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Gen. Robert Brown, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, said the number of troops to be tapped annually has not yet been set and would vary depending upon circumstances and the preferences of allies and partner nations hosting the troops.



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“I think about those events every day:” Retired Army sergeant receives upgraded Distinguished Service Cross

Retired Sgt. Daniel Cowart’s Distinguished Service Cross is one of a dozen Silver Star medals announced recently made eligible for an upgrade by the Army through a review process of post-9/11 valor awards that began in 2016.


Navy enacts almost all changes recommended after fatal USS Fitzgerald, USS McCain collisions

The USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine container ship in June 2017, killing seven sailors. Two months later, the USS John S. McCain ran into a Liberian merchant vessel, resulting in the deaths of 10 sailors.


DOD IG to probe allegations acting Pentagon chief’s actions benefited former employer

The investigation will determine whether acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan has promoted Boeing, where he worked for more than 30 years before arriving at the Pentagon in 2017, or disparaged the massive aerospace firm’s competitors



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The beginnings of Blackwater and how it forever changed US policy

Blackwater. Even though the name hasn’t been in official use for almost a decade, it remains synonymous with private military contracting.

In this episode, we delve into its history and how its success and failures changed American foreign policy forever.


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Trump unleashes fresh attack on McCain following GOP criticism

At an Ohio tank factory, President Donald Trump enumerated a list of grievances against the late senator, who died in August, including that he had wrongly supported the war in Iraq and “badly” hurt the Republican party and the nation by voting against repealing Obamacare.


Offutt Air Force Base remains under water, cancels summer air show

Flood waters are expected to continue to recede through the week. Base officials plan to have environmental crews along with engineers and the fire department determine building safety and survey damage.


Moon meets with US spy chief amid stalemate over North Korean nukes

President Moon Jae-in, who is eager for peace with the North, has directed his administration to get Pyongyang and Washington back to the table.



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Marine veteran, citing PTSD, gets prison for parking-spat bombing

A man who joined the Marines two days after the Sept. 11 attacks has been sentenced to a decade in prison after blaming post-traumatic stress disorder for car bombing his neighbor after a parking dispute.


South Korea police: Spy cameras secretly live-streamed 1,600 hotel guests for subscribers

Authorities discovered the hidden cameras inside TV boxes, wall outlets and hair dryer stands in 42 hotel rooms, the National Police Agency said.The miniature recording devices had been installed in 30 hotels throughout 10 South Korean cities.


Turkey's Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand

Turkey's president has sparked an acute diplomatic spat with far-off New Zealand and Australia, referring to a key World War I campaign and the more recent Christchurch mosque shooting as targeting Islam.


Coast Guardsmen in Bahrain share ‘ship-in-a-box’ with Navy, partners in Middle East

The full-scale fishing vessel inside a warehouse has become a key training tool in efforts to combat threats in Middle East waters, such as drug trafficking that funds extremists in places like Afghanistan.


'There is death all over': Cyclone Idai toll rises above 300

Mozambique began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll in neighboring Zimbabwe rose to more than 100 from one of the most destructive storms to strike southern Africa in decades.


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Marine veteran, citing PTSD, gets prison for parking-spat bombing

A man who joined the Marines two days after the Sept. 11 attacks has been sentenced to a decade in prison after blaming post-traumatic stress disorder for car bombing his neighbor after a parking dispute.


South Korea police: Spy cameras secretly live-streamed 1,600 hotel guests for subscribers

Authorities discovered the hidden cameras inside TV boxes, wall outlets and hair dryer stands in 42 hotel rooms, the National Police Agency said.The miniature recording devices had been installed in 30 hotels throughout 10 South Korean cities.


Turkey's Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand

Turkey's president has sparked an acute diplomatic spat with far-off New Zealand and Australia, referring to a key World War I campaign and the more recent Christchurch mosque shooting as targeting Islam.


Coast Guardsmen in Bahrain share ‘ship-in-a-box’ with Navy, partners in Middle East

The full-scale fishing vessel inside a warehouse has become a key training tool in efforts to combat threats in Middle East waters, such as drug trafficking that funds extremists in places like Afghanistan.


'There is death all over': Cyclone Idai toll rises above 300

Mozambique began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll in neighboring Zimbabwe rose to more than 100 from one of the most destructive storms to strike southern Africa in decades.



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A Norfolk WWII hero rarely talked about battle. But the discovery of the USS Hornet has changed that.

Many of James Gardner's memories came flooding back after the Hornet’s final resting place was discovered at the bottom of the South Pacific near the Solomon Islands in late January and was announced to the world a few weeks ago.



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“I think about those events every day:” Retired Army sergeant receives upgraded Distinguished Service Cross

Retired Sgt. Daniel Cowart’s Distinguished Service Cross is one of a dozen Silver Star medals announced recently made eligible for an upgrade by the Army through a review process of post-9/11 valor awards that began in 2016.


Navy enacts almost all changes recommended after fatal USS Fitzgerald, USS McCain collisions

The USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine container ship in June 2017, killing seven sailors. Two months later, the USS John S. McCain ran into a Liberian merchant vessel, resulting in the deaths of 10 sailors.


Tuskegee Airman, Red Tail exhibit land at Florida airport

The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron’s “Rise Above” Traveling Exhibit at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport features a movie theater, a fully operational Red Tail P-51C Mustang, and appearances by Retired Tuskegee Airmen pilot Lt. Col. George E. Hardy.


Marine veteran, citing PTSD, gets prison for parking-spat bombing

A man who joined the Marines two days after the Sept. 11 attacks has been sentenced to a decade in prison after blaming post-traumatic stress disorder for car bombing his neighbor after a parking dispute.


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GALLERY

“I think about those events every day:” Retired Army sergeant receives upgraded Distinguished Service Cross

Retired Sgt. Daniel Cowart’s Distinguished Service Cross is one of a dozen Silver Star medals announced recently made eligible for an upgrade by the Army through a review process of post-9/11 valor awards that began in 2016.


Navy enacts almost all changes recommended after fatal USS Fitzgerald, USS McCain collisions

The USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine container ship in June 2017, killing seven sailors. Two months later, the USS John S. McCain ran into a Liberian merchant vessel, resulting in the deaths of 10 sailors.


Tuskegee Airman, Red Tail exhibit land at Florida airport

The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron’s “Rise Above” Traveling Exhibit at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport features a movie theater, a fully operational Red Tail P-51C Mustang, and appearances by Retired Tuskegee Airmen pilot Lt. Col. George E. Hardy.


Marine veteran, citing PTSD, gets prison for parking-spat bombing

A man who joined the Marines two days after the Sept. 11 attacks has been sentenced to a decade in prison after blaming post-traumatic stress disorder for car bombing his neighbor after a parking dispute.



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Fans celebrate Ichiro as Mariners top A's on opening day in Tokyo

A crowd that came to salute Suzuki in his homeland saw Domingo Santana deliver the biggest hit at the Tokyo Dome, a grand slam that sent Seattle over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener.


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Fans celebrate Ichiro as Mariners top A's on opening day in Tokyo

A crowd that came to salute Suzuki in his homeland saw Domingo Santana deliver the biggest hit at the Tokyo Dome, a grand slam that sent Seattle over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener.