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Mattis: US will not slide into expanded war in Syria

The U.S. will not slide into an expanded role in Syria’s civil war despite recent incidents that led to U.S. warplanes firing on pro-regime forces there, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Monday.


White House warns Syria's Assad against chemical attack

The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed "potential" evidence that Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack.


Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday.



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‘Missing’ Shiloh sailor who launched three-day search now facing court-martial

A USS Shiloh sailor who sparked a massive three-day search after appearing to have fallen off the ship only to be later found in the ship’s engine room is now facing court-martial.


F-35B stealth fighters make first appearance on Okinawa

Two F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on Okinawa Monday, the first time the state-of-the-art stealth fighter has visited the strategically important Japanese island.


Marine Corps Installations Pacific gets new commander on Okinawa

Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Rock has taken command of Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Camp Butler, which provides installation services to forward-deployed Marines, sailors and their families in Okinawa, mainland Japan, South Korea and Hawaii.



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Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead.


North Korea at the top of agenda as South Korea's new president comes to D.C.

When South Korea's new president comes to the United States this week for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, there will be no cozy dinners at Mar-a-Lago or rounds of golf in the Florida sunshine.


Local firefighters join Mildenhall department for training exercise

U.S. Air Force firefighters on Monday extinguished the raging inferno of a prop aircraft with a steady blast from the twin water cannons of a fire truck during a live-fire exercise on base.


Mattis: After Raqqa, the Syrian battlefield will only get more complicated

As the fight against the Islamic State moves beyond its de facto capital in Raqqa, the Pentagon is readying itself for an increasingly complex battlefield in northern Syria, where U.S.-backed forces, pro-Syrian government troops and Russian jets will likely all be fighting near one another.


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South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.


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Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead.


North Korea at the top of agenda as South Korea's new president comes to D.C.

When South Korea's new president comes to the United States this week for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, there will be no cozy dinners at Mar-a-Lago or rounds of golf in the Florida sunshine.


Local firefighters join Mildenhall department for training exercise

U.S. Air Force firefighters on Monday extinguished the raging inferno of a prop aircraft with a steady blast from the twin water cannons of a fire truck during a live-fire exercise on base.


Mattis: After Raqqa, the Syrian battlefield will only get more complicated

As the fight against the Islamic State moves beyond its de facto capital in Raqqa, the Pentagon is readying itself for an increasingly complex battlefield in northern Syria, where U.S.-backed forces, pro-Syrian government troops and Russian jets will likely all be fighting near one another.


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South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.



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Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway

Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches.



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2 Marines suffer severe burns from F/A-18 flash fire

Two Marine Corps maintainers working on an F/A-18 fighter jet were injured when a flash fire ignited as they were performing routine maintenance on the aircraft, the service said Monday.


Local firefighters join Mildenhall department for training exercise

U.S. Air Force firefighters on Monday extinguished the raging inferno of a prop aircraft with a steady blast from the twin water cannons of a fire truck during a live-fire exercise on base.


First military case in 'Fat Leonard' Navy bribery scandal begins

While he was stationed in Singapore, a U.S. Navy commander ate suckling pigs worth $400 apiece, attended a Gucci fashion show with his wife and enjoyed the services of prostitutes — all courtesy of a Malaysian defense contractor, Navy prosecutors alleged Monday.


Coast Guard to sell vacant housing near Concord Naval Weapons Station

The Coast Guard announced last month its willingness to negotiate a possible sale of the vacant military housing near Concord Naval Weapons Station to Concord, a city official said.


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2 Marines suffer severe burns from F/A-18 flash fire

Two Marine Corps maintainers working on an F/A-18 fighter jet were injured when a flash fire ignited as they were performing routine maintenance on the aircraft, the service said Monday.


Local firefighters join Mildenhall department for training exercise

U.S. Air Force firefighters on Monday extinguished the raging inferno of a prop aircraft with a steady blast from the twin water cannons of a fire truck during a live-fire exercise on base.


First military case in 'Fat Leonard' Navy bribery scandal begins

While he was stationed in Singapore, a U.S. Navy commander ate suckling pigs worth $400 apiece, attended a Gucci fashion show with his wife and enjoyed the services of prostitutes — all courtesy of a Malaysian defense contractor, Navy prosecutors alleged Monday.


Coast Guard to sell vacant housing near Concord Naval Weapons Station

The Coast Guard announced last month its willingness to negotiate a possible sale of the vacant military housing near Concord Naval Weapons Station to Concord, a city official said.




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