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A military family, divided: After deportation, a Marine veteran’s wife searches for a future

Alejandra Juarez was deported Aug. 3, leaving behind her home of 22 years, where she and her Iraq War veteran husband, Cuauhtemoc or “Temo,” had two American children and planted roots. Now, they are a family divided.


Mattis says US will look at possible base sites in Poland

The U.S. military is investigating sites for a potential base in Poland, a country that has offered up to $2 billion toward developing infrastructure for stationing a permanent American military force.


Businessman bilked US government of millions for mine in Afghanistan, court says

A California business owner defrauded the U.S. government of nearly $16 million by misusing an American loan intended to help develop a marble mine in western Afghanistan, a U.S. court ruled on Monday.


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2nd ID soldier dies at Camp Humphreys; cause under investigation

The Army is investigating after a 2nd Infantry Division soldier was found dead at Camp Humphreys earlier this week.


Coast Guard to mark 100th anniversary of one of WWI's largest US naval combat losses

At dusk, U-boat skipper Wolf Hans Hertwig spotted what he thought was a steamer heading north in the Bristol Channel, about 50 miles off the coast of Wales. It was a small ship with a single smokestack and two masts. Easy prey. He submerged to attack.


He blew up a chlorine gas bomb beside an Army base — and left a fellow soldier severely wounded

Spc. Ryan Keith Taylor was sentenced this week to just over 11 years in prison for manufacturing and detonating a chemical weapon. Sgt. Joshua Farbro, who investigated the scene, was forced to medically retire because of his injuries from the 2017 incident.



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WWII codebreaker buried in Nebraska with UK military honors

A 92-year-old woman has been buried in Nebraska with British military honors for a secret that she held for decades: her World War II service as a codebreaker of German intelligence communications.


US approves new military sale to Taiwan

The U.S. approved the sale of military equipment to Taiwan on Monday, drawing China's ire as tensions escalate between the world's two largest economies.


Mattis says US will look at possible base sites in Poland

The U.S. military is investigating sites for a potential base in Poland, a country that has offered up to $2 billion toward developing infrastructure for stationing a permanent American military force.


Coalition alters tactics in Afghanistan as casualties among local forces mount

The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan is adjusting tactics to address mounting casualties among local security forces, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said this week.


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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WWII codebreaker buried in Nebraska with UK military honors

A 92-year-old woman has been buried in Nebraska with British military honors for a secret that she held for decades: her World War II service as a codebreaker of German intelligence communications.


US approves new military sale to Taiwan

The U.S. approved the sale of military equipment to Taiwan on Monday, drawing China's ire as tensions escalate between the world's two largest economies.


Mattis says US will look at possible base sites in Poland

The U.S. military is investigating sites for a potential base in Poland, a country that has offered up to $2 billion toward developing infrastructure for stationing a permanent American military force.


Coalition alters tactics in Afghanistan as casualties among local forces mount

The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan is adjusting tactics to address mounting casualties among local security forces, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said this week.


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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Boeing wins $2.4 billion Air Force contract for new helicopters to guard nukes

The U.S. Air Force says it will turn to Chicago-based defense giant Boeing to replace its aging fleet of UH-1N Huey helicopters, which are used to protect the U.S. military's ground-based ballistic missiles.


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Boeing wins $2.4 billion Air Force contract for new helicopters to guard nukes

The U.S. Air Force says it will turn to Chicago-based defense giant Boeing to replace its aging fleet of UH-1N Huey helicopters, which are used to protect the U.S. military's ground-based ballistic missiles.



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Tiny 7-year-old prodigy belts out a national anthem for the ages at MLS game

Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja clutched the microphone and looked at the crowd for a moment before gazing into the camera. Wearing a white LA Galaxy jersey almost as big as she is, the 7-year-old, labeled as "tiny but mighty" by the MLS team's public address announcer, was ready to perform the national anthem on Sunday in front of more than 25,000 fans at StubHub Center in Los Angeles.


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Tiny 7-year-old prodigy belts out a national anthem for the ages at MLS game

Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja clutched the microphone and looked at the crowd for a moment before gazing into the camera. Wearing a white LA Galaxy jersey almost as big as she is, the 7-year-old, labeled as "tiny but mighty" by the MLS team's public address announcer, was ready to perform the national anthem on Sunday in front of more than 25,000 fans at StubHub Center in Los Angeles.