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A C-2A Greyhound carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed in waters southeast of Okinawa during a training exercise Wednesday. Eight people have been rescued and the search continues for the other three.



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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier’s dash to freedom

North Korean troops violated the 1953 armistice as they shot over the border and in one case crossed it themselves while chasing a fellow soldier who was making a dash to the South, the United Nations Command said Wednesday.


US troops in Japan must abide by curfew over holiday weekend

All troops in Japan must abide by a new curfew over the holiday weekend, part of the fallout after a 21-year-old Marine was involved in a fatal vehicle crash on Okinawa.


‘Big Red One’ heavy brigade working to keep up morale during holidays in Eastern Europe

Interbattalion football games, history-focused staff rides and more frequent Skype sessions with families are the ways the U.S. Army’s lone tank brigade in Europe is coping with what is shaping up to be a cold and dark holiday season in the northeastern part of the Continent.



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In halting transgender ban, judges find Trump overstepped

Both court rulings shared stinging rebukes of the way President Trump tried to impose the ban, and sharp critiques of arguments by Department of Justice attorneys defending Trump’s actions. Two more court decisions over blocking the ban are pending in other circuit courts.


Pentagon reports spike in misbehavior, sex complaints against brass, senior civilians

The Pentagon Inspector General reported a 13% increase from fiscal year 2015 to 2017 in the number of complaints alleging misconduct among senior officials. Moreover, the IG found that investigators continued to substantiate allegations against senior officials, including sexual misconduct, at a steady rate.


Army looks to replace $6B battlefield network after finding it vulnerable to breach

The U.S. Army has concluded that its $6 billion battlefield communications system would likely be breached by Russia or China in the event of a big-power conflict, rendering it all but useless against sophisticated foes



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Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

Argentine families of 44 crew members aboard a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for seven days are growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the crew might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen Wednesday.


3 missing after Navy aircraft crashes into Philippine Sea

A C-2A Greyhound carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed in waters southeast of Okinawa during a training exercise Wednesday. Eight people have been rescued and the search continues for the other three.


‘Big Red One’ heavy brigade working to keep up morale during holidays in Eastern Europe

Interbattalion football games, history-focused staff rides and more frequent Skype sessions with families are the ways the U.S. Army’s lone tank brigade in Europe is coping with what is shaping up to be a cold and dark holiday season in the northeastern part of the Continent.


Humanitarian staffers stranded in Yemen with tightening of Yemen blockade

Hundreds of humanitarian staffers from nearly 50 agencies are stranded in Yemen or unable to enter the country after a Saudi-led military coalition shut down Yemen's air, land and sea ports, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.


Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa made a triumphant return Wednesday, telling cheering supporters that the country is witnessing "a new, unfolding democracy."


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Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

Argentine families of 44 crew members aboard a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for seven days are growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the crew might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen Wednesday.


3 missing after Navy aircraft crashes into Philippine Sea

A C-2A Greyhound carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed in waters southeast of Okinawa during a training exercise Wednesday. Eight people have been rescued and the search continues for the other three.


‘Big Red One’ heavy brigade working to keep up morale during holidays in Eastern Europe

Interbattalion football games, history-focused staff rides and more frequent Skype sessions with families are the ways the U.S. Army’s lone tank brigade in Europe is coping with what is shaping up to be a cold and dark holiday season in the northeastern part of the Continent.


Humanitarian staffers stranded in Yemen with tightening of Yemen blockade

Hundreds of humanitarian staffers from nearly 50 agencies are stranded in Yemen or unable to enter the country after a Saudi-led military coalition shut down Yemen's air, land and sea ports, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.


Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa made a triumphant return Wednesday, telling cheering supporters that the country is witnessing "a new, unfolding democracy."



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World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago

A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago.



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Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

Argentine families of 44 crew members aboard a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for seven days are growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the crew might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen Wednesday.


Aircraft at Laughlin air base grounded following deadly T-38 crash in Texas

An Air Force base in Texas has grounded its aircraft a day after a pilot was killed and another injured when one of the installation’s training jets crashed, Air Force officials said Tuesday.


Marine general’s contempt conviction upheld in USS Cole legal dispute

The senior Pentagon official in charge of the war court, however, decided that Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker need not serve the remainder of a 21-day sentence of confinement or pay a $1,000 fine.


‘Big Red One’ heavy brigade working to keep up morale during holidays in Eastern Europe

Interbattalion football games, history-focused staff rides and more frequent Skype sessions with families are the ways the U.S. Army’s lone tank brigade in Europe is coping with what is shaping up to be a cold and dark holiday season in the northeastern part of the Continent.


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Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

Argentine families of 44 crew members aboard a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for seven days are growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the crew might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen Wednesday.


Aircraft at Laughlin air base grounded following deadly T-38 crash in Texas

An Air Force base in Texas has grounded its aircraft a day after a pilot was killed and another injured when one of the installation’s training jets crashed, Air Force officials said Tuesday.


Marine general’s contempt conviction upheld in USS Cole legal dispute

The senior Pentagon official in charge of the war court, however, decided that Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker need not serve the remainder of a 21-day sentence of confinement or pay a $1,000 fine.


‘Big Red One’ heavy brigade working to keep up morale during holidays in Eastern Europe

Interbattalion football games, history-focused staff rides and more frequent Skype sessions with families are the ways the U.S. Army’s lone tank brigade in Europe is coping with what is shaping up to be a cold and dark holiday season in the northeastern part of the Continent.