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Dog tags, possible remains of WWII soldier found on island

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:28
A New York military aviation researcher got more than she bargained for on a dream trip to a battle-scarred South Pacific island — the chance to help solve the mystery of an American soldier listed as missing in action from World War II.

Anti-Ramstein protesters seek dialogue with airmen

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:17
A group of protesters who have scheduled a series of demonstrations against drone operations allegedly directed from Ramstein Air Base hope to meet and talk with airmen and other military personnel in the area during September protests.

Review: In 'Patti Cake$,' hip-hop dreams in New Jersey

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:00
The Sundance sensation “Patti Cake$” may flow with formulaic beats but it’s got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the year.

Confidential UN report accuses Saudi coalition of killing hundreds of children in Yemen conflict

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:49
A Saudi-led military coalition conducting airstrikes in Yemen committed "grave violations" of human rights against children last year, killing 502 and injuring 838, according to a draft report by the U.N. Secretary General António Guterres.

Indiana community opening shelter for homeless veterans

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:22
Reach Veteran Services of Terre Haute is opening a first-of-its-kind homeless shelter for veterans that aims to address root causes of chronic homelessness.

Booby trap kills US soldier in eastern Afghanistan

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:05
The incident occurred Wednesday while a 12-soldier team was on patrol with Afghan troops. The building was being cleared “for safety reasons, but it was booby trapped with explosives," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said in a Thursday morning news conference.

Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution in North Korea

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:50
A week after President Donald Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with "fire and fury," chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions.

Army adapting more vehicles to carry ammo across Europe

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:31
When the Army wants to move ammunition and fuel around the United States, it gets a waiver for road rules that apply to other hazardous materials transporters. Not so in Europe.

Army court denies appeal for former 82nd officer convicted of Afghan murders

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:30
An Army appeals court has affirmed the prison sentence of a former Fort Bragg officer serving 19 years for the murders of two Afghans.

Leaders on both sides: West Point and the Civil War

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:27
A look at some of the notable U.S. Military Academy graduates who played key roles in the Civil War.

Pentagon forces out popular press spokesman

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:21
The Defense Department has fired a senior media adviser who had years of experience working with reporters, a move that is sure to aggravate the administration's already difficult relations with the press corps.

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:21
An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.

US, Japanese troops team up for first-ever Northern Viper exercise

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:21
Marine Corps light-armored vehicles and Japanese tanks rolled across the island of Hokkaido Wednesday during drills designed to hone the allies’ ability to fight side by side in wartime.

7 militants killed in US airstrike in Somalia

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:12
The U.S. military killed seven militants in Somalia in a series of airstrikes Wednesday and Thursday about 200 miles southwest of the capital of Mogadishu, according to U.S. Africa Command.

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:06
Spain's maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year.

Fort Drum runs active shooter drill, mass casualty exercise at local hospitals

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:05
Fort Drum, Carthage Area Hospital and Samaritan Medical Center joined forces to run an annual full-scale mass casualties drill on Wednesday morning.

Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:39
A suicide bomber blew himself up in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing a Hamas militant who was trying to stop the attacker from crossing into Egypt, Hamas announced, blaming an Islamic State sympathizer for carrying out the unprecedented attack.

Transgender military left on ledge weeks after Trump tweets

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:34
Three weeks after Donald Trump, their commander in chief, clouded their futures through a string of tweets, saying he won’t allow them to serve in the military “in any capacity,” thousands of transgender servicemembers continue to serve the nation, still anxiously awaiting official policy to determine their fate.

Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:05
A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years earlier, in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the Chinese-ruled former British colony.