In a January, 2015 file photo, the patrol craft USS Squall steams in the Persian Gulf.<br>Anthony R. Martinez/U.S. Navy

Navy fires warning shots in 3rd close-call with Iranian ship in 2 days

A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots Wednesday to fend off Iranian fast boats’ harassing behavior in the northern Persian Gulf in a third incident of “unprofessional” Iranian actions near American warships in two days, a Pentagon spokesman said.

16:55 August 25, 2016
Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, 28, of Irvine, California<br>U.S. Army

Green Beret was killed while helping Afghans clear area of Taliban

Army Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson was helping Afghan special forces clear a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan when he was killed, a spokesman for the NATO-led mission said Thursday.

14:44 August 25, 2016
A Purple Heart medal.<br>TNS file photo

DOJ: Veteran's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

Federal prosecutors now say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq war cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 — about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud in 2014.

15:45 August 25, 2016
Attackers who raided the American University in Afghanistan on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, launched the attack from an adjacent high school for blind children, pictured here the day after the attack. The assailants set off a car bomb that toppled a wall dividing the two campuses, an apparent weak spot in the university's otherwise heavy fortification.<br>Chad Garland/Stars and Stripes

American University in Kabul remains closed after deadly attack

At least 13 people were killed and dozens more wounded in an overnight raid on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, officials said Thursday.

11:23 August 25, 2016
Then-Brig. Gen. David Haight is seen in this undated photo. Haight, an Army Ranger, combat veteran and family man, led a double life: an 11-year affair and a "swinger lifestyle" of swapping sexual partners that put him at risk of blackmail and espionage, according to interviews and documents.<br>Javier Amador/U.S. Army

How a EUCOM general's love life cost him his career

Maj. Gen. David Haight, Army Ranger, combat veteran and family man, held a key post in Europe this spring and a future with three, maybe four stars. He also led a double life: an 11-year affair and a "swinger lifestyle" of swapping sexual partners that put him at risk of blackmail and espionage, according to interviews and documents.

07:18 August 25, 2016
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor crew chief (right) inspects the left wing during pre-flight inspection at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, July 11, 2016. The F-22 Raptors fly in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.<br>Larry E. Reid Jr./U.S. Air Force

US pilots provide first account of tense Syrian jet encounter

Two American fighter pilots who intercepted Syrian combat jets over northern Syria last week said they came within 2,000 feet of the planes without the Syrians aware they were being shadowed.

15:06 August 25, 2016
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