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Looking past Afghanistan, NATO sees an urban battlefield

Stars and Stripes - 2 hours 12 min ago
The U.S.-led NATO alliance says it isn’t adequately prepared for urban combat and is asking defense contractors for help in reshaping its fighting forces.

1 dead, 1 injured as van rams bus stops in Marseille, France

Stars and Stripes - 2 hours 41 min ago
A van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, a police official said.

Unfilled Pentagon jobs worry government services firms

Stars and Stripes - 2 hours 48 min ago
Top executives at four of the nation's biggest government services firms have publicly griped in calls with investors about the slow pace at which key federal leadership positions are being filled, saying the vacancies are causing a slowdown in the pace of contract awards and making it difficult to plan for the future.

US, South Korea kick off war games as North issues fresh threat

Stars and Stripes - 4 hours 44 min ago
The United States and South Korea began joint war games Monday, raising fears of a fresh crisis in the standoff with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

Search continues for 10 missing sailors after USS McCain collision near Singapore

Stars and Stripes - 4 hours 48 min ago
Search-and-rescue efforts continued Monday evening for 10 sailors missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a civilian oil tanker near Singapore, the second collision involving a Navy and civilian vessel in Asian waters since June.

Young Guam squad looking for small victories

Stars and Stripes - 6 hours 16 min ago
The Panthers field just three players going into their third season on the varsity roster. Freshmen will start at most positions.

Father of American teenager missing in S. Korea says last time he saw her was to say good night

Stars and Stripes - 6 hours 29 min ago
The father of an American teenager who went missing from Camp Humphreys more than a week ago says his daughter “is a very happy person” and he and his family desperately want her back home.

Air Force Academy's new boss judging success by what cadets go on to achieve

Stars and Stripes - 7 hours 40 min ago
New Air Force Academy boss Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria isn't judging his 4,000 cadets by what he's seen so far since returning to Colorado Springs.

US lays out ambitious schedule for NAFTA talks as opening round concludes

Stars and Stripes - 8 hours 55 min ago
After the opening round of talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, at least this much is known: the U.S. is pressing ahead for comprehensive changes and racing to meet a tight political calendar.

Fort Bragg paratrooper tells of rescue from burning wreckage of deadly Afghanistan blast

Stars and Stripes - 9 hours 7 min ago
Staff Sgt. Sarah Zimmerman was one of six soldiers inside a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle that was struck by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan earlier this month.

North Carolina Air National Guard C-130s take flight over Charlotte ahead of transition to C-17

Stars and Stripes - 9 hours 21 min ago
The North Carolina Air National Guard has conducted its last flight including all eight of its C-130 Hercules aircraft.

Spain sets up 800 checkpoints in Catalonia in manhunt for Barcelona suspect

Stars and Stripes - 9 hours 53 min ago
Desperate to ease public fears and neutralize a terrorist cell responsible for the deadliest attack in Spain in a decade, Spanish police erected 800 checkpoints across the region of Catalonia on Sunday - part of a massive manhunt for a Moroccan-born man they suspect was the driver of the van that killed 13 and injured scores in Barcelona last week.

Japan blames pilot error for 2015 Black Hawk crash off Okinawa

Stars and Stripes - 9 hours 54 min ago
Pilot error was to blame for the 2015 crash-landing of an Army MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter onto a Military Sealift Command ship off Okinawa’s coast, according to a report by Japan’s Ministry of Defense.

Stephen Sambu wins record fourth straight Falmouth Road Race

Stars and Stripes - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:38
Leonard Korir, a naturalized citizen who runs for the U.S. Army's World Class Athlete Program and is based at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo., was awarded second place in the Falmouth Road Race.

McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer

Stars and Stripes - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:03
The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Finland honors stabbing victims; wounded suspect questioned

Stars and Stripes - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 16:43
Finland has observed a minute of silence for the victims of a stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured.

Trump to outline new Afghanistan plan in address to nation

Stars and Stripes - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:58
President Donald Trump plans to address the nation on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The White House says Trump will speak to the country on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT from Fort Myer in Arlington, Va.

US commander in Afghanistan launches special ops corps

Stars and Stripes - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:55
Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you."

Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

Stars and Stripes - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:28
Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.

Balance issues bring down ‘Sudden Strike 4’

Stars and Stripes - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:47
There are two different games to be found in “Sudden Strike 4.” One that was that balanced for engaging gameplay and another that was designed with little to no thought toward player enjoyment.