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Five years after the Defense Department opened all military jobs to all troops, women have expanded their footprint in combat arms and are taking command of units that have been exclusively male for centuries.


USFK puts Seoul area back off-limits as coronavirus cases surge in South Korea

South Korea reported 166 new cases as of midnight Friday, a five-month high, with most of the transmissions in Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi province.


Pompeo inks deal for US troop move from Germany to Poland

Secretary of state has used his Europe trip to warn the region's young democracies about threats posed by Russia and China and has received a warm welcome.


Navy-led task force will detect, analyze and track ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’

The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force was established so the Department of Defense can improve its “understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins” of mysterious flying objects.




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Military Matters fast take: Updates on the slayings of Fort Hood soldiers

So far this season, the Military Matters podcast has looked at recent homicides of soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas — Spc. Vanessa Guillen, Pvt. Gregory Wedel-Morales and Pfc. Brandon Rosecrans. This week, the podcast brings you updates with the latest news in all three cases.


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As Trump attacks 'universal' mail voting, few states are planning that for November

Only nine states and the District of Columbia so far plan to hold universal mail-in elections – in which ballots are automatically mailed to all registered voters without needing to first request one.


Moon extends olive branch to Tokyo over wartime history

Relations between America's Asian allies sank to their lowest point in decades last year as they allowed their disagreements over wartime history to spill over into issues related to trade and military cooperation.


‘They said it’s because we’re American’: US military families living in Europe bumped from flights to Greece

Tara Krause’s kids were “super-excited” about the family’s trip to Greece, the 35-year-old said, but their excitement turned to disappointment when ground staff at Frankfurt-Hahn airport barred the U.S. military family from traveling because of coronavirus restrictions.


Opposition marches against Ivory Coast president's candidacy

Opposition and civil society groups demonstrated Thursday in Ivory Coast's city of Abidjan against President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term in October elections.


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ANALYSIS

As Trump attacks 'universal' mail voting, few states are planning that for November

Only nine states and the District of Columbia so far plan to hold universal mail-in elections – in which ballots are automatically mailed to all registered voters without needing to first request one.


Moon extends olive branch to Tokyo over wartime history

Relations between America's Asian allies sank to their lowest point in decades last year as they allowed their disagreements over wartime history to spill over into issues related to trade and military cooperation.


‘They said it’s because we’re American’: US military families living in Europe bumped from flights to Greece

Tara Krause’s kids were “super-excited” about the family’s trip to Greece, the 35-year-old said, but their excitement turned to disappointment when ground staff at Frankfurt-Hahn airport barred the U.S. military family from traveling because of coronavirus restrictions.


Opposition marches against Ivory Coast president's candidacy

Opposition and civil society groups demonstrated Thursday in Ivory Coast's city of Abidjan against President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term in October elections.



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Veterans at upstate NY 'reintegration' center build kayaks to combat PTSD

Kevin Keaveny and his fellow veterans build kayaks, mainly, but other wooden things, too, from birdhouses to lanterns and cutting boards. And they also build hope, said Ulster County, N.Y., Executive Pat Ryan.



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The rise of female commanders in combat arms

Five years after the Defense Department opened all military jobs to all troops, women have expanded their footprint in combat arms and are taking command of units that have been exclusively male for centuries.


Navy-led task force will detect, analyze and track ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’

The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force was established so the Department of Defense can improve its “understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins” of mysterious flying objects.


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The rise of female commanders in combat arms

Five years after the Defense Department opened all military jobs to all troops, women have expanded their footprint in combat arms and are taking command of units that have been exclusively male for centuries.


Navy-led task force will detect, analyze and track ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’

The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force was established so the Department of Defense can improve its “understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins” of mysterious flying objects.