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Pentagon: US-backed operations killed 12 Islamic State leaders in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 13:07
The top 12 leaders of the Islamic State group in Afghanistan have been killed this summer during an American-backed Afghan special operations offensive in the country’s eastern region, the top American commander for Afghanistan said.

Iraq oil fires could jeopardize Mosul mission

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 13:02
A fire at one of Iraq's major oil fields could hinder military and humanitarian efforts as operations to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul get underway.

Movies on base through Sept. 29

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:50
Times and dates for theaters in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea

US forces are using white phosphorus munitions in Iraq, but it's unclear exactly how

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:27
U.S. forces are using white phosphorus munitions in their fight against the Islamic State, based on pictures and videos posted online by the Pentagon, but it is unclear exactly how the controversial armament is being employed.

American hunters help German farmers keep pest animals at bay

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:35
It’s harvest season in Germany, the perfect time for farmers to reduce the population of pest animals as their cover — acres of cornfields — is removed. It’s also a beautiful day for a hunt; the sky is clear, the sun shining and visibility is perfect. There’s just one problem: It’s a Thursday.

Dutch lawmaker Wilders wants hate speech case dropped

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:32
Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders appealed Friday for judges to throw out a hate-speech case against him, branding it a political prosecution that should not be handled in a criminal court.

Report: Germany hacked Afghan firm to help free aid worker

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:25
German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country's army hacked a mobile phone company in Afghanistan to help free a kidnapped aid worker.

162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:23
The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe.

Turkey to become 1-year, unaccompanied tour

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:10
Military and civilian families won’t be returning to Turkey for the foreseeable future, as the Pentagon decided this week to change the status of permanent duty assignments there to one-year, unaccompanied tours, Air Force officials in Europe said Friday.

Flag Officer Announcement

DoD News Releases - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:08
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following
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Charlotte curfew ends after largely peaceful protest night

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:46
A third night of protests over a fatal police shooting in Charlotte gave way to quiet streets as a curfew enacted by the city's mayor ended early Friday.

Intense bombing campaign targets Syria civil defense centers

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:14
A bombing campaign in rebel-held districts of Syria's Aleppo city intensified Friday, targeting several neighborhoods and centers of the award-winning volunteer civil defense group known as the White Helmets, as the government announced a new offensive in the area.

Opinion | Obama kept military out of the loop on Iran payments

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:08
One might think President Barack Obama would have asked his top military officials to weigh in on his administration's decision in January to send $400 million in cash to Iran.

No justifying Charlotte protestors’ crimes

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:02
As I watched television, followed some online discussions and read some actual print newspapers in the wake of the destruction, it occurred to me that people with a political agenda and race-colored blinders will make excuses for even the most violent, aberrant behavior if it advances their goals.

Opinion | It’s plain scary when the stakes are this high

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:58
In 2016, when politicos reach for a metaphor to describe the election, they often invoke “stakes,” and especially stakes that “couldn’t be higher.” It seems to me they used to prefer “crossroads,” but I don’t hear much about crossroads anymore; mainly it’s about those stakes that for some reason can’t get any higher.

India trying diplomacy in dealing with rival Pakistan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:55
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has long been known for his hard-line stance on Pakistan. It was a major part of the campaign that swept him to power. But even with his own officials saying a recent attack on an Indian military base was launched by Pakistan-based militants, Modi is relying on diplomacy more than saber-rattling.

General Officer Announcements

DoD News Releases - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:48
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following
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Russia's Vladimir Putin again reshuffles his inner circle

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:47
Russian President Vladimir Putin reshuffled his inner-circle again Friday by giving the parliament speaker's job to his chief domestic strategist, a man who oversaw a vote that further strengthened the dominance of the main Kremlin party.

Indian soldiers fire at Kashmir protesters, 1 killed

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:37
One person was killed and dozens of others wounded Friday when Indian government forces fired live ammunition and shotgun pellets to stop protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said.

Kenyan police accused of executing 3 women after attack

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:36
Human rights activists on Friday accused Kenyan police of executing three women who allegedly attacked a police station this month after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group.
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