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Yemenis displaced, forced from homes as conflict worsens

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 15:12
Street battles and air raids are driving more and more Yemenis from their homes, the United Nations said Tuesday as the worsening conflict forced the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country's liquefied natural gas company to shut down production.

UK military monitors 3 Russian warships in English Channel

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 15:09
Britain's Ministry of Defense said Tuesday it was monitoring the activities of a Russian destroyer and two other ships in the English Channel.

VA appoints interim director for Denver veterans hospital

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:58
The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed an interim director for its Denver-based Eastern Colorado Health Care System.

GOP boosts nuclear weapons upgrades in 1st spending bill

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:56
Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation Tuesday to boost spending for veterans' health care and for maintaining the safety of aging nuclear weapons.

Iran minister defines Yemen peace plan details

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:51
Iran's foreign minister called Tuesday for a peace plan for war-torn Yemen that includes humanitarian aid, dialogue and the formation of a broad-based

Witness refuses to testify in alleged sex assault case at Air Force Academy

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:50
Defense attorneys for cadet Phillip Hendrix IV, accused of sexual assault, say the two-hour hearing Monday -- brief by military standards -- shows there is not enough evidence to merit his court-martial.

No place like home: Crews repair porch, deck for Iraq War veteran in Pa.

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:45
Thanks to the Home Depot Foundation and the Somerset County Military Family Support Group, Michael Hutchinson and his wife, Nancy, don’t have to move.

Huntington Ingalls looks in new directions with Proteus

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:42
In the 1966 science fiction classic "Fantastic Voyage," a submarine named Proteus was miniaturized and injected into a person to perform micro-surgery. Nearly 50 years later, shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries has its own Proteus submersible.

Keesler keeping squadron with 10 transport planes

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:35
Keesler Air Force Base in south Mississippi will keep the 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron and its 10 transport planes, federal officials said Tuesday.

How Abraham Lincoln's last breaths may have saved others

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:34
Had it not been for Dr. Charles Leale, Abraham Lincoln's last breath might have come nine hours earlier, as he lay in the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre with an assassin’s bullet in his brain.

With Russia abstaining, UN Security Council punishes Yemeni rebel leaders

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:24
The United Nations Security Council voted Tuesday to impose an arms embargo on Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels in an attempt to quell violence that the world body’s envoy to the impoverished Middle East country has warned is on a “rapid downward spiral.”

Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:09
President Barack Obama brought Iraq's prime minister to the White House Tuesday to pledge U.S. support for his effort to run Islamic State militants out of its country, while making it clear that ultimately Baghdad must be in charge of its own destiny.

One year after kidnappings, Nigerian president can’t promise schoolgirls’ return

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:03
As Nigeria marked a year since the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok by terrorist group Boko Haram, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said he could not promise that his government would be able to find and rescue those still in captivity.

Yemen's al-Qaida branch says its top cleric has been killed

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:02
Yemen's al-Qaida branch announced on Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi-national who has had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack.

Military weapons delivered to Iraq, planned aid

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:53
Highlights of military assistance delivered to Iraq as of December 2014:

House lawmakers pitch for defense priorities

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:09
Hardware, unit deactivations, open-carry on base. House lawmakers sounded off Tuesday during the first rounds of debate on the annual defense authorization bill.

April, 1865: Lincoln joins 'honored dead' of Union fighters

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:01
About 10:15 p.m. on April 14, 1865, B-grade actor John Wilkes Booth quietly entered the president's box, blocked the door, crept up behind President Abraham Lincoln's chair, pressed a .44-caliber Deringer pistol to the back of his head and fired.

Contracts for April 13, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:01
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.
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The Legal Framework for the United States' Use of Military Force Since 9/11

DoD Speeches - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
As Delivered by Stephen W. Preston, Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, DC, Friday, April 10, 2015
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