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Immigration enforcement officers are free to target any of the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally for removal, the Trump administration said Tuesday, a vast expansion of the federal government’s deportation priorities as the president pursues his promised crackdown on illegal immigration.



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National security adviser choice McMaster battle-tested in Iraq

President Donald Trump’s choice for his national security adviser is a battle-tested Army general whose leadership in dealing with insurgents in Tal Afar, Iraq, in 2005 made him a leading U.S. strategist.


Former DOD comptroller: Be skeptical of military claims of readiness crisis

A former Defense Department comptroller said Tuesday the public should be skeptical of the dire warnings of a readiness crisis coming from the military this year.


Okinawa-based civilian goes missing while skiing Japanese Alps

A search is underway for a Navy civilian who went missing Monday while skiing the Japanese Alps at a Nagano winter resort.


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Air Mobility Command chief pays morale-boosting visit to Ramstein, Spangdahlem

As military operations keep airmen with Air Mobility Command at work around the clock, the command’s top enlisted leader checked in with some of her Europe-based airmen last week.


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Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles.

Terrorists have been modifying devices that can be bought in toy stores into weapons and radio-controlled spies. The French wanted a way to take down drones without shooting at them - a potential disaster if one went rogue in a crowded area.


A son's eulogy for Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, Jr.

Harold G. Moore III's eulogy for his father, retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore Jr., as delivered at Auburn, Ala., Feb. 17, 2017.



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The tank battle that came to define the early career of H.R. McMaster

Long before Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster was tapped for the job as President Trump's national security adviser, he led 140 men into one the last major tank battles of the 20th century, known as the Battle of 73 Easting.


Okinawa-based civilian goes missing while skiing Japanese Alps

A search is underway for a Navy civilian who went missing Monday while skiing the Japanese Alps at a Nagano winter resort.


Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead

Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul's international airport and a nearby military base on Tuesday, fearing the Islamic State group, which still holds both facilities, may launch another wave of nighttime counterattacks.


NATO general: Troops will stay in Kosovo as long as needed

A senior NATO commander has assured Kosovo that the military alliance will maintain troops in the Balkan country "for as long as it's necessary."


South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.


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The tank battle that came to define the early career of H.R. McMaster

Long before Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster was tapped for the job as President Trump's national security adviser, he led 140 men into one the last major tank battles of the 20th century, known as the Battle of 73 Easting.


Okinawa-based civilian goes missing while skiing Japanese Alps

A search is underway for a Navy civilian who went missing Monday while skiing the Japanese Alps at a Nagano winter resort.


Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead

Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul's international airport and a nearby military base on Tuesday, fearing the Islamic State group, which still holds both facilities, may launch another wave of nighttime counterattacks.


NATO general: Troops will stay in Kosovo as long as needed

A senior NATO commander has assured Kosovo that the military alliance will maintain troops in the Balkan country "for as long as it's necessary."


South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.



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Lawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft

The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in light of rising cases of missing prescriptions and other unauthorized use at VA hospitals.



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The tank battle that came to define the early career of H.R. McMaster

Long before Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster was tapped for the job as President Trump's national security adviser, he led 140 men into one the last major tank battles of the 20th century, known as the Battle of 73 Easting.


Military families wrestle with Marine camp water contamination

What her father didn’t know as he headed off to the dangers of combat was there was danger at Camp Lejeune, lurking in its contaminated water. Today, Antonett Cox, now a wife and mother, has cancer — breast cancer, lymph cancer, brain cancer.


Air Force One crewmen share presidential stories at Air Force museum

Present day and former crewmen of the famed presidential fleet— spanning the Nixon to Obama administrations — appeared Monday at a first-ever President’s Day event of its kind at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.


A drug submarine built to carry tons of cocaine leads to a guilty plea

On March 29, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a strange-looking vessel off the Honduran Caribbean coast. When the vessel stopped, Coast Guard personnel realized it was a makeshift semi-submersible built to carry at least 3 tons of cocaine.


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The tank battle that came to define the early career of H.R. McMaster

Long before Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster was tapped for the job as President Trump's national security adviser, he led 140 men into one the last major tank battles of the 20th century, known as the Battle of 73 Easting.


Military families wrestle with Marine camp water contamination

What her father didn’t know as he headed off to the dangers of combat was there was danger at Camp Lejeune, lurking in its contaminated water. Today, Antonett Cox, now a wife and mother, has cancer — breast cancer, lymph cancer, brain cancer.


Air Force One crewmen share presidential stories at Air Force museum

Present day and former crewmen of the famed presidential fleet— spanning the Nixon to Obama administrations — appeared Monday at a first-ever President’s Day event of its kind at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.


A drug submarine built to carry tons of cocaine leads to a guilty plea

On March 29, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a strange-looking vessel off the Honduran Caribbean coast. When the vessel stopped, Coast Guard personnel realized it was a makeshift semi-submersible built to carry at least 3 tons of cocaine.



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Far East basketball roundup

Falcons oust Dragons from title defense

They’ll crown a new champion in this year’s Far East High School Boys Division I Basketball Tournament.


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Far East basketball roundup

Falcons oust Dragons from title defense

They’ll crown a new champion in this year’s Far East High School Boys Division I Basketball Tournament.



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