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Longstanding concerns about right-wing extremists in the military include such groups seeking to infiltrate the services to gain tactical knowledge and about troops’ radicalization after they’ve joined.



White House to elevate cyber to full combatant command

U.S. Cyber Command will be elevated to a full combatant command and might split from the National Security Agency to streamline the military’s cyberspace operations, the White House announced Friday.


73 years later, a dig for answers to airman’s death makes a surprising find

After 73 years, Sgt. Alfonso O. Duran was still missing. A team from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency arrived at a small town in Slovenia ready to find Duran's remains and bring him home. Along the way, they got to know more about the soldier and the town that buried him.


Navy relieves senior Fitzgerald leaders after ‘avoidable’ deadly collision

Adm. Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval operations, said leadership aboard the guided-missile destroyer was at least partially at fault in the middle-of-the night collision that left seven sailors dead.



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Another Navy officer pleads guilty to taking bribes from ‘Fat Leonard’

Jesus Cantu, 59, a retired Navy captain and Stanford graduate, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to commit bribery. He is the 19th defendant to be convicted so far. Federal prosecutors have charged 10 others whose cases are pending.


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Behind a WWII internment camp's barbed wire, 2 Scouts forged a lasting bond

When they are together, it's not hard to see the Boy Scouts they were when they met seven decades ago, in the barbed-wire Japanese internment camp that sprawled over desolate fields. One was imprisoned here; one belonged to the only troop that agreed to a jamboree on the inside.


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Cathedral's grandeur breaks from tradition

The Basilica di San Francesco di Paola defies the conventional design of a Catholic cathedral or even the city’s other domed churches. Its striking incongruence and grandeur make it worth a visit.



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Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

In moments like this, of national crisis or tragedy, presidents typically use the broad appeal of the presidency to unite and soothe, urging citizens to remember their humanity, their common bonds as Americans. Like no other president in recent history, Trump has struggled with this part of his duties.


Underwater devices look for Army helicopter crew off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it is searching up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the remote point where the Black Hawk helicopter crashed west of Oahu. Firefighters found and collected what appeared to be pieces of helicopter fuselage and a helmet.


Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion

The back-to-back vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort had been planned for a long time by an Islamic terrorist cell — and could have been far deadlier had its base not been destroyed by an apparently accidental explosion this week, Spanish officials said Friday.


ISIS's propaganda machine is thriving as the physical caliphate fades

Although the Islamic State has lost more than half of its former sanctuary in Iraq and Syria, its Internet presence remains strikingly robust. Many of the recent postings have explicitly urged followers to turn trucks and vans into weapons of terror.


Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential vote

Lawyers representing the Kenyan opposition coalition National Super Alliance filed a petition Friday with the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election, beating a midnight deadline.


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ANALYSIS

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

In moments like this, of national crisis or tragedy, presidents typically use the broad appeal of the presidency to unite and soothe, urging citizens to remember their humanity, their common bonds as Americans. Like no other president in recent history, Trump has struggled with this part of his duties.


Underwater devices look for Army helicopter crew off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it is searching up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the remote point where the Black Hawk helicopter crashed west of Oahu. Firefighters found and collected what appeared to be pieces of helicopter fuselage and a helmet.


Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion

The back-to-back vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort had been planned for a long time by an Islamic terrorist cell — and could have been far deadlier had its base not been destroyed by an apparently accidental explosion this week, Spanish officials said Friday.


ISIS's propaganda machine is thriving as the physical caliphate fades

Although the Islamic State has lost more than half of its former sanctuary in Iraq and Syria, its Internet presence remains strikingly robust. Many of the recent postings have explicitly urged followers to turn trucks and vans into weapons of terror.


Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential vote

Lawyers representing the Kenyan opposition coalition National Super Alliance filed a petition Friday with the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election, beating a midnight deadline.



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Hundreds gather to honor California Marine finally laid to rest after his death in WWII

Hundreds of people flocked to South County on Friday to honor Pfc. George Bernard Murray’s memory in a massive funeral procession, seventy-four years after his death on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean — and decades of confusion surrounding his body’s whereabouts



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US drone crashes in southern Turkey after leaving Incirlik Air Base

An MQ-1 Predator crashed late Thursday in southern Turkey after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, the military said Friday.


Another Navy officer pleads guilty to taking bribes from ‘Fat Leonard’

Jesus Cantu, 59, a retired Navy captain and Stanford graduate, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to commit bribery. He is the 19th defendant to be convicted so far. Federal prosecutors have charged 10 others whose cases are pending.


Pain and kicks join punch and cake at Fort Carson birthday

Fort Carson's five-day celebration this week came with candles, cake and pain to celebrate the 4th Infantry Division's 100th. Welcome to Ironhorse Week, in which a few good punches and kicks come with punch and cake.


Coast Guard divers return to Arctic, with assist from Navy

After 11 years and some big changes, the Coast Guard is diving in the Arctic again, with an assist from the Navy. Dive capabilities were recently re-established aboard the Seattle-based Healy.


Why a judge will limit discussion of Parris Island recruit's death at court-martial

Defense counsel for Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix requested that the judge limit discussion of the death of former Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui as it pertains to an allegation of obstruction — just one of several violations of military code Felix is charged with.


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US drone crashes in southern Turkey after leaving Incirlik Air Base

An MQ-1 Predator crashed late Thursday in southern Turkey after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, the military said Friday.


Another Navy officer pleads guilty to taking bribes from ‘Fat Leonard’

Jesus Cantu, 59, a retired Navy captain and Stanford graduate, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to commit bribery. He is the 19th defendant to be convicted so far. Federal prosecutors have charged 10 others whose cases are pending.


Pain and kicks join punch and cake at Fort Carson birthday

Fort Carson's five-day celebration this week came with candles, cake and pain to celebrate the 4th Infantry Division's 100th. Welcome to Ironhorse Week, in which a few good punches and kicks come with punch and cake.


Coast Guard divers return to Arctic, with assist from Navy

After 11 years and some big changes, the Coast Guard is diving in the Arctic again, with an assist from the Navy. Dive capabilities were recently re-established aboard the Seattle-based Healy.


Why a judge will limit discussion of Parris Island recruit's death at court-martial

Defense counsel for Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix requested that the judge limit discussion of the death of former Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui as it pertains to an allegation of obstruction — just one of several violations of military code Felix is charged with.