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Officials, lawmakers showcase Scott AFB to Air Force secretary

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 55 min ago
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James' visit stems from an effort by local leaders and federal lawmakers to showcase the base's importance and to persuade the Pentagon to protect Scott from further budget cuts.

Pentagon report finds sequestration cuts would reduce national security

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:42
More than $1 trillion in cuts to defense spending due to sequestration slated for now through 2021 “would significantly increase risks both in the short- and long-term,” according to a report released Monday by the Pentagon.

2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:15
Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.

New Zealander, Australian killed in drone strike in Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:01
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he believed the New Zealander had attended a terrorist training camp. He said that among those killed in the strike were three known al-Qaida operatives.

Fate helps find relatives of 2 Marines who died in Beirut bombing

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 22:44
When last we left Patricia Boyd, she was desperately trying to find the relatives of two Minnesota Marines who had been killed in the 1983 bombing of a barracks in Beirut.

Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 21:22
Masked kidnappers opened fire on the vehicle in which Ambassador Fawaz Itan was a passenger, wounding the driver, said Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Nsour in a briefing to members of the lower house of parliament.

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:44
The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts the weeklong Jewish holiday.

Militia leader pleads guilty to stealing ID info from former Army unit

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:15
Keith Michael Novak was a soldier and intelligence analyst with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg from 2009 to 2012 and served in Iraq in 2010, according to court documents.

Coast Guard unloads 127 bales of cocaine with street value of $350M

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:04
The drug busts were part of Operation Martillo, an international effort launched in January 2012 to keep drugs from landing on American and international soil.

Pentagon plans major review of military justice system

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:04
Members of Congress and women’s groups have been strongly critical of how the military handles sexual assault cases, particularly the authority that military officers have to overturn the convictions of those under their command.

Expert testifies in USCG double homicide trial in Alaska

Navy Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:58
Jurors in the trial of a man charged with gunning down two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island repeatedly viewed blurry security-camera footage Tuesday showing a blue car passing the murder scene, then heading in the opposi
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Missing JBLM soldier found dead; nephew of Oso slide victims

Army Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:52
A soldier found dead in the woods near Olympia on Tuesday was the nephew of two presumed victims of last month's devastating landslide in Washington state, the Army said.
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Militia leader pleads guilty to military ID theft

Military Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:46
A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.
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Militia leader pleads guilty to military ID theft

Army Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:46
A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.
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Navy's robot sub continues search for missing Malaysian jet

Military Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:40
A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner.
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Navy's robot sub continues search for missing Malaysian jet

Navy Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:40
A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner.
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Barrett: Fiscal discipline good for both Corps and Marines

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:40
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Mike Barrett faced backlash for a comment he made at a Senate Armed Services subcommittee that appeared to imply that the reduced pay raise and possible cuts to Marines' benefits would serve to promote better discipline in the ranks.
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Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

Air Force Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:34
President Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations as the White House asserts that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine.
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Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:34
President Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations as the White House asserts that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine.
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Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

Army Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:34
President Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations as the White House asserts that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine.
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