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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday defended the Pentagon’s decision to deploy more ships and bombers to the Middle East in response to threats from Iran, saying those actions might have convinced the Iranians to ‘put on hold’ potential attacks on Americans.



In a reversal, Army to develop modified combat fitness test for injured soldiers

The Army is developing alternative aerobic events for soldiers whose injuries prevent them from fully participating in its new combat fitness test, the service said in a statement on Monday.


US plans new anti-terrorism training centers for Southeast Asia, East Africa

The State Department’s Antiterrorism Assistance program already operates training centers in Jordan and Senegal where local first responders can, for example, train as a quick-reaction force, learn to use special weapons and tactics and respond to bombs.


N. Korea accuses US of violating sovereignty by seizing cargo ship

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations condemned the seizure of the ship dubbed the Wise Honest “in the strongest terms” during a rare news conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York.



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Episode 9: Contractors navigate complex maze of laws, policies for health care

A trio of experts joins hosts Michelle Harven and Desmon Farris to help explain the intricacies of contractor health care, provide tips for those in the industry and clear up some of the murkier aspects of the current system.



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Prosecutors: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe is active

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III agreed Tuesday to keep search warrant materials related to the investigation of Michael Cohen under seal until July 15 after prosecutors submitted a letter last week explaining why the probe continues.


N. Korea accuses US of violating sovereignty by seizing cargo ship

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations condemned the seizure of the ship dubbed the Wise Honest “in the strongest terms” during a rare news conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York.


Cash-hungry Ukraine embraces China

Racing to upgrade its military, China has been turning to Ukraine. And Ukraine - with its economy scrambled by hostilities with Russia - has been willing to accept China's embrace.


Shanahan defends sending more ships and bombers to Middle East in response to Iranian threats

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday defended the Pentagon’s decision to deploy more ships and bombers to the Middle East in response to threats from Iran, saying those actions might have convinced the Iranians to ‘put on hold’ potential attacks on Americans.


Islamic State group emerges as a political force in western Africa

ISIS-West Africa, which broke away from the militant group Boko Haram three years ago, continues to launch high profile attacks that have placed the Nigerian military “under tremendous strain,” according to U.S. Africa Command.


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Prosecutors: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe is active

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III agreed Tuesday to keep search warrant materials related to the investigation of Michael Cohen under seal until July 15 after prosecutors submitted a letter last week explaining why the probe continues.


N. Korea accuses US of violating sovereignty by seizing cargo ship

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations condemned the seizure of the ship dubbed the Wise Honest “in the strongest terms” during a rare news conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York.


Cash-hungry Ukraine embraces China

Racing to upgrade its military, China has been turning to Ukraine. And Ukraine - with its economy scrambled by hostilities with Russia - has been willing to accept China's embrace.


Shanahan defends sending more ships and bombers to Middle East in response to Iranian threats

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday defended the Pentagon’s decision to deploy more ships and bombers to the Middle East in response to threats from Iran, saying those actions might have convinced the Iranians to ‘put on hold’ potential attacks on Americans.


Islamic State group emerges as a political force in western Africa

ISIS-West Africa, which broke away from the militant group Boko Haram three years ago, continues to launch high profile attacks that have placed the Nigerian military “under tremendous strain,” according to U.S. Africa Command.



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Supreme Court declines to hear case to allow military medical malpractice lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a Navy lieutenant’s wrongful death case that looked to overturn a rule that bars servicemembers from suing the government for medical malpractice.



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In a reversal, Army to develop modified combat fitness test for injured soldiers

The Army is developing alternative aerobic events for soldiers whose injuries prevent them from fully participating in its new combat fitness test, the service said in a statement on Monday.


Coast Guard commander who led Great Lakes crews dies from motorcycle crash injuries

Coast Guard Cmdr. Molly Waters, who served on at least three Great Lakes Coast Guard vessels and was commanding officer on two of its cutters, the Hollyhock and the Neah Bay, died this week after her motorcycle was struck while she was driving to work, the military reported.


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In a reversal, Army to develop modified combat fitness test for injured soldiers

The Army is developing alternative aerobic events for soldiers whose injuries prevent them from fully participating in its new combat fitness test, the service said in a statement on Monday.


Coast Guard commander who led Great Lakes crews dies from motorcycle crash injuries

Coast Guard Cmdr. Molly Waters, who served on at least three Great Lakes Coast Guard vessels and was commanding officer on two of its cutters, the Hollyhock and the Neah Bay, died this week after her motorcycle was struck while she was driving to work, the military reported.



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Boys - Day 1

Everyone still in the hunt heading into second day

Not much was decided as the 2019 DODEA-Europe boys soccer tournaments opened Monday, leaving plenty of elimination-round berths still available as preliminary play continues Tuesday.


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Boys - Day 1

Everyone still in the hunt heading into second day

Not much was decided as the 2019 DODEA-Europe boys soccer tournaments opened Monday, leaving plenty of elimination-round berths still available as preliminary play continues Tuesday.