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Pilots who contacted McClatchy said they suspect the cancers may be linked to prolonged exposure in the cockpit to radiation from the radar systems on their advanced jets, or other sources such as from cockpit oxygen generation systems.


VIETNAM AT 50

'The torture stopped': 1969 brought temporary changes to infamous Hanoi Hilton

American prisoners of war locked up for years in North Vietnam knew the drill. Bow to their captors or take a beating. But in October 1969, the rules changed.


Soldiers show off their street-fighting skills in esports arena ahead of major tournament

The epic cry of “Hadouken!” could be heard across the loudspeakers Saturday as a blue fireball launched across the big screen into an almost defeated Chun-Li to the roaring applause of dozens of soldiers competing in a Street Fighter V tournament.


Analysis: North Korean missile tests, saber-rattling test US-South Korean alliance

North Korea stepped up its criticism of U.S.-South Korean military exercises on Sunday, warning the drills will have “disastrous consequences” despite allied efforts to scale them back.



1969: The beginning of the end

Stars and Stripes is commemorating the Vietnam War at 50 with a series of features intended to add context and understanding to the history of that war and to the changes it wrought.

President Richard Nixon announced in 1969 he would begin withdrawing troops from South Vietnam. “Peace with honor” became his new motto. An end was in sight.

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Bahrain locks in Patriot missile system deal with US contractor

Bahrain has signed an agreement to purchase the Patriot air and missile defense system, putting it in line with other Persian Gulf nations partnered with the U.S. amid ongoing tensions in the region with Iran.


Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul wedding bombing that killed 63

The local Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in Kabul this year, with 63 killed and 182 wounded, while outraged Afghans questioned just how safe they will be under an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban.


Wildlife now roam in refuges where the US once forged its deadliest weapons

From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.


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Wildlife now roam in refuges where the US once forged its deadliest weapons

From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.


ANALYSIS

Japan, Korea and the messy question of how to pay for historic wrongs

While clashes over historic responsibility are a perennial thorn in South Korea-Japan relations, the messy question of how and by whom history’s dues should be paid across generations is not unique to East Asia.


Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in potential Brexit chaos

Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report.


Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul wedding bombing that killed 63

The local Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in Kabul this year, with 63 killed and 182 wounded, while outraged Afghans questioned just how safe they will be under an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban.


Air Force begins flight operations at remote post in Niger

The Air Force has begun limited flying operations at a remote outpost in the southern Sahara Desert in Niger, where U.S. airmen recently built a 6,200-foot runway to support intelligence gathering in West Africa.


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Wildlife now roam in refuges where the US once forged its deadliest weapons

From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.


ANALYSIS

Japan, Korea and the messy question of how to pay for historic wrongs

While clashes over historic responsibility are a perennial thorn in South Korea-Japan relations, the messy question of how and by whom history’s dues should be paid across generations is not unique to East Asia.


Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in potential Brexit chaos

Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report.


Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul wedding bombing that killed 63

The local Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in Kabul this year, with 63 killed and 182 wounded, while outraged Afghans questioned just how safe they will be under an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban.


Air Force begins flight operations at remote post in Niger

The Air Force has begun limited flying operations at a remote outpost in the southern Sahara Desert in Niger, where U.S. airmen recently built a 6,200-foot runway to support intelligence gathering in West Africa.



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New Hampshire veterans seek to intervene in POW Bible lawsuit

The veterans group that sponsors the oldest continuing POW-MIA vigil in the country is asking a federal court to allow it to intervene in a case that centers on whether a former POW’s Bible can be featured in a lobby display at the Manchester, N.H., VA hospital.



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‘We are dropping like flies’: Ex-fighter pilots push for earlier cancer screening

Pilots who contacted McClatchy said they suspect the cancers may be linked to prolonged exposure in the cockpit to radiation from the radar systems on their advanced jets, or other sources such as from cockpit oxygen generation systems.


Army is looking for a helicopter training deal in BLM's high country

The Army is seeking to make a 10-year-old crash program permanent to prepare Fort Carson chopper pilots for combat in Afghanistan by training in high terrain owned by the Bureau of Land Management.


‘We are dropping like flies’: Ex-fighter pilots push for earlier cancer screening

Pilots who contacted McClatchy said they suspect the cancers may be linked to prolonged exposure in the cockpit to radiation from the radar systems on their advanced jets, or other sources such as from cockpit oxygen generation systems.


The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy are searching for two fishermen who never came home

Boaters Brian McCluney and Justin Walker launched from the 300 Christopher Columbus boat ramp in Jacksonville near Port Canaveral Friday. They were in a 24-foot center console heading toward “8A” reef on a fishing trip. The two men haven’t been seen since, the Coast Guard’s command center in Jacksonville said.


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‘We are dropping like flies’: Ex-fighter pilots push for earlier cancer screening

Pilots who contacted McClatchy said they suspect the cancers may be linked to prolonged exposure in the cockpit to radiation from the radar systems on their advanced jets, or other sources such as from cockpit oxygen generation systems.


Army is looking for a helicopter training deal in BLM's high country

The Army is seeking to make a 10-year-old crash program permanent to prepare Fort Carson chopper pilots for combat in Afghanistan by training in high terrain owned by the Bureau of Land Management.


‘We are dropping like flies’: Ex-fighter pilots push for earlier cancer screening

Pilots who contacted McClatchy said they suspect the cancers may be linked to prolonged exposure in the cockpit to radiation from the radar systems on their advanced jets, or other sources such as from cockpit oxygen generation systems.


The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy are searching for two fishermen who never came home

Boaters Brian McCluney and Justin Walker launched from the 300 Christopher Columbus boat ramp in Jacksonville near Port Canaveral Friday. They were in a 24-foot center console heading toward “8A” reef on a fishing trip. The two men haven’t been seen since, the Coast Guard’s command center in Jacksonville said.



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Brett Toth's path from the Army to the Eagles was 'a long process for sure'

Brett Toth, the former Army football player who is now trying to win a job with the Philadelphia Eagles, says the new policy that allows military athletes to pursue professional careers is "going to be a huge advertising tool for the Army."


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Brett Toth's path from the Army to the Eagles was 'a long process for sure'

Brett Toth, the former Army football player who is now trying to win a job with the Philadelphia Eagles, says the new policy that allows military athletes to pursue professional careers is "going to be a huge advertising tool for the Army."