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Marines had airborne rescue mission underway for pilot killed by Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:52
U.S. Marines launched an airborne rescue operation in December after a Jordanian fighter pilot's F-16 went down in Syria, but the mission was called off after it became clear he had fallen into the hands of militants, a Marine commander said.

Athletes take to track for last shot at individual, team glory

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:43
Teams hope to get points in an array of events to capture titles in wide-open fields.

Peace activists hit roadblock ahead of DMZ crossing

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:56
Women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel peace laureates said Wednesday that they may have to change plans to cross Korea's Demilitarized Zone because authorities can't guarantee their safety if they walk from the North to the South at Panmunjom.

Thousands fleeing Ramadi permitted to enter Baghdad

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:39
An Iraqi official says the government has granted conditional entry to Baghdad for thousands of displaced people fleeing violence in nearby Anbar province.

Kadena routs Kubasaki to defend banner

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:03
Panthers' 19-3 victory over Dragons marks first time school has won title in an odd-numbered year.

It takes extra game, but Yokota captures championship

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:51
Zama forces second title game in double-elimination tournament, but Panthers win that one 3-0.

US, Cuba close to reopening embassies

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:49
After months of negotiations, American and Cuban diplomats will meet in Washington on Thursday to try and finalize a deal to reopen embassies in each country's capital after 54 years of diplomatic isolation.

Ukraine open to hosting missile defense system

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:29
Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defense system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defense official said Wednesday. So far no one has offered.

McConnell: Senate to vote on bill to end NSA bulk collection

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:35
The Senate will vote on legislation that ends the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' phone records as Congress scrambles to renew the Patriot Act before it expires on June 1.

Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 03:37
As it moves to try to reverse the stunning loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest Sunni province, the Shiite-led government is hamstrung by the sectarian politics it has failed to overcome ever since the Islamic State group began its rampage more than a year ago.

Dragons retain crown by blanking Kinnick

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 03:28
Kubasaki wins two straight two titles for first time in more than a decade.

Night raid in Syria: The special-forces op that killed Islamic State's money man

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:09
Under the night sky, a fleet of Black Hawk helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft carrying Army Delta Force commandos took off from Iraq and slipped across the border into eastern Syria, military and intelligence officials said.

Iraq boosts recruitment in bid to retake Ramadi from Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:41
Iraqi authorities on Tuesday ramped up recruitment of volunteers to join pro-government forces fighting Islamic State.

Great-grandson of Civil War veteran buried at proposed Walmart site doesn't want grave moved

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:32
The great-grandson of a Civil War veteran apparently buried at the site of a proposed Walmart Neighborhood Market says he doesn't want his ancestor's grave disturbed.

Lithuanian power grid has dark secret buried in Soviet past

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:27
Giedrius Sakalauskas always thought there was something strange about the graffiti-sprayed, bunker-like structure in a leafy area outside the center of Vilnius.

Seoul American's improbable journey ends with title

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:15
HoKyong Adkins, Niko Russey score and defenses limits Kubasaki to a single goal.

UN condemns 'terrorist' attack on Russian embassy in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:44
The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned what it called a "terrorist attack" on the Russian embassy in Syria's capital.

Fort Bragg soldier, others pull wreck victims from burning vehicle

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:04
A Fort Bragg soldier is being praised for his efforts to free passengers after a fiery crash in Chatham County.

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Work's Meeting with Swedish Minister of Defense Hultqvist

DoD News Releases - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00
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Flag Officer Announcement

DoD News Releases - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00
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