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At the Munich Security Conference, remarks from Vice President Mike Pence credited allies for stepping up their investments but demanded that all 29 NATO members hit a 2024 deadline to meet agreed-upon spending targets. He also noted that “the time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal."



World War II veteran picks up $1,500 tab for military members at Chick-fil-A

World War II veteran Edmund Rusinek turns 92 years old in a few days. To mark that milestone, he treated himself to a rather extravagant gift – the honor of buying some $1,500 worth of meals for military families.


840 square yards left: US-backed fighters squeezing ISIS gunmen in Syria

A U.S.-backed force in Syria is closing in on Islamic State militants in a tiny area less than a square mile in eastern Syria, and will soon declare the defeat of the militant group, a commander with the group said Saturday.


'Greed corrupted you': VA official who exploited veterans in fraud scam gets 11 years

A disabled infantryman who served three tours in Iraq and was exploited by a Department of Veterans Affairs official looked across a courtroom and called on the man to think hard in prison about what he had done. "Money and greed corrupted you," the veteran said.


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Ex-Navy sailor ordered to trial in death of wife found in San Diego Bay

Matthew Sullivan claimed his wife Elizabeth had mysteriously gone missing in the fall of 2014. But when her partially decomposed body turned up in the water near San Diego two years later, he quickly separated from the Navy and left California.


Dog tags of WWII soldier found in German forest will return to St. Louis family after 75 years

A Dutch dad and son found a dog tag that had been buried in the woods in Germany for decades. Now it's on its way to the owners' relatives.


Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries.



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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.


Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.


Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.


Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries.


Islamic State wreaks havoc as turbulent Nigeria nears vote

The violence in northeastern Nigeria underscores the insecurity plaguing Africa's biggest oil producer and, by some measures, largest economy ahead of a tight election on Saturday.


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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.


Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.


Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.


Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries.


Islamic State wreaks havoc as turbulent Nigeria nears vote

The violence in northeastern Nigeria underscores the insecurity plaguing Africa's biggest oil producer and, by some measures, largest economy ahead of a tight election on Saturday.



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Vets groups recommend VA budget increase to handle expansion of private care

As the Department of Veterans Affairs works toward expanding its use of private-sector doctors, three veterans groups proposed this week that the White House and Congress approve a budget for private care in 2020 that’s nearly double what was appropriated for 2019.



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Navy to create new company commander positions in Virginia Beach, San Diego

Lt. Cmdr. Jorge Roldan, the first person to hold what will be one of six positions to manage small groups of Riverines, assumed command Friday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.


One of three soldiers injured in Golden Knights training accident is released from hospital

One of the three soldiers injured during a parachute training accident in Florida was released from the hospital Thursday night, according to the Army Recruiting Command. The other two injured soldiers remain in critical condition in a Miami hospital, the Army said.


Coast Guard, university team up in a quest for more pilots

Elizabeth City State University, a historically black college with the only four-year aviation degree in North Carolina, could help the Coast Guard increase its number of pilots.


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Reserve Marines fight mock battle with Japanese soldiers near Kyoto

The annual Forest Light exercise brings together Marine Corps units with those from the Japan Self-Defense Forces for some training and tightening of their military relationship.


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Navy to create new company commander positions in Virginia Beach, San Diego

Lt. Cmdr. Jorge Roldan, the first person to hold what will be one of six positions to manage small groups of Riverines, assumed command Friday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.


One of three soldiers injured in Golden Knights training accident is released from hospital

One of the three soldiers injured during a parachute training accident in Florida was released from the hospital Thursday night, according to the Army Recruiting Command. The other two injured soldiers remain in critical condition in a Miami hospital, the Army said.


Coast Guard, university team up in a quest for more pilots

Elizabeth City State University, a historically black college with the only four-year aviation degree in North Carolina, could help the Coast Guard increase its number of pilots.


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Reserve Marines fight mock battle with Japanese soldiers near Kyoto

The annual Forest Light exercise brings together Marine Corps units with those from the Japan Self-Defense Forces for some training and tightening of their military relationship.