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Strengthening Afghanistan’s airpower is crucial in helping its military fight the Taliban and other militants. Because of their importance in the war effort, Afghan pilots are targeted for assassination and often struggle to keep themselves and their families safe.



Two Koreas, US-led command holding second round of security talks

The meeting follows a mine-clearance operation in the area as part of a far-reaching military agreement between the Koreas.


US general was shot in last week's Taliban attack

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley is recovering after suffering at least one gunshot wound inside the Kandahar governor's compound, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday.


Recruiter hopes ‘Enlisted’ rap video will inspire others to join the Army

Recruiting in the armed forces is all about communication, and an Atlanta-area recruiter is using his musical talents to attract future soldiers.


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Ragged, growing caravan of migrants resumes march toward US

A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border.


Philippine court rejects Duterte bid to have critic arrested

In Monday's ruling, Regional Trial Court Judge Andres Bartolome Soriano denied the government's petition to have opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV arrested after Duterte voided his 2011 amnesty for his role in past mutinies as a former navy officer.


US adviser Bolton in Moscow after Trump aims to exit treaty

Russian officials have expressed disappointment with Trump's announcement on Saturday that the United States would walk away from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.


US general was shot in last week's Taliban attack

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley is recovering after suffering at least one gunshot wound inside the Kandahar governor's compound, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday.


Troops in Cameroon's cities ahead of election announcement

The 85-year-old President Paul Biya is expected to win easily after a Constitutional Council he appointed rejected all legal challenges to the election.


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Ragged, growing caravan of migrants resumes march toward US

A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border.


Philippine court rejects Duterte bid to have critic arrested

In Monday's ruling, Regional Trial Court Judge Andres Bartolome Soriano denied the government's petition to have opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV arrested after Duterte voided his 2011 amnesty for his role in past mutinies as a former navy officer.


US adviser Bolton in Moscow after Trump aims to exit treaty

Russian officials have expressed disappointment with Trump's announcement on Saturday that the United States would walk away from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.


US general was shot in last week's Taliban attack

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley is recovering after suffering at least one gunshot wound inside the Kandahar governor's compound, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday.


Troops in Cameroon's cities ahead of election announcement

The 85-year-old President Paul Biya is expected to win easily after a Constitutional Council he appointed rejected all legal challenges to the election.



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At AFN, Veteran Affairs secretary promises permanent grave markers, other benefits for Alaska

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie told the Alaska Federation of Natives convention on Saturday that the agency is expanding benefits for veterans and families of servicemembers in Alaska.



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Gerard Butler and director of 'Hunter Killer' visit Navy submarine base

Film tells the story of a submarine captain who "is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order."


Three generations of Parris Island Marines meet for 'rare' honor

The day before Charlie Guarino graduated boot camp, he'd have the rare opportunity to honor his father at a special ceremony, one that brought together three generations of Marines.


1st Armored Division tanks rotate to S. Korea amid hopes for peace

The 1st Armored Division made its debut on the divided Korean Peninsula on Monday when its third brigade took the mantle as the U.S. military’s armored spearhead, unfurling its unit colors at the new home of the 2nd Infantry Division.


Body of overdue Massachusetts diver recovered

The Nahant Fire Department announced Saturday that the body of an overdue diver was recovered shortly before noon. The Coast Guard helped in the search for the missing diver.


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Gerard Butler and director of 'Hunter Killer' visit Navy submarine base

Film tells the story of a submarine captain who "is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order."


Three generations of Parris Island Marines meet for 'rare' honor

The day before Charlie Guarino graduated boot camp, he'd have the rare opportunity to honor his father at a special ceremony, one that brought together three generations of Marines.


1st Armored Division tanks rotate to S. Korea amid hopes for peace

The 1st Armored Division made its debut on the divided Korean Peninsula on Monday when its third brigade took the mantle as the U.S. military’s armored spearhead, unfurling its unit colors at the new home of the 2nd Infantry Division.


Body of overdue Massachusetts diver recovered

The Nahant Fire Department announced Saturday that the body of an overdue diver was recovered shortly before noon. The Coast Guard helped in the search for the missing diver.