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Study: Basing soldiers in Europe, South Korea would be cheaper than rotations

The downsizing of the Army overseas has cost more money than expected because of a reliance on expensive rotational forces when forward-based units can perform the same roles more cheaply, according to a new U.S. Army War College report.


US-Australian alliance key in stopping spread of ‘ISIS disease,’ PACOM chief says

Adm. Harry Harris was in Australia to kick off the Talisman Saber exercise the following day, which will bring together more than 33,000 troops from both countries for training that will include two amphibious landings.


North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

North Korea's U.N. ambassador warned the United States and the rest of the world Wednesday that his country will keep building up its nuclear arsenal regardless of sanctions, pressure or military attack.



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Pentagon, Trump at odds on climate change

The report backed by the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee, would make an assessment of the 10 military bases within each service most threatened by rising sea levels, drought and thawing permafrost. It also asks for the costs of mitigating those effects.


2 US soldiers injured in highway crash in southern Germany

Two U.S. servicemembers were injured Tuesday when their military truck spun out of control while traveling on a highway in southern Germany, local law enforcement officials said.


Passengers to face tighter screening at airports, but can still carry laptops

Homeland Security officials said Wednesday they will order stricter passenger screening and other new security measures for all flights entering the United States but will not bar laptop computers in carry-on luggage as airlines and passenger groups had feared.



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Lawmakers press Trump not to deport foreign-born military recruits

Two lawmakers are pressing President Donald Trump to intervene on a Pentagon proposal to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 immigrant recruits, raising the specter of their deportation if the White House remains silent.


US-Australian alliance key in stopping spread of ‘ISIS disease,’ PACOM chief says

Adm. Harry Harris was in Australia to kick off the Talisman Saber exercise the following day, which will bring together more than 33,000 troops from both countries for training that will include two amphibious landings.


NATO agrees on Afghanistan troop increase

NATO allies agreed Thursday to send more troops to Afghanistan in the hopes of aiding security forces stuck in a "stalemate" with Taliban insurgents, the alliance’s top official said.


Mattis: No additional Syria chemical weapons activity seen

The U.S. has seen no additional activity to indicate a chemical attack is imminent in Syria since the White House threatened President Bashar Assad with retaliation if any further steps were taken, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.


They fled Boko Haram and famine – and then they were forced back

As the number of refugees around the world soars, they are facing growing hostility from host countries and shrinking protection from the international legal framework put in place to defend such vulnerable people decades ago.


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Lawmakers press Trump not to deport foreign-born military recruits

Two lawmakers are pressing President Donald Trump to intervene on a Pentagon proposal to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 immigrant recruits, raising the specter of their deportation if the White House remains silent.


US-Australian alliance key in stopping spread of ‘ISIS disease,’ PACOM chief says

Adm. Harry Harris was in Australia to kick off the Talisman Saber exercise the following day, which will bring together more than 33,000 troops from both countries for training that will include two amphibious landings.


NATO agrees on Afghanistan troop increase

NATO allies agreed Thursday to send more troops to Afghanistan in the hopes of aiding security forces stuck in a "stalemate" with Taliban insurgents, the alliance’s top official said.


Mattis: No additional Syria chemical weapons activity seen

The U.S. has seen no additional activity to indicate a chemical attack is imminent in Syria since the White House threatened President Bashar Assad with retaliation if any further steps were taken, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.


They fled Boko Haram and famine – and then they were forced back

As the number of refugees around the world soars, they are facing growing hostility from host countries and shrinking protection from the international legal framework put in place to defend such vulnerable people decades ago.




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Dems want Pentagon to give breakdown of Trump's travel costs

Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.


Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune dedicated in morning ceremony

A Tuesday morning dedication aboard Camp Lejeune, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune officially renamed the hospital to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.


Naval Support Activity welcomes new commander

Capt. Kyle Bryan replaced Capt. Rudy Geisler as commanding officer of Naval Support Activity in Mechanicsburg, Naval Support Activity in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Naval Annex on Wednesday.


Ranger Hall of Fame opens doors to warriors from WWII to Global War on Terror

During a three-hour ceremony this week, 17 veterans were inducted into the prestigious U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame. The men had distinguished themselves in battles from World War II to the Global War on Terror.


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Leadership lessons from 40 years in the Coast Guard

Admiral Paul Zukunft has been the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 30, 2014. In a recent interview, Zukunft discussed the times that have tested his leadership skills, the lessons he has learned during 40 years of service and his 4:30 a.m. exercise routine.


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Dems want Pentagon to give breakdown of Trump's travel costs

Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.


Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune dedicated in morning ceremony

A Tuesday morning dedication aboard Camp Lejeune, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune officially renamed the hospital to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.


Naval Support Activity welcomes new commander

Capt. Kyle Bryan replaced Capt. Rudy Geisler as commanding officer of Naval Support Activity in Mechanicsburg, Naval Support Activity in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Naval Annex on Wednesday.


Ranger Hall of Fame opens doors to warriors from WWII to Global War on Terror

During a three-hour ceremony this week, 17 veterans were inducted into the prestigious U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame. The men had distinguished themselves in battles from World War II to the Global War on Terror.


Q&A

Leadership lessons from 40 years in the Coast Guard

Admiral Paul Zukunft has been the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 30, 2014. In a recent interview, Zukunft discussed the times that have tested his leadership skills, the lessons he has learned during 40 years of service and his 4:30 a.m. exercise routine.



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Jon Stewart to host Warrior Games in Chicago

Jon Stewart's work for veterans goes back to his time behind the desk on “The Daily Show” when the production incorporated an internship program for vets in conjunction with American Corporate Partners.


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Jon Stewart to host Warrior Games in Chicago

Jon Stewart's work for veterans goes back to his time behind the desk on “The Daily Show” when the production incorporated an internship program for vets in conjunction with American Corporate Partners.



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