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The Afghan government has completed some of the first steps on a $10 billion natural gas pipeline project so potentially lucrative that the Taliban have promised their support. But financial and security hurdles await the fledgling pipeline, including funding concerns and a proposed pipeline route that will run through Taliban-contested provinces.


US sends coffins to border with N. Korea to prepare for return of war dead remains

The U.S. military sent 100 wooden coffins to the truce village on the border with North Korea on Saturday as it steps up preparations for the return of the remains of American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 war, according to the U.N. command.


Report: Military must learn why pilots leave for commercial airlines

The military needs to get a better handle on why pilots are leaving the military and how many are leaving for jobs with commercial airlines, a new Government Accountability Office report said.


Alabama Reserve soldier who went missing during Florida training exercise found dead

Spc. Calyn McLemore, a soldier from the Alabama Army Reserve who went missing during a training course in Florida, was found dead in a wooded area of the installation. His death is under investigation.


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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.


Air Force reports A-29 Super Tucano crash at White Sands

One aircrew member suffered minor injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital. Information on the second crew member is currently unknown.


US widens suspension of military drills in S. Korea, says cancellations are 'indefinite'

The Pentagon said Friday that the suspension would include two joint Marine training exercises that had been “scheduled to occur in the next three months.” The military previously announced it was halting all plans for a massive command post exercise known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which had been due to begin in August.



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US House candidate in South Carolina seriously hurt in fatal wreck

South Carolina State Rep. Katie Arrington, who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid, has been seriously injured in a car wreck and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, according to her spokesman.


US sends coffins to border with N. Korea to prepare for return of war dead remains

The U.S. military sent 100 wooden coffins to the truce village on the border with North Korea on Saturday as it steps up preparations for the return of the remains of American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 war, according to the U.N. command.


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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.


Can the Taliban be trusted to protect Afghanistan’s big bet on a gas pipeline?

The Afghan government has completed some of the first steps on a $10 billion natural gas pipeline project so potentially lucrative that the Taliban have promised their support. But financial and security hurdles await the fledgling pipeline, including funding concerns and a proposed pipeline route that will run through Taliban-contested provinces.


Central African Republic minister says Becker passport fake

Central African Republic's foreign minister says a reported diplomatic passport for Boris Becker appears to be a fake and the prosecutor general will investigate.


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US House candidate in South Carolina seriously hurt in fatal wreck

South Carolina State Rep. Katie Arrington, who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid, has been seriously injured in a car wreck and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, according to her spokesman.


US sends coffins to border with N. Korea to prepare for return of war dead remains

The U.S. military sent 100 wooden coffins to the truce village on the border with North Korea on Saturday as it steps up preparations for the return of the remains of American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 war, according to the U.N. command.


video, gallery

US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.


Can the Taliban be trusted to protect Afghanistan’s big bet on a gas pipeline?

The Afghan government has completed some of the first steps on a $10 billion natural gas pipeline project so potentially lucrative that the Taliban have promised their support. But financial and security hurdles await the fledgling pipeline, including funding concerns and a proposed pipeline route that will run through Taliban-contested provinces.


Central African Republic minister says Becker passport fake

Central African Republic's foreign minister says a reported diplomatic passport for Boris Becker appears to be a fake and the prosecutor general will investigate.



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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.



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3rd Brigade Combat Team changes command after 2 years marked by readiness, 'winning'

There have been two constants in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division over the past two years. The soldiers have stood ready as the nation's 911. And they have won. A lot.


Navy adds flexibility to parental leave policy

Navy couples will now decide which parent gets primary caregiver leave under a new parental and adoption leave policy. The policy consolidates adoption, paternity and maternity leave into a Military Parental Leave Program planned for future release.


Trump administration considers using Coast Guard funds to pay for border enforcement

Most of the funding would go to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which also is part of Homeland Security. The department has the authority to move money around between its components, and may also shift other funding to pay for ICE operations.


Calif. police officers pay to have Marine's broken down car towed to Camp Pendleton

When a Marine on his way back to Camp Pendleton was stranded Wednesday, June 20, along Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, Calif. local law enforcement stepped up.


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3rd Brigade Combat Team changes command after 2 years marked by readiness, 'winning'

There have been two constants in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division over the past two years. The soldiers have stood ready as the nation's 911. And they have won. A lot.


Navy adds flexibility to parental leave policy

Navy couples will now decide which parent gets primary caregiver leave under a new parental and adoption leave policy. The policy consolidates adoption, paternity and maternity leave into a Military Parental Leave Program planned for future release.


Trump administration considers using Coast Guard funds to pay for border enforcement

Most of the funding would go to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which also is part of Homeland Security. The department has the authority to move money around between its components, and may also shift other funding to pay for ICE operations.


Calif. police officers pay to have Marine's broken down car towed to Camp Pendleton

When a Marine on his way back to Camp Pendleton was stranded Wednesday, June 20, along Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, Calif. local law enforcement stepped up.



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Trade action slow on first night of NHL draft

With the exception of one trade by the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, the first round of the NHL draft went off without many surprises. Only two players and a handful of picks were traded Friday night, leaving general managers hoping for more on Day Two.


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Trade action slow on first night of NHL draft

With the exception of one trade by the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, the first round of the NHL draft went off without many surprises. Only two players and a handful of picks were traded Friday night, leaving general managers hoping for more on Day Two.