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Iran's president criticizes US presidential candidates

Stars & Stripes - 48 min 24 sec ago
Hassan Rouhani said that during his September visit to the UN General Assembly, he was asked which of the candidates he preferred. "I said, what? Should I prefer bad to worse or worse to bad?"

Report shows increase in Afghanistan opium poppy cultivation

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 35 sec ago
The joint UN and Afghan government survey released Sunday shows the total area under cultivation in Afghanistan at an estimated 10 percent increase from in 2015.

Saudi-led coalition stages airstrikes after Yemen truce ends

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 12 min ago
Sunday's pre-dawn airstrikes targeted military facilities belonging to the Shiite Houthi rebels fighting the internationally recognized government.

Iraqi Kurds launch new advance northeast of Mosul

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 14 min ago
The Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, said they launched a dawn offensive Sunday on two fronts to the northeast of Mosul, near the town of Bashiqa.

Carter in Irbil to discuss Kurds’ role in Mosul, air support

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 55 min ago
The defense secretary is expected to stress the importance of the Kurds’ continued participation in the offensive against Mosul and the surrounding villages in northern Iraq.

Medic presented Silver Star 48 years after combat in Vietnam

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 37 min ago
Forty-eight years after pulling a severely wounded soldier from a bunker under fire in Dak To, Vietnam in 1968, Everett “Doc” Franks was presented the third-highest award for bravery Saturday during a ceremony at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

US troops: ‘Guantanamo Diary’ prisoner thanked captors on his way out

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 22:55
The captive who wrote “Guantanamo Diary” didn’t autograph any copies of his book before he went home, but he thanked some of the troops as he ended 14 years of detention without being charged.

The F-35 will likely change how America fights wars

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 21:33
Perhaps the best-kept secret of the top-secret F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is that it might be the best airplane of its kind in the world — and that it will likely change the way America fight its wars.

Benghazi survivor to visit Fayetteville

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 21:11
Former Army Ranger Kris Paronto - an outspoken, no-nonsense Army Ranger who transitioned his military experience into private security - will be in Fayetteville on Sunday to share his story from the Benghazi attack.

In its waning days, USS Enterprise may hold opportunities for shipyard

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 20:58
Since the 1920s, more than 60 U.S. aircraft carriers have been built, 30 of them at Newport News Shipbuilding. Among the more famous – maybe the most famous – was the USS Enterprise. Today, it’s back where it was built, in the home stretch of defueling its reactors for eventual dismantlement.

Hawaii led to 34-27 win over Air Force in 2 OTs

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 20:11
Dru Brown threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Kemp on the first play of the second overtime and Hawaii beat Air Force 34-27 on Saturday to end the Falcons' 15-game home winning streak.

Worth accounts for 5 TDs as No. 24 Navy beats Memphis 42-28

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 19:58
Will Worth rushed for a career-high 201 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 24 Navy ran over Memphis 42-28 on Saturday for its 14th consecutive home victory.

'He gave his life for his teammates': Jason Finan is first US casualty of Mosul battle

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 19:32
Jason C. Finan, a 34-year-old chief petty officer, is the first American killed in the current battle for Mosul, a military push to reclaim the city in northern Iraq from the Islamic State, the Defense Department announced Friday.

What you should know about US foreign assistance

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 19:24
Last month, President Barack Obama's administration announced an eye-popping $38 billion security assistance deal with the Israelis. Many were caught off-guard, but in reality a small fraction of the federal budget is devoted to foreign assistance.

Attacks on the internet keep getting bigger and nastier

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 16:40
The hacker group claiming responsibility says that the day's antics were just a dry run and that it has its sights set on a much bigger target.

France to dismantle migrant camp but fate of some 1,300 children remains unclear

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 16:04
After a long, heated campaign, the British government began accepting a small number of unaccompanied child refugees from Calais this week. But hundreds more may not qualify for asylum before the "Jungle" is destroyed.

USS Detroit commissioned in its namesake city

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 15:54
The $440 million Freedom-class ship has been docked on the Detroit River in front of the GM Renaissance Center since Oct. 14 and opened for festivities and tours.

Hacked home devices caused massive Internet outage

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 15:32
Troubling to security experts was that the attackers relied on Mirai, an easy-to-use program that allows even unskilled hackers to take over online devices and use them to launch DDoS attacks.

North Texas beats Army 35-18

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 15:01
"It's hard to score when you don't have the ball," Army coach Jeff Monken said. "To give the ball back to them is agonizing. Those plays kill drives, kill the momentum."

Flint residents living on bottled water, waiting for government pledges to be fulfilled

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 14:54
More than a year after government officials acknowledged that an entire city's water system was contaminated by lead, many residents still rely on bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Promised aid has yet to arrive.
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