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Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan announced the new deployment, saying the tanker attacks and other incidents carried out by the Iranians or their proxy forces required sending more forces to protect US troops deployed throughout the region.



Conspiracy of silence: Veterans exposed to atomic tests wage final fight

At least 200,000 U.S. troops participated in atomic tests and cleanup operations during World War II and later in the Pacific Ocean, the Nevada desert, New Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. They took the human brunt of deadly ionizing radiation that contaminated nearby lands, water and communities.


Barbed wire and ‘paradise’: Here’s what it’s like to hike the new trail in the DMZ

Many South Koreans have flocked to a civilian hiking trail in a northeastern section of the Demilitarized Zone, a heavily fortified strip of land that divides the peninsula.


Army veteran killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

Brian Isaack Clyde served as an infantryman from August 2015 to February 2017 and achieved the rank of private first class, according to the Army.



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Episode 11: Exploitation, human trafficking rampant in third-country national contracting

This week on Force for Hire, we bring aboard a pair of experts to examine an aspect of military contracting that ties into issues of human rights abuses and modern-day slavery.

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Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

An administration official said the effort would focus on the more than 1 million people who have been issued final deportation orders by federal judges but remain at large in the country.


British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

The RAF said the incidents brought the number of interceptions of Russian planes to eight since taking over the Baltic Air Policing mission in May.


No US casualties after rocket attack on Iraqi training base

Rockets that landed inside the perimeter of Camp Taji in Iraq on Monday caused no casualties among coalition or partner forces, the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve said Tuesday.


Libya's Sarraj calls for elections in 2019 to end war

The officials said Sunday that the self-styled Libyan National Army began its attack on a militant hideout in the mountainous area of Haruj earlier this week.


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Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

An administration official said the effort would focus on the more than 1 million people who have been issued final deportation orders by federal judges but remain at large in the country.


British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

The RAF said the incidents brought the number of interceptions of Russian planes to eight since taking over the Baltic Air Policing mission in May.


No US casualties after rocket attack on Iraqi training base

Rockets that landed inside the perimeter of Camp Taji in Iraq on Monday caused no casualties among coalition or partner forces, the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve said Tuesday.


Libya's Sarraj calls for elections in 2019 to end war

The officials said Sunday that the self-styled Libyan National Army began its attack on a militant hideout in the mountainous area of Haruj earlier this week.



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Study finds veterans use cannabis to replace other drugs

The new research bolsters evidence that veterans prefer using cannabis to treat a range of symptoms instead of turning to prescription painkillers and other licit and illicit drugs with more serious side effects.



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Reports: Marine under investigation after drunken car theft, crash near Iwakuni

A local Marine is under investigation by Iwakuni police on allegations he stole a car June 7 while drunk and crashed it in a parking lot, according to reports in Japanese media.


Air Force major drowns in pool aboard cruise ship

Stephen Osakue worked for the Air Force as a research pharmacist based at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi, according to authorities. He drowned in a Caribbean Princess cruise ship pool Friday morning.


Combat vets in jury pool for decorated Navy SEAL's trial

All but one of the potential jurors in the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher had served in a combat zone and all but two were veterans of conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.


As one cutter departs, another deploys to maintain Coast Guard presence in Western Pacific

During a six-month deployment, the Coast Guard cutter Bertholf sailed with a Navy guided-missile destroyer through the Taiwan Strait and conducted exercises in the South China Sea.


25th ID soldier killed, another injured in Humvee rollover during training in Alaska

Army Spc. Marquise Gabriel Elliott, 25, was initially treated for injuries at the scene after the up-armored Humvee rolled over Friday. He was pronounced dead after he was airlifted to a hospital.


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Reports: Marine under investigation after drunken car theft, crash near Iwakuni

A local Marine is under investigation by Iwakuni police on allegations he stole a car June 7 while drunk and crashed it in a parking lot, according to reports in Japanese media.


Air Force major drowns in pool aboard cruise ship

Stephen Osakue worked for the Air Force as a research pharmacist based at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi, according to authorities. He drowned in a Caribbean Princess cruise ship pool Friday morning.


Combat vets in jury pool for decorated Navy SEAL's trial

All but one of the potential jurors in the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher had served in a combat zone and all but two were veterans of conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.


As one cutter departs, another deploys to maintain Coast Guard presence in Western Pacific

During a six-month deployment, the Coast Guard cutter Bertholf sailed with a Navy guided-missile destroyer through the Taiwan Strait and conducted exercises in the South China Sea.


25th ID soldier killed, another injured in Humvee rollover during training in Alaska

Army Spc. Marquise Gabriel Elliott, 25, was initially treated for injuries at the scene after the up-armored Humvee rolled over Friday. He was pronounced dead after he was airlifted to a hospital.



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Playing favorites: Woodland's three shots get him a US Open win

Woodland got to 13-under-par 271 with a closing birdie, beating by one the record Woods set for a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach during his 15-shot romp to victory in 2000.


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Playing favorites: Woodland's three shots get him a US Open win

Woodland got to 13-under-par 271 with a closing birdie, beating by one the record Woods set for a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach during his 15-shot romp to victory in 2000.