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Japanese police, helped by American volunteers, scoured an avalanche-prone valley in the Japanese Alps on Wednesday for a Navy civilian who went missing while skiing.



China denounces 'relevant countries' after US carrier deploys to South China Sea

China has denounced “relevant countries” for threatening sovereignty and security in the South China Sea, following the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson carrier battle group on a routine patrol in the sea’s international waters.


Plan to compete jets 'doesn't make sense,' lawmaker says

Donald Trump wants Boeing's Super Hornet fighter to compete against Lockheed Martin's next generation F-35 jet. But that idea "doesn't make sense" to a key Republican lawmaker who would need to approve big changes in defense spending.


McMaster needs Senate confirmation to keep all 3 stars

National security advisers don’t need the consent of the Senate, but the decision by President Donald Trump to tap Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster for the assignment brings up an unusual question of military rank.


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Marines, airmen eat venomous critters while training in Thailand

Servicemembers expanded their palates during jungle-survival training, as part of the multinational Cobra Gold exercise underway in Thailand.


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Iraqi suicide bomber was former Gitmo detainee

A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terrorists.


Fort Carson soldier acknowledges killing infant girl

Branden K. Harms, a soldier at Fort Carson, recounted how he "lost control" when he couldn't keep his girlfriend's 4-month-old daughter calm on a night in April 2016 when he agreed to watch her.



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Plan to compete jets 'doesn't make sense,' lawmaker says

Donald Trump wants Boeing's Super Hornet fighter to compete against Lockheed Martin's next generation F-35 jet. But that idea "doesn't make sense" to a key Republican lawmaker who would need to approve big changes in defense spending.


Search continues for lost US skier in Japan

Japanese police, helped by American volunteers, scoured an avalanche-prone valley in the Japanese Alps on Wednesday for a Navy civilian who went missing while skiing.


Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, have launched a new push to capture villages west of the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.


Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity

Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country.


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Plan to compete jets 'doesn't make sense,' lawmaker says

Donald Trump wants Boeing's Super Hornet fighter to compete against Lockheed Martin's next generation F-35 jet. But that idea "doesn't make sense" to a key Republican lawmaker who would need to approve big changes in defense spending.


Search continues for lost US skier in Japan

Japanese police, helped by American volunteers, scoured an avalanche-prone valley in the Japanese Alps on Wednesday for a Navy civilian who went missing while skiing.


Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, have launched a new push to capture villages west of the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.


Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity

Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country.



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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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Fort Drum contractor to cut dozens of jobs starting this week

An aviation maintenance contractor on post will lay off dozens of workers starting this week, which could result in millions of dollars in lost wages for the area.


US forces must do more to keep lethal edge, military commanders urge

The call for renewed military strength was the predominate message during the first day of the West 2017 gathering of the nation’s top brass and security experts at the downtown San Diego Convention Center.


Plan to compete jets 'doesn't make sense,' lawmaker says

Donald Trump wants Boeing's Super Hornet fighter to compete against Lockheed Martin's next generation F-35 jet. But that idea "doesn't make sense" to a key Republican lawmaker who would need to approve big changes in defense spending.


Lawsuit: Air Force colonel 'brainwashed' underage girl into sex

Andrew Green pleaded guilty to third-degree rape last October and was sentenced in January to 6 months in jail and a decade on probation for having sex with the 15-year-old victim in 2015.


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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Fort Drum contractor to cut dozens of jobs starting this week

An aviation maintenance contractor on post will lay off dozens of workers starting this week, which could result in millions of dollars in lost wages for the area.


US forces must do more to keep lethal edge, military commanders urge

The call for renewed military strength was the predominate message during the first day of the West 2017 gathering of the nation’s top brass and security experts at the downtown San Diego Convention Center.


Plan to compete jets 'doesn't make sense,' lawmaker says

Donald Trump wants Boeing's Super Hornet fighter to compete against Lockheed Martin's next generation F-35 jet. But that idea "doesn't make sense" to a key Republican lawmaker who would need to approve big changes in defense spending.


Lawsuit: Air Force colonel 'brainwashed' underage girl into sex

Andrew Green pleaded guilty to third-degree rape last October and was sentenced in January to 6 months in jail and a decade on probation for having sex with the 15-year-old victim in 2015.


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

Panthers reach the final in at least three tourneys

Thursday’s finals of the Far East Division I basketball tournaments will have a definite hint of black and yellow.


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Far East basketball roundup

Panthers reach the final in at least three tourneys

Thursday’s finals of the Far East Division I basketball tournaments will have a definite hint of black and yellow.



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