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Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

DoD News Releases - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:42
The Office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced
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Oscar-winner Mark Rylance talks about his everyman role in 'Dunkirk'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:23
Oscar-winner Mark Rylance didn’t need to method-act his way into “Dunkirk” and his role as a civilian volunteer who crosses the English Channel in his own boat to rescue stranded soldiers.

Portugal admits to outdated security in army weapon theft

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:16
Portugal's defense minister says the army national armory where hand grenades, ammunition and other weapons were stolen last month was vulnerable due to its "obsolete" electronic surveillance system.

A battered ISIS grows ever more dependent on 'lone wolves,' simple plans

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:07
A State Department report released Wednesday underscores the persistence of the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State, but counterterrorism officials say the sophistication of the group's operations is slipping.

Creating memorial for War on Terror gains support in Washington

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:45
Andrew Brennan has spent years trying to persuade Congress to grant an exception to a law that requires a war to be over for 10 years before a memorial can be built. Both the House and Senate have had hearings on the proposed exemption, support is building, and bill sponsors expect votes in the coming weeks or months.

Burundi robotics team missing after competition in DC; 2 seen crossing into Canada

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:35
Police say two of the Burundi teenagers gone missing after an international robotics competition in Washington have been seen crossing the border into Canada. The search for the others remains ongoing, but there is no foul play suspected.

Fort Drum soldier's attorney: Military doesn't spend enough on 'post-deployment suffering'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:33
The new court-appointed defense attorney for alleged Theresa shooter and Fort Drum soldier Justin Walters said the military could do more to support its personnel after overseas deployments.

France's Macron visits air force base amid military crisis

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:31
French President Emmanuel Macron promised an "unprecedented" hike in defense spending next year and vowed to safeguard the country's nuclear deterrent, as he tries to show his commitment to the troops amid a crisis over the military budget.

Czech minister advocates EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:06
The Czech Republic's foreign minister has suggested that the European Union consider a military engagement in Libya to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat from there to Europe.

US and other nations converge for large-scale Black Sea drills

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:03
The United States and multinational forces are wrapping up a two-week exercise on the Black Sea, a region of heightened tensions since Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

Ambush near Syrian capital kills 28 government troops

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:01
Syrian opposition activists say insurgents have ambushed a Syrian military force near the capital, Damascus, killing more than two dozen of them.

'Same old waiting game' for California VA facility

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:58
Construction of an expanded medical clinic and new living center for French Camp military veterans is now not expected to begin until at least the winter of 2018-19.

Review: 'Girls Trip' a wonderfully hilarious destination

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:50
Get ready to know the name Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as Comedy Oscars, she would win for “Girls Trip.”

Feds: Ex-soldier who stole from military aid groups is back to scamming people

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:36
Sterling Scott, who was convicted two years ago of stealing more than $11,000 from military aid groups, is set to return Friday to U.S. District Court in Norfolk amid a growing list of possible probation violations.

US to monitor Russian-Chinese naval drills in Baltic Sea

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:48
U.S. European Command is monitoring a series of coming exercises between Russia and China in the Baltic Sea, warning Moscow to observe safety protocols that American officials accuse Russia of flouting.

How 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' found a supervillain for the Trump era in Michael Keaton

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:48
As Sony and Marvel were developing their eventual box-office smash “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Michael Keaton’s name was floated to play Vulture, one of the Marvel web-slinger’s oldest comic book villains. But director Jon Watts feared the Oscar nominee would be an impossible get.

India ready for talks with China on border standoff

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:29
India said Thursday it is ready to hold talks with China if both sides pull back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains.

The embargo of Qatar is hurting foreign workers more than Qatari citizens

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:18
When Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates led the imposition of a political and economic blockade on Qatar last month, there were immediate, far-reaching consequences: Flights were canceled and rerouted, Qatari citizens were expelled from other Arab states of the Persian Gulf, shipping routes were closed and airspace was suddenly off-limits to Qatar's pilots. But the blockade may have the biggest effect on Qatar's largest - and most overlooked - population: foreign migrant workers, who make up about 90 percent of the country's population.

Army surgeon general shares her path to success with US soldiers in Italy

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
She’s the first African-American surgeon general in Army history, the first black female Army officer to earn three stars and the highest-ranking woman ever to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy.
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