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North Korean threat, F-35 demand spur rise in global arms sales, report says

U.S. companies on the list increased their share of arms sales to 57.9 percent, with a combined total of $217.2 billion in 2016, boosted by military operations overseas and the acquisition of large weapon systems by other countries, according to the report.


American honors late father by preserving Bataan Death March markers in the Philippines

Jungle moss and roadwork are threatening historical markers along the Bataan Death March trail in the Philippines, says an American who’s waging a lonely battle to preserve them.


Putin visits Syria as Russian troops set to withdraw

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday made a surprise visit to Russia's Khmeimim air base in Syria, announcing an imminent drawdown of Russian forces in the wake of his declaration of victory in its intervention in the Syria war.



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Pipe bomb strapped to man explodes in NYC subway, injuring 4

A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour.


Officials see weapons threat as North Korea gains biotech expertise

Five months before North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006, U.S. intelligence officials sent a report to Congress warning that secret work also was underway on a biological weapon.


These are Afghanistan’s best troops. The US is backing a plan to create many more of them

While conventional Afghan soldiers and police struggle to hold their ground against insurgents, the country’s special forces have been a rare success story, routinely responding first to attacks and leading the majority of offensive operations.



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U.S. judge to question nearly 3-month detention of unnamed American ISIS suspect

A federal judge Monday is set to home in on a question left open by federal courts since the struggles over detentions of suspected al-Qaida members and other terrorists after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: how long can the government hold a U.S. citizen captured on the battlefield without letting him challenge his detention?


AP: Rohingya women methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset. It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by the fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar. Without warning, seven soldiers burst into the house and charged into their bedroom.


Putin visits Syria as Russian troops set to withdraw

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday made a surprise visit to Russia's Khmeimim air base in Syria, announcing an imminent drawdown of Russian forces in the wake of his declaration of victory in its intervention in the Syria war.


Saudi Arabia says it will allow cinemas to operate for the first time in decades

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it would allow cinemas to operate in the strictly conservative kingdom for the first time in decades, in the latest sign of a broader government push to relax social restrictions, provide popular entertainment for young Saudis and diversify the economy.


15 UN peacekeepers killed, more than 50 hurt in Congo attack

In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours.


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U.S. judge to question nearly 3-month detention of unnamed American ISIS suspect

A federal judge Monday is set to home in on a question left open by federal courts since the struggles over detentions of suspected al-Qaida members and other terrorists after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: how long can the government hold a U.S. citizen captured on the battlefield without letting him challenge his detention?


AP: Rohingya women methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset. It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by the fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar. Without warning, seven soldiers burst into the house and charged into their bedroom.


Putin visits Syria as Russian troops set to withdraw

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday made a surprise visit to Russia's Khmeimim air base in Syria, announcing an imminent drawdown of Russian forces in the wake of his declaration of victory in its intervention in the Syria war.


Saudi Arabia says it will allow cinemas to operate for the first time in decades

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it would allow cinemas to operate in the strictly conservative kingdom for the first time in decades, in the latest sign of a broader government push to relax social restrictions, provide popular entertainment for young Saudis and diversify the economy.


15 UN peacekeepers killed, more than 50 hurt in Congo attack

In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours.



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The Marines needed female recruits during WWII, so Dorothy Peterson stepped up

When the military needed women to sign up for service so every able-bodied man could fight during World War II, the young lady from Milwaukee—tall and thin and an excellent swimmer and tennis player—knew exactly which branch she’d join. It was as if she were born to it.



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Fort Bragg picked as home of the second Security Force Assistance Brigade

The Fort Bragg unit will be the second of six planned SFABs, specialized units “whose core mission is to conduct advise-and-assist operations with allied and partner nations.”


MVP Bradshaw leads Army to second consecutive victory over Navy

Navy kicker Bennett Moehring missed a 48-yard field goal as time expired Saturday, and Army held on for a 14-13 victory at snowy Lincoln Financial Field in the rivals’ 118th meeting.


Salvage team tows wrecked fishing boat off Hawaii reef

A commercial fishing vessel carrying foreign workers that ran aground and later burned and leaked fuel just off the beaches of Waikiki was towed out to sea Thursday and will be sunk by a team of salvage workers.


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Fort Bragg picked as home of the second Security Force Assistance Brigade

The Fort Bragg unit will be the second of six planned SFABs, specialized units “whose core mission is to conduct advise-and-assist operations with allied and partner nations.”


MVP Bradshaw leads Army to second consecutive victory over Navy

Navy kicker Bennett Moehring missed a 48-yard field goal as time expired Saturday, and Army held on for a 14-13 victory at snowy Lincoln Financial Field in the rivals’ 118th meeting.


Salvage team tows wrecked fishing boat off Hawaii reef

A commercial fishing vessel carrying foreign workers that ran aground and later burned and leaked fuel just off the beaches of Waikiki was towed out to sea Thursday and will be sunk by a team of salvage workers.



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MVP Bradshaw leads Army to second consecutive victory over Navy

Navy kicker Bennett Moehring missed a 48-yard field goal as time expired Saturday, and Army held on for a 14-13 victory at snowy Lincoln Financial Field in the rivals’ 118th meeting.


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MVP Bradshaw leads Army to second consecutive victory over Navy

Navy kicker Bennett Moehring missed a 48-yard field goal as time expired Saturday, and Army held on for a 14-13 victory at snowy Lincoln Financial Field in the rivals’ 118th meeting.