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Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

American-backed military firepower brought down the IS "caliphate," but many of the divisions and problems that helped fuel the extremists' rise remain unresolved. U.S. and Iraqi commanders here in western Iraq warn that victories over IS could be undercut easily by a large-scale withdrawal.


Emails detail how senior US military officers grappled with false Hawaii missile alert

The Hawaii government's erroneous warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack caused confusion at U.S. military facilities, frustrating senior U.S. military officers and causing them to question procedures for communicating with state officials, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.


Amid turmoil, VA names new permanent chief of staff

Peter O’Rourke, a Navy and Air Force veteran, has headed the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection since it was created in May. He was previously a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team.


SPECIAL REPORT | Vietnam at 50: 1968

Marine veteran Richard Prince, the subject of one of the most famous photographs taken during the battle of Hue, talks about returning to Vietnam, some 50 years after the war.

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Funeral held for US soldier from Ghana killed in Bronx fire

New York's Roman Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan celebrated the funeral Mass for an Army National Guard soldier and native of Ghana who died while rescuing some of more than a dozen people trapped in the deadliest fire in the city in about a quarter of a century.


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US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever "international law allows us" when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters.


McMaster talks tough on Iran funding, Russia meddling

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster brought a hard-line message to global leaders here Saturday, saying the international community must do more to isolate North Korean and Iran and be prepared to take action against Syria for the continued use of chemical weapons.



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Emails detail how senior US military officers grappled with false Hawaii missile alert

The Hawaii government's erroneous warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack caused confusion at U.S. military facilities, frustrating senior U.S. military officers and causing them to question procedures for communicating with state officials, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.


Moon won't discuss possible summit with North Korea's Kim

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday that he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington, as well as help set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs.


Collision of Greek boat, Turkish vessel caught on video

The contact the night of was February 12 happened near a pair of Aegean Sea islets over which the two countries almost went to war in 1996.


Starved and abandoned, a suburb of the Syrian capital is bracing for new attacks

As the opposition's last bastion at the edge of Damascus, Eastern Ghouta has been cut off from the world. United Nations aid convoys visit rarely. A blitz by Syrian government warplanes early this month killed at least 210 people and sent hundreds more pouring into what remains of a buckling hospital network.


Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Nigeria

The bombers, all believed to be female, left dozens wounded at the fish market in Konduga, just outside the state capital, Maiduguri.


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Emails detail how senior US military officers grappled with false Hawaii missile alert

The Hawaii government's erroneous warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack caused confusion at U.S. military facilities, frustrating senior U.S. military officers and causing them to question procedures for communicating with state officials, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.


Moon won't discuss possible summit with North Korea's Kim

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday that he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington, as well as help set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs.


Collision of Greek boat, Turkish vessel caught on video

The contact the night of was February 12 happened near a pair of Aegean Sea islets over which the two countries almost went to war in 1996.


Starved and abandoned, a suburb of the Syrian capital is bracing for new attacks

As the opposition's last bastion at the edge of Damascus, Eastern Ghouta has been cut off from the world. United Nations aid convoys visit rarely. A blitz by Syrian government warplanes early this month killed at least 210 people and sent hundreds more pouring into what remains of a buckling hospital network.


Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Nigeria

The bombers, all believed to be female, left dozens wounded at the fish market in Konduga, just outside the state capital, Maiduguri.



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Marine to return to Hue, five decades after pivotal Vietnam War battle

Fresh off a busy week of being in the spotlight at the opening of a Vietnam War photo exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, Marine Corps veteran Richard Prince was ready to reflect on the moment. Then he received an email from The Greatest Generations Foundation.



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Several Camp Pendleton Marines were recently convicted on sex-related charges

Several Camp Pendleton-based Marines have been found guilty in recent weeks of crimes including rape and child pornography, with other similar cases still pending in the military criminal justice system, records show.


McConnell's tankers key to Air Force's annual Red Flag exercise

More than 80 fighter jets, bombers, reconnaissance and command and control aircraft have been flying day and night missions nearly every day for the past three weeks at Nellis Air Force Base in the desert just north of Las Vegas.


Remains of Oklahoma soldier missing from Korean War return

The remains of Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred Bensinger Jr. have been returned to his home state of Oklahoma nearly 70 years after he was taken prisoner during the Korean War.


Coast Guard captain removed from command, reassigned

Officials announced Friday that Capt. Andrew Tucci was removed from command of Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven, Connecticut, but did not say exactly why Tucci was reassigned.


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Several Camp Pendleton Marines were recently convicted on sex-related charges

Several Camp Pendleton-based Marines have been found guilty in recent weeks of crimes including rape and child pornography, with other similar cases still pending in the military criminal justice system, records show.


McConnell's tankers key to Air Force's annual Red Flag exercise

More than 80 fighter jets, bombers, reconnaissance and command and control aircraft have been flying day and night missions nearly every day for the past three weeks at Nellis Air Force Base in the desert just north of Las Vegas.


Remains of Oklahoma soldier missing from Korean War return

The remains of Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred Bensinger Jr. have been returned to his home state of Oklahoma nearly 70 years after he was taken prisoner during the Korean War.


Coast Guard captain removed from command, reassigned

Officials announced Friday that Capt. Andrew Tucci was removed from command of Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven, Connecticut, but did not say exactly why Tucci was reassigned.



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Stuttgart gets narrow wins to end regular season on win streak

Defending champion Panthers finish regular season in second behind unbeaten Naples heading into season-ending championships.


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Girls basketball roundup

Stuttgart gets narrow wins to end regular season on win streak

Defending champion Panthers finish regular season in second behind unbeaten Naples heading into season-ending championships.