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Why Aleppo is Syria's fiercest battleground

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 05:51
As a two-month-old cease-fire collapses and peace talks stall, the northern city of Aleppo is once again a main battlefield in Syria's devastating civil war.

Brooks takes command of USFK as allies face new challenges from the North

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 05:18
Gen. Vincent Brooks warned of rising challenges as he took the helm of U.S. Forces in Korea on Saturday, while North Korea reportedly called joint military exercises in the South "tantamount to an open declaration of war."

4 Marines come together after 50 years for the perfect photo

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 05:11
They wanted the picture to be just right, to look as close as possible to the one they'd taken together 50 years ago, back when their memories hadn't yet been clouded by the images of war. So on a recent Saturday morning, on the sun-drenched Atlantic shore of Cinnamon Beach on Florida's northeast coast, four U.S. Marine veterans gathered around a yellow longboard turned upright, trying to recreate a moment from five decades earlier.

Truman Strike Group extended

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:20
The Harry S. Truman carrier strike group’s deployment will be extended 30 days to support Operation Inherent Resolve and other counterterrorism efforts, the Navy announced Friday.

Could robots protect our military bases?

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 00:10
Emily Gudaitis, 22, an Ohio Northern University electrical engineering student, was part of an Air Force Research Laboratory demonstration meant to challenge college students to build and test robot sentries that could one day patrol military bases.

UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops 'unsubstantiated'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 22:35
The American-led U.N. command on Saturday dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops at a border village tried to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting acts."

UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 22:10
The U.N. Security Council called Friday for the urgent return of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation, a rebuke to Morocco which expelled most of the mission's civilian staff to protest a perceived slight by the U.N. secretary-general.

West Point returns bell taken from Philippines church 100 years ago

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:03
A massive bell that hung at a chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for decades was rung one last time Friday before being sent back to its home: the Philippines.

US, Russia forge another cease-fire for parts of Syria

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:18
The United States and Russia said Friday that they have arranged a renewed cease-fire in two parts of Syria where fighting escalated this month, but the area does not include Aleppo, site of the heaviest attacks and dozens of civilian deaths in recent days.

China ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:49
China's U.N. ambassador says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercises merits consideration.

Australia blocks farm sale to Chinese over national interest

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:30
Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea.

US urges action by Bangladesh to prevent killings

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:16
Secretary of State John Kerry called on Bangladesh's leader to step up law enforcement to prevent a wave of killings targeting liberal voices, the State Department said Friday amid fears that the traditionally moderate South Asian nation is under threat from Islamic extremists.

US strike group denied port visit in Hong Kong

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:35
China recently denied a request for a port visit by a U.S. carrier strike group to Hong Kong, according to the Pentagon.

Germany worries migrants will try to reach Europe from Libya

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:25
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has told reporters the government is concerned that an increasing number of migrants will try to reach Europe this summer by crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.

Coast Guard rescues 3 after fishing boat sinks in collision

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:23
The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued three men from a life raft after their fishing boat collided with a tug boat and sank six miles off the coast of southern New Jersey.

Diminishing faith in democracy

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:06
The greatest threat to American security is something most Americans never think of. President Barack Obama touched on it in his speech to the European people on Monday in Germany.

5 foreign policy pointers for the next president

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:04
When it comes to voting in elections, Americans weigh domestic and foreign affairs differently. On domestic issues, they side with candidates who share their views. On foreign policy, they pick candidates they trust and then expect those candidates to keep Americans safe and secure.

Why the election in Serbia is no cause for rejoicing

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:01
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's win is not indicative of widespread acceptance of Western values or support for EU accession. In reality, pro-European sentiment in Serbia is lower than it has been in years. What Vucic's victory shows is that, through his heavy-handed leadership style, he has succeeded in smothering any credible opposition to his rule.

Contracts For April 29, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:00
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Millennium Engineering and Integration, Huntsville, Alabama is being awarded a $235,390,812 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (including options) for advisory and assistance services for test, exercise and wargames in support of technical, engineering, advisory and management support.  This contract provides support for
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Ardent 'Brexit' supporters are pining for days of empire

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:59
There are no good reasons for Britain to leave the European Union. "Brexit" makes zero sense geopolitically or economically, as exasperated foreigners, including U.S. President Barack Obama, have repeatedly pointed out.
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