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Criminal investigation launched into $28M in US funds wasted on Afghan uniforms

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:16
It is too early to determine if stupidity, corruption or a broken system led to the U.S. purchasing uniforms for the Afghan army in a woodland camouflage pattern, instead of using one of 12 Defense Department-owned camouflage patterns, said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.

Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo detainee also tried to travel to Russia

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:06
The government liaison for Guantanamo ex-detainees resettled in Uruguay says one of the men tried to travel to Russia recently in one of at least four attempts by him to leave the South American nation.

Boat captain leaps into sea to save crew after capsizing off Alaska

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:52
A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast.

Coast Guard agrees to partial opening of Potomac near Trump golf course

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:36
Recreational paddlers can use the Maryland side of the Potomac River when the president or senior administration officials visit Trump National Golf Club, amending a controversial policy that kicked boats off the river whenever the president golfed.

Russia, China hold naval exercise in Baltic

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:29
Ships of the Russian and Chinese navies have begun exercises in the Baltic Sea, watched from afar by neighboring NATO countries uneasy about Russia's growing military assertiveness.

Behind the front lines in the fight to 'annihilate' ISIS in Afghanistan

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:26
The operation against the Islamic State in Khorasan — or ISIS-K, as the Syria-based group's Afghan contingent is known — is now into its fourth month of unremitting warfare.

House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:23
Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits the president from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.

Air Force: Firefighting chemicals got into groundwater near Peterson

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:57
An Air Force study has confirmed that toxic firefighting foam chemicals used at Peterson Air Force Base leached into surrounding groundwater.

Former Marine killed fighting ISIS in Syria

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:41
A former Marine who secretly traveled to Syria earlier this year to battle the Islamic State was killed while fighting for a Kurdish militia, his father said Tuesday.

Appeals court blocks strict DC concealed carry permit law

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:35
A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits by requiring them to show that they have a good reason to carry a weapon.

Confederate name may be expelled from Virginia school

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:33
The school board chose the name in 1958, during the years in which Virginia was embroiled in what became known as Massive Resistance to federal desegregation efforts.

USAF F-15, F-16 pilots trade insights with British allies

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:33
A squadron of Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons soared through thick clouds Tuesday for aerial war games with other U.S. and British units.

China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:15
China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.

Alabama exhibit pays tribute to military chaplains

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:14
The “Faith and Courage” exhibit has been on display since the beginning of the month and is focused on chaplains who served during World War I and World War II.

US and China report progress on new North Korea sanctions

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:56
The United States and China said Tuesday they are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

No barriers: Wilderness treks help disabled veterans

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:46
Conducted by No Barriers USA, a nonprofit based in Colorado Springs, the No Barriers Warriors expedition program teaches vets with disabilities to overcome personal barriers through wilderness challenges.

House veterans committee chairman diagnosed with cancer

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:46
Rep. Phil Roe, a Republican from Tennessee and chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, according to a statement issued Tuesday from his office.

Funeral service held in New Jersey for Marine killed in plane crash

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:44
Hundreds of mourners attended Tuesday's funeral for 20-year-old Cpl. Dan Baldassare, which was held at Colts Neck High School's football field. Baldassare had graduated from the school in 2015 and played on its football team for four years.

USS Arizona survivor: ‘We were caught in the fireball’

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:43
Donald Stratton, though badly burned, managed to escape from the USS Arizona during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor — thanks to the efforts of someone he believes has never gotten the recognition he deserves.

North Korea could cross ICBM threshold next year, US officials warn in new assessment

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:39
The new assessment by the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency shaves a full two years off the consensus forecast for North Korea's ICBM program.