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Iran condemns Senate's extension of sanctions

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 19:03
Iranian officials and clerics vowed retaliation Friday against the United States for congressional approval of an extension to nuclear-related sanctions, but Middle East analysts say they expect no substantive response from Iran.

Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Gen. James Mattis

DoD News Releases - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:42
Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Gen. James Mattis:"I have known General Jim Mattis
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Navy, Temple reach AAC championship game on the run

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:36
A power rushing game designed to chew up the clock and wear down opposing defenses. That is the definition of Navy's triple-option attack. It also accurately describes what Temple wants to do on offense.

Submarine arrives in Maine for maintenance, repair and modernization

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:29
The submarine USS Springfield arrived at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Thursday after conducting an at-sea burial for the late Navy Capt. Paul "Bud" Rogers.

Hundreds of veterans claims in Virginia were filed late or not at all

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:05
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services says the benefit claims of some 700 veterans found in the storage unit of a fired employee had been filed late or not filed at all.

Contracts For Dec. 2, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:00
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE United Launch Services LLC, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a
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Nicholson: US has enough troops, authorities in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:45
The United States has enough troops and authority to use its firepower in Afghanistan to assist government forces defeat the Taliban and other terrorists groups, the top American military commander in the country said Friday.

Ex-Navy official gets six years in prison for taking $350,000 in bribes from 'Fat Leonard'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:37
A retired U.S. Navy official was sentenced Friday to six years in federal prison after he admitted taking more than $350,000 in bribes and sexual favors from an Asian defense contractor.

Retired Green Beret says Mattis left 'my men to die' in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:30
A retired Green Beret officer alleged Friday that Gen. James Mattis, who has been nominated to be the next defense secretary, hesitated to send medical evacuation flights and left soldiers to die during a 2001 friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.

Philippines President Duterte phones Trump

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 15:48
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte telephoned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump late Friday and had a brief but "very engaging, animated conversation" in which both leaders invited each other to visit his country.

Mattis could clash in confirmation over PTSD, women in combat

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 15:36
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for defense secretary, has ruffled feathers within the Obama administration with his controversial opinions on women in combat and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Trump, allies call recount bids 'attack' on his presidency

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 15:12
President-elect Donald Trump and his allies are seeking to stamp out recount efforts underway in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, saying the reviews of millions of ballots are an attempt to undermine his presidency before it starts.

Lt. Gov. McMaster predicts smooth handover from Gov. Haley

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 14:39
As he prepares to take over South Carolina's top job, Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster said Friday there is "much work to be done" on the state's crumbling roads, struggling schools and challenged water supplies, but he shied away from offering any concrete solutions.

US economy creates 178,000 jobs in November; jobless rate drops to 4.6 percent

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 14:20
The U.S. economy produced another solid month of labor market growth, adding 178,000 net new jobs in November while the unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low, the Labor Department said Friday.

Libya's Tripoli sees worst militias clashes in 2 years

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:33
Clashes continued for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, vying for power and control over the city, with one dislodging another in at least two posts, a five-star hotel and a barracks, in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence the city has seen in two years.

Our top picks for the weekend of Dec. 10-11

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:15
Ready for some fun? Here are some recommendations for events to attend the weekend of Dec. 10-11.

Defense bill extends protection of Afghans under threat for helping US

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:10
Tucked more than a thousand pages into the pending national defense policy bill unveiled this week is a provision that is a matter of life and death. The special immigrant visa program – a lifeline for Afghan interpreters and other foreign employees who worked with U.S. forces or officials and are getting death threats for it – almost didn’t make into the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act .

Recent battlefield deaths highlight danger to bomb technicians in Islamic State fight

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:50
The two most recent U.S. deaths in the fight against the Islamic State were bomb technicians, placing a spotlight on the use of IEDs on the battlefield and the people charged with keeping fellow troops safe from their destruction.

House passes defense bill with biggest troop pay raise in years

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:38
The House on Friday passed an annual defense policy bill that includes the largest troop pay raise in six years and puts the brakes on an Army drawdown.

Iraqi troops have retaken in 23 districts in Mosul

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:37
Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants in the northern city of Mosul seized a new neighborhood on Friday and took full control of a densely-populated neighborhood, where troops happened upon a residential complex for IS fighters, according to two Iraqi field commanders.
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