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COVID-19 vaccination underway for US military in Afghanistan

Doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived in theater Jan. 17 and inoculation began the next day, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan said.


Justice Department, FBI debate not charging some of the Capitol rioters

Federal law enforcement officials are privately debating whether they should decline to charge some of the individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol this month.


Afghans welcome Biden review of US-Taliban deal to end war

Biden’s team intends to examine whether the Taliban are meeting promises to “cut ties with terrorist groups, to reduce violence in Afghanistan and to engage in meaningful negotiations with the Afghan government and stakeholders."




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Episode 2: Dealing with extremism in the military

Extremism in the military is an old problem, and it remains a problem. In this episode of Military Matters, co-host Jack Murphy talks with Shannon Foley Martinez about how she got in the white power movement, how she get out and how extremism can be a magnet for the military.

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Austin discusses security threats with counterparts in Japan, South Korea, soon after taking office

While neither statement mentioned China or North Korea by name, both said new defense secretary addressed a broad range of defense and security issues in the Indo-Pacific region.


Video of National Guard troops in DC shows protocol, not protest

A YouTube video titled “Military turns backs to Joe Biden’s motorcade” drew controversy for showing some National Guard members facing away from President Joe Biden's motorcade the morning of his inauguration.


Numerous Capitol Police officers, National Guard troops who responded to riot test positive for coronavirus

A Defense Department official said Friday that coronavirus cases among the thousands of National Guard members who have been stationed at the Capitol in the past two weeks continue to climb, pushing some of them into isolation in hotel rooms in the region.



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Justice Department, FBI debate not charging some of the Capitol rioters

Federal law enforcement officials are privately debating whether they should decline to charge some of the individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol this month.


Here’s what you need to know about Germany’s new face mask rules

Medical-grade masks will be required across Germany starting Monday, but different states have different rules and military officials haven’t said if the new requirements will apply on U.S. bases.


‘Eagle Down’ examines the secretive role of US Special Forces in Afghanistan

What exactly was the U.S. military doing in Afghanistan? That question lies at the heart of a new book that focuses on the opaque role U.S. Special Operations Forces have played in the country over the past five years.


Chocolate war leaves the world's top cocoa producer stuck with beans

Less than two years after the top Ivory Coast cocoa producer teamed up with neighboring Ghana to force companies from Hershey to Nestle to pay more for their beans, the attempt to exert control over prices is backfiring.


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Justice Department, FBI debate not charging some of the Capitol rioters

Federal law enforcement officials are privately debating whether they should decline to charge some of the individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol this month.


Here’s what you need to know about Germany’s new face mask rules

Medical-grade masks will be required across Germany starting Monday, but different states have different rules and military officials haven’t said if the new requirements will apply on U.S. bases.


‘Eagle Down’ examines the secretive role of US Special Forces in Afghanistan

What exactly was the U.S. military doing in Afghanistan? That question lies at the heart of a new book that focuses on the opaque role U.S. Special Operations Forces have played in the country over the past five years.


Chocolate war leaves the world's top cocoa producer stuck with beans

Less than two years after the top Ivory Coast cocoa producer teamed up with neighboring Ghana to force companies from Hershey to Nestle to pay more for their beans, the attempt to exert control over prices is backfiring.




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Navy SEAL sentenced to 10 years in hazing death of Green Beret

SEAL Team 6 member Tony E. DeDolph, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, also was demoted from chief petty officer to seaman and will be dishonorably discharged. He must forfeit pay.


300 more Michigan National Guard troops deployed to help fight COVID-19

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, said in a press release the deployment "will help reduce the risk and safeguard Michiganders during this pandemic."


International affairs forum to pay tribute to former Coast Guard vice admiral

John Currier, the 28th Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, was awarded the Harmon Trophy in 1988 for piloting a hazardous rescue operation to save 10 people off the coast of Cape Cod. He retired to Traverse City and died last March.


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Navy SEAL sentenced to 10 years in hazing death of Green Beret

SEAL Team 6 member Tony E. DeDolph, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, also was demoted from chief petty officer to seaman and will be dishonorably discharged. He must forfeit pay.


300 more Michigan National Guard troops deployed to help fight COVID-19

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, said in a press release the deployment "will help reduce the risk and safeguard Michiganders during this pandemic."


International affairs forum to pay tribute to former Coast Guard vice admiral

John Currier, the 28th Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, was awarded the Harmon Trophy in 1988 for piloting a hazardous rescue operation to save 10 people off the coast of Cape Cod. He retired to Traverse City and died last March.



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NFL giving free Super Bowl tickets to 7,500 health workers

The NFL announced Friday that 7,500 health care workers vaccinated for the coronavirus will be given free tickets to next month's Super Bowl to be played in Tampa, Florida.


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NFL giving free Super Bowl tickets to 7,500 health workers

The NFL announced Friday that 7,500 health care workers vaccinated for the coronavirus will be given free tickets to next month's Super Bowl to be played in Tampa, Florida.