Stories in this week's U.S. edition
April 3, 2009
COVER STORY10 years later, experts still debate the success of NATO’s campaign to end ethnic cleansing in KosovoOperation Allied Force was mostly an air campaign featuring more than 38,000 sorties over a 78-day period. More than 900 aircraft from NATO countries participated in various capacities — about two-thirds of them coming from the United States. • Story• Related stories:Experts divided on overall success of Allied ForceTask force didn’t get off the groundUSS Theodore Roosevelt played crucial role in air warAviano was a launching pad for NATO air strikes•Kosovo timeline
Camp Lemonier on its way to becoming major military base on African continentIncreasing American activity in the Horn of Africa has propelled the camp in Djibouti from a sleepy 97-acre post to a 500-acre base that’s become one of the military’s major installations on the continent. Last year’s stand-up of U.S. Africa Command means the base is only going to get busier. • Story• Related story:Approaching Djibouti locals from the humanitarian side
Media ban on military casket arrivals at Dover to endFor the first time in nearly 20 years, members of the news media will be allowed starting Monday to cover the solemn arrivals of American flag-draped coffins holding the remains of U.S. servicemembers at Dover Air Force Base, Del. • Story• Related story:Pentagon explains Dover media rules
Americans warned to be aware of crime in Tokyo's Roppongi districtA few feet from Roppongi crossing, the neighborhood’s main intersection, club workers cajole the crowds to lure customers inside. In some instances, the club scene can include drugging and theft, according to the U.S. Embassy. • Story•Roppongi photo gallery
Command already has plans for 4,000 new advisers headed to AfghanistanLeaders of the American training command in Afghanistan expect the 4,000 extra advisers coming to the country to speed up important training and advisory duties that have been undermanned. • Story• Related stories:Afghans have tough day at firing rangeKadena airmen help train Afghan workers
Heidelberg senior's experiment nets hydrogen, win at competitionDavid Brunell’s successful tinkering in his school’s science lab earned him a $2,000 scholarship and an expense-paid trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., to test his discovery against some of the best scientific minds in American high schools. • Story• Related story:Heidelberg keeps academic trophy
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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