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Every time John Musgrave saw a picture of a contemporary Vietnamese soldier he was consumed by the terror and hatred that had taken hold of him in 1967, when he watched his buddies go down one by one on the battlefield until finally it had been his turn.



Trump signs defense bill, awaits funding fight

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a massive $700 billion defense budget into law, leaving a fight ahead on how to pay for the plan.


Aviano airman guilty of attempted murder in stabbing of fellow airman

An airman who stabbed another airman in her dorm room was sentenced to 18 years in prison at a court-martial Tuesday.


US soldier killed in S. Korea traffic accident was NCO with 2 sons

An American soldier who was killed in a traffic accident last week was a health care noncommissioned officer with two sons, the military said Tuesday.



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Military court dismisses appeal of serial killer Ronald Gray on death row

Ronald A. Gray, a convicted serial killer whose crimes were committed in Fayetteville and on Fort Bragg, had asked the court to review his case as he sought to have his convictions and death sentence vacated.


Trio saves life of fellow Marine injured helping Okinawa crash victims

Three Marines have been credited with saving the life of a 44-year-old father of three who had pulled over to help injured Japanese motorists after an accident on the Okinawa Expressway.


Military television sets in Europe go high-definition

American Forces Network made the switch to high-definition TV overnight Monday in Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia and Africa, completing the last phase of the agency’s worldwide conversion to HD programming.



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President to release national security strategy next week

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said the strategy will incorporate four core national interests: the protection of American people; advancing American prosperity; "preserving peace through strength"; and advancing American influence.


Military television sets in Europe go high-definition

American Forces Network made the switch to high-definition TV overnight Monday in Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia and Africa, completing the last phase of the agency’s worldwide conversion to HD programming.


Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria

The Kremlin and the Defense Ministry have stonewalled questions about Russians fighting in Syria in a private capacity. Private contractors have been used by countries like the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan for years; Russian law forbids the hiring of mercenaries or working as one.


US drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somali capital

The airstrike was carried out early Tuesday morning about 40 miles southwest of Somalia's capital, the U.S. statement said, adding that no civilians were killed. It was not immediately clear how many al-Shabab fighters may have been killed.


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President to release national security strategy next week

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said the strategy will incorporate four core national interests: the protection of American people; advancing American prosperity; "preserving peace through strength"; and advancing American influence.


Military television sets in Europe go high-definition

American Forces Network made the switch to high-definition TV overnight Monday in Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia and Africa, completing the last phase of the agency’s worldwide conversion to HD programming.


Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria

The Kremlin and the Defense Ministry have stonewalled questions about Russians fighting in Syria in a private capacity. Private contractors have been used by countries like the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan for years; Russian law forbids the hiring of mercenaries or working as one.


US drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somali capital

The airstrike was carried out early Tuesday morning about 40 miles southwest of Somalia's capital, the U.S. statement said, adding that no civilians were killed. It was not immediately clear how many al-Shabab fighters may have been killed.



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One Marine’s journey: summoning the courage to go back to Vietnam

Every time John Musgrave saw a picture of a contemporary Vietnamese soldier he was consumed by the terror and hatred that had taken hold of him in 1967, when he watched his buddies go down one by one on the battlefield until finally it had been his turn.



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Scott Air Force Base colonel relieved of command

Col. John Howard took the job as commander of the 375th Air Mobility Wing in July but was replaced Monday by Col. W. Chris Buschur, after the Air Force commander lost confidence in him, according to a news release.


NASA to test spacecraft's safety in Yuma Army installation

A team from Houston's Johnson Space Center has been working at the Jacobs Hangar at the Yuma International Airport in preparation for the testing of the parachutes of the Orion spacecraft on Wednesday at the Yuma Proving Ground.


Trio saves life of fellow Marine injured helping Okinawa crash victims

Three Marines have been credited with saving the life of a 44-year-old father of three who had pulled over to help injured Japanese motorists after an accident on the Okinawa Expressway.


US officials stop vessel carrying cocaine off Panama coast

The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine last month after pursuing it in international waters off the coast of Panama.


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Scott Air Force Base colonel relieved of command

Col. John Howard took the job as commander of the 375th Air Mobility Wing in July but was replaced Monday by Col. W. Chris Buschur, after the Air Force commander lost confidence in him, according to a news release.


NASA to test spacecraft's safety in Yuma Army installation

A team from Houston's Johnson Space Center has been working at the Jacobs Hangar at the Yuma International Airport in preparation for the testing of the parachutes of the Orion spacecraft on Wednesday at the Yuma Proving Ground.


Trio saves life of fellow Marine injured helping Okinawa crash victims

Three Marines have been credited with saving the life of a 44-year-old father of three who had pulled over to help injured Japanese motorists after an accident on the Okinawa Expressway.


US officials stop vessel carrying cocaine off Panama coast

The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine last month after pursuing it in international waters off the coast of Panama.



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MVP Bradshaw leads Army to second consecutive victory over Navy

Navy kicker Bennett Moehring missed a 48-yard field goal as time expired Saturday, and Army held on for a 14-13 victory at snowy Lincoln Financial Field in the rivals’ 118th meeting.


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MVP Bradshaw leads Army to second consecutive victory over Navy

Navy kicker Bennett Moehring missed a 48-yard field goal as time expired Saturday, and Army held on for a 14-13 victory at snowy Lincoln Financial Field in the rivals’ 118th meeting.