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North Korea threat could slow Marines’ relocation, commandant says

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The commandant of the Marine Corps suggested that the United States may reconsider the timeframe for relocating troops from Okinawa to Guam because of North Korea’s growing missile threat.

Navy officer cleared of attempted teen sex-assault charges by military jury

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A Navy officer accused of attempted sexual assault of a minor following an Okinawa sting operation was acquitted of five related charges by a court martial jury on Thursday.

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 12 min ago
More than half a century ago, Deborah Crosby was sent home from the first grade to find military officers in her living room and her mother distraught: Her father's Navy plane had been shot down in northern Vietnam, and he was presumed dead, though his body had not been found.

Mosul residents deny findings of US probe into Iraq strike

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 22 min ago
Several residents of the Mosul neighborhood hit by a U.S. airstrike in March are denying the findings from the coalition's probe of the attack.

Discharge papers issued for members of WWII Alaska militia

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 34 min ago
Army discharge papers will finally be issued for 16 members who served in a largely Native citizen militia to guard Alaska during World War II.

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldiers

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 40 min ago
Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace. She finishes each new violin with another ritual, by gluing a small, handwritten message inside. Each is different, but they are often a tribute to members of the military.

Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensive

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 1 min ago
In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 29 min ago
One of Asia's most-wanted militants is still hiding out in a city in the southern Philippines where government forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters are battling gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, the country's military chief said Friday.

Sentencing delayed for Air Force reservist guilty of sex crime on base

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 41 min ago
Kyle Jordan, 31, an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq and Korea, was to be sentenced Thursday for having sex with an unconscious woman he supervised at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Fort Carson's fallen honored at Mountain Post Warrior Memorial ceremony

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 45 min ago
Hundreds who gathered Thursday at Fort Carson's Mountain Post Warrior Memorial to remember the scores of local soldiers who've lost their lives in combat since 2004.

Their fathers were enemies, but the children of Vietnam's dead share a bond

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 49 min ago
Vietnamese and American children of parents killed on opposite sides in the war are gathering to honor lost fathers and mothers and to embrace each other as brothers and sisters as a part of the 2 Sides Project.

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 13 min ago
China has signed on to U.N. sanctions and suspended coal imports from North Korea through the rest of the year, but has been generally reticent about what other steps it may be taking to use its leverage as Pyongyang's most important trading and diplomatic partner.

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with N. Korea in goodwill gesture

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 38 min ago
The announcement is a sign that the liberal government led by new President Moon Jae-in is trying to restart stalled civilian aid and exchange programs as a way to improve strained ties with the rival North.

New Palestinian metropolis rises in the West Bank as Israeli occupation turns 50

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:50
Israel's military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza began five decades ago, when Israel defeated three Arab armies. Today, millions of Palestinians still face concrete walls, checkpoints and other Israeli controls. What does it feel like to be "occupied" in 2017?

Trump told in Brussels that West should focus on 'values,' not only interests

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:13
President Donald Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, scolding European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defense and lecturing them to stop taking advantage of U.S. taxpayers.

At Arlington's Flags-In, remembering and honoring the fallen

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:51
More than 284,000 flags were placed in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday by hundreds of soldiers with The Old Guard during the annual pre-Memorial Day Flags-In ceremony.

San Bernardino terror attack suspects shot up to 27 times

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:22
Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino terror attack in December 2015.

No health survey conducted before Pentagon built Guantanamo’s Camp Justice

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:16
The report, echoing earlier studies that ruled out a cancer cluster at Camp Justice, reflects the haphazard nature of the development of the complex in a series of recommendations to monitor for health risks among the staff working there.

Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:05
Jared Kushner, who held meetings in December with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, is being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians.

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader — who calls it natural

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:47
At Thursday's gathering in Brussels, Trump put his right hand on the right arm of Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and pushed himself ahead as NATO leaders walked inside the alliance's new headquarters and prepared for a group photo.
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