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Parents say Green Beret son was murdered in crime complicated by politics

The three families want Jordan to clear their sons of any wrongdoing and for the shooter to be punished. Chuck Lewellen knows, however, that Middle Eastern politics is complicated. Jordan allows the United States a military presence in the country.


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On Medal of Honor Day, a nation's military heroes honor courageous civilians

After Saturday's Medal of Honor Day wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery featuring recipients of the nation's highest military honor, the focus turned to honoring men, women and one unique teenager who have served their communities in different ways.


US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

The U.S. military acknowledged for the first time Saturday that it launched an airstrike against the Islamic State in the densely packed Iraqi city of Mosul, where residents say more than 100 people were killed in a single event.



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Monument pays tribute to role of engineer battalion in WWII Rhine crossing

A small town on the banks of the Rhine witnessed acts of extraordinary ingenuity and courage 72 years ago this week, when U.S. Army engineers built a 1,000-foot pontoon bridge in less than 24 hours.


Vehicle attacks: Easy success for Islamic State, a challenge for police

Experts say attacks in which cars or trucks are driven into popular pedestrian areas present a unique challenge for law enforcement officials as they are nearly impossible to predict and easy to pull off. They require no advanced training, no specialized materials. Almost anyone can own or rent a vehicle.


Trump administration weighs deeper involvement in Yemen war

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has asked the White House to lift Obama-era restrictions on U.S. military support for Persian Gulf states engaged in a protracted civil war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to senior Trump administration officials.



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A danger lies in dismissing Kim Jong Un as irrational

It's a relatively common view. World leaders, military chiefs and Hollywood have all painted him as an unhinged maniac. But this is not just wrong, North Korea watchers and dictatorship experts say. It also risks dangerous miscalculation.


Congolese rebels behead 42 police officers in dramatic escalation of conflict

The group is also suspected of having kidnapped an American man, a Swedish woman and four Congolese working with the United Nations to investigate recent clashes between the militia and government forces.


Iraqi military denies that an airstrike caused massive civilian casualties in Mosul

Iraq’s military disputed reports that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike ordered by Iraqi forces killed civilians in west Mosul this month, even though the claims were substantiated by an initial coalition investigation this weekend.


Italian judge tosses sexual assault case because woman didn't scream during alleged attack

Italy's justice minister has requested an investigation into whether a judge rightfully acquitted a man of a sexual assault charge because the woman did not scream.


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A danger lies in dismissing Kim Jong Un as irrational

It's a relatively common view. World leaders, military chiefs and Hollywood have all painted him as an unhinged maniac. But this is not just wrong, North Korea watchers and dictatorship experts say. It also risks dangerous miscalculation.


Congolese rebels behead 42 police officers in dramatic escalation of conflict

The group is also suspected of having kidnapped an American man, a Swedish woman and four Congolese working with the United Nations to investigate recent clashes between the militia and government forces.


Iraqi military denies that an airstrike caused massive civilian casualties in Mosul

Iraq’s military disputed reports that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike ordered by Iraqi forces killed civilians in west Mosul this month, even though the claims were substantiated by an initial coalition investigation this weekend.


Italian judge tosses sexual assault case because woman didn't scream during alleged attack

Italy's justice minister has requested an investigation into whether a judge rightfully acquitted a man of a sexual assault charge because the woman did not scream.



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Aging veterans receive final salute from military members at Fort Meade

Dennis Loretz was one of about 10 veterans who on Saturday were recognized by the Hospice of the Chesapeake for their service. The organization began the Honor Salute program in 2010, selecting veterans who are in the final stages of life to honor.



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Vice president's wife to visit Mississippi Navy base

The wife of Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit a Navy base in Mississippi where she'll attend a reception honoring military spouses.


Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department.


‘Unacceptable’ working conditions ignored at Fort Bragg fire station, firefighters say

Firefighters at Fort Bragg’s Fire Station No. 7 have been complaining for years that their building is deplorable — even sickening. Fort Bragg’s leaders acknowledge the problems, but say there’s not enough money for repairs.


Kadena-bound US military plane makes emergency landing in Indonesia; no injuries

An American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province, an Indonesian air force spokesman said Saturday. There were no injuries.


Trawler captain evacuated by Coast Guard off Virginia coast

A Coast Guard helicopter crew has conducted a medical evacuation off the coast of Virginia after receiving an emergency alert from a fishing vessel.


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Vice president's wife to visit Mississippi Navy base

The wife of Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit a Navy base in Mississippi where she'll attend a reception honoring military spouses.


Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department.


‘Unacceptable’ working conditions ignored at Fort Bragg fire station, firefighters say

Firefighters at Fort Bragg’s Fire Station No. 7 have been complaining for years that their building is deplorable — even sickening. Fort Bragg’s leaders acknowledge the problems, but say there’s not enough money for repairs.


Kadena-bound US military plane makes emergency landing in Indonesia; no injuries

An American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province, an Indonesian air force spokesman said Saturday. There were no injuries.


Trawler captain evacuated by Coast Guard off Virginia coast

A Coast Guard helicopter crew has conducted a medical evacuation off the coast of Virginia after receiving an emergency alert from a fishing vessel.



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Little sets school record with nine goals as Navy wins

Navy attackman David Little broke a single-game school-record that had stood for 74 years while faceoff specialist Brady Dove and defenseman Matt Rees established new career marks.


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Little sets school record with nine goals as Navy wins

Navy attackman David Little broke a single-game school-record that had stood for 74 years while faceoff specialist Brady Dove and defenseman Matt Rees established new career marks.



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