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The U.S. Army has found a fix for a glitch in the M4 and M4A1 assault rifles that causes the weapons to unintentionally fire, officials said Friday.



Trump signs $200 billion VA budget for 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs that for the first time exceeds more than $200 billion.


Army misses 2018 recruiting goal, which hasn't happened since 2005

The Army fell short of its recruiting goal for 2018, missing its mark for the first time since 2005 as it looks to grow its force strength in the face of growing threats from competing world powers such as Russia and China.


Veteran's family upset by lack of honors when casket arrived at National Airport

Col. Lewis Henry Dunagan's family thought arrangements had been made that included having an escort meet Dunagan's casket when they landed. But when the family arrived, there was no escort and none of the crew members seemed aware they were a military family traveling with the remains of a loved one, according to his daughter.


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Florida-based Marine charged in wife’s 2015 death on Okinawa faces courts-martial

A Marine will soon be heading to courts-martial in the 2015 suffocation death of his wife while stationed on Okinawa and in the assault of a woman in Mississippi the following year.


Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein denied a New York Times report Friday that he floated the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump as unfit for office and suggested secretly recording the president to expose the chaos in the administration.


National Guard chief: 'We're America's hometown response force'

The highest-ranking officer in the National Guard has promised North Carolina whatever support it needs to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.



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Trump delays Russia probe document; allies voiced concerns

President Donald Trump on Friday delayed the planned release of documents from the FBI's Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department's inspector general has been asked to review the records amid concerns from law enforcement and U.S. allies about their disclosure.


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.


Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site.


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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Trump delays Russia probe document; allies voiced concerns

President Donald Trump on Friday delayed the planned release of documents from the FBI's Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department's inspector general has been asked to review the records amid concerns from law enforcement and U.S. allies about their disclosure.


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.


Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site.


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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Trump signs $200 billion VA budget for 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs that for the first time exceeds more than $200 billion.



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Military leaders from more than 100 countries meet at Naval War College

Senior military representatives from more than 100 countries met in Rhode Island this week to talk about ways to cooperate and address shared challenges.


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.


Veteran's family upset by lack of honors when casket arrived at National Airport

Col. Lewis Henry Dunagan's family thought arrangements had been made that included having an escort meet Dunagan's casket when they landed. But when the family arrived, there was no escort and none of the crew members seemed aware they were a military family traveling with the remains of a loved one, according to his daughter.


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Military leaders from more than 100 countries meet at Naval War College

Senior military representatives from more than 100 countries met in Rhode Island this week to talk about ways to cooperate and address shared challenges.


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.


Veteran's family upset by lack of honors when casket arrived at National Airport

Col. Lewis Henry Dunagan's family thought arrangements had been made that included having an escort meet Dunagan's casket when they landed. But when the family arrived, there was no escort and none of the crew members seemed aware they were a military family traveling with the remains of a loved one, according to his daughter.