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Guantanamo prosecutor defends retroactive censorship of public hearing in 9/11 case

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:54
The war court prosecutor is arguing that public disclosure of a transcript of a public hearing held at Guantanamo last year could endanger national security in response to a legal motion brought by 17 news organizations protesting pick-and-choose secrecy in the Sept. 11 pretrial hearings.

CSM Guerrero comes home to El Paso, Fort Bliss

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:45
For the new senior enlisted leader with 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, his latest assignment meant “coming home.”

James City County to participate in joint land use study with Ft. Eustis

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:36
James City County will participate in a federal study examining how to best develop land surrounding Joint Base Langley Eustis.

Trying to keep promise to Vietnam vets: parade

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:32
Robert K. Bartoo, at 82, is still haunted by the long chats he had with returning Vietnam veterans at his East Side tavern, the Sea Shanty tavern, when the war was raging back in the 1960s.

Tankers slated to replace cargo planes Niagara Falls Air Base

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:27
The Air Force Reserve unit at the Niagara Falls Air Base is about to get its first new mission since its founding in 1963, and the local lawmakers and base advocates who pushed for it think the move will keep the base operating for many years to come.

Alex Peralta officially signs with West Point

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:20
Thomasville head coach Keith Gwaltney called it a "landmark day" for the Thomasville soccer program Thursday morning when Alex Peralta signed his letter of intent to play at West Point in front of a full media center at the high school.

Women’s integration in the Marine Corps will only succeed if top leaders fully commit

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 18:26
The Marine Corps and Special Operations Command are on the threshold of integrating women into combat roles, but unless leadership in those resistant units is fully committed to changing the cultures regarding women, the efforts will fail, a panel of experts advocating for integration warned Thursday.

Man sentenced for stealing veterans' meds from mail

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 17:55
A former Evansville, Ind. postal service employee has received three years of federal probation for stealing mail with prescription painkillers intended for military veterans.

Assange finds surprising ally – but it may not be enough

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 17:53
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct.

Tortured Italian student died 'slow death', Egyptian official says

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 17:08
he body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a "slow death" on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, an Egyptian prosecutor said Thursday.

Contracts For February 4, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 17:00
CONTRACTS ARMY Olin Corp., Winchester Ammunition Division, East Alton, Illinois, was awarded a $99,200,000 firm-price economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for .38 and .45 caliber and 9mm ammunition.  One bid was solicited with one received, with an estimated completion date of March 9, 2022.  Funding and work
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Israeli court sentences 2 over Palestinian teenager's murder

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:55
An Israeli court on Thursday sentenced two Israeli minors for the murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian in 2014, sending one to life in prison for a crime that provoked deep soul-searching in Israel and was one of a series of events that led to the Gaza war later that year.

Bowe Bergdahl, military uniform violations, and the frustration they cause in war

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:54
In the newest "Serial" episode, Bowe Bergdahl goes deeper into his reasons for walking off his base. For one, he thought his commanders were too fixated on making sure soldiers followed the rules for how they should appear.

US struggling to build anti-Islamic State strategy in Libya

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:49
The Obama administration is struggling to find the right mix of military and diplomatic moves to stop the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group has taken advantage of the political chaos in the country to gain a foothold with worrying implications for the U.S. and Europe — particularly Italy, just 300 miles (500 kilometers) away.

Ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb, prisoner of war in WWII, dies at 98

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:31
Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped from a Japanese prisoner camp by swimming overnight during World War II and then made an around-the-world solo sailing trip while in his 70s, has died at age 98.

Tribal officials: Drone strike kills Yemeni al-Qaida leader

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:27
A Yemeni al-Qaida leader was killed in a drone strike overnight in the southern province of Abin, Yemeni tribal officials said Thursday.

World pledges $10 billion for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:24
World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria's civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said "will save lives, will give hope, will give people the chance of a future."

Former Panama hostage 'never gave up my friends'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:23
It’s not the bright lights or the room full of people that make Kurt Muse sweat during his speaking engagements. It’s reliving the nine months in 1989 that Gen. Manuel Noriega’s police tortured and detained him in solitary confinement, and the memory of coming to terms with what seemed like certain death at the hands of the Panamanian dictatorship.

In Kansas City, there's a lot more than barbecue

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:20
My wife and I were astonished to discover this clean, livable western Missouri city as a treasure trove of great food, fine museums and musical and artistic delights. Here are just a few reasons why you, too, should discover Kansas City.

Senior Executive Service Announcement

DoD News Releases - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:11
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointment: Henrietta K. Brisbon has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and has been assigned as vice procurement services executive and deputy chief, Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Fort Meade, Maryland.
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