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The Chief of Naval Operations on Monday ordered a service-wide operational pause and a broad review of naval practices in the Pacific after the latest at-sea collision, this one between the American warship USS John S. McCain and a commercial vessel that injured five sailors and left 10 missing.



Bergdahl chooses military judge over jury in desertion trial

Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant accused of desertion in Afghanistan, has chosen to be tried by a judge rather than a military jury.His lead attorney Eugene Fidell confirmed the decision, but declined to comment.


Looking past Afghanistan, NATO sees an urban battlefield

The U.S.-led NATO alliance says it isn’t adequately prepared for urban combat and is asking defense contractors for help in reshaping its fighting forces.


On front lines, US commanders want more trainers for Afghans

Deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, on the front lines against Taliban and Islamic State fighters, U.S. military commanders say they needs more forces to better train Afghan soldiers to combat the escalating threat. They're hoping President Donald Trump heeds their calls when he outlines his new war strategy.



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Trump signs off on Global War on Terror memorial

More than 15 years into the Global War on Terrorism, President Donald Trump has signed a bill approving the construction of a national memorial honoring those who have fought and died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 – and those doing so today.


Barcelona fugitive who was shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt

The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just outside the city he terrorized, authorities said.


Japan blames pilot error for 2015 Black Hawk crash off Okinawa

Pilot error was to blame for the 2015 crash-landing of an Army MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter onto a Military Sealift Command ship off Okinawa’s coast, according to a report by Japan’s Ministry of Defense.



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Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family by Sept. 30

The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress intervenes.


Former US soldier who defected to North Korea in 1962 has died, sons say

Five decades after a 21-year-old soldier from Richmond, Virginia, named James Joseph Dresnok sprinted through the demilitarized zone and began his new life as a propaganda tool for North Korea, his Pyongyang-born sons have announced his death.


Barcelona fugitive who was shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt

The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just outside the city he terrorized, authorities said.


On front lines, US commanders want more trainers for Afghans

Deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, on the front lines against Taliban and Islamic State fighters, U.S. military commanders say they needs more forces to better train Afghan soldiers to combat the escalating threat. They're hoping President Donald Trump heeds their calls when he outlines his new war strategy.


Nigeria's Buhari vows to intensify war on militants

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to step up the fight against the Islamist militants and proponents of secession in his first speech after returning from three months of sick leave in London.


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Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family by Sept. 30

The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress intervenes.


Former US soldier who defected to North Korea in 1962 has died, sons say

Five decades after a 21-year-old soldier from Richmond, Virginia, named James Joseph Dresnok sprinted through the demilitarized zone and began his new life as a propaganda tool for North Korea, his Pyongyang-born sons have announced his death.


Barcelona fugitive who was shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt

The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just outside the city he terrorized, authorities said.


On front lines, US commanders want more trainers for Afghans

Deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, on the front lines against Taliban and Islamic State fighters, U.S. military commanders say they needs more forces to better train Afghan soldiers to combat the escalating threat. They're hoping President Donald Trump heeds their calls when he outlines his new war strategy.


Nigeria's Buhari vows to intensify war on militants

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to step up the fight against the Islamist militants and proponents of secession in his first speech after returning from three months of sick leave in London.



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Lynch: Brockton VA has stepped up security following veteran's death

Following the overdose death of a Mississippi Marine Corps veteran at the Brockton VA Medical Center in March, U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch said hospital administrators have assured him they've taken steps to improve security at the Belmont Street facility.



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USS McCain was struck in some of the world's busiest waters

The waters where the latest incident took place — the Singapore Strait, a 10-mile-wide maritime gantlet brimming with ships moving between the Indian Ocean and South China Sea — demand heightened precaution.


Father of American teenager missing in S. Korea says last time he saw her was to say good night

The father of an American teenager who went missing from Camp Humphreys more than a week ago says his daughter “is a very happy person” and he and his family desperately want her back home.


Rescuers expand search for Army helicopter crew in Hawaii

Emergency responders completed a fourth morning of searching without any trace of five missing aviators from an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that went down off of Kaena Point, the westernmost tip of land on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.


Mississippi KC-130T crash inquiry continues, but no answers expected soon

Military investigators are trying to piece together the cause of a crash that killed 15 Marines and a sailor in Mississippi in July, but it could be a year or more until any information becomes public..


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USS McCain was struck in some of the world's busiest waters

The waters where the latest incident took place — the Singapore Strait, a 10-mile-wide maritime gantlet brimming with ships moving between the Indian Ocean and South China Sea — demand heightened precaution.


Father of American teenager missing in S. Korea says last time he saw her was to say good night

The father of an American teenager who went missing from Camp Humphreys more than a week ago says his daughter “is a very happy person” and he and his family desperately want her back home.


Rescuers expand search for Army helicopter crew in Hawaii

Emergency responders completed a fourth morning of searching without any trace of five missing aviators from an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that went down off of Kaena Point, the westernmost tip of land on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.


Mississippi KC-130T crash inquiry continues, but no answers expected soon

Military investigators are trying to piece together the cause of a crash that killed 15 Marines and a sailor in Mississippi in July, but it could be a year or more until any information becomes public..



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Young Guam squad looking for small victories

The Panthers field just three players going into their third season on the varsity roster. Freshmen will start at most positions.


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Young Guam squad looking for small victories

The Panthers field just three players going into their third season on the varsity roster. Freshmen will start at most positions.