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Sailor planned surprise visit home before fatal crash on Okinawa

Moved by videos of soldiers surprising family members by returning home early, Savannah Cagle planned to do the same this Memorial Day weekend.


Australian to send 30 more military advisers to Afghanistan

Australia announced on Monday it would send an additional 30 military advisers to train Afghan troops and expected other countries to increase their contributions to the restive Central Asian country.


Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened but still forceful group of militants linked to Islamic State.


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Caring for tombs warms tense relationship between US military and Okinawans

Over the past couple of years, U.S. and Japanese servicemembers and their families have worked to clear thick jungle brush from the trails, and base access has been arranged for locals who want to pay their respects.

DPAA still plagued with problems after reorganization, report says

It’s been more than two years since the scandal-plagued Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office merged to form the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency — a new U.S. government super-agency responsible for recovering America’s war dead.



Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths reach 151

Sri Lankan rescuers on Sunday pulled out more bodies that were buried by enormous mudslides as the death toll in the disaster climbed to 151, with 111 others missing.


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