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This Scientific Atlanta decoder is one of the older AFN receivers that will have to be replaced when AFN upgrades its broadcast signal to a digital format. Off-base residents with old decoders will have to purchase or lease a new one in order to continue watching AFN after the network switches to high-definition television, slated to begin in late summer and early fall.<br>

AFN to go high-definition by end of year after years of delay

After years of delay, American Forces Network is poised to go completely digital, a change that will require thousands of off-base AFN viewers to purchase new decoders to keep the service.


Lockheed's $29 billion helicopter poised to win Pentagon's approval

The Pentagon is poised to review — and probably approve — a new helicopter from Lockheed Martin to transport heavy cargo for the Marine Corps in a program valued at as much as $29 billion.


As N. Korea fires missiles, some in Japan want the ability to launch strikes

As the threat from North Korea's missiles grows, so the calls in Japan for a stronger military response are getting louder.


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u.s.

Advocates say the time is right for a War on Terror memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has long been the inspiration for Andrew Brennan to establish a national memorial to honor the men and women who served in the ongoing Global War on Terror, which he envisions as a place for veterans to gather and remember their friends and for others to learn about the war’s costs.



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europe

Police killing exposes anger, fear of Chinese in France

Protesters gathered Tuesday in northeast Paris for a second day of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of a Chinese man in his apartment, and police launched an internal investigation into a death that took on diplomatic implications.



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pacific

Japan overturns ruling barring nuclear reactor operation

A Japan appeals court overturned a ruling that barred the operation of two nuclear reactors, a win for the nation's atomic operators and government amid public opposition to the technology following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.