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The Afghan government has completed some of the first steps on a $10 billion natural gas pipeline project so potentially lucrative that the Taliban have promised their support. But financial and security hurdles await the fledgling pipeline, including funding concerns and a proposed pipeline route that will run through Taliban-contested provinces.


At Okinawa memorial, thousands gather to honor lost loved ones, 'maintain peace'

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.


US sends coffins to border with N. Korea to prepare for return of war dead remains

The U.S. military sent 100 wooden coffins to the truce village on the border with North Korea on Saturday as it steps up preparations for the return of the remains of American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 war, according to the U.N. command.


Report: Military must learn why pilots leave for commercial airlines

The military needs to get a better handle on why pilots are leaving the military and how many are leaving for jobs with commercial airlines, a new Government Accountability Office report said.


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'Supe Daddy out': After 43 years in the Army, West Point superintendent Caslen calls it a career

Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., a member of West Point's class of 1975 and the military academy's superintendent since 2013, said goodbye to the Army on Friday. Caslen confirmed that President Donald Trump has nominated Gen. Darryl Williams to succeed him.


Alabama Reserve soldier who went missing during Florida training exercise found dead

Spc. Calyn McLemore, a soldier from the Alabama Army Reserve who went missing during a training course in Florida, was found dead in a wooded area of the installation. His death is under investigation.


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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.



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US House candidate in South Carolina seriously hurt in fatal wreck

South Carolina State Rep. Katie Arrington, who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid, has been seriously injured in a car wreck and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, according to her spokesman.


At Okinawa memorial, thousands gather to honor lost loved ones, 'maintain peace'

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.


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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.


5 killed in suspected Boko Haram extremist attack in Nigeria

A member of a civilian self-defense group says five people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria.


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US House candidate in South Carolina seriously hurt in fatal wreck

South Carolina State Rep. Katie Arrington, who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid, has been seriously injured in a car wreck and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, according to her spokesman.


At Okinawa memorial, thousands gather to honor lost loved ones, 'maintain peace'

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.


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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.


5 killed in suspected Boko Haram extremist attack in Nigeria

A member of a civilian self-defense group says five people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria.



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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.



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Alabama airman killed in WWII to be buried in Florida

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Percy C. Mathews was 25 and serving on a B-17 bomber when it was struck by enemy fire while attacking a German submarine base in France on May 29, 1943.


Navy adds flexibility to parental leave policy

Navy couples will now decide which parent gets primary caregiver leave under a new parental and adoption leave policy. The policy consolidates adoption, paternity and maternity leave into a Military Parental Leave Program planned for future release.


Alabama airman killed in WWII to be buried in Florida

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Percy C. Mathews was 25 and serving on a B-17 bomber when it was struck by enemy fire while attacking a German submarine base in France on May 29, 1943.


Trump administration considers using Coast Guard funds to pay for border enforcement

Most of the funding would go to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which also is part of Homeland Security. The department has the authority to move money around between its components, and may also shift other funding to pay for ICE operations.


At Okinawa memorial, thousands gather to honor lost loved ones, 'maintain peace'

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.


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Alabama airman killed in WWII to be buried in Florida

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Percy C. Mathews was 25 and serving on a B-17 bomber when it was struck by enemy fire while attacking a German submarine base in France on May 29, 1943.


Navy adds flexibility to parental leave policy

Navy couples will now decide which parent gets primary caregiver leave under a new parental and adoption leave policy. The policy consolidates adoption, paternity and maternity leave into a Military Parental Leave Program planned for future release.


Alabama airman killed in WWII to be buried in Florida

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Percy C. Mathews was 25 and serving on a B-17 bomber when it was struck by enemy fire while attacking a German submarine base in France on May 29, 1943.


Trump administration considers using Coast Guard funds to pay for border enforcement

Most of the funding would go to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which also is part of Homeland Security. The department has the authority to move money around between its components, and may also shift other funding to pay for ICE operations.


At Okinawa memorial, thousands gather to honor lost loved ones, 'maintain peace'

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.



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Trade action slow on first night of NHL draft

With the exception of one trade by the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, the first round of the NHL draft went off without many surprises. Only two players and a handful of picks were traded Friday night, leaving general managers hoping for more on Day Two.


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Trade action slow on first night of NHL draft

With the exception of one trade by the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, the first round of the NHL draft went off without many surprises. Only two players and a handful of picks were traded Friday night, leaving general managers hoping for more on Day Two.