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Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

Tillerson said China also told the U.S. that it had informed North Korea "that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions actions on their own."


Seven sailors on USS Hué City to be punished for inappropriate relationship

Seven senior enlisted sailors aboard the USS Hué City face disciplinary actions for conducting or helping cover up an inappropriate relationship while serving on the guided-missile cruiser, the Navy has announced.


Air Force Academy's 1st female superintendent stepping down

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the first woman to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy is retiring after more than 3½ years. Johnson is a 1981 graduate of the academy and became superintendent in August 2013.



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2 US servicemembers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

Two U.S. servicemembers have been killed and a third was wounded in an operation against Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday.


Trump orders the VA to create new office to weed out bad workers

The office established Thursday will handle all VA employees and report directly to the VA secretary. In addition to employee discipline, the office will also work on recruiting and rewarding high-performing workers.


Lawmakers: Trump administration needs comprehensive Syria strategy

Members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs urged top officials with the Trump administration to appear before the committee to explain its priorities in Syria following its dramatic shift in policy this month toward Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.



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Pentagon probes Flynn's payments from abroad

The Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation into money that former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn received from foreign groups and whether he failed to obtain proper approval to do so, lawmakers and defense officials said Thursday.


2 US servicemembers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

Two U.S. servicemembers have been killed and a third was wounded in an operation against Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday.


New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people

The fighting has caused a reduction in humanitarian services and a shortage of water for the displaced. Civilians are fleeing to the nearby South Sudanese town of Aburoc.


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Pentagon probes Flynn's payments from abroad

The Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation into money that former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn received from foreign groups and whether he failed to obtain proper approval to do so, lawmakers and defense officials said Thursday.


2 US servicemembers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

Two U.S. servicemembers have been killed and a third was wounded in an operation against Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday.


New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people

The fighting has caused a reduction in humanitarian services and a shortage of water for the displaced. Civilians are fleeing to the nearby South Sudanese town of Aburoc.



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Trump orders the VA to create new office to weed out bad workers

The office established Thursday will handle all VA employees and report directly to the VA secretary. In addition to employee discipline, the office will also work on recruiting and rewarding high-performing workers.



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Navy to christen its newest fast-attack sub USS Indiana

The Navy says the submarine will help the U.S. maintain its undersea superiority well into the 21st century. Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley calls the vessel a "technological marvel."


Marines relocate Mojave Desert tortoises to allow training

The Marine Corps has relocated more than 900 tortoises from a section of Southern California's Mojave Desert to allow large-scale military training.


Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics

U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds. The so-called "live tissue training" involved anesthetized goats.


Air Force Academy's 1st female superintendent stepping down

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the first woman to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy is retiring after more than 3½ years. Johnson is a 1981 graduate of the academy and became superintendent in August 2013.


Ex-soldier pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a child at two military bases

Kenneth Descoteaux pleaded guilty to two counts related to the sexual molestation of a child on military bases in Washington and Louisiana. The victim’s mother was a deployed service member periodically serving overseas at the time of the crimes.


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Navy to christen its newest fast-attack sub USS Indiana

The Navy says the submarine will help the U.S. maintain its undersea superiority well into the 21st century. Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley calls the vessel a "technological marvel."


Marines relocate Mojave Desert tortoises to allow training

The Marine Corps has relocated more than 900 tortoises from a section of Southern California's Mojave Desert to allow large-scale military training.


Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics

U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds. The so-called "live tissue training" involved anesthetized goats.


Air Force Academy's 1st female superintendent stepping down

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the first woman to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy is retiring after more than 3½ years. Johnson is a 1981 graduate of the academy and became superintendent in August 2013.


Ex-soldier pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a child at two military bases

Kenneth Descoteaux pleaded guilty to two counts related to the sexual molestation of a child on military bases in Washington and Louisiana. The victim’s mother was a deployed service member periodically serving overseas at the time of the crimes.



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Could Jamir Tillman continue Navy's run of NFL Draft picks?

Navy wide receiver Jamir Tillman, a 6-foot-4, 212-pound senior, has drawn interest from numerous NFL teams and could be a late-round selection, his agent said.


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Could Jamir Tillman continue Navy's run of NFL Draft picks?

Navy wide receiver Jamir Tillman, a 6-foot-4, 212-pound senior, has drawn interest from numerous NFL teams and could be a late-round selection, his agent said.



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