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Afghan policeman shoots dead 3 foreigners in Kabul hospital

54 min 40 sec ago
An Afghan policeman has killed three foreigners and wounded another inside a hospital in the Afghan capital, according to a Kabul Police official.

Ex-SEAL portraying himself in Eastwood's 'American Sniper' movie

1 hour 38 min ago
Kevin Lacz is doing double duty in the film "American Sniper," which tells the story of fellow SEAL Team 3 member Chris Kyle, a legendary sniper so lethal Iraqis dubbed him “The Devil of Ramadi.”

Airman admits pipe bomb plan targeting child molesters

2 hours 11 min ago
Justin VanGilder pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to three charges of possessing unregistered destructive devices and could face up to 10 years in prison on each charge when sentenced August 1.

Are militants holding POW Bergdahl in Afghanistan ready to release him?

2 hours 45 min ago
A shrinking U.S. military presence in Afghanistan has refocused attention on efforts to bring home Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009.

Obama in Japan: Disputed islands fall under US-Japan defense pact

3 hours 16 min ago
Speaking with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Obama restated the U.S. position that Washington does not take a position on the long-term sovereignty of the islands under dispute between China and Japan.

Marine awarded Navy Cross for actions during Afghanistan firefight

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:47
Gunnery Sgt. Richard Jibson, 34, of Muskegon, Mich., received the award Tuesday during a ceremony at Twentynine Palms, California.

South Korea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:46
Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon.

Soldier killed, 3 others hurt in project during Guatemala exercise

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:24
The incident occurred during “Beyond the Horizons,” an exercise two hours outside Guatemala City.

Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:30
Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.

Case of soldier accused in murder of Iraqi teens raises questions

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:30
As a hearing began Wednesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera's attorney highlighted the lingering questions about why it has taken so long to bring his client's case to court.

Hagel, in Mexico, seeks to deepen ties with Latin America

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:24
As a sign of improving defense ties, U.S. officials point to Mexico's interest in buying American military hardware.

Relieved ex-Blue Angels leader accused of tolerating sexual harassment

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:34
An internal military document inadvertently emailed to a Washington Post editor says a former member of the Blue Angels had filed a complaint accusing Capt. Gregory McWherter of promoting a hostile work environment.

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:16
Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.

Sailor shot dead on Norfolk warship to be awarded heroism medal

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:11
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo will be posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the Navy said.

Did the Obama administration ever actually pivot to Asia?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:00
The fact is that more attention tends to be paid to the places where things are blowing up on a regular basis. Thankfully, despite tensions running high on the Korean peninsula and the East China Sea, Asia is not yet that place.

Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:42
Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.

Original 'Band of Brothers' unit gets new commander

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:09
The moving of the 1st Battalion, a group known as the "Red Currahees," is among multiple changes at the sprawling Fort Campbell as the Army shrinks its overall size as wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wrap up.

Report: Poor planning led to diplomat’s death in Afghanistan

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:08
A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest, Ill., was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by the Chicago Tribune.

Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:46
The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. But defense cuts now threaten to knock the high-flying reconnaissance aircraft out of the sky.

Letter to West Point grads

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:00
It's a daunting experience for a new lieutenant to lead soldiers twice their age, even more so to do it as a as a "slick sleeve" — the derogatory term given to soldiers who lack the distinctive "combat patch" on their right shoulder. Let me offer the Class of 2014 two pieces of advice.