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Hundreds missing in eastern Ukraine's dirty war

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 05:52
On a warm afternoon in Ukraine's breakaway east, as the front line rumbled with only occasional shellfire, Stanislav Aseev, a 27-year-old undercover journalist, was heading home to Donetsk.

Unexploded ordnance found at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:13
Construction workers have unearthed unexploded ordnance at Yokota in western Tokyo in an area that houses the U.S. Forces Japan commander and other high-ranking officers, an Air Force statement said.

F-35B stealth fighters make first appearance on Okinawa

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:51
Two F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on Okinawa Monday, the first time the state-of-the-art stealth fighter has visited the strategically important Japanese island.

Flying saucers still evasive 70 years after pilot's report

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 00:43
Boise businessman Ken Arnold had no idea he would change the world when he told reporters in Pendleton he saw nine strange objects flying along the Cascades.

Protesters at SOUTHCOM demand Guantanamo be shut down

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 00:28
Protestors in orange jumpsuits and black hoods stood outside U.S. Southern Command in 90-degree heat Sunday, holding signs with phrases like “Close Gitmo now” and “I am still waiting for your humanity.”

1AD headquarters, DIVARTY ready to tackle Iraq mission

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 00:17
Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division headquarters are ready and raring to go on their mission to Iraq, the division command team said.

White nationalists find Lincoln Memorial, and opposing voices

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:56
A group of white nationalists and right-wing activists descended on one of America's greatest venues for political speech Sunday - the area in front of the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial, near where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream - and it was essentially just another day in Washington, D.C.

Europe has been working to expose Russian meddling for years

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 18:44
As the United States grapples with the implications of Kremlin interference in American politics, European countries are deploying a variety of bold tactics and tools to expose Russian attempts to sway voters and weaken European unity.

Government websites hacked with pro-ISIS rant

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:52
Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group.

75 years later, OSS celebrates lasting legacy beyond WWII

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:41
An organization that was the predecessor to the CIA and special operations forces celebrated its 75th anniversary with an event in Virginia Saturday evening.

Bill could streamline process for troops, veterans to get commercial driver’s license

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:37
The legislation would make permanent a two-year exemption issued by the Department of Transportation that allowed states to waive the commercial driver’s license knowledge test for current servicemembers, Reservists and National Guardsmen who meet certain conditions.

They were smokejumpers when the CIA sent them to Laos; they came back in caskets

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:44
Their families didn't know they were in Laos, and didn't know that they'd started working for the CIA in addition to their jobs with the U.S. Forest Service.

Turkey rejects Arab terms on Qatar, US urges sides to talk

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:30
Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet."

Family's legacy of flight stretches from World War II to today

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:18
Ken Underwood has an incredible story to tell. It's an unbelievable tale of service, love, devotion and determination, so full of impossible twists that Hollywood producers would reject it as too far-fetched, nigh onto impossible.

Israel strikes targets in Syria for second day

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:15
The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day.

Russia's still targeting US elections, Sen. King warns, and experts say we're not prepared

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:10
For weeks, U.S. Sen. Angus King has been telling anyone who’ll listen that the biggest, most worrisome thing about Russian interference in the 2016 election isn’t getting enough attention and has nothing to do with President Trump.

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:46
Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare."

All building cladding samples tested in UK failed fire safety

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:34
The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

Homeless college students a growing concern on campuses

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:11
Studies suggest thousands of students at community colleges nationwide could be considered homeless or precariously housed, either because they have been thrown out of home, evicted, or sleep in a shelter, car or abandoned building.

Wright-Patterson recognized for bee conservation

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:11
An Ohio Air Force base has been recognized for its efforts to save bee populations.
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