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British officials did not release the attacker's identity or confirm a link with the Islamic State group, though Prime Minister Theresa May did say it would be wrong to describe the attack as "Islamic" extremism.



Japan’s newest helicopter destroyer joins fleet in Yokosuka

Japan’s newest ship will be positioned for natural-disaster response but can also carry the U.S.-made Osprey and aircraft made for combat contingencies, Japanese officials said Thursday.


USS Laboon makes another major drug bust in Arabian Sea

Guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon was at it again last week, making a second major drug bust in a matter of days in the Arabian Sea, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said in a statement.


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US, South Korean soldiers practice taking out chemical-weapons labs

Heavy infantry soldiers traded tracks and wheels for a trip through the clouds during air-assault training this week in South Korea.



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Report: Airman AWOL for 45 years was nabbed during morning walk

Linley Benson Lemburg served as an Air Force Office of Special investigations Special Agent from 1968 until his desertion in 1972. He was found in Florida living under an assumed identity.


Taliban forces seize strategic district in embattled Helmand province

Taliban insurgents captured a strategic district in embattled Helmand Province on Thursday, officials said, while Afghan troops were evacuated from the area and Air Force planes bombed military installations there to prevent the Taliban from using them.


Caught in political crossfire, military advocacy group fights for survival

While the prospect of another round of military base closures is getting more talk in Washington, the Florida Legislature is taking steps to kill off a nonprofit created to help keep Florida bases off the chopping block.



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In a first for the government, dogs will be occasionally allowed at Interior Department

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will announce in an email to employees Thursday morning the start of "Doggy Days at Interior," a program that will launch with test runs at the agency's Washington headquarters on two Fridays in May and September.


Taliban forces seize strategic district in embattled Helmand province

Taliban insurgents captured a strategic district in embattled Helmand Province on Thursday, officials said, while Afghan troops were evacuated from the area and Air Force planes bombed military installations there to prevent the Taliban from using them.


Islamic State group claims responsibility for London attack

British officials did not release the attacker's identity or confirm a link with the Islamic State group, though Prime Minister Theresa May did say it would be wrong to describe the attack as "Islamic" extremism.


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US, South Korean soldiers practice taking out chemical-weapons labs

Heavy infantry soldiers traded tracks and wheels for a trip through the clouds during air-assault training this week in South Korea.


Egypt says fighting in central Sinai leaves 10 soldiers dead

Islamic extremists killed 10 Egyptian soldiers in fighting in a central part of the restive Sinai Peninsula during an army raid on a militant hideout early Thursday, the military said, a toll that underscored its continuing challenges to rein in insurgents in the area.


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In a first for the government, dogs will be occasionally allowed at Interior Department

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will announce in an email to employees Thursday morning the start of "Doggy Days at Interior," a program that will launch with test runs at the agency's Washington headquarters on two Fridays in May and September.


Taliban forces seize strategic district in embattled Helmand province

Taliban insurgents captured a strategic district in embattled Helmand Province on Thursday, officials said, while Afghan troops were evacuated from the area and Air Force planes bombed military installations there to prevent the Taliban from using them.


Islamic State group claims responsibility for London attack

British officials did not release the attacker's identity or confirm a link with the Islamic State group, though Prime Minister Theresa May did say it would be wrong to describe the attack as "Islamic" extremism.


VIDEO, GALLERY

US, South Korean soldiers practice taking out chemical-weapons labs

Heavy infantry soldiers traded tracks and wheels for a trip through the clouds during air-assault training this week in South Korea.


Egypt says fighting in central Sinai leaves 10 soldiers dead

Islamic extremists killed 10 Egyptian soldiers in fighting in a central part of the restive Sinai Peninsula during an army raid on a militant hideout early Thursday, the military said, a toll that underscored its continuing challenges to rein in insurgents in the area.



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Starbucks pledges to employ 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2025

The company announced it has reached its goal of hiring 10,000 U.S. military veterans and active-duty spouses a year ahead of schedule. It also plans to dedicate 100 more military family stores — Starbucks stores located close to military bases and operated by veterans and their supporters — across the U.S. in the next five years.



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First US aircraft carrier of Trump presidency enters Gulf

American sailors watched as the first Revolutionary Guard vessels appeared on the horizon of the Strait of Hormuz, beginning a daylong face-off that has become familiar to both Iranian paramilitary and U.S. naval forces that pass through the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf. But these routine, if tense encounters may soon grow even more perilous.


Cubans still trying to reach US by sea despite rule change

The U.S. Coast Guard said it intercepted 65 Cubans trying to reach Florida or Puerto Rico since Jan. 12. That's when former President Barack Obama ended the so-called "wet foot, dry foot" policy as part of the normalization of relations with Cuba.


Report: Airman AWOL for 45 years was nabbed during morning walk

Linley Benson Lemburg served as an Air Force Office of Special investigations Special Agent from 1968 until his desertion in 1972. He was found in Florida living under an assumed identity.


Police: Army veteran arrested for murder went to NY to attack black people

James Harris Jackson, a former military intelligence analyst with the Army, traveled from Baltimore to New York with the intention of making a race-based attack. On Wednesday, he randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword.


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First US aircraft carrier of Trump presidency enters Gulf

American sailors watched as the first Revolutionary Guard vessels appeared on the horizon of the Strait of Hormuz, beginning a daylong face-off that has become familiar to both Iranian paramilitary and U.S. naval forces that pass through the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf. But these routine, if tense encounters may soon grow even more perilous.


Cubans still trying to reach US by sea despite rule change

The U.S. Coast Guard said it intercepted 65 Cubans trying to reach Florida or Puerto Rico since Jan. 12. That's when former President Barack Obama ended the so-called "wet foot, dry foot" policy as part of the normalization of relations with Cuba.


Report: Airman AWOL for 45 years was nabbed during morning walk

Linley Benson Lemburg served as an Air Force Office of Special investigations Special Agent from 1968 until his desertion in 1972. He was found in Florida living under an assumed identity.


Police: Army veteran arrested for murder went to NY to attack black people

James Harris Jackson, a former military intelligence analyst with the Army, traveled from Baltimore to New York with the intention of making a race-based attack. On Wednesday, he randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword.



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Mets move exhibition game against Army to Citi Field

The Mets originally were scheduled to play the Black Knights at West Point on March 31. But the snowstorm that slammed the Northeast last week affected Army's diamond and forced the switch of fields.


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Mets move exhibition game against Army to Citi Field

The Mets originally were scheduled to play the Black Knights at West Point on March 31. But the snowstorm that slammed the Northeast last week affected Army's diamond and forced the switch of fields.



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