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DOD civilian pleads guilty to sexually abusing sleeping co-worker at Navy base in Japan

Michael Cerera, 36, admitted to crawling into a fellow employee’s hotel bed while she was asleep while he was on a temporary duty assignment at Yokosuka Naval Base, according to federal court documents.


USNS Brunswick proves its worth during Pacific Partnership mission

Pacific Partnership is the Asia-Pacific’s largest humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief preparedness mission. During the mission, the Brunswick will visit Yap, Palau, Malaysia and Thailand.


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Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with Kim

The meeting next week between the leaders of the rival Koreas will be the ultimate test of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's belief that his nation should lead international efforts to deal with North Korea.


Marine Corps helicopter makes ‘precautionary landing’ at Japanese airport

No damage or injuries were reported after a U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing Wednesday at an airport on the island of Kyushu, Marine Corps and Japanese officials said.

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential nuclear disarmament deal.


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Trump’s threat to walk away from summit with N. Korea tempers growing optimism

President Donald Trump threatened to walk away from the summit with North Korea if the talks aren’t “fruitful,” underscoring the fragile nature of a burst of diplomacy aimed at ridding the communist state of its nuclear weapons.


‘Significant progress’ made on 7th Fleet’s manning issues, Navy official says

The head of the Navy’s Surface Forces says the service is solving manning shortages that have plagued the 7th Fleet, which experienced a pair of deadly collisions last year.


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