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Maryland BRAC group concerned about future defense budget cuts

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:57
The state advisory group is part of the Maryland Military Installation Council, a larger state panel that monitors the development, expansion and support for the state’s military bases.

Benghazi report finds fault in DOD response to 2012 attacks

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:48
Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi sharply criticized the military’s response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Libya in a final report released Tuesday on the events that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Ex-retail worker at Kessler Air Force Base sentenced for stealing $30K in alcohol

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:47
An investigation revealed Dameon Mack took cases of alcohol outside the store at night while cleaning up. His cousin Jeremy Mack later sold the alcohol out of a van.

Israel's security figures take aim at hard-line Netanyahu

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:33
Long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a potentially formidable challenge to his hard-line rule - not from Israel's civilian politicians but instead from its revered security establishment.

Trump's shifting position on Muslim ban causes confusion

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:19
From the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

The 5 most serious accusations from Republicans' Benghazi report

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:19
In an 800-page report, Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee harshly faulted the Obama administration for lax security and a slow response in the 2012 attacks in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Marines dropping 'man' from 19 job titles

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:55
The change comes after Navy Secretary Ray Mabus in January ordered Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, to end gender-segregated training.

South Sudan says new rebel group has formed; 43 said killed

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:14
A new rebel group has formed against the South Sudanese government months after a peace deal was signed with another band of rebels to end a deadly civil war, a senior official said Tuesday.

How Benghazi forced the military to adapt in Africa

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:46
In the nearly four years since the deadly attacks on diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the U.S. military has sought to close a gaping hole in military capabilities in Africa that the tragedy exposed.

One of 11 Cubans who arrived in Florida facing assault charge after melee at sea

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:45
A small wooden boat landed on a Broward County beach Saturday in a chaotic arrival that included the firing of Tasers and pepper balls. The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection tried to stop the vessel off shore.

Comparison of congressional reports on 2012 Benghazi attack

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:42
A comparison of key findings in investigations into the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans:

US official says anti-Islamic State forces gaining momentum

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:15
The U.S. representative to the anti-Islamic State coalition told Congress on Tuesday that morale inside the extremist group is plummeting, as the forces arrayed against it are gaining momentum.

NATO chief urges unity after British vote to leave the EU

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:40
With Europe thrown into turmoil by the British vote to quit the European Union, cooperation between the EU and the U.S.-led NATO alliance is more vital than ever, NATO's chief said Tuesday as he arrived for a meeting with EU leaders.

Candidates know political language allows for lies

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:25
Claims made in the political sphere tend to be obtuse and vapid, neither wholly true nor wholly false.

In Pentagon bomb squad, investigation and fight to stave off financial ruin

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:15
The case has drawn questions from employment lawyers on how it has been handled by the government.

Iraqi court ruling hands setback to prime minister's reforms

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:04
Iraq's Supreme Court has invalidated a raucous parliament session in which six Cabinet nominees were approved, in a setback for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's reform efforts.

What the media gets wrong about Brexit

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:00
The intellectual and financial architects of the Brexit campaign were, in fact, fully paid-up members of the metropolitan elite.

AM General gets $66 million to supply the Iraqi military with 356 Humvees

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 09:57
The high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles for the Iraqi military will be built at the company’s Mishawaka plant, and the work is expected to be done by Aug. 31.

US-backed Syrian rebels move toward Islamic State-held town near Iraq

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 09:55
Syrian rebels aided by U.S.-led airstrikes launched an offensive against an Islamic State stronghold near the Iraqi border on Tuesday, hoping to sever one of the extremists' main transit links between the two countries, a rebel spokesman said.

Former Red Army base to house Poland's Soviet-era monuments

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 09:38
Polish historians said Tuesday they want to move more than 200 communist-era monuments to Soviet troops into a former Red Army base to testify to a historic "untruth."
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