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Wichita Marine who died in Osprey crash wanted to protect, help people

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:49
The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed Nathan Ordway was one of three Marines lost when their MV-22 Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia while trying to land on Saturday.

Lions, tigers, bears from war-torn Syria evacuated to Jordan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:32
Thirteen animals that had been trapped in harsh conditions in a zoo in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo were evacuated on Friday to a wildlife reserve in Jordan.

Explaining Trump's 'fight tonight' retweet

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:25
Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush — who included North Korea with Iran and Iraq in his "Axis of Evil" — also both used the "fight tonight" phrase while discussing North Korea.

What does North Korea really want? Its playbook offers clues

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:19
Threatening to fire a volley of missiles toward a major U.S. military hub — and the home to 160,000 American civilians — may seem like a pretty bad move for a country that is seriously outgunned and has an awful lot to lose. But pushing the envelope, or just threatening to do so, is what North Korea does best.

Review: 'Annabelle: Creation' is satisfyingly spooky

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:06
What is it about dolls that is so scary? Just the sight of a loose doll eyeball or a leg, separated from its corporeal context, can send a shiver down the spine. Dolls are so easily, effectively creepy that the tossed off prologue of "The Conjuring" generated a breakout star. Now, the evil porcelain doll Annabelle has a franchise of her own, with "Annabelle," and the latest, "Annabelle: Creation," a prequel of a prequel that director David F. Sandberg ably spins into a satisfyingly spooky origin story.

A tiny satellite could help give troops a real-time view of the battlefield

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:06
A network of tiny satellites as small as a dorm-room refrigerator could one day give military troops on the ground a real-time look at what’s lurking over the next hill.

North Korean tensions put Americans on tiny Guam in crosshairs

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:05
On a tiny island in the western Pacific, about 7,000 U.S. military personnel and their families are in the middle of the increasingly tense confrontation with North Korea.

US-backed Syrian fighters link up from east, west in Raqqa

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:05
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advancing on the Islamic State group from the eastern and western parts of the northern city of Raqqa have linked up for the first time since launching their offensive on IS' de facto capital, officials said Friday.

Navy football seeks answers to injury epidemic

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:47
Injuries put a damper on an otherwise successful season for Navy football in 2017. The Midshipmen endured a rash of injuries over the course of the campaign, with the losses eventually exacting a toll.

Beyond bluster, US, North Korea in regular contact

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:16
Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the long-time foes, The Associated Press has learned.

The next step: Teammates lift Baltimore and themselves in documentary 'Step'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:11
When most people think of Baltimore, the blue light district comes to mind -- the area of the city doused in cobalt from police lights atop light poles in areas said to have high crime rates. This is what "The Wire" introduced millions to.

WWII veteran, 93, brings back flag taken from enemy soldier

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:41
The young U.S. Marine spotted the dead Japanese soldier with something white poking out from his jacket. The Marine knelt and pulled out a silk flag, all the space around the bright red emperor's sun filled with elegant calligraphy. He hesitated, then took the flag. More than 70 years later, he is returning the Japanese flag to his fallen enemy's family.

In bid to beat back the Taliban, Afghanistan starts expanding its commando units

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:26
The Afghan military will begin expanding its elite commando units in the coming weeks, Afghan officials and military officers said, in a bid to capitalize on a force that has been one of the few success stories in the nearly 16-year-old war

D-Day veteran returns to Normandy

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:18
World War II veteran Donald “Don” Cobb traveled to France in July, as well as last year, returning to Normandy where he served in the U.S. Navy during D-Day.

Review: In 'Good Time,' Pattinson in the role of his life

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:24
The fraternal directing duo of Josh and Benny Safdie make urban odysseys that flow with the quicksilver currents of New York City. You can feel the gum-stained pavement under your feet. You can smell the Q train.

Foxconn deal makes US economy less great

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:09
When governments fund what should be private projects with special tax breaks and subsidies, taxpayers bear the cost.

Germany says goodbye to USAREUR commander with a torchlight ceremony

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:05
The ceremony marked the beginning of a farewell to Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, who will retire later this year after having commanded U.S. Army Europe since November 2014.

Combined Forces Command’s new No. 2 knows missile defense, Brooks says

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:03
Army Gen. Vincent Brooks said Combined Forces Command will rely heavily on its new deputy commander’s missile-defense knowledge as tensions continue to rise on the Korean Peninsula.

China warns North Korea: You’re on your own if you go after US

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:02
China won't come to North Korea's help if it launches missiles threatening U.S. soil and there is retaliation, a state-owned newspaper warned on Friday, but it would intervene if Washington strikes first.
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