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Josh Smith covers Afghanistan for Stars and Stripes. He came from National Journal in Washington, D.C. where he covered technology, national security and politics. He previously worked at the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, doing stints on the state legislature, courts and crime beats. In 2009 he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern Utah University with a degree in Communication and Political Science. He also holds a graduate certificate in Advanced International Affairs from Texas A&M University.
A soldier indicted on federal charges of conspiring with neo-Nazis to ambush his own unit wants his case dismissed because the grand jury didn’t include enough Black and Hispanic members.
Senior Airman Dante Torello of the 353rd Special Operations Group was sentenced to four months in military confinement, a bad conduct discharge and reduction in rank to airman basic, the lowest enlisted rank in the Air Force.
The Army has announced new assignments for 58 general officers, including nearly two dozen involving overseas posts.
After a video by a Marine identified only as Dalina detailing her experience with sexual assault in the military went viral, she has since met with her chain of command and was given “advocacy and support resources,” according to a military spokesperson.
Capt. Kevin Leishman, then a staff sergeant, was prone atop an amphibious assault vehicle while fighting on the streets of Fallujah in 2004 when a ricocheting bullet lodged in the muscle of his right forearm.