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US’ next task in Syria: Keep Iran in check

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:52
The U.S. national security interest is clear. Long-term Iranian control in Syrian areas liberated from the regime and ISIS would cause further instability, fuel extremism and prolong the crisis.

Putin at head of class for election meddling

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:47
Putin is exploiting fissures and tensions that already existed, not creating them. If Americans decide that our country is better than Putin’s vision of it, we can make it so.

Air Force aims for laser weapons on a fighter jet by 2021

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:42
The Air Force Research Laboratory is forging ahead with a high-energy laser designed to shoot down drones, incoming rockets and mortar rounds and hopes to have a demonstration model ready by 2021, officials say.

Zimbabwe ruling party: Mugabe could be impeached in 2 days

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:21
Zimbabwe's ruling party expressed confidence Monday that longtime President Robert Mugabe could be impeached within two days, while the world's oldest head of state ignored the party's midday deadline to resign.

2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:08
A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career in the Senate.

For Laurie Metcalf in 'Lady Bird,' this is the moment for her kind of honesty

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:35
There's a scene in "Lady Bird," this fall's remarkable coming-of-age movie by Greta Gerwig, where the title character, a complicated Sacramento 17-year-old encapsulated by Saoirse Ronan, finds herself in the dressing room of an off-price clothing store with her mother, Marion McPherson, who happens to be played by Laurie Metcalf.

Off base events

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:26
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

$80 billion B-21 bomber praised by Pentagon inspector general

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 08:27
The Air Force's classified next-generation bomber program began with a solid plan for meeting cost goals and warfighting requirements, which include an option to fly unmanned missions, according to a newly declassified audit from the Pentagon's inspector general.

Stuttgart area bomb defused without incident

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:05
Traffic around the U.S. Army’s Panzer Kaserne returned to normal Monday morning after a 500-pound World War II bomb was defused without incident.

Navy warship saves recreational sailors after boat sinks off Southern California

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:01
The Navy rescued three recreational boaters Saturday just minutes after their vessel sank off the coast of Southern California.

Long-awaited PX opens at Camp Humphreys in time for holiday shopping

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:53
Confetti swirled in the air while South Korean drummers and the 8th Army band played Monday to celebrate the grand opening of Camp Humphrey’s new post exchange, the third largest in the world.

Japan-based servicemembers slapped with alcohol ban after fatal crash on Okinawa

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:20
The U.S. military has ordered servicemembers in Japan not to buy or consume alcohol until further notice after a fatal vehicle accident involving a 21-year-old Marine on Okinawa.

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 01:33
Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83.

Air Force awards $50M contract to research cybersecurity

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 01:19
The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a nearly $50 million contract to a defense contractor to research ways to protect weapons systems from cyberattacks.

What the parasites in a defector's stomach tell us about North Korea

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:33
The North Korean defector had sped across the demilitarized zone in a stolen jeep, then crawled south as the men who had been his comrades moments ago shot at him with handguns and AK-47 rifles.

German government talks collapse; Merkel seeks to reassure

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 22:53
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged early Monday to maintain stability after the Free Democratic Party pulled out of talks on forming a new government with her conservative bloc and the left-leaning Greens, raising the possibility of new elections.

Sexual assault reports from Fort Bragg increase 28 percent

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:15
A summary released by the Department of Defense shows reports of sexual assault from Fort Bragg increased by 28 percent in 2016 over the year before.

15 dead, 10 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:04
A stampede erupted while food aid was being distributed in a Moroccan village Sunday and at least 15 people died and 10 were injured, authorities said.

Rafter found safe after being blown across Chesapeake

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:38
A rafter who was blown off course has been found after an unexpected overnight trek across the Chesapeake Bay.