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A former Iraqi official said in a prison interview that the Islamic State recruited experts for a secret program to make mustard gas. Some of them are believed to be still at large.


Secret North Korean missile site found, report says

The Sino-ri base is about 130 miles north of the DMZ and served as one of the first bases for the country's most widely deployed ballistic missile, the Nodong medium-range ballistic missile.


Air Force veteran changes focus of 'We The People Will Build the Wall' crowdfunding initiative

Brian Kolfage, the retired triple-amputee Air Force senior airman behind a GoFundMe campaign to help the federal government build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, has shifted his focus to his new Florida-based nonprofit corporation, WeBuildTheWall, Inc.


ISIS suicide bomber targets US convoy in northeast Syria

U.S. Army Col. Sean Ryan said there were no casualties among the U.S.-led coalition members.


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Kadena airman found dead Sunday was member of 353rd Special Operations Group

The body of Airman 1st Class Jimmy Casillas was discovered Sunday afternoon at his on-base home at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. No further details have been made public.


Unclaimed veterans buried with dignity, thanks to strangers

A service in Memphis, Tenn., was part of a national effort by funeral homes, medical examiners, state and federal veterans’ affairs departments, and local veterans’ groups to pay final respects to members of the military whose bodies were not claimed by any relatives.


Utah National Guard: Special Forces chaplain dies in swimming pool

Officials said the cause of Captain Corey C. Holmgren’s death is under investigation. Holmgren was a member of the 19th Special Forces Group at Camp Williams in Bluffdale, Utah.



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Trump's proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

President Donald Trump's proposal to break through the budget deadlock appeared to be gaining little traction Monday, as another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers and the partial federal shutdown stretched into its fifth week.


Kadena airman found dead Sunday was member of 353rd Special Operations Group

The body of Airman 1st Class Jimmy Casillas was discovered Sunday afternoon at his on-base home at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. No further details have been made public.


Kosovo's president will go to Hague court, if summoned

Kosovo's president on Monday said he would respond positively if summoned by a European Union-funded court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 independence war with Serbia.


Iraqi scientist says he helped Islamic State make chemical weapons

A former Iraqi official said in a prison interview that the Islamic State recruited experts for a secret program to make mustard gas. Some of them are believed to be still at large.


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Trump's proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

President Donald Trump's proposal to break through the budget deadlock appeared to be gaining little traction Monday, as another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers and the partial federal shutdown stretched into its fifth week.


Kadena airman found dead Sunday was member of 353rd Special Operations Group

The body of Airman 1st Class Jimmy Casillas was discovered Sunday afternoon at his on-base home at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. No further details have been made public.


Kosovo's president will go to Hague court, if summoned

Kosovo's president on Monday said he would respond positively if summoned by a European Union-funded court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 independence war with Serbia.


Iraqi scientist says he helped Islamic State make chemical weapons

A former Iraqi official said in a prison interview that the Islamic State recruited experts for a secret program to make mustard gas. Some of them are believed to be still at large.



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K9s for Warriors to add San Antonio campus for service-dog training

K9s for Warriors, which trains and pairs mostly rescue dogs with military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma is planning to expand its program to Texas.



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Marine deployed to Afghanistan stuns daughters with surprise visit

Sisters Brookelyn and Addisyn Shanle squealed with delight when they saw their dad, Dustin Shanle, walk into the room at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital. After all, he had flown halfway around the world to see the newest addition to their family, Callie Grace, who was born on New Year's Day and about seven weeks premature.


As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

New London residents are rallying around their own as the partial government shutdown has left the Coast Guard — the only branch of the armed services that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rather than the Pentagon — out in the cold.


Navy 'stealth' destroyer named for Medal of Honor recipient to be commissioned in San Diego

The DDG 1001, the future USS Michael Monsoor, will be commissioned at 10 a.m. at Naval Air Station North Island, according to a release from the Navy. Monsoor’s mother, Sally Monsoor, will serve as the ship’s sponsor.


Kadena airman found dead Sunday was member of 353rd Special Operations Group

The body of Airman 1st Class Jimmy Casillas was discovered Sunday afternoon at his on-base home at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. No further details have been made public.


Utah National Guard: Special Forces chaplain dies in swimming pool

Officials said the cause of Captain Corey C. Holmgren’s death is under investigation. Holmgren was a member of the 19th Special Forces Group at Camp Williams in Bluffdale, Utah.


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Marine deployed to Afghanistan stuns daughters with surprise visit

Sisters Brookelyn and Addisyn Shanle squealed with delight when they saw their dad, Dustin Shanle, walk into the room at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital. After all, he had flown halfway around the world to see the newest addition to their family, Callie Grace, who was born on New Year's Day and about seven weeks premature.


As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

New London residents are rallying around their own as the partial government shutdown has left the Coast Guard — the only branch of the armed services that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rather than the Pentagon — out in the cold.


Navy 'stealth' destroyer named for Medal of Honor recipient to be commissioned in San Diego

The DDG 1001, the future USS Michael Monsoor, will be commissioned at 10 a.m. at Naval Air Station North Island, according to a release from the Navy. Monsoor’s mother, Sally Monsoor, will serve as the ship’s sponsor.


Kadena airman found dead Sunday was member of 353rd Special Operations Group

The body of Airman 1st Class Jimmy Casillas was discovered Sunday afternoon at his on-base home at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. No further details have been made public.


Utah National Guard: Special Forces chaplain dies in swimming pool

Officials said the cause of Captain Corey C. Holmgren’s death is under investigation. Holmgren was a member of the 19th Special Forces Group at Camp Williams in Bluffdale, Utah.



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Super Bowl: Patriots vs Rams in a meeting of past vs future

It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much has changed. This hasn't: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.


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Super Bowl: Patriots vs Rams in a meeting of past vs future

It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much has changed. This hasn't: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.