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Two missiles were fired on Ghazni city Wednesday during a visit by the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, officials said. NATO’s Resolute Support mission tweeted that the missile strikes were not confirmed and that if there were strikes, “it wasn’t anywhere near Gen Miller.”



US bombers fly near South China Sea islands militarized by Beijing

The U.S. routinely sends the aircraft to the South China Sea — where more than $1.2 trillion in U.S. trade transits annually — and other parts of the Indo-Pacific as part of its “continuous bomber presence” missions out of Andersen Air Force Base.


Air Force grants first beard waiver to Muslim airman

Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan, who converted to Islam following an Air Force stint at a base near Izmir in Turkey in 2011, was granted the appearance exception in August to grow a beard in keeping with his Muslim faith.


USS Ronald Reagan strike group pulls into Hong Kong after Beijing blocked Wasp visit

In September, China turned down a request for a Hong Kong port call by the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp — the first time it had denied such a visit since 2016.


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Yongsan Garrison is on its way to becoming a park for South Koreans. Here are the next steps.

Most of the servicemembers at the garrison, which has been occupied by the Army since the 1950-53 Korean War, have moved. But it’s not easy to close a military base that’s spread over about 630 acres, including sub-installations, in one of the trendiest areas of the South Korean capital.


Obsolete aircraft part caused F-16’s engine to catch fire shortly after takeoff

An outdated aircraft part caused a U.S. fighter jet’s engine to overheat and catch fire shortly after takeoff earlier this year near Misawa Air Base, Japan, Pacific Air Forces announced Monday.


Okinawa-based Marine faces multiple sexual-assault charges in April incident

A member of the Okinawa-based III Marine Expeditionary Force must answer to multiple charges in the April sexual assault of a female Marine who was reportedly too intoxicated to consent.



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Veteran responsible for California mass shooting showed warning signs

In the wake of a killing spree, clues emerge that make people wonder out loud whether the impulse that led Ian David Long to slay 12 people at a country music bar had been forming in plain sight.


Yongsan Garrison is on its way to becoming a park for South Koreans. Here are the next steps.

Most of the servicemembers at the garrison, which has been occupied by the Army since the 1950-53 Korean War, have moved. But it’s not easy to close a military base that’s spread over about 630 acres, including sub-installations, in one of the trendiest areas of the South Korean capital.


Trump defies calls to punish crown prince for writer's death

President Donald Trump called the killing of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a “horrible crime” that the U.S. does not condone, but said Saudi Arabia is a “great ally.”


C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

A commander in a Central African Republic militia has been arrested and turned over to the International Criminal Court to face charges that include murder and torture, the court announced Saturday.


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Veteran responsible for California mass shooting showed warning signs

In the wake of a killing spree, clues emerge that make people wonder out loud whether the impulse that led Ian David Long to slay 12 people at a country music bar had been forming in plain sight.


Yongsan Garrison is on its way to becoming a park for South Koreans. Here are the next steps.

Most of the servicemembers at the garrison, which has been occupied by the Army since the 1950-53 Korean War, have moved. But it’s not easy to close a military base that’s spread over about 630 acres, including sub-installations, in one of the trendiest areas of the South Korean capital.


Trump defies calls to punish crown prince for writer's death

President Donald Trump called the killing of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a “horrible crime” that the U.S. does not condone, but said Saudi Arabia is a “great ally.”


C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

A commander in a Central African Republic militia has been arrested and turned over to the International Criminal Court to face charges that include murder and torture, the court announced Saturday.



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James Woods used Twitter to help a veteran who was contemplating suicide

Actor James Woods, who frequently uses his Twitter page to share his conservative political views, recently used his account to help link people together with family members following the California wildfires.



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Okinawa-based Marine faces multiple sexual-assault charges in April incident

A member of the Okinawa-based III Marine Expeditionary Force must answer to multiple charges in the April sexual assault of a female Marine who was reportedly too intoxicated to consent.


Coast Guard orders cleanup of massive 14-year oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

The federal government has issued an ultimatum to Taylor Energy Co. to stop an oil spill that leaks up to 700 barrels of oil per day have leaked from a platform that was destroyed during Hurricane Ivan in 2004.


Yongsan Garrison is on its way to becoming a park for South Koreans. Here are the next steps.

Most of the servicemembers at the garrison, which has been occupied by the Army since the 1950-53 Korean War, have moved. But it’s not easy to close a military base that’s spread over about 630 acres, including sub-installations, in one of the trendiest areas of the South Korean capital.


US bombers fly near South China Sea islands militarized by Beijing

The U.S. routinely sends the aircraft to the South China Sea — where more than $1.2 trillion in U.S. trade transits annually — and other parts of the Indo-Pacific as part of its “continuous bomber presence” missions out of Andersen Air Force Base.


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Okinawa-based Marine faces multiple sexual-assault charges in April incident

A member of the Okinawa-based III Marine Expeditionary Force must answer to multiple charges in the April sexual assault of a female Marine who was reportedly too intoxicated to consent.


Coast Guard orders cleanup of massive 14-year oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

The federal government has issued an ultimatum to Taylor Energy Co. to stop an oil spill that leaks up to 700 barrels of oil per day have leaked from a platform that was destroyed during Hurricane Ivan in 2004.


Yongsan Garrison is on its way to becoming a park for South Koreans. Here are the next steps.

Most of the servicemembers at the garrison, which has been occupied by the Army since the 1950-53 Korean War, have moved. But it’s not easy to close a military base that’s spread over about 630 acres, including sub-installations, in one of the trendiest areas of the South Korean capital.


US bombers fly near South China Sea islands militarized by Beijing

The U.S. routinely sends the aircraft to the South China Sea — where more than $1.2 trillion in U.S. trade transits annually — and other parts of the Indo-Pacific as part of its “continuous bomber presence” missions out of Andersen Air Force Base.



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AP Top 25: No. 23 Army ranked for first time since 1996

The Black Knights (9-2) have been edging toward the Top 25 in recent weeks, and they finally broke through on Sunday. The rankings were mostly unchanged after a weekend with few big games or surprising results.


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AP Top 25: No. 23 Army ranked for first time since 1996

The Black Knights (9-2) have been edging toward the Top 25 in recent weeks, and they finally broke through on Sunday. The rankings were mostly unchanged after a weekend with few big games or surprising results.