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Under Iraqi town, Islamic State militants built network of tunnels

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:18
Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags.

Why government and tech can't agree about encryption

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:07
Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy.

Air Force drone crashes in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00
An armed U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed in a remote area near Bagram Air Field Tuesday night, military officials said.

Guam reveling in role as first US showing of 'Star Wars'

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00
The force will awaken a bit early for some lucky "Stars Wars" fans on Guam.

No patrols, but Japan helping in South China Sea in other ways

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 23:00
Japan has no plans to conduct freedom-of-navigation patrols near islands claimed by China and other nations in the South China Sea but is contributing to stability in the area in other ways.

Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 22:04
In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

Guantanamo prison seeks supplier of up to $1 million in detainee provisions

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 21:08
Guantanamo prison, with 107 detainees and defense attorneys purchasing basic supplies for long-held captives, is lining up a supplier for up to $1 million in socks, shoes, orange jumpsuits and other basic prisoner provisions through the year 2020.

Marines pick two firms to make amphibious vehicle prototypes

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 20:50
The Marine Corps prides itself on being a "first-to-fight" expeditionary force that moves quickly from ship to shore, often under heavy fire.

Violence flares as Kerry meets Netanyahu in Israel

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 20:06
A new spat emerged between the Israeli government and Washington over Jewish settlements on Tuesday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Israel and the West Bank for the first time in more than a year.

4 Fort Hood soldiers on training mission die in helicopter crash

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:50
All four crew members of a Fort Hood helicopter died Monday evening after their UH-60 Black Hawk crashed while on a routine training mission on the Army post.

Hostage-taking in French town ends, hostages safe

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:53
One suspected gunman was found dead when a hostage-taking situation in the northern French town of Roubaix ended Tuesday night with the hostages being brought to safety, local officials said.

Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:41
Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."

Cold War spy Ronald Pelton freed from federal custody

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:16
A former National Security Agency employee convicted of selling defense and communication secrets he gained during his career has been released from federal custody 30 years after his arrest.

Contracts For November 24, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:00
CONTRACTS NAVY SAIC, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $121,543,478 fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract to produce the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Phase 1, Increment 1 (ACV 1.1).  The contract will procure 13 EMD ACV 1.1, and services associated with manufacturing, engineering,
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Ramstein, Rota, Bitburg place five players apiece on All-Europe football squads

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:50
A pair of familiar powers and one rising one contributed five players apiece to the 2015 All-Europe football team, announced Tuesday by DODDS-Europe Athletic Director Karen Seadore.

Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:08
The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital's business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.

VA doesn't have 'legal authority' to require executives to return $400K they received in job transfer scam

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:06
The Department of Veterans Affairs will not try to recoup more than $400,000 from two senior VA executives who manipulated the hiring system to get their jobs of choice and received hundreds of thousands in extra money to relocate.

Canada to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by end of February

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 15:50
Canada's new Liberal government said Tuesday it will resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year and another 15,000 by the end of February.

Minneapolis police arrest 2 men in shooting near protest

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 15:16
Police on Tuesday arrested two men suspected of shooting five Black Lives Matter demonstrators, while the family of a black man whose death inspired the protests called for an end to demonstrations that have gone on for days outside a Minneapolis police station.

Green Beret medics train at Duke

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:17
Soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group received hands-on instruction at Duke University Medical Center as they prepare for a new mission in Africa.
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