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Statement by Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White on Additional Remains Found in Niger

DoD News Releases - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:50
Statement by Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White on Additional Remains Found in Niger On Nov. 12, 2017,
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A toothless military, not warmongering, ails Japan

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:36
If Japan were located in a peaceable region, its military challenges would not be a cause for concern. But Northeast Asia is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods on the globe.
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Yemen’s man-made crisis has no end in sight

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:27
In both the United States and Britain, which also has a deep security relationship with Riyadh, there is growing recognition of complicity in Yemen’s misery.
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Millions face pain, withdrawal as opioid prescriptions plummet

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:18
Millions of painkiller-dependent users inhabit a vast gray zone somewhere between medical patient and drug addict. They are finding themselves suddenly abandoned in droves by the medical system, sometimes with catastrophic consequences.
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House Veterans committee chairman takes oversight on the road

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:08
Members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs have conducted 23 visits between January and September — many of them to VA facilities accused of wrongdoing. Rep. Phil Roe has been part of about a dozen of those visits, including a three-state trip that began Friday.
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German domestic political woes may have international effect

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:03
The collapse of talks to form a new German government has weakened Chancellor Angela Merkel and left her country, an influential European economic powerhouse, facing months more political instability. What does the uncertainty mean for the rest of the world?
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 19, 2017)

Photos - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:00

An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The ship and its amphibious ready group are conducting a combined composite training unit exercise with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU)which is the culmination of training for the Navy-Marine Corps team that will certify them for deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dary M. Patten (Released) 171119-N-NJ910-0087
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COMODORO RIVADAVIA, Argentina (Nov. 20,

Photos - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:00

Argentine rescue commanders discuss current operations with U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Eberlein, commanding officer of Undersea Rescue Command (URC). URC is based in San Diego and is mobilizing two rescue assets to assist in search and rescue efforts for the Argentine navy submarine ARA San Juan (S-42). U.S. Navy photo (Released) 171120-N-UX999-005
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INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 20, 2017)

Photos - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:00

Sailors prepare to launch an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Mighty Shrikes" of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 94 from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Spencer Roberts (Released) 171120-N-MJ135-1064
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NORFOLK (Nov. 20, 2017)

Photos - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:00

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returns to Naval Station Norfolk after being deployed in support of humanitarian relief efforts. Comfort returned from supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal organization, as well as other federal and local authorities helping those in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick T. Bauer (Released) 171120-N-LK932-0027
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Las Vegas gun massacre lawsuits go from a trickle to a flood

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:58
A slew of lawsuits have been filed by victims of the Las Vegas attack, which left almost 60 dead and more than 500 wounded. The alleged gunman, Stephen Paddock, shot attendees of the Route 91 country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort on the night of Oct. 1.
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The danger in how some defend Moore, Franken

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:45
When conscience means nothing, all that is left is power. The result is a nihilism that, history has shown us, ends up nowhere good.
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Why Dems should tell Franken to resign

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:43
If Democrats call for Franken to resign, it would demonstrate that they’re willing to put their actions where their principles are, that they want to take this opportunity to begin really changing the culture of male supremacy that makes widespread sexual harassment possible.
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Landmark Mladic verdict closely watched in the Balkans

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:42
Deep divisions persist in the Balkans over the U.N. war crimes court's role in delivering justice and paving the way for reconciliation in the war-torn region of Europe. More than 20 years on, the nations in the region are still led by nationalist politicians and remain divided deeply along ethnic lines.
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Vandals strike vehicles, homes affiliated with the US military on Okinawa

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:30
A number of U.S. military affiliated vehicles and apartment buildings were vandalized over the weekend, shortly after a fatal vehicle accident involving a Marine and a Japanese national.
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Rhode Island National Guard promotes woman to brigadier general rank for 1st time

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:28
Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Baumann graduated from Norwich University's Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics.
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Booze ban likely means a dry Thanksgiving for Japan-based servicemembers

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:12
Servicemembers in Japan can expect a ban on alcoholic beverages to last at least through Thanksgiving, a wing commander told troops Tuesday in western Tokyo.
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USNS Comfort Completes Hurricane Relief Mission in Puerto Rico

Navy Top News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:44
Military Sealift Command's hospital ship USNS Comfort (T—AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after providing life—saving medical care to the people of Puerto Rico.
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Authorities believe border agent may have fallen

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:25
Investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in West Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert, and his partner, who radioed for help, has no memory of what happened, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation.
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