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Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:33
Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz.

Former House VA committee chairman back in DC as lobbyist

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:32
A former congressman known for his criticism of the Department of Veterans Affairs during Barack Obama’s administration has returned to Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist, in part to advise on veterans’ health care.

Mattis will provide recommendation soon on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:54
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will soon make a recommendation to President Donald Trump for an updated strategy in Afghanistan that could include deploying more American troops there after visiting Monday with top leaders in the war-torn country.

France's rejected mainstream unites behind Macron for runoff

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:52
France's political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united Monday to urge voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential runoff and to reject Marine Le Pen's populist nationalism.

Last Man's Club's 2 surviving WWII veterans toast departed comrades

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:31
Howard Hermel and Leroy “Jim” Miller opened a 44-year-old bottle of bourbon and toasted to 68 lost comrades.

Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:31
President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress' two top Democrats said Monday.

New Hampshire veterans often forced to pick between long drives, longer waits

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:26
It’s a frustrating experience that still lingers in Carole Wheeler’s mind. “It took us forever,” she said. “We were so — so flustered.” But it’s a situation the Wheelers have faced before.

For this WWII veteran, Pirates game is another moment to savor

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:16
As his family and friends gathered inside PNC Park and team officials approached with field credentials for them to wear as they were escorted to a spot in front of the Pirates’ dugout, John Galasso realized something was about to happen before he could buy his usual game-day meal of hot dog, fries and a diet soda.

Telegraphing not strength but impulsivity

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:46
It does seem at times that Trump won’t be satisfied unless and until he has managed to prompt a nuclear confrontation with some nation — or two.

Millennials more traditional than we thought?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:45
When it comes to the practical decisions of family life, conventional roles are strongly preferred.

Top officials say US must confront Russia for arming Taliban

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:42
The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.

‘Oh, never mind’ presidency’s fallout

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:42
In foreign policy, the nature of an action is a function of what the actor says about it.

Army secretary pick can’t lead LGBT troops

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:33
Based on his repeated attacks on the LGBT community, Mark Green doesn’t seem capable of evolving and accepting all servicemembers as equals.

The Trump team’s opportunity in Japan

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:32
On both security and economics, the Japanese are asking the United States to think bigger and more broadly about what could be accomplished.

Haley: US could strike North Korea if it attacks base or tests ICBM

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:29
The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador said Monday.

USARAF hosts new exercise to tackle Boko Haram at operational level

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:28
Two months after U.S. Africa Command sent a contingent of special operations forces for tactical training with African troops in areas threatened by Boko Haram militants, U.S. Army Africa is set to take training there to the operational level.

US-Philippines relations on an uptick ahead of annual Balikatan drills

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:04
Thousands of U.S. troops will head to the Philippines for next month’s Balikatan military exercise, in a sign that the dark clouds that hovered over the alliance last year may be clearing.

Ramstein senior bound for Harvard after acceptance to elite colleges and service academies

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 07:43
Some students ride a prodigious talent all the way to the Ivy Leagues.

Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:52
After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary.

China calls for restraint in dealing with N. Korea amid fears of new provocation

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:54
China’s president called for restraint in dealing with North Korea amid fears the communist state will conduct another nuclear or missile test to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of its army.