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The Special Forces soldier who died Sunday in Afghanistan from wounds in a bomb blast was a husband and father of two who had wanted from an early age to become a Green Beret, family and friends said.



Remains from North Korea in moderate to poor condition, could take years to identify

It will take scientists months to determine how many sets of Korean War remains were in 55 boxes handed over by North Korea, officials with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Tuesday at the White House.


USS Ronald Reagan sailor found guilty of attempting to sexually assault children

Prosecutors said Petty Officer 1st Class Gilbert Sandoval tried to meet a person he believed to be a 14-year-old Kinnick High School freshman for sexual acts. He was also accused of planning to have sex with a 7-year-old girl.


Pair of Okinawa-based Ospreys make emergency landings in Japan

No injuries or damage were reported after two Marine Corps tiltrotor aircraft made separate precautionary landings Tuesday in Japan.


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30 Afghan soldiers killed in latest battlefield reversal

The Taliban stormed two small bases in northern Baghlan province on Wednesday, killing dozens of Afghan troops and police officers — the latest in a string of battlefield successes by the guerrillas, officials said.


Trump objects to new law that stops him from removing troops from South Korea

President Donald Trump has objected to a series of provisions in the newly passed 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, including limits on the reduction of troops in South Korea and recognizing Crimea as a Russian province.


PT belt — much like the kind mocked in the military — sold for $30 at Urban Outfitters

The U.S. military has made its mark on the fashion world many times — consider the leather bomber jacket, khaki pants or the wool peacoat — but few soldiers likely would have pegged the infamous “glow” belt to crossover into world of civilian style.



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Researchers show it’s possible to tamper with overseas electronic ballots from nearly 30 states

Top computer researchers gave a startling presentation recently about how to intercept and switch votes on emailed ballots, but officials in the 30 or so states said the ease with which votes could be changed wouldn’t alter their plans to continue offering electronic voting in some fashion.


Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

Poland is fearful of Russia's renewed aggression in Eastern Europe, and President Andrzej Duda said during Wednesday's celebrations that a permanent presence by the U.S. Army would "scare away every potential attacker."


Green Beret killed in Afghanistan dreamed of joining Special Forces

The Special Forces soldier who died Sunday in Afghanistan from wounds in a bomb blast was a husband and father of two who had wanted from an early age to become a Green Beret, family and friends said.


Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

Health officials are hoping the mAb114 therapy, isolated from a survivor of an Ebola outbreak in 1995, will be effective in this outbreak that so far has 30 confirmed cases including 14 deaths.


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Researchers show it’s possible to tamper with overseas electronic ballots from nearly 30 states

Top computer researchers gave a startling presentation recently about how to intercept and switch votes on emailed ballots, but officials in the 30 or so states said the ease with which votes could be changed wouldn’t alter their plans to continue offering electronic voting in some fashion.


Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

Poland is fearful of Russia's renewed aggression in Eastern Europe, and President Andrzej Duda said during Wednesday's celebrations that a permanent presence by the U.S. Army would "scare away every potential attacker."


Green Beret killed in Afghanistan dreamed of joining Special Forces

The Special Forces soldier who died Sunday in Afghanistan from wounds in a bomb blast was a husband and father of two who had wanted from an early age to become a Green Beret, family and friends said.


Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

Health officials are hoping the mAb114 therapy, isolated from a survivor of an Ebola outbreak in 1995, will be effective in this outbreak that so far has 30 confirmed cases including 14 deaths.



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Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of war

U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II. This week, the 96-year-old is in Hawaii to participate in a dedication that honors about 400 Allied prisoners killed when a Japanese ship transporting them was sunk by U.S. forces unaware they were on board.



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Coast Guard saves 3 boaters clinging to hull off Galveston

Coast Guard officials received a mayday call from a man who said his boat was taking on water near the Galveston jetties. When personnel arrived at the scene, they provided the men life jackets and a line to the capsized vessel.


Green Beret killed in Afghanistan dreamed of joining Special Forces

The Special Forces soldier who died Sunday in Afghanistan from wounds in a bomb blast was a husband and father of two who had wanted from an early age to become a Green Beret, family and friends said.


Organization files complaint against Air Force general's religious website

Air Force Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert is accused of "using both his military rank as well as his position and status as an Air Force officer to aggressively promote his brand of religion" through his religious website.


Five-day search for Marine missing at sea from USS Essex ends without success

The Marine was reported missing Aug. 9 at 9:40 a.m. while the ship was crossing the Sulu Sea west of the Philippines. That prompted a round-the-clock scramble in which 13,000 nautical square miles of the Sulu Sea, the Mindanao Sea and the Surigao Strait were searched.


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Coast Guard saves 3 boaters clinging to hull off Galveston

Coast Guard officials received a mayday call from a man who said his boat was taking on water near the Galveston jetties. When personnel arrived at the scene, they provided the men life jackets and a line to the capsized vessel.


Green Beret killed in Afghanistan dreamed of joining Special Forces

The Special Forces soldier who died Sunday in Afghanistan from wounds in a bomb blast was a husband and father of two who had wanted from an early age to become a Green Beret, family and friends said.


Organization files complaint against Air Force general's religious website

Air Force Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert is accused of "using both his military rank as well as his position and status as an Air Force officer to aggressively promote his brand of religion" through his religious website.


Five-day search for Marine missing at sea from USS Essex ends without success

The Marine was reported missing Aug. 9 at 9:40 a.m. while the ship was crossing the Sulu Sea west of the Philippines. That prompted a round-the-clock scramble in which 13,000 nautical square miles of the Sulu Sea, the Mindanao Sea and the Surigao Strait were searched.



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Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death

The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes."


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Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death

The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes."