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Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 23 min ago
Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way he entered it eight years ago: insisting Americans have reason for optimism despite the national sense of unease.

Confrontation near inauguration parade route escalates, pepper spray used

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 34 min ago
Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers.

Statement by Pentagon Spokesman Captain Jeff Davis on US strike against al-Qaida Training Camp in Syria‎

DoD News Releases - 1 hour 34 min ago
U.S. manned and unmanned aircraft conducted a precision air strike Jan. 19 against an al-Qaida
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On his first day, Trump begins to set up his administration

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 51 min ago
President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the nomination papers for his other Cabinet choices.

Donald Trump sworn into office as the nation's 45th president

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 7 min ago
The new president was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, reciting the 35-word oath with his hand placed upon two Bibles, one used by his family and another during President Abraham Lincoln's inauguration.

Expats in Tokyo kick off series of women’s marches around the world

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 49 min ago
As the sun was rising on Inauguration Day in America, nearly 650 people halfway around the world in Tokyo participated in a show of solidarity with the millions expected for the Women’s March on Washington.

Ailing George H.W. Bush, wife, showing improvement

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 7 min ago
Doctors removed former President George H.W. Bush's breathing tube and he was breathing well on his own at a Houston hospital, his spokesman said. His wife Barbara Bush also remained hospitalized for treatment of bronchitis, but she's feeling better.

Bergdahl attorneys file motion to dismiss court-martial over Trump comments

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 56 min ago
In their motion, accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s attorneys list more than 25 instances of Donald Trump disparaging Bergdahl during campaign rallies and nationally televised interviews.

Trump’s bigger Army could cost $12 billion by official’s math

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 2 min ago
President Donald Trump’s pledge to increase the Army’s active-duty troops to 540,000 from 465,000 today could cost at least an extra $12 billion once the goal is met, based on a formula provided by departing Army Secretary Eric Fanning.

'The Hobbit' book returned after Marine takes it on 38-year unexpected journey

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 4 min ago
Bob James checked out the book in Ithaca before enlisting in the Marines in 1979. He believes the book was passed along to Marines and sailors serving aboard at least eight different ships in the western Pacific.

Commander touts US strength during 3rd Marine Division handover

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 32 min ago
The outgoing commander of the nation’s only forward-deployed Marine division had a message for America’s adversaries during a change-of-command ceremony Friday on Okinawa: “Take caution.”

US, South Korea, Japan stage missile-defense drills amid N. Korea threat

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 4 min ago
The United States, South Korea and Japan kicked off naval missile-defense drills Friday, joining forces to counter the growing threat from North Korea.

Syria lets Russia expand its Mediterranean naval facility

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 4 min ago
Syria has allowed Russia to significantly expand its naval facility in the Mediterranean port of Tartus and keep using it for decades to come.

Fierce foe of US military bases on Okinawa detained for three months

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 19 min ago
One of the most vocal opponents of U.S. military construction on Okinawa has been in detention for 95 days on relatively minor charges, triggering accusations that the Japanese government is trying to silence him.

'There will be trying moments': Bush's parting letter to Obama

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 33 min ago
It's a tradition for the outgoing president to leave a note to his successor in the Oval Office desk, offering a word of wise advice, like, among other things, "don't let the turkeys get you down," as Ronald Reagan told George H.W. Bush.

Trump will keep U.S. wedded to NATO, alliance's Stoltenberg says

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 50 min ago
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he's "absolutely confident" the U.S. will stay committed to NATO despite Donald Trump calling the alliance obsolete.

Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' elite

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 21 min ago
It's been impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year's gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Emerging 'Trump Doctrine' toward Europe upends historic alliance

Stars & Stripes - 11 hours 18 min ago
For most of the past seven decades, U.S. relations with Europe revolved around a set of shared beliefs: Russia was the common adversary, Germany's industrial might would be the core of the continent's economy and a unified Europe was in everyone's interests. Donald Trump is having none of it.

Europe's right-wing leaders to meet in Germany

Stars & Stripes - 11 hours 45 min ago
A day after the inauguration of Donald Trump, prominent leaders of Europe's right-wing populist parties will gather in the German city of Koblenz in what observers see as a show of force targeting the European Union.

Movies on base through Jan. 26

Stars & Stripes - 11 hours 49 min ago
Times and dates for theaters in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea
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