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Afghanistan’s defense minister and top military officer resigned Monday in the wake of a deadly weekend Taliban attack on an an Afghan army base as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited here for the first time as Pentagon chief.



USARAF hosts new exercise to tackle Boko Haram at operational level

Two months after U.S. Africa Command sent a contingent of special operations forces for tactical training with African troops in areas threatened by Boko Haram militants, U.S. Army Africa is set to take training there to the operational level.


Haley: US could strike North Korea if it attacks base or tests ICBM

The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador said Monday.


US-Philippines relations on an uptick ahead of annual Balikatan drills

Thousands of U.S. troops will head to the Philippines for next month’s Balikatan military exercise, in a sign that the dark clouds that hovered over the alliance last year may be clearing.



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China calls for restraint in dealing with N. Korea amid fears of new provocation

China’s president called for restraint in dealing with North Korea amid fears the communist state will conduct another nuclear or missile test to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of its army.


Civilian casualties from airstrikes rise in Iraq and Syria, but few are investigated

A recent airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is believed to have killed more than 270 civilians, provoking an international outpouring of grief and outrage.


Ramstein senior bound for Harvard after acceptance to elite colleges and service academies

Some students ride a prodigious talent all the way to the Ivy Leagues.



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As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown.


Haley: US could strike North Korea if it attacks base or tests ICBM

The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador said Monday.


Top officials say US must confront Russia for arming Taliban

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.


USARAF hosts new exercise to tackle Boko Haram at operational level

Two months after U.S. Africa Command sent a contingent of special operations forces for tactical training with African troops in areas threatened by Boko Haram militants, U.S. Army Africa is set to take training there to the operational level.


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As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown.


Haley: US could strike North Korea if it attacks base or tests ICBM

The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador said Monday.


Top officials say US must confront Russia for arming Taliban

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.


USARAF hosts new exercise to tackle Boko Haram at operational level

Two months after U.S. Africa Command sent a contingent of special operations forces for tactical training with African troops in areas threatened by Boko Haram militants, U.S. Army Africa is set to take training there to the operational level.



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New Hampshire veterans often forced to pick between long drives, longer waits

It’s a frustrating experience that still lingers in Carole Wheeler’s mind. “It took us forever,” she said. “We were so — so flustered.” But it’s a situation the Wheelers have faced before.



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Fort Bliss aviators return from Europe, tout mission

Fort Bliss’ air-assault battalion is back from its deployment to Europe and is ready to apply what it’s learned to whatever mission lies ahead.


Marines set arraignment in death of Muslim recruit

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix is accused of several violations of the military code, including cruelty and maltreatment and failure to obey an order in relation to the death of Raheel Siddiqui.


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Fort Bliss aviators return from Europe, tout mission

Fort Bliss’ air-assault battalion is back from its deployment to Europe and is ready to apply what it’s learned to whatever mission lies ahead.


Marines set arraignment in death of Muslim recruit

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix is accused of several violations of the military code, including cruelty and maltreatment and failure to obey an order in relation to the death of Raheel Siddiqui.



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For this WWII veteran, Pirates game is another moment to savor

As his family and friends gathered inside PNC Park and team officials approached with field credentials for them to wear as they were escorted to a spot in front of the Pirates’ dugout, John Galasso realized something was about to happen before he could buy his usual game-day meal of hot dog, fries and a diet soda.


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For this WWII veteran, Pirates game is another moment to savor

As his family and friends gathered inside PNC Park and team officials approached with field credentials for them to wear as they were escorted to a spot in front of the Pirates’ dugout, John Galasso realized something was about to happen before he could buy his usual game-day meal of hot dog, fries and a diet soda.



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