeepers from Sri Lanka despite unresolved allegations of war crimes at home. This is a pattern repeated around the world: Strapped for troops, the U.N. draws recruits from many countries with poor human rights records for its peacekeeping program, budgeted at nearly $8 billion this year.
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Suddenly there's another littoral ship in Trump's budget plans

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:26
The White House budget office and the Navy are rushing to find an extra $600 million to buy a second Littoral Combat Ship after including only one in the budget that President Donald Trump proposed this week.
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Turkish committee: US-based cleric was behind failed coup

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:12
The head of a Turkish parliamentary investigative committee said Friday there was no question that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last year's failed military coup.
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Pakistan's $50 billion budget includes 7-percent hike in military spending

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:01
Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Friday presented a $50 billion development heavy budget that also promised a seven percent increase in military spending, a growth rate of near 6 per cent and an appeasement for farmers who protested ahead of the budget announcement, clashing with police who used tear gas to disperse them.
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At least 15 Afghan soldiers killed southern Kandahar

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:51
An Afghan official says Taliban fighters attacked an army camp in southern Kandahar province, killing at least 15 soldiers.
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Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force troops withdraw from South Sudan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:39
The last batch of Ground Self-Defense Force troops departed South Sudan's capital of Juba on Thursday, where the about 350-member 11th Engineer Unit had been taking part in a U.N. peacekeeping operation.
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After 50 years, MIA pilot's wedding ring and bone fragments found in Vietnam pond

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:38
Two U.S. Navy planes came in fast over a bridge in Dong Phong Thuong, North Vietnam, in June, 1965. Cloud cover forced them to descend extremely low. The enemy was waiting.
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Roman military's secret weapon: Slingshot bullets with the stopping power of a .44 magnum

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:09
Research published Wednesday in National Geographic showed a slingshot used by the Romans some 1,900 years ago had nearly the same stopping power as a .44 magnum.
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