Stories in this week's U.S. edition
COVER STORYUSS Cole survivor finds his future in the wrestling ringThe former sailor had come a long way in the more than nine years since his ship, the destroyer USS Cole, was attacked by terrorist bombers in Yemen. • StoryTorch is lit on inaugural Warrior Games in ColoradoAbout 200 servicemembers with mostly combat-related injuries are participating in the inaugural Warrior Games, a Paralympics-style competition where the services compete against each other in events such as sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, archery, shooting and swimming. • Story
Hatoyama acknowledges he’ll miss Futenma deadlinePrime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has given up on his self-imposed deadline for getting approval from the U.S. and local governments on an alternate plan to move Marine air operations from the middle of this urban center. •Story
Stripes reporter tries out Army's new weapons?After firing 20 rounds, I realized I had aimed at the wrong target, underscoring my belief that if the day ever comes when reporters have to defend this country, we are all going to die. • Story
Future of industrial complex on other side of DMZ is in doubtThe square-mile-plus complex — home to about 120 South Korean companies and more than 43,000 workers — was developed under former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung’s “Sunshine Policy” of promoting North-South relations and business opportunities. • Story
3rd ID vets on Germany tour eager to set history straightFour veterans are visiting towns and cities in France, Germany and Austria to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. The tour includes Berchtesgaden, which they say was liberated by the division in 1945. • Story
Spouse CallsA weekly column in Stripes' Scene magazine by Terri Barnes, a military wife and mother of three who lives and writes in Germany. • This week's column • Terri Barnes' blog
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