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Readout of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' Meeting with Greek Minister of Defense Panos Kammenos

DoD News Releases - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:30
Pentagon Spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout: Secretary Jim Mattis met
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Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort offers to talk to House panel on Russia

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:26
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan House probe of the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

Airstrike monitoring group overwhelmed by claims of US-caused civilian casualties

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:57
A non-profit organization that tracks civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in the Middle East said it has shifted nearly all of its resources to track a surge of claims regarding U.S.-led strikes in Syria and Iraq.

Animal rights group calls for investigation of VA research facility

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:55
An animal rights group is using new reports of animal welfare violations at a Department of Veterans Affairs research facility to strengthen its case against animal testing in government research.

Heather Wilson's Air Force nomination moves forward

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:46
The Senate Armed Services Committee this week received the official White House nomination of former New Mexico Rep. Heather Wilson to become secretary of the Air Force, paving the way to a confirmation hearing in the coming days or weeks.

As Mosul campaign continues, Q West to ‘get bigger, but it won’t get nicer’

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:00
As the open-ended anti-Islamic State campaign continues, the base known as Key West or Q-West could see triple that number of personnel. As troops settle in for a long haul its planners struggle to provide needed amenities while avoiding too much of a build-up.

Statement by Pentagon Spokesman Captain Jeff Davis on U.S.-Russia Video Conference

DoD News Releases - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:41
The Department of Defense today held a video conference co-chaired by Ken Handelman, performing the
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In Mosul, it's goodbye, Islamic State; hello, anarchy

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:31
The fighting continues for west Mosul, the last major urban bastion for the Islamic State in Iraq, but the military forces that drove the jihadi group out of the east are now competing for influence against one another, rather than cooperating to maintain order.

Navy SEAL loses rank, gets jail time for assaulting woman

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:47
A Navy SEAL has been found guilty of sexual harassment and battery involving a female sailor.

US imposes sanctions on China, North Korea entities, people

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:43
The Trump administration announced sanctions Friday on 30 foreign companies and people from 10 countries, including China, and accused the entities of engaging in proliferation activity.

Egypt's Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:38
Far from the cameras that followed him closely over six years of legal wrangling, Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak quietly returned home to his family on Friday after winning acquittals and release from a Cairo hospital where he has been detained for years.

Arab autocrats: Exiled, killed or fighting for survival

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:35
Egypt's ousted former President Hosni Mubarak was released Friday after six years in custody but he is not the only autocratic ruler in the Middle East that was caught up in Arab Spring revolts that swept across the region in 2011. Exiled, killed or fighting for survival, here's a look at the fate of other Arab leaders and where they are now.

Father of Germanwings co-pilot who crashed in the Alps pushes to clear his son's name

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:05
The father of a German pilot who was found by investigators to have purposely crashed a commercial airliner into the French Alps in 2015 held a news conference Friday in which he sought to cast doubt on the image of his son as a mass murderer.

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:01
The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department.

Russia: 6 militants, 6 soldiers killed in Chechen firefight

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:52
Russian authorities say six suspected militants and six soldiers were killed during a firefight in the volatile North Caucasus region.

Trump nominates Tennessee businessman Hagerty as ambassador to Japan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:27
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his nomination of William Hagerty, who had been director of presidential appointments in Trump's transition team, as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan.

Serbia says no to NATO on alliance's airstrikes anniversary

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:22
Serbia's prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in Kosovo.

California National Guard helps Sierra town remove huge snowpack

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:03
The Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes got so much snow this winter it had to get removal help from the California National Guard.

US coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrike

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:01
The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 civilians dead, according to a statement given to The Associated Press on Friday.

My country needs more help from the US

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:58
Iraqis want what most of the world takes for granted: the opportunity to live in dignity and build better lives for our children.
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