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Longstanding concerns about right-wing extremists in the military include such groups seeking to infiltrate the services to gain tactical knowledge and about troops’ radicalization after they’ve joined.



Another Navy officer pleads guilty to taking bribes from ‘Fat Leonard’

Jesus Cantu, 59, a retired Navy captain and Stanford graduate, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to commit bribery. He is the 19th defendant to be convicted so far. Federal prosecutors have charged 10 others whose cases are pending.


Helicopter crew had life vests, air bottles during crash

All five crew members aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed over the Pacific had life vests and an air bottle for underwater breathing, but Army officials and rescuers searching the turbulent waters off Hawaii for days had not seen signs of life as of late Friday.


2 football coaches reassigned after teen dies during log-carrying drill used by SEALs

The tragedy has raised questions about the appropriateness of such training for high school players. Experts have said such vigorous training techniques are usually reserved for Navy SEALs.



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Marine veteran arrested in killing, wounding of Florida officers

The suspect is a Marine veteran who was recently involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said Saturday that no other arrests are anticipated.


Army veteran amputee fulfills his dream to become a police officer

After two tours with the Army in the Middle East, Carlos Lugo was about to turn his childhood dream into a reality but one obstacle remained in his way. Lugo is missing half of his left arm.


73 years later, a dig for answers to airman’s death makes a surprising find

After 73 years, Sgt. Alfonso O. Duran was still missing. A team from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency arrived at a small town in Slovenia ready to find Duran's remains and bring him home. Along the way, they got to know more about the soldier and the town that buried him.



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2 football coaches reassigned after teen dies during log-carrying drill used by SEALs

The tragedy has raised questions about the appropriateness of such training for high school players. Experts have said such vigorous training techniques are usually reserved for Navy SEALs.


Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' Ties to Spain eyed

The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain.


Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of ISIS militants

Lebanon's U.S.-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along the border with neighboring Syria in 2014.


Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential vote

Lawyers representing the Kenyan opposition coalition National Super Alliance filed a petition Friday with the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election, beating a midnight deadline.


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2 football coaches reassigned after teen dies during log-carrying drill used by SEALs

The tragedy has raised questions about the appropriateness of such training for high school players. Experts have said such vigorous training techniques are usually reserved for Navy SEALs.


Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' Ties to Spain eyed

The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain.


Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of ISIS militants

Lebanon's U.S.-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along the border with neighboring Syria in 2014.


Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential vote

Lawyers representing the Kenyan opposition coalition National Super Alliance filed a petition Friday with the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election, beating a midnight deadline.



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Army veteran amputee fulfills his dream to become a police officer

After two tours with the Army in the Middle East, Carlos Lugo was about to turn his childhood dream into a reality but one obstacle remained in his way. Lugo is missing half of his left arm.



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US drone crashes in southern Turkey after leaving Incirlik Air Base

An MQ-1 Predator crashed late Thursday in southern Turkey after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, the military said Friday.


Another Navy officer pleads guilty to taking bribes from ‘Fat Leonard’

Jesus Cantu, 59, a retired Navy captain and Stanford graduate, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to commit bribery. He is the 19th defendant to be convicted so far. Federal prosecutors have charged 10 others whose cases are pending.


Army veteran amputee fulfills his dream to become a police officer

After two tours with the Army in the Middle East, Carlos Lugo was about to turn his childhood dream into a reality but one obstacle remained in his way. Lugo is missing half of his left arm.


Former Coast Guard mascot dies in seaman's arms

Buoy, a spunky 15-year-old red Labrador retriever, was gifted to the Destin, Fla., U.S. Coast Guard Station in 2002. At just 6 weeks old, Buoy quickly became the station's beloved mascot.


Why a judge will limit discussion of Parris Island recruit's death at court-martial

Defense counsel for Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix requested that the judge limit discussion of the death of former Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui as it pertains to an allegation of obstruction — just one of several violations of military code Felix is charged with.


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US drone crashes in southern Turkey after leaving Incirlik Air Base

An MQ-1 Predator crashed late Thursday in southern Turkey after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, the military said Friday.


Another Navy officer pleads guilty to taking bribes from ‘Fat Leonard’

Jesus Cantu, 59, a retired Navy captain and Stanford graduate, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to commit bribery. He is the 19th defendant to be convicted so far. Federal prosecutors have charged 10 others whose cases are pending.


Army veteran amputee fulfills his dream to become a police officer

After two tours with the Army in the Middle East, Carlos Lugo was about to turn his childhood dream into a reality but one obstacle remained in his way. Lugo is missing half of his left arm.


Former Coast Guard mascot dies in seaman's arms

Buoy, a spunky 15-year-old red Labrador retriever, was gifted to the Destin, Fla., U.S. Coast Guard Station in 2002. At just 6 weeks old, Buoy quickly became the station's beloved mascot.


Why a judge will limit discussion of Parris Island recruit's death at court-martial

Defense counsel for Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix requested that the judge limit discussion of the death of former Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui as it pertains to an allegation of obstruction — just one of several violations of military code Felix is charged with.