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The head of U.S. special operations forces has issued a call to action after a series of high-profile instances of misconduct revealed a damaged culture of discipline in the ranks.



Report: Chinese military expert calls for PRC Navy to ‘ram’ US warships in contested waters

A Chinese military expert has suggested the People’s Liberation Navy should “ram” the next U.S. warship to sail through waters claimed by China, according to a report by the state-run newspaper Global Times.


Rolling Thunder to end annual Memorial Day ride in DC after 2019

The nearly 32-year-old tradition of a Memorial Day motorcycle ride through Washington, D.C. is ending because of escalating costs and a lack of cooperation from the Pentagon and metropolitan police departments, according to a letter shared by Artie Muller, a Vietnam veteran and founder of Rolling Thunder.


A Korean war veteran had been missing since 1961. Then his son started digging in the basement.

Six feet below the basement floor of a suburban house in New York was the answer to a family mystery that had been lingering for decades.


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Langley Air Force Base secretary faked payroll for 17 years, giving herself an extra $1.46 million

A civilian secretary pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to felony charges that she undertook a long-running effort to boost her own pay.


‘Blue Water Navy’ bill backers press Trump to pressure senators

Using the last arrow in their quiver, veteran groups and service organizations urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to use his personal influence with two Republican senators to persuade them to allow a vote on the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (HR 299) before the 115th Congress expires next week.


Well-armed police will guard German Christmas markets after Strasbourg attack

Police throughout Germany and especially near U.S. military bases are boosting security at Christmas markets after a deadly attack in the French city of Strasbourg this week.



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Rolling Thunder to end annual Memorial Day ride in DC after 2019

The nearly 32-year-old tradition of a Memorial Day motorcycle ride through Washington, D.C. is ending because of escalating costs and a lack of cooperation from the Pentagon and metropolitan police departments, according to a letter shared by Artie Muller, a Vietnam veteran and founder of Rolling Thunder.


Well-armed police will guard German Christmas markets after Strasbourg attack

Police throughout Germany and especially near U.S. military bases are boosting security at Christmas markets after a deadly attack in the French city of Strasbourg this week.


Iran hackers hunt nuke workers, US officials

The hackers' hit list included U.S. Treasury officials; high-profile defenders, detractors and enforcers of the nuclear deal struck between Washington and Tehran; Arab atomic scientists, Iranian civil society figures and D.C. think tank employees.


Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, which are "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage."


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Rolling Thunder to end annual Memorial Day ride in DC after 2019

The nearly 32-year-old tradition of a Memorial Day motorcycle ride through Washington, D.C. is ending because of escalating costs and a lack of cooperation from the Pentagon and metropolitan police departments, according to a letter shared by Artie Muller, a Vietnam veteran and founder of Rolling Thunder.


Well-armed police will guard German Christmas markets after Strasbourg attack

Police throughout Germany and especially near U.S. military bases are boosting security at Christmas markets after a deadly attack in the French city of Strasbourg this week.


Iran hackers hunt nuke workers, US officials

The hackers' hit list included U.S. Treasury officials; high-profile defenders, detractors and enforcers of the nuclear deal struck between Washington and Tehran; Arab atomic scientists, Iranian civil society figures and D.C. think tank employees.


Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, which are "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage."



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‘Blue Water Navy’ bill backers press Trump to pressure senators

Using the last arrow in their quiver, veteran groups and service organizations urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to use his personal influence with two Republican senators to persuade them to allow a vote on the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (HR 299) before the 115th Congress expires next week.



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'We must do better' in wake of Marine deaths, lawmakers say

In a somber congressional hearing on Navy and Marine Corps readiness, lawmakers expressed condolences, read aloud the names of the Marines who died in a recent crash and urged newfound vigilance for the military.


Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery

A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed the USS San Diego: An underwater mine set by a German submarine cruising in waters just miles from New York City.


Hearing shows future of Cape Cod Canal bridges is a regional concern

Figuring out what to do with the two aging highway bridges spanning the Cape Cod Canal has the same urgency across the region, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hearing Wednesday night showed.


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'We must do better' in wake of Marine deaths, lawmakers say

In a somber congressional hearing on Navy and Marine Corps readiness, lawmakers expressed condolences, read aloud the names of the Marines who died in a recent crash and urged newfound vigilance for the military.


Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery

A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed the USS San Diego: An underwater mine set by a German submarine cruising in waters just miles from New York City.


Hearing shows future of Cape Cod Canal bridges is a regional concern

Figuring out what to do with the two aging highway bridges spanning the Cape Cod Canal has the same urgency across the region, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hearing Wednesday night showed.



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Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar molestation allegations

From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was essentially an unchecked, rogue operation at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas, nobody stepped in quickly enough to stifle Larry Nassar's crimes, a new independent report concludes.


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Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar molestation allegations

From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was essentially an unchecked, rogue operation at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas, nobody stepped in quickly enough to stifle Larry Nassar's crimes, a new independent report concludes.