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Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.


Can the Taliban be trusted to protect Afghanistan’s big bet on a gas pipeline?

The Afghan government has completed some of the first steps on a $10 billion natural gas pipeline project so potentially lucrative that the Taliban have promised their support. But financial and security hurdles await the fledgling pipeline, including funding concerns and a proposed pipeline route that will run through Taliban-contested provinces.


US sends coffins to border with N. Korea to prepare for return of war dead remains

The U.S. military sent 100 wooden coffins to the truce village on the border with North Korea on Saturday as it steps up preparations for the return of the remains of American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 war, according to the U.N. command.


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'Supe Daddy out': After 43 years in the Army, West Point superintendent Caslen calls it a career

Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., a member of West Point's class of 1975 and the military academy's superintendent since 2013, said goodbye to the Army on Friday. Caslen confirmed that President Donald Trump has nominated Gen. Darryl Williams to succeed him.


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At DC clinic, amputees get tips on improving their lives through sports

At the Ossur Running and Mobility Clinic at Catholic University’s football stadium, amputees of all ages and backgrounds learned walking, running and exercise techniques, and were inspired by two former U.S. Army officers, Col. Gregory Gadson and Col. Patty Collins, both amputees themselves.


GAO report says military must learn why pilots leave for commercial airlines

The military needs to get a better handle on why pilots are leaving the military and how many are leaving for jobs with commercial airlines, a new Government Accountability Office report said.


Report: Navy memo plans for Camp Pendleton to house up to 47,000 migrants in temporary detention

According to a report published Friday afternoon by Time magazine, military leaders are drawing up plans to create a tent city at Camp Pendleton to detain as many as 47,000 illegal immigrants from Central America and other locations over the coming months.



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Report: Navy memo plans for Camp Pendleton to house up to 47,000 migrants in temporary detention

According to a report published Friday afternoon by Time magazine, military leaders are drawing up plans to create a tent city at Camp Pendleton to detain as many as 47,000 illegal immigrants from Central America and other locations over the coming months.


At Okinawa memorial, thousands gather to honor lost loved ones, 'maintain peace'

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.


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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.


Can the Taliban be trusted to protect Afghanistan’s big bet on a gas pipeline?

The Afghan government has completed some of the first steps on a $10 billion natural gas pipeline project so potentially lucrative that the Taliban have promised their support. But financial and security hurdles await the fledgling pipeline, including funding concerns and a proposed pipeline route that will run through Taliban-contested provinces.


Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt ‘cowardly act’

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him.


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Report: Navy memo plans for Camp Pendleton to house up to 47,000 migrants in temporary detention

According to a report published Friday afternoon by Time magazine, military leaders are drawing up plans to create a tent city at Camp Pendleton to detain as many as 47,000 illegal immigrants from Central America and other locations over the coming months.


At Okinawa memorial, thousands gather to honor lost loved ones, 'maintain peace'

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.


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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.


Can the Taliban be trusted to protect Afghanistan’s big bet on a gas pipeline?

The Afghan government has completed some of the first steps on a $10 billion natural gas pipeline project so potentially lucrative that the Taliban have promised their support. But financial and security hurdles await the fledgling pipeline, including funding concerns and a proposed pipeline route that will run through Taliban-contested provinces.


Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt ‘cowardly act’

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him.



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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.



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Alabama Reserve soldier who went missing during Florida training exercise is found dead

A soldier from the Alabama Army Reserve who went missing during a training exercise in Florida has been found dead, according to the Clay County, Florida Sheriff's Office.


County's new public safety drone must contend with Dahlgren Navy base's restrictions

As King George County, Va., joins agencies using drones to put eyes in the sky, it will contend with an issue particular to its geography: restricted air space around the Navy base in Dahlgren.


Alabama airman killed in WWII to be buried in Florida

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Percy C. Mathews was 25 and serving on a B-17 bomber when it was struck by enemy fire while attacking a German submarine base in France on May 29, 1943.


Trump administration considers using Coast Guard funds to pay for border enforcement

Most of the funding would go to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which also is part of Homeland Security. The department has the authority to move money around between its components, and may also shift other funding to pay for ICE operations.


At Okinawa memorial, thousands gather to honor lost loved ones, 'maintain peace'

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.


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Alabama Reserve soldier who went missing during Florida training exercise is found dead

A soldier from the Alabama Army Reserve who went missing during a training exercise in Florida has been found dead, according to the Clay County, Florida Sheriff's Office.


County's new public safety drone must contend with Dahlgren Navy base's restrictions

As King George County, Va., joins agencies using drones to put eyes in the sky, it will contend with an issue particular to its geography: restricted air space around the Navy base in Dahlgren.


Alabama airman killed in WWII to be buried in Florida

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Percy C. Mathews was 25 and serving on a B-17 bomber when it was struck by enemy fire while attacking a German submarine base in France on May 29, 1943.


Trump administration considers using Coast Guard funds to pay for border enforcement

Most of the funding would go to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which also is part of Homeland Security. The department has the authority to move money around between its components, and may also shift other funding to pay for ICE operations.


At Okinawa memorial, thousands gather to honor lost loved ones, 'maintain peace'

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.



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Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring.


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Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring.