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In Europe, a resurgent Russia, wary allies and a military mission to be defined

America’s next president will have to pass judgment on a military strategy that has centered for the past two years on building up forces in Europe, after the United States had been steadily cutting back since the end of the Cold War. The increases come in response to concern about a resurgent Russia, which Pentagon brass has called a top threat after Moscow’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine.

Arnold Palmer, a Pennsylvania greenskeeper's son who became one of golf's most charismatic champions and made millions of dollars by turning his popular "everyman" image into one of the most lucrative sports brands in the world, died Sunday.



Marine Corps grounds Harriers on Okinawa after crash

The Marines have grounded all AV-8B Harriers on Okinawa after one of the jets crashed last week east of the southern Japanese island.


Air Force is losing pilots, and the headwind is getting worse

The crisis stems from crushing budget constraints under the congressional sequester, too many nonflying tasks that distract pilots from their main job, and a perception that the Air Force doesn’t value them, several pilots said.


Report: USFK overdue on nearly $2 million in electricity bills this year

U.S. Forces Korea owes nearly $2 million in unpaid electricity bills for the first seven months of the year, South Korea’s main news agency reported Sunday.

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Defense Secretary Carter is an expert on nuclear weapons, but says little about them

As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons," Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them. This quiet approach is expected to end Monday when Carter visits Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, where he plans to deliver a speech on nuclear deterrence.



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At 2 years old, Colorado Springs VA clinic seeing 30 percent patient growth

The Veterans Affairs clinic in Colorado Springs commemorated its two-year anniversary Saturday, celebrating the increasing number of patients the facility has been able to provide services for since it opened in August 2014.



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Air Force is losing pilots, and the headwind is getting worse

The crisis stems from crushing budget constraints under the congressional sequester, too many nonflying tasks that distract pilots from their main job, and a perception that the Air Force doesn’t value them, several pilots said.


Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court

Sunday's vote is whether to keep Jan. 9 as a holiday in Republika Srpska - commemorating the day in 1992 that Bosnian Serbs declared the creation of their own state and ignited a devastating 1992-95 war.


After a lifetime in Pakistan, Afghans are told to go

In the past year, more than 250,000 undocumented Afghan refugees have returned to their impoverished, insurgent-plagued country under pressure from Pakistani authorities.


Report: China investigating North Korean bank

A South Korean newspaper reports Chinese authorities are investigating a North Korean bank suspected of financing its government's imports of goods that might be used by its nuclear weapons program.


'We are thirsty' say Tunisians as drought creates tensions

Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy.


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Air Force is losing pilots, and the headwind is getting worse

The crisis stems from crushing budget constraints under the congressional sequester, too many nonflying tasks that distract pilots from their main job, and a perception that the Air Force doesn’t value them, several pilots said.


Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court

Sunday's vote is whether to keep Jan. 9 as a holiday in Republika Srpska - commemorating the day in 1992 that Bosnian Serbs declared the creation of their own state and ignited a devastating 1992-95 war.


After a lifetime in Pakistan, Afghans are told to go

In the past year, more than 250,000 undocumented Afghan refugees have returned to their impoverished, insurgent-plagued country under pressure from Pakistani authorities.


Report: China investigating North Korean bank

A South Korean newspaper reports Chinese authorities are investigating a North Korean bank suspected of financing its government's imports of goods that might be used by its nuclear weapons program.


'We are thirsty' say Tunisians as drought creates tensions

Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy.



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Iwakuni Marine proposes to girlfriend in Florida via surprise video

Brenda Salmeron thought she was going to the mall with a friend on Saturday, but instead she got the surprise of her life as the love of her life appeared on a giant video screen inside the Microsoft store to ask an important question.


Fort Bliss' 3rd Armored Brigade busy training in Kuwait

An armored brigade from Fort Bliss is doing important work to help ensure stability in the Middle East and has been busy training with partner nations there, its leaders and soldiers said.


Air Force is losing pilots, and the headwind is getting worse

The crisis stems from crushing budget constraints under the congressional sequester, too many nonflying tasks that distract pilots from their main job, and a perception that the Air Force doesn’t value them, several pilots said.


Arnold Palmer, 'King' of the PGA tour, dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, a Pennsylvania greenskeeper's son who became one of golf's most charismatic champions and made millions of dollars by turning his popular "everyman" image into one of the most lucrative sports brands in the world, died Sunday.


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Iwakuni Marine proposes to girlfriend in Florida via surprise video

Brenda Salmeron thought she was going to the mall with a friend on Saturday, but instead she got the surprise of her life as the love of her life appeared on a giant video screen inside the Microsoft store to ask an important question.


Fort Bliss' 3rd Armored Brigade busy training in Kuwait

An armored brigade from Fort Bliss is doing important work to help ensure stability in the Middle East and has been busy training with partner nations there, its leaders and soldiers said.


Air Force is losing pilots, and the headwind is getting worse

The crisis stems from crushing budget constraints under the congressional sequester, too many nonflying tasks that distract pilots from their main job, and a perception that the Air Force doesn’t value them, several pilots said.


Arnold Palmer, 'King' of the PGA tour, dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, a Pennsylvania greenskeeper's son who became one of golf's most charismatic champions and made millions of dollars by turning his popular "everyman" image into one of the most lucrative sports brands in the world, died Sunday.



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Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24.