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2 US servicemembers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

Two U.S. servicemembers have been killed and a third was wounded in an operation against Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday.


Lawmakers: Trump administration needs comprehensive Syria strategy

Members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs urged top officials with the Trump administration to appear before the committee to explain its priorities in Syria following its dramatic shift in policy this month toward Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.


Pentagon can set troop levels in Iraq, Syria without White House approval

President Donald Trump has authorized Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to set troop levels in Iraq and Syria without White House approval. The switch gives the Pentagon more autonomy to determine how many forces are required in the fight against Islamic State.



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Trump to sign order for new VA accountability office

President Donald Trump on Thursday plans to create a new accountability office and a new task force within the Department of Veterans Affairs, both in an effort to discipline poor-performing VA employees.


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DHA: New Tricare laws, contracts will drive 'historic' reforms

Many elements of military health care are in flux due to three factors: a hefty package of reforms voted by Congress last December; a new generation of Tricare support contracts taking effect soon, and the introduction of MHS Genesis, the military’s new electronic records and scheduling system.


Pentagon watchdog launches investigation into money that Flynn received from foreign groups

The Pentagon's top watchdog has launched an investigation into money that former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn received from foreign groups, members of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday.



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Pentagon watchdog launches investigation into money that Flynn received from foreign groups

The Pentagon's top watchdog has launched an investigation into money that former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn received from foreign groups, members of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday.


US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.


2 US servicemembers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

Two U.S. servicemembers have been killed and a third was wounded in an operation against Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday.


New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people

The fighting has caused a reduction in humanitarian services and a shortage of water for the displaced. Civilians are fleeing to the nearby South Sudanese town of Aburoc.


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Pentagon watchdog launches investigation into money that Flynn received from foreign groups

The Pentagon's top watchdog has launched an investigation into money that former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn received from foreign groups, members of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday.


US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.


2 US servicemembers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

Two U.S. servicemembers have been killed and a third was wounded in an operation against Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday.


New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people

The fighting has caused a reduction in humanitarian services and a shortage of water for the displaced. Civilians are fleeing to the nearby South Sudanese town of Aburoc.



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Trump to sign order for new VA accountability office

President Donald Trump on Thursday plans to create a new accountability office and a new task force within the Department of Veterans Affairs, both in an effort to discipline poor-performing VA employees.



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US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.


Marines relocate Mojave Desert tortoises to allow training

The Marine Corps has relocated more than 900 tortoises from a section of Southern California's Mojave Desert to allow large-scale military training.


Coast Guard: Stop using buoys as target practice

The Coast Guard in Rhode Island is trying to stop people using buoys as target practice, saying shooting at the navigational aids may be fun, but it's also a federal crime.


Jury rejects prosecution’s sex assault case against sergeant

An Army sergeant accused of stealing into a sleeping soldier’s room to sexually assault him was acquitted Wednesday after a three-day court-martial.


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US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.


Marines relocate Mojave Desert tortoises to allow training

The Marine Corps has relocated more than 900 tortoises from a section of Southern California's Mojave Desert to allow large-scale military training.


Coast Guard: Stop using buoys as target practice

The Coast Guard in Rhode Island is trying to stop people using buoys as target practice, saying shooting at the navigational aids may be fun, but it's also a federal crime.


Jury rejects prosecution’s sex assault case against sergeant

An Army sergeant accused of stealing into a sleeping soldier’s room to sexually assault him was acquitted Wednesday after a three-day court-martial.



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Could Jamir Tillman continue Navy's run of NFL Draft picks?

Navy wide receiver Jamir Tillman, a 6-foot-4, 212-pound senior, has drawn interest from numerous NFL teams and could be a late-round selection, his agent said.


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Could Jamir Tillman continue Navy's run of NFL Draft picks?

Navy wide receiver Jamir Tillman, a 6-foot-4, 212-pound senior, has drawn interest from numerous NFL teams and could be a late-round selection, his agent said.



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