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An effort to establish a Vietnam War education center on the National Mall was abandoned Friday after 17 years of planning and $23 million in donations already spent.


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Plan to build Vietnam War education center on the National Mall is abandoned

An effort to establish a Vietnam War education center on the National Mall was abandoned Friday after 17 years of planning and $23 million in donations already spent.


United Nations Command to review inter-Korean military agreement

The U.S.-led United Nations Command will “thoroughly review” an inter-Korean military accord, an official said, after the two nations agreed to a series of sweeping measures aimed at easing tensions along the heavily fortified border that divides the peninsula.


Sailor dies in Naples car crash

The 21-year-old Navy medical specialist died after a two-car crash in Casal di Principe, a town about seven miles from the Navy Support Site. A second U.S. servicemember was injured, but has already been released from a local hospital.


Turkey says it will patrol north Syria town with US forces

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Plan to build Vietnam War education center on the National Mall is abandoned

An effort to establish a Vietnam War education center on the National Mall was abandoned Friday after 17 years of planning and $23 million in donations already spent.


United Nations Command to review inter-Korean military agreement

The U.S.-led United Nations Command will “thoroughly review” an inter-Korean military accord, an official said, after the two nations agreed to a series of sweeping measures aimed at easing tensions along the heavily fortified border that divides the peninsula.


Sailor dies in Naples car crash

The 21-year-old Navy medical specialist died after a two-car crash in Casal di Principe, a town about seven miles from the Navy Support Site. A second U.S. servicemember was injured, but has already been released from a local hospital.


Turkey says it will patrol north Syria town with US forces

Turkey will soon conduct joint patrols with U.S. forces in the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij, once a stronghold of the Islamic State group, a top Turkish official said on Friday.


Defense expo reflects troubles for South African military

South Africa is one of the continent's biggest defense spenders but its military is increasingly stretched as the country faces recession and a weakening currency.



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Plan to build Vietnam War education center on the National Mall is abandoned

An effort to establish a Vietnam War education center on the National Mall was abandoned Friday after 17 years of planning and $23 million in donations already spent.



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Paddlers sue Coast Guard for kicking them off Potomac River when Trump is golfing

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The 12th Flying Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph resumed training Friday morning after one of its aircraft crashed three days ago near a shopping mall, officials for the unit announced.


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Paddlers sue Coast Guard for kicking them off Potomac River when Trump is golfing

Paddlers who use the Potomac River near President Donald Trump's Loudoun County, Virginia, golf course filed a federal lawsuit Thursday morning to try to reverse a policy that closes a two-mile stretch of the river when the president is playing golf.


Magic Leap is bidding on an Army contract for augmented-reality devices

Magic Leap Inc. is pushing to land a contract with the U.S. Army to build augmented-reality devices for soldiers to use on combat missions, according to government documents and interviews with people familiar with the process.


Training resumes for Air Force unit after crash in Texas

The 12th Flying Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph resumed training Friday morning after one of its aircraft crashed three days ago near a shopping mall, officials for the unit announced.