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A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:57
Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet. But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has managed to orchestrate a string of crippling cyber infiltrations of South Korean computer systems in recent years.

Man sentenced to 15 years in Miami case linked to al-Qaida

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:37
A naturalized U.S. citizen who had once lived in California was sentenced Wednesday in Miami federal court to the maximum 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing thousands of dollars in support to three U.S.-designated terrorist organizations operating under al-Qaida.

USS Norfolk decommissioned

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:48
The Los Angeles-class attack sub was commissioned in 1983 and built at Newport News Shipbuilding. It will remain in Norfolk until January to begin the formal decommissioning process at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, according to the Navy.

Fort Lee aims to reduce congestion, wait times at entrance

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:24
Starting Jan. 5, Fort Lee says it's allowing uniformed military members, their spouses and others to vouch for occupants in their vehicle as long as those occupants have a valid Department of Defense identification card.

Military mom surprises daughter following deployment

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:03
Peyton Rorer hadn’t seen her mom, Erika, for about 12 months, since Erika had been stationed in Afghanistan as a human resources specialist with the Army.

Texas doesn’t have license to stifle free speech

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:00
The Texas Transportation Code says the state may refuse to create a plate “if the design might be offensive to any member of the public.” Yes, any.

Christian Afghan seeking student visa to Houston rejected

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:50
U.S. officials in Sri Lanka Wednesday rejected the student visa application of an Afghan man who previously worked as an interpreter for a U.S. Army chaplain and who wanted to study in Houston.

Afghan soldier who fled US training sent to Canada

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:39
One of three Afghan military officers detained after fleeing a U.S. training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan has been allowed to make a refugee claim in Canada, his attorney said Wednesday.

Congo, UN troops launch operation against rebels

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:43
U.N. peacekeepers and the Congolese army have launched an operation against rebels in the country's east blamed for a series of attacks in recent months.

Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:39
Nigeria on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists.

Japan, Australia to provide maintenance, facilities for US F-35s in Pacific

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:39
Japan and Australia will provide maintenance and upgrades for U.S.-made F-35 fighter jets in the Pacific, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.

Camille Cosby wants the press to do her bidding

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:00
It wasn’t going to be long before Rolling Stone’s botched story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia was cited to try to discredit other rape allegations. And so it’s no surprise, though perhaps a bit of a disappointment, that the inevitable moment has arrived.

Guantanamo not part of US-Cuban bargain

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:54
The Obama administration has no intention of withdrawing from the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite the sudden shift in U.S.-Cuban relations.

Analysis: Probably too soon to call Cuba policy change ‘historic’

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:38
The news from Havana and Washington about normalizing relations may not be as significant in the long term as some in the administration hope.

Palestinians set deadline for Israeli occupation

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:32
Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday, while the Palestinians at the United Nations set a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from lands captured nearly 50 years ago by the end of 2017.

Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:22
Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.

Delay announced for US-Japan Defense Guideline's final report

DoD News Releases - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
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Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby on ISIL Leadership Killed

DoD News Releases - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
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AAFES says it passed on 'The Interview' months before Sony hack

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:49
Months before Sony canceled the release of “The Interview,” AAFES had already decided against showing the movie depicting the assassination of Kim Jong Un in any of its theaters.

Jeb Bush email release true to stated vision

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:00
Think of the trouble Govs. Chris Christie and Scott Walker have gotten into over emails and texts. Assuming Bush doesn’t have any bombshells, he can present his administration as drama-free and effective.
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