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UN says 1 Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, 1 injured

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:33
The United Nations mission in Congo says a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country's North Kivu province.

Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:10
Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might.

The CIA acknowledges the legendary spy who saved Hamid Karzai's life — and honors him by name

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:20
Up until Monday, the CIA had never publicly released the full name of its legendary spy. Even former director George Tenet couldn't completely identify him for his 2007 bestselling memoir, "At the Center of the Storm," which reveals only his first name and last initial: Greg V.

Safety experts: Some F-35 ejections pose ‘serious’ death risk

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:18
The F-35 fighter jets’ flawed ejection seats, which Air Force officials said in May had been fixed, still pose a “serious” risk that will probably injure or kill nearly two dozen pilots, according to an internal Air Force safety report that service officials withheld from the press.

How Jane Fonda's 1972 trip to North Vietnam earned her the nickname 'Hanoi Jane'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:48
On a hot, sticky May afternoon in 1970, a crowd of several thousand students and protesters took over the University of Maryland mall. Many were there to protest the Vietnam War. Others were hoping to catch a glimpse of a famous Hollywood actress. Her name was Jane Fonda.

Mattis deploying more than 3,000 new troops to Afghanistan

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:46
The Pentagon will send more than 3,000 new troops to Afghanistan as part of President Donald Trump’s new strategy for the 16-year war, but the Defense Department will not provide specific details about those upcoming deployments, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

Mattis: No need yet to shoot down North Korean missiles

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:44
The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens U.S. or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

South Korea exempts women from mandatory military service. Is that fair?

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:20
Military service is required for most South Korean men between 18 and 35, and they often serve during college or as they launch their careers. It's a formative experience, but only for half the population.

Joe Walsh, others team up for concert to benefit veterans

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:10
Longtime musician Joe Walsh, a Grammy award-winner and inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is best known as a guitarist for the Eagles. A lesser-known fact: he’s also a Gold Star son.

Border security is tougher than ever, Department of Homeland Security report finds

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:08
Sneaking across the U.S. border from Mexico is tougher than ever before, and U.S. agents are catching or stopping the majority of those who attempt to do so, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security.

UN group says Iran violated rights of two detained Americans

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:21
An independent U.N. human rights body has ruled that Iran's detention and prosecution of two American-Iranian nationals violated their internationally recognized right to a fair trial. It has called for their immediate release.

Israel and US open first American military base in Israel

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:14
Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system.

Ryanair scrambles to contain damage from cancellation fiasco

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:09
Ryanair Holdings sought to contain the damage caused by scrapping hundreds of flights through the end of October, promising to compensate affected passengers and apologizing for the mismanagement that led to a shortage of available crews.

Photographer who died in Vietnam named honorary Marine

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:04
A photographer from Wisconsin believed to be the first female American journalist killed in a war has become an honorary Marine.

On eve of 70th birthday, US Air Force is honored at Washington Nationals game

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:29
The U.S. Air Force's 70th birthday celebration got under way in the nation's capital Sunday night with the addition of nearly four dozen new airmen on Air Force Night at Nationals Park.

Evidence of spills during hurricane-induced flooding at toxic site

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:09
The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show black-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and into a ship channel.

Senate defense bill goes for final vote

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:51
Senators are poised to approve a massive $700 billion defense bill Monday night, setting the stage for a budget fight on how to fund a major increase in military spending.

Mattis: Transgender troops can temporarily re-enlist, continue receiving medical care

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:17
Transgender servicemembers can re-enlist and receive Defense Department-approved medical care for at least several more months while a panel of top Pentagon officials determines how to carry out President Donald Trump’s ban on their service, according to a Pentagon memorandum.

Louisiana center gets grant to study military nutrition

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:29
A Louisiana research center will receive $6.7 million to study ways to improve the health of men and women in the United States military.