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US bombers, jets fly near N. Korean border in show of force after missile test

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:20
U.S. supersonic bombers and stealth jets flew near the border with North Korea on Monday, officials said, in a show of force after a senior American diplomat warned the communist state it could face military action if it persists with its nuclear weapons program.

Senate poised to pass $700 billion defense policy bill

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 03:39
The Senate is poised to pass a defense policy bill that pumps $700 billion into the Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea's growing hostility and refuses to allow excess military bases to be closed.

Career aviator takes charge of 3rd Fleet as Pacific role widens

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 03:17
Vice Adm. John Alexander recently took command of the Navy’s 3rd Fleet, vowing to continue expanding its role in the Pacific.

Hurricane Maria heads toward already battered Caribbean islands

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:41
A strengthening Hurricane Maria swirled toward the eastern Caribbean early Monday, with forecasters warning it probably would be a major storm by the time it passed through the already battered Leeward Islands later in the day.

Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees, starts immunization

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:56
Bangladeshi authorities are taking steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, whose military chief maintains that the chaos was the work of extremists seeking a stronghold in the country.

Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:33
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed.

Trump voters want him to tell the United Nations: America comes first

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 22:51
They want him to scrap the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran. They want him to bring American service members home. And they want him to stop sending money to help out other countries.

Antietam: Bid to remove Robert E Lee statue thrusts old battlefield into new war

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 22:07
Last week three Maryland Democratic congressmen filed a bill in the House of Representatives to direct the National Park Service to remove a statue of Confederate commander Gen. Robert E. Lee from the Antietam National Battlefield Park, scene of the bloodiest single day of the Civil War.

11th ADA Brigade headquarters will deploy to Middle East with a new commander

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 21:04
The 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade’s headquarters will be deploying to the Middle East with a new leader.

Iran’s supreme leader warns US against making ‘wrong move’ on nuclear deal

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:28
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Sunday that Iran would respond strongly to “any wrong move” by the United States on the multilateral nuclear deal struck in 2015.

US-North Korean tensions prompt delay in Guam-Japan flights

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 15:59
Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have prompted a Hong Kong-based airline to delay flights between the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam and Japan.

Florida recovers, rests, reflects in the wake of Hurricane Irma

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 15:47
Officials are still tallying the damage, which includes everything from homes to grapefruit groves to mom-and-pop attractions like Pirate's Town in Orlando, which was a replica of an 18th-century sailing vessel that offered dinner theater to tourists.

Chelsea Manning says she is not a traitor

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:48
Chelsea Manning said Sunday she is not an "American traitor" as her critics have claimed, and that she did what she thought was right.

In wake of airstrike, US military moves to establish closer communication with Russian forces in Syria

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:40
The Pentagon is taking additional steps to ensure that U.S. and Russian battlefield commanders are able to directly communicate with one another after an airstrike on U.S. proxy forces near Deir al-Zour, Syria, that wounded several fighters Saturday, the United States' highest -ranking military officer said.

Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korean leader as 'Rocket Man'

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:15
President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats.

Return to Vietnam brings mixed feelings for US veterans

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:39
The Vietnamese guide drove the sedan through the countryside, carrying the two Americans toward the village of Ban Don and taking former Army Capt. Michael Close nearer to the spot where he spent three of the most harrowing nights of his life.

Hundreds honor small-but-mighty sailor Jacob Drake at funeral

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:08
Jacob Drake, 21, was one of 10 sailors killed aboard the Navy's USS John S. McCain when it collided with a merchant ship in the South China Sea on Aug. 21

In Irma-devastated US Virgin Islands, resolve blends with worry of being forgotten

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:53
Many in Coral Bay feel their plight was ignored after Irma reached Florida, their experience as Americans forgotten, as if the hurricane in the Virgin Islands didn’t count.

Tillerson: Closing US Embassy in Cuba is 'under review' after health incidents

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:45
The Trump administration is considering closing down the recently reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana following a string of unexplained incidents harming the health of American diplomats in Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday.

Russia denies claim of airstrike on US-backed Syrian force

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:37
Western forces embedded with the SDF were not injured, the U.S. military said. The SDF is supported by a U.S.-led international coalition of forces to defeat IS militants in Syria and Iraq.