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Maj. Richard Norton<br>U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Corps IDs pilot killed in California training crash

Maj. Richard Norton's twin-engine Hornet crashed during a close air support mission. It was part of a pre-deployment training exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms east of Los Angeles.

15:37 July 30, 2016
Michael Parros<br>U.S. Army

Overhydration may have caused death in Army Ranger training

The death this week of a Ranger candidate has been linked with hyponatremia, a condition in which the body's sodium levels are abnormally low.

12:46 July 30, 2016
Seen in uniform before he left the Army, John Hamen died in Yemen in November 2015.<br>Facebook

Lawsuit: American was tortured, killed by Houthi rebels in Yemen

Houthi rebels tortured and killed a Chesapeake man in Yemen last year after detaining and accusing him and another American contractor of being spies after they arrived in the war-torn country on a United Nations plane, according to a federal lawsuit by the men’s families.

10:23 July 30, 2016
A Polich servicemember of Task Force White Eagle participates in a live fire range June 5, 2015 at Tactical Base Gamberi in eastern Afghanistan. Some east European NATO members are perplexed by Donald Trump's criticisms about financial burden-sharing in the alliance.


Charlie Emmons/U.S. Army<br>Charlie Emmons/U.S. Army

Trump’s claims on NATO burden-sharing have long history

Donald Trump’s threat to end defense commitments to countries that do not pay “their fair share” has brought to a boil an issue that has been simmering for years — that NATO has become a free ride for Europe and an onerous burden to the United States.

12:10 July 30, 2016
Afghan police soldiers train in Lashkargah, capital of southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 24, 2016. The Taliban took control of a Helmand after heavy fighting that killed or wounded up to 20 police officers, an Afghan official said on Saturday, July 30.<br>Abdul Khaliq/AP

Heavy fighting as Taliban try to overrun Afghan district

Afghan security forces backed by international troops were battling for control of an important district in southern Helmand province on Saturday, a day after it was announced the government had lost five percent of its territory to insurgents in recent months, officials said.

11:47 July 30, 2016
Dallas shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson, an Army veteran.<br>Facebook

Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014

The report includes new details about an incident that left Micah Johnson stripped of his weapons and removed from his base in disgrace in May 2014. His military career ended soon afterward.

07:36 July 30, 2016
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