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US servicemember is killed in action in Afghanistan

Citing unnamed Defense Department officials, the New York Times reported that the servicemember was a Special Forces soldier who was killed in eastern Wardak province while fighting alongside Afghan commandos.


Yemen's Houthi rebels warn of further attacks on Saudi oil facilities

The new threat came as U.S. officials were pointing fingers at Iran and its other proxies around the region and President Donald Trump said the United States was "locked and loaded" and ready to respond. Iran has denied any involvement.


Airman who died in parachuting accident ‘loved his country and his job,’ family says

Staff Sgt. Adam K. Erickson, 29, was killed in California during a training accident on a routine military proficiency jump.

US and NATO partners use exercise to better protect waters where Russia operates

U.S. divers used underwater drones to find and clear simulated mines and submerged explosives in a NATO exercise that seeks to boost security in the Baltic Sea area, where Russia has grown more active.


Japanese crowds check out a Global Hawk drone at Yokota’s annual Friendship Festival

Those curious to see a hi-tech surveillance drone up-close had a chance to check one out at an event at an Air Force base in Japan.



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Johnson, Juncker hold Brexit talks, but no breakthrough seen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed Monday to ramp up talks on securing an elusive Brexit deal, but the two sides gave starkly different assessments of how far apart they are.



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Canadian man and his firm plead guilty to transferring US Navy rescue-sub data to China

A Canadian businessman and his company have pleaded guilty to charges related to the transfer to China of technical details about a U.S. Navy undersea submarine rescue vehicle in an effort to sell versions to the Chinese navy, U.S. court records show.