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NSA to stop collecting some internet communications

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:44
The changes, first reported by The New York Times, are designed to reduce the chances of sweeping up communications of U.S. citizens or others in a way that some critics charged was overly broad.

North Korea fires missile in failed test; Trump says action disrespects China

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:36
North Korea fired a missile that exploded over land shortly after takeoff Saturday, prompting President Donald Trump to accuse the defiant state of disrespecting its ally China.

Ohioan charged in sale of 62 sniper rifles to Mexican buyers

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:38
The Barrett Model 82A1 can pick off a target a mile away with a .50-caliber round. That's why a Youngstown gun-shop owner should have questioned why a group of buyers from Indiana wanted 62 of the military-grade sniper rifles, according to federal prosecutors in Columbus, who said the weapons were resold at the Mexican border.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich suggests 'taking out' North Korea's leaders

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:17
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday suggested a radical solution to the world threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea: Take out its leadership.

Contracts For April 28, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:01
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being
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There's been a spike in the number of dead humpback whales along the East Coast

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:53
Scientists have declared "an unusual mortality event" following a spike in the number of dead humpback whales being found along the East Coast, experts said, and there is uncertainty as to exactly what is causing the problem.

General Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:43
The chief of staff, Air Force announces the assignment of the following general officers: Brig. Gen.
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Among Trump aides, Mattis emerges as a key voice on national security issues

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:37
Jim Mattis' strong standing in Trump's Cabinet makes the top Pentagon position more powerful than it has been in recent years, helping to steer the administration toward more traditional foreign policy positions while allocating greater authority and resources to the military at a time of complex and myriad global threats.

Sexual harassment, cyber bullying continue to roil Marine Corps

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:26
In Oceanside, civil rights attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference with two victims of the original scandal to accuse Pentagon and congressional leaders of conducting a weak investigation into the misconduct. She also asserted that military commanders were attempting a face-saving effort instead of instituting significant reforms.

Here’s what the 'mother of all bombs' did for US fight in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:04
The use of the “mother of all bombs” on an underground network of Islamic State tunnels in a remote district in Afghanistan was a lot of hype with little long-term impact, according to many military analysts.

We’re US’ best friend in Syria. Turkey bombed us anyway.

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:54
If Erdogan were a true U.S. ally, then instead of dropping bombs on the headquarters of the YPG, which currently hosts more than 1,000 U.S. military personnel, Turkey would seek to destroy al-Qaida, which has set up bases in Idlib, right along the Turkish border.

Shutdown on hold, but here’s what’s next

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:52
Republicans’ intraparty divisions, Democrats’ attempts to exercise influence where they can, and a polarizing president likely mean a long summer (and fall?) of fiscal fights ahead.

Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan

DoD News Releases - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:47
"The families and fellow Rangers of Sgt. Joshua "Josh" Rodgers and Sgt. Cameron Thomas have my
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In bloom: 2017 Cherry Blossom Festivals

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:36
Places in Japan to celebrate the bloom.

Ramstein sweeps soccer doubleheader from ISB

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:12
The girls scored two unanswered goals in the second half on the way to a runaway 4-1 win. But the boys needed a late set-piece score to drag a 1-0 victory out of a physical matchup with their old foe.

Germany: Mistakes made in case of soldier planning attack

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:05
Germany's Interior Ministry said Friday it will "leave no stone unturned" in trying to determine how a German army officer managed to register as a Syrian asylum-seeker without being detected.

'Apartheid' furor comes amid 50 years of Israeli occupation

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:45
Labeling Israel's treatment of Palestinians as "apartheid" is like flinging a burning match into spilled gasoline — so combustible are the passions on both sides. Rima Khalaf did just that when a report commissioned by her U.N. agency at the request of 18 Arab member states accused Israel of having established an apartheid regime designed to dominate the Palestinian people as a whole.

Veterans to disclose experiences at VA hospital in DC following scandal

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:30
The American Legion is attempting to expose veterans’ issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ flagship hospital in Washington, D.C., following a watchdog report earlier this month that found the facility could have endangered the well-being of patients.

Macedonian opposition chief shuns emergency political talks

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:18
Macedonia's opposition chief rejected the president's call for emergency party leaders' talks Friday, hours after demonstrators — mostly supporters of the country's dominant conservative party — invaded parliament and assaulted opposition lawmakers.

Street gang MS-13 grips Long Island suburbs in violence

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:01
MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 11 corpses of mostly young people discovered in woods and vacant lots in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip since the start of the school year. The bloodshed in the two blue-collar towns has gotten the attention of President Donald Trump, who says the killings are the result of lax immigration policies that let too many criminal "scum" slip through.
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