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House and Senate negotiators in both major parties said they would back a bill granting $658 billion to the Department of Defense and other defense programs, a measure that includes dozens of national security provisions prioritized by the armed services.



Navy uniform updates include neck gaiters, two-piece swimsuits for physical test

Sailors now have the option to wear a black neck gaiter during cold weather as well as a two-piece swim suit for the physical readiness test, among some of the uniform updates announced Monday by the Navy.


US flag, signed by soldiers and hidden in Iraq for 14 years, inspires message from Trump

Staff Sgt. Ahmed AlSaedi, 38, a member of the Army’s 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Los Angeles, got a reply from his commander in chief Nov. 14 after writing to tell him about the flag.


Documents reveal US officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan

A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.



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The Force for Hire team looks back at the series and examines some key issues about the world of private military contracting.

In this final episode of Force for Hire, we examine some major questions about the private military contracting world that we uncovered.

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Gunman's behavior changed after trip to native Saudi Arabia, friends say

Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani was described as "strange" and "angry" in the weeks leading up to Friday's shooting rampage, but schoolmates and other acquaintances said he showed no outward sign that he was preparing to open fire inside a classroom building where he had been training to become a military aviator.


Wisconsin Guard leader resigns in wake of sex assault review

The commander of the Wisconsin National Guard agreed to resign at Gov. Tony Evers’ request Monday following the release of a scathing federal report that found the Guard defied federal law, regulations and policies for years over the handling of soldiers’ sexual assault and harassment complaints.


‘No Fly Zone:’ Okinawa town’s rooftop warning aims to decrease US military aircraft noise

In vivid, yellow letters 5 feet high and 66 feet long, the words “No Fly Zone” appear on the rooftop of Kin Town Hall, a plea to U.S. military pilots to steer wide of the community below. The words are visible at night.


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US flag, signed by soldiers and hidden in Iraq for 14 years, inspires message from Trump

Staff Sgt. Ahmed AlSaedi, 38, a member of the Army’s 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Los Angeles, got a reply from his commander in chief Nov. 14 after writing to tell him about the flag.


‘No Fly Zone:’ Okinawa town’s rooftop warning aims to decrease US military aircraft noise

In vivid, yellow letters 5 feet high and 66 feet long, the words “No Fly Zone” appear on the rooftop of Kin Town Hall, a plea to U.S. military pilots to steer wide of the community below. The words are visible at night.


Putin, new Ukrainian leader Zelenskiy meet for first time

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists.


Cheney warns disengagement in Mideast benefits Iran and Russia

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's comments in Dubai cut to the core of several policies taken by President Donald Trump, including the sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria.


AFRICOM calls for return of drone downed by Russian weapon system over Libya

The U.S. wants back a drone that was shot down over Libya last month by a Russian air defense system believed to have been operated by mercenaries or militiamen, U.S. Africa Command said Monday.


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US flag, signed by soldiers and hidden in Iraq for 14 years, inspires message from Trump

Staff Sgt. Ahmed AlSaedi, 38, a member of the Army’s 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Los Angeles, got a reply from his commander in chief Nov. 14 after writing to tell him about the flag.


‘No Fly Zone:’ Okinawa town’s rooftop warning aims to decrease US military aircraft noise

In vivid, yellow letters 5 feet high and 66 feet long, the words “No Fly Zone” appear on the rooftop of Kin Town Hall, a plea to U.S. military pilots to steer wide of the community below. The words are visible at night.


Putin, new Ukrainian leader Zelenskiy meet for first time

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists.


Cheney warns disengagement in Mideast benefits Iran and Russia

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's comments in Dubai cut to the core of several policies taken by President Donald Trump, including the sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria.


AFRICOM calls for return of drone downed by Russian weapon system over Libya

The U.S. wants back a drone that was shot down over Libya last month by a Russian air defense system believed to have been operated by mercenaries or militiamen, U.S. Africa Command said Monday.



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Daytona homeless shelter helps 29 veterans to permanent homes in first year

Daytona Beach's veterans-only homeless shelter is turning a year old and the 20-bed facility, in one of the city's troubled neighborhoods, continues to be a refuge for those who've served.



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‘No Fly Zone:’ Okinawa town’s rooftop warning aims to decrease US military aircraft noise

In vivid, yellow letters 5 feet high and 66 feet long, the words “No Fly Zone” appear on the rooftop of Kin Town Hall, a plea to U.S. military pilots to steer wide of the community below. The words are visible at night.


Wisconsin Guard leader resigns in wake of sex assault review

The commander of the Wisconsin National Guard agreed to resign at Gov. Tony Evers’ request Monday following the release of a scathing federal report that found the Guard defied federal law, regulations and policies for years over the handling of soldiers’ sexual assault and harassment complaints.


US flag, signed by soldiers and hidden in Iraq for 14 years, inspires message from Trump

Staff Sgt. Ahmed AlSaedi, 38, a member of the Army’s 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Los Angeles, got a reply from his commander in chief Nov. 14 after writing to tell him about the flag.


Gunman's behavior changed after trip to native Saudi Arabia, friends say

Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani was described as "strange" and "angry" in the weeks leading up to Friday's shooting rampage, but schoolmates and other acquaintances said he showed no outward sign that he was preparing to open fire inside a classroom building where he had been training to become a military aviator.


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‘No Fly Zone:’ Okinawa town’s rooftop warning aims to decrease US military aircraft noise

In vivid, yellow letters 5 feet high and 66 feet long, the words “No Fly Zone” appear on the rooftop of Kin Town Hall, a plea to U.S. military pilots to steer wide of the community below. The words are visible at night.


Wisconsin Guard leader resigns in wake of sex assault review

The commander of the Wisconsin National Guard agreed to resign at Gov. Tony Evers’ request Monday following the release of a scathing federal report that found the Guard defied federal law, regulations and policies for years over the handling of soldiers’ sexual assault and harassment complaints.


US flag, signed by soldiers and hidden in Iraq for 14 years, inspires message from Trump

Staff Sgt. Ahmed AlSaedi, 38, a member of the Army’s 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Los Angeles, got a reply from his commander in chief Nov. 14 after writing to tell him about the flag.


Gunman's behavior changed after trip to native Saudi Arabia, friends say

Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani was described as "strange" and "angry" in the weeks leading up to Friday's shooting rampage, but schoolmates and other acquaintances said he showed no outward sign that he was preparing to open fire inside a classroom building where he had been training to become a military aviator.



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World Anti-Doping Agency imposes four-year ban on Russia

Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in major events only if they are not implicated in positive doping tests or if their data was not manipulated, according to the ruling.


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World Anti-Doping Agency imposes four-year ban on Russia

Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in major events only if they are not implicated in positive doping tests or if their data was not manipulated, according to the ruling.