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Ramstein, Rota, Bitburg place five players apiece on All-Europe football squads

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:50
A pair of familiar powers and one rising one contributed five players apiece to the 2015 All-Europe football team, announced Tuesday by DODDS-Europe Athletic Director Karen Seadore.

Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:08
The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital's business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.

VA doesn't have 'legal authority' to require executives to return $400K they received in job transfer scam

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:06
The Department of Veterans Affairs will not try to recoup more than $400,000 from two senior VA executives who manipulated the hiring system to get their jobs of choice and received hundreds of thousands in extra money to relocate.

Canada to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by end of February

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 15:50
Canada's new Liberal government said Tuesday it will resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year and another 15,000 by the end of February.

Minneapolis police arrest 2 men in shooting near protest

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 15:16
Police on Tuesday arrested two men suspected of shooting five Black Lives Matter demonstrators, while the family of a black man whose death inspired the protests called for an end to demonstrations that have gone on for days outside a Minneapolis police station.

Green Beret medics train at Duke

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:17
Soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group received hands-on instruction at Duke University Medical Center as they prepare for a new mission in Africa.

Explosion hits bus carrying presidential guards in Tunis

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:09
An explosion struck a bus carrying members of Tunisia's presidential guard in the country's capital Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than a dozen others in what the Interior Ministry called a "terrorist act."

Pentagon hesitant to commit to no-fly zone, given challenges

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:00
Implementing a “no-fly zone” in Syria would require a large number of U.S. ground forces and would require the U.S. and coalition to define what they would be willing to do to protect the population residing there, military and civilian experts said.

Taliban take Afghan captives after chopper makes emergency landing

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:33
A helicopter carrying Afghan forces crash landed in Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province Tuesday and several on board were taken captive by the Taliban, Afghan and U.S. officials said.

Fewer foreigners serving in US military getting American citizenship

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:25
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services figures show the number of foreigners serving in the U.S. military who become Americans is sharply declining. In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 7,709 became U.S. citizens, down from 9,239 the year before, a drop of about 17 percent.

Libya official: Car bomb kills 5 at checkpoint near Tripoli

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:22
A security official with Libya's Islamist government says a suicide car bombing struck a checkpoint in a town near the capital, Tripoli, killing five militia fighters.

Woman in road rage case to be tried for murder

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:11
Darla Renee Jackson, 25, is accused of causing the death of Zacharias Buob, a 39-year-old Navy chief petty officer, in a May 28 collision on a South County freeway. She sobbed in the courtroom when she heard the judge’s ruling.

Coalition: Islamic State truck bombs losing effectiveness in Iraq

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:52
Iraqi Security Forces have nearly neutralized the Islamic State’s ability to launch attacks with truck bombs, once a favorite technique of the militant group, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad said Tuesday.

Breedlove: Russia, Syria and NATO's southern flank get greater focus

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:40
Sitting down for lunch under a tent with a group of American infantrymen at this sprawling Polish base, Gen. Philip Breedlove apologized for being late; he had just learned that NATO ally Turkey had shot down a Russian SU-24 jet.

Vietnam refugee and her rescuers look back on 1988 boat sinking

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:35
Tiffany Tran remembers the waves crashing against the side of the sinking wooden boat that was carrying her family away from Vietnam in 1988.

Navy's new submarine hunter builds reputation in Pacific with secret flights

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:19
P-8A Poseidon jets are some of the Pentagon’s eyes and ears gathering evidence of China’s military expansion in the contested waters of the South China Sea, where China has built up small atolls in territory claimed by neighboring nations.

Feds laud Las Cruces on 'functional zero' homeless vets

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:05
Federal officials recognized Las Cruces for its efforts to significantly reduce homelessness among military veterans.

Air Force releases highly redacted records on academy's cadet informant program

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:01
After a delay of nearly two years, the Air Force on Monday released 250 pages of records on its use of cadet informants at the Air Force Academy. But most of the pages released are all but blank.

Why can’t Democrats say ‘Islamic terrorism’?

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:57
All this tortured diction is pointless. We’re at war with people who believe that Islam justifies mass murder. There’s no way to conduct that war without giving some people the impression that we’re at war with Islam, period.

There’s a long history of Muslims fighting for the West

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:56
One reason we think of Muslim warriors as foreign to the West rather than part of it is because much of Western identity has been built on an imaginary conflict between the Christian West and the Muslim East.
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