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The vehicles are arriving in time for joint U.S.-South Korean war games due to begin in March, although the military didn’t offer specifics about how they would be used.



McCain, Thornberry: Trump's proposed defense spending hike isn't enough

The Republican chairmen of the Senate and House armed services committees said Monday that President Donald Trump’s proposal to boost defense spending by $54 billion for fiscal year 2018 is not enough.


SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to the moon next year

SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago.


Three investigations look for answers into what happened in raid that led to death of Navy SEAL

Three separate military investigations are underway into a raid in Yemen that led to the death of a Navy SEAL, though it could be months before any of them provide insight into what might have gone wrong.



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Citing Mattis, retired generals oppose Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts

Now is not the time to slash U.S. foreign aid, more than 120 retired generals and admirals said Monday in a letter to lawmakers, while citing past comments from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to buttress their case.


Bergdahl appeals judge’s decision not to dismiss case over Trump comments

Lawyers for accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl asked an appellate court on Monday to overturn a military judge’s decision not to dismiss the court-martial against the soldier over repeated, negative comments made by President Donald Trump.


US troops launch exercises in African region challenged by Boko Haram

In one of U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercises, a contingent of U.S. special operations forces is working alongside hundreds of troops in western Africa, a region threatened by the militant group Boko Haram.



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3 dead, 2 injured after plane hits houses in California

Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire Monday, authorities said.


Russia pledges to veto UN sanctions resolution on Syria

Russia pledged to veto a Western-backed U.N. resolution Tuesday that would impose sanctions on 21 Syrian individuals, organizations and companies allegedly involved in chemical weapons attacks in the war-ravaged country.


US embassy condemns far-right march with US flag in Croatia

Croatia is facing a rise in far-right sentiments, especially against minority Serbs who remained in the country after a war between the two neighbors in the 1990s during the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia.


US troops launch exercises in African region challenged by Boko Haram

In one of U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercises, a contingent of U.S. special operations forces is working alongside hundreds of troops in western Africa, a region threatened by the militant group Boko Haram.


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3 dead, 2 injured after plane hits houses in California

Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire Monday, authorities said.


Russia pledges to veto UN sanctions resolution on Syria

Russia pledged to veto a Western-backed U.N. resolution Tuesday that would impose sanctions on 21 Syrian individuals, organizations and companies allegedly involved in chemical weapons attacks in the war-ravaged country.


US embassy condemns far-right march with US flag in Croatia

Croatia is facing a rise in far-right sentiments, especially against minority Serbs who remained in the country after a war between the two neighbors in the 1990s during the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia.


US troops launch exercises in African region challenged by Boko Haram

In one of U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercises, a contingent of U.S. special operations forces is working alongside hundreds of troops in western Africa, a region threatened by the militant group Boko Haram.



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Special operation warriors use military skills to restore coral reefs

Force Blue is a new nonprofit created to take thousands of combat divers — veterans already trained by the U.S. Armed Forces — and put their skills toward coral reef conservation around the world.



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Marine vet builds a new flagpole for World War II veteran

Jamie Popwell has placed about a dozen flags in a just a few weeks. He shares the stories and photos of the veterans on the Flags for Vets Facebook page.


Fort Benning soldiers charged in drug deal gone bad

Randall Glahn, 28, and Toby Longoria Jr., 32, both U.S. Army staff sergeants who live on Fort Benning, were charged with one count each of strong arm robbery and one count each of possession of cocaine.


Air Force pays $140,000 to settle base sex discrimination suit

The United States Air Force paid Bridget E. Lyons $140,000 to settle a federal job discrimination lawsuit in which she alleged she wasn’t properly promoted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.


Driver rescued from SUV after crashing into Lake St. Clair

A 16-year-old boy was rescued from Lake St. Clair by the Coast Guard after losing control of the SUV he was driving and landing in the water off Grosse Pointe Shores.


Virginia Beach sailor who repeatedly raped child while HIV-positive gets 35 years in prison

John Michael Abbrescia pleaded guilty Sept. 12 to raping a child under 13, aggravated sexual battery, two counts of forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration and three counts of custodial indecent liberties.


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Marine vet builds a new flagpole for World War II veteran

Jamie Popwell has placed about a dozen flags in a just a few weeks. He shares the stories and photos of the veterans on the Flags for Vets Facebook page.


Fort Benning soldiers charged in drug deal gone bad

Randall Glahn, 28, and Toby Longoria Jr., 32, both U.S. Army staff sergeants who live on Fort Benning, were charged with one count each of strong arm robbery and one count each of possession of cocaine.


Air Force pays $140,000 to settle base sex discrimination suit

The United States Air Force paid Bridget E. Lyons $140,000 to settle a federal job discrimination lawsuit in which she alleged she wasn’t properly promoted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.


Driver rescued from SUV after crashing into Lake St. Clair

A 16-year-old boy was rescued from Lake St. Clair by the Coast Guard after losing control of the SUV he was driving and landing in the water off Grosse Pointe Shores.


Virginia Beach sailor who repeatedly raped child while HIV-positive gets 35 years in prison

John Michael Abbrescia pleaded guilty Sept. 12 to raping a child under 13, aggravated sexual battery, two counts of forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration and three counts of custodial indecent liberties.



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Navy midshipmen lace up gloves, get in the ring

Midshipmen stream into a stifling gym at the U.S. Naval Academy, eager to watch their classmates as they compete in a boxing ring.


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Navy midshipmen lace up gloves, get in the ring

Midshipmen stream into a stifling gym at the U.S. Naval Academy, eager to watch their classmates as they compete in a boxing ring.



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