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The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and indicated Gen. Scott Miller, who commands U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, and Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq were the intended targets.



US military back-pedals on base access for South Koreans in Japan

The U-turn, announced Thursday at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo, follows complaints that South Koreans had been turned away at Yokota and other installations in Japan.


Fort Bragg’s 2nd SFAB to deploy to Afghanistan in spring, other Army units headed overseas

The Army announced the about 800-soldier unit’s deployment in a statement that included upcoming rotations for several other units later this year and in 2019.


Police say body of Army veteran, missing since May, has been found

Human remains found Saturday in Riley County, Kansas have been identified as Ashley Meiss, who went missing in May. Her cause and manner of death remain undetermined, police said.


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Army stops autopsy, takes body of dead paratrooper from Italian hospital

The removal of Sgt. Kevin Deon Connor’s body from San Bortolo Hospital came after the Army claimed jurisdiction, according to the lawyer assigned to defend four paratroopers whom Italian prosecutors were investigating for negligence connected to Connor’s death.


Trump’s defense budget comments create confusion

In comments at the tail end of a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, President Donald Trump directed a roundtable of his secretaries to cut 5 percent from their department budgets for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2019.


Trump threatens to send troops to close southern border as ‘caravan’ of migrants approaches US

Earlier this week, Donald Trump threatened to stop U.S. monetary aid to those Central American nations if they could not curb migration of their citizens to the United States.



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Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents

Terry James Albury, 39, pleaded guilty in April to one count each of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and unauthorized retention of national defense information. He apologized in court before the sentence was handed down.


US military back-pedals on base access for South Koreans in Japan

The U-turn, announced Thursday at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo, follows complaints that South Koreans had been turned away at Yokota and other installations in Japan.


US Marines, sailors conduct air assault drill and battle the elements in Iceland

U.S. Marines have kicked off a training operation in Iceland, conducting an air assault drill and battling the elements in the island nation’s picturesque environment.


Soldiers wounded near Bagram Air Field identified as Czechs

Five NATO troops wounded in an attack near Bagram Air Field on Wednesday were from the Czech Republic, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday.


New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds.


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Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents

Terry James Albury, 39, pleaded guilty in April to one count each of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and unauthorized retention of national defense information. He apologized in court before the sentence was handed down.


US military back-pedals on base access for South Koreans in Japan

The U-turn, announced Thursday at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo, follows complaints that South Koreans had been turned away at Yokota and other installations in Japan.


US Marines, sailors conduct air assault drill and battle the elements in Iceland

U.S. Marines have kicked off a training operation in Iceland, conducting an air assault drill and battling the elements in the island nation’s picturesque environment.


Soldiers wounded near Bagram Air Field identified as Czechs

Five NATO troops wounded in an attack near Bagram Air Field on Wednesday were from the Czech Republic, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday.


New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds.



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Student vets win too as court unchains Obama loan protection

U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss dismissed legal arguments from an association of for-profit colleges, which succeeded for more than a year to block Obama administration rules to bring financial relief to defrauded student borrowers and to strengthen federal protections against deceptive school practices.



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'Substandard' Maxwell, Gunter base housing has military families up in arms

Despite improvements, many families living on base are dissatisfied with their housing situations, calling the homes “substandard.” To complicate matters even more, many families feel forced to live in the homes in order to avoid sending their children to Montgomery's public school system.


Coast Guard to mark 40th anniversary of cutter Cuyahoga tragedy

Forty years ago Saturday, the Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga was cruising north on Chesapeake Bay when it was struck by a 521-foot Argentine coal freighter. Eleven men died.


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'Substandard' Maxwell, Gunter base housing has military families up in arms

Despite improvements, many families living on base are dissatisfied with their housing situations, calling the homes “substandard.” To complicate matters even more, many families feel forced to live in the homes in order to avoid sending their children to Montgomery's public school system.


Coast Guard to mark 40th anniversary of cutter Cuyahoga tragedy

Forty years ago Saturday, the Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga was cruising north on Chesapeake Bay when it was struck by a 521-foot Argentine coal freighter. Eleven men died.



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Formats other than 11-man being considered for D-II football

Is there a possibility that Pacific Division II football might go the way of Division III in Europe, where five schools are experimenting with a six-man tackle format?


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Formats other than 11-man being considered for D-II football

Is there a possibility that Pacific Division II football might go the way of Division III in Europe, where five schools are experimenting with a six-man tackle format?