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What would happen if the US totally disengaged from Afghanistan?

A variety of people in Kabul — from the Taliban's spokesman to the press officer for the U.S. military — were asked: What would happen if the US disengaged from Afghanistan?


Army chief Milley warns of tough choices ahead on North Korea

Army Gen. Mark Milley warned Thursday that “time is running out” to halt North Korea’s efforts at developing a ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States.


101st artilleryman saves lives at home after return from Mosul fight

A 101st Airborne Division soldier who recently returned from supporting Iraqi security forces in their fight to retake Mosul has been nominated for an award for his bravery at home, the military said.



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Black Hawk chopper in emergency landing in Austria

A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter executed an emergency landing in Austria after sustaining damage to the aircraft’s tail, Austrian media reports said.


Navy to commission destroyer USS Rafael Peralta

The Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the USS Rafael Peralta, during a ceremony Saturday at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.


AFRICOM investigating if US troops knew of torture at Cameroonian base

U.S. Africa Command has ordered an investigation into whether U.S. forces had any knowledge about allegations that Cameroonian forces abused prisoners on a military base where Americans have had a presence.



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China closes east seas for military drills but says little

China has closed off a swath of ocean off its east coast for military activities, but has said little about what the exercises entail. The exercises come days ahead of commemorations of the PLA's 90th anniversary, specifics of which have not yet been announced.


Man dies 2 weeks after passing out in Navy pool

A retired California teacher who nearly drowned earlier this month in the pool at a Navy base in Naples, Italy, has died, following a lengthy coma.


AFRICOM investigating if US troops knew of torture at Cameroonian base

U.S. Africa Command has ordered an investigation into whether U.S. forces had any knowledge about allegations that Cameroonian forces abused prisoners on a military base where Americans have had a presence.


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China closes east seas for military drills but says little

China has closed off a swath of ocean off its east coast for military activities, but has said little about what the exercises entail. The exercises come days ahead of commemorations of the PLA's 90th anniversary, specifics of which have not yet been announced.


Man dies 2 weeks after passing out in Navy pool

A retired California teacher who nearly drowned earlier this month in the pool at a Navy base in Naples, Italy, has died, following a lengthy coma.


AFRICOM investigating if US troops knew of torture at Cameroonian base

U.S. Africa Command has ordered an investigation into whether U.S. forces had any knowledge about allegations that Cameroonian forces abused prisoners on a military base where Americans have had a presence.



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House to vote again Friday on urgent VA funding

Friday is the last day for House lawmakers to pass a funding measure before leaving for August recess. The Veterans Choice Program is expected to run dry in mid-August, putting thousands of veterans at risk for interrupted medical care.



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Man dies 2 weeks after passing out in Navy pool

A retired California teacher who nearly drowned earlier this month in the pool at a Navy base in Naples, Italy, has died, following a lengthy coma.


Marines ground KC-130T fleet indefinitely following deadly crash

The Marine Corps Reserve has grounded its fleet of KC-130T tanker-transport aircraft indefinitely in the wake of the deadly crash earlier this month in Mississippi, a Marine spokeswoman said Thursday.


Commercial flights diverted to Kadena after JASDF jet loses part

Several commercial flights were diverted to Kadena Air Base this week after a part fell from a Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15, causing Naha Airport officials to shut down the runway.


Teachers get up-close look at Fort Gordon

Teachers got a four-hour lesson on local military history, careers and current events Thursday at Fort Gordon, in a gathering designed to acquaint them with the massive military facility.


Coast Guard clears Lady Washington to sail after grounding

The Coast Guard has completed its inspection of the Lady Washington, a full-scale replica of the 18th-century sailing ship, and cleared it to resume operations.


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Man dies 2 weeks after passing out in Navy pool

A retired California teacher who nearly drowned earlier this month in the pool at a Navy base in Naples, Italy, has died, following a lengthy coma.


Marines ground KC-130T fleet indefinitely following deadly crash

The Marine Corps Reserve has grounded its fleet of KC-130T tanker-transport aircraft indefinitely in the wake of the deadly crash earlier this month in Mississippi, a Marine spokeswoman said Thursday.


Commercial flights diverted to Kadena after JASDF jet loses part

Several commercial flights were diverted to Kadena Air Base this week after a part fell from a Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15, causing Naha Airport officials to shut down the runway.


Teachers get up-close look at Fort Gordon

Teachers got a four-hour lesson on local military history, careers and current events Thursday at Fort Gordon, in a gathering designed to acquaint them with the massive military facility.


Coast Guard clears Lady Washington to sail after grounding

The Coast Guard has completed its inspection of the Lady Washington, a full-scale replica of the 18th-century sailing ship, and cleared it to resume operations.



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Expectations for success growing for Army

John Voit, a senior captain and defensive end, says momentum from the Black Knights' breakout 2016 season has pushed the team toward being fully prepared this fall.


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Expectations for success growing for Army

John Voit, a senior captain and defensive end, says momentum from the Black Knights' breakout 2016 season has pushed the team toward being fully prepared this fall.



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