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He wanted to be a Marine but died fighting Islamic State with the Kurdish People's Liberation Army

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 16:04
Last year, Levi J. Shirley joined a band of other Westerners who went to fight Islamic State militants in Syria. He returned home and vowed never to go back, but vanished from Texas with little notice in January and resurfaced in Syria, his mother said.

Brazil nabs 10 Islamic State backers in Olympics anti-terror swoop

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 16:02
Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month's Olympics.

Contracts For July 21, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 16:00
CONTRACTS DEFENSE HEALTH AGENCY Humana Government Business Inc., Louisville, Kentucky, has been selected to provide managed care support (MCS) to the Department of Defense TRICARE program in the East Region.  The MCS contractor will assist the Military Health System in operating an integrated health care delivery system combining the resources of
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UK authorities investigate attempted abduction of serviceman

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 15:28
UK authorities say they are searching for two people in the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England.

Obama will speak to disabled veterans in Atlanta

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 15:19
President Barack Obama will speak Aug. 1 to the group Disabled American Veterans during a convention in Atlanta, the White House said Thursday.

Rebels, pro-government group clash in northern Mali

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 15:19
Fighting has broken out in northern Mali between a coalition of Tuareg rebels and a Tuareg group allied with the government of the West African country.

Texas man who acted as Russian agent gets 10 years' prison

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 15:05
A Texas man who acted as a secret agent for the Russian government and illegally exported cutting-edge military technology to Russia has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

General Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:25
The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Bibb, Jr., vice commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base,
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View of NATO straight from Trump template

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:56
Donald Trump’s approach to business, politics and life in general is based on a belief in the survival of the fittest, which apparently includes cutting corners when the reward is greater than the risk. If he is elected, this modus operandi risks becoming official policy.

Kerry: Islamic State will remain dangerous after Mosul, Raqqa fall

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:55
Nations allied to defeat the Islamic State group should share more information about potential terrorists and directly combat underlying issues that foster violent extremism, Secretary of State John Kerry told a gathering of the coalition’s top diplomats and defense chiefs Thursday.

Military should empower vets through entrepreneurship

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:55
With the right education and partnerships in place, the DOD can empower servicemembers with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to create their own jobs — and build businesses that will contribute to the economy — when they leave the military.

France: Truck attacker had accomplices, planned for months

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:45
The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday, citing text messages, more than 1,000 phone calls and video of the attack scene on the phone of one of five people facing terror charges.

Coast Guard rescues dolphin that landed in boat

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:37
A distressed dolphin landed in a boat near Back Bay in Florida and the Coast Guard was called for help.

Iran arrests 40 suspects linked to underground tunnel

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:32
Iranian authorities arrested 40 suspects linked to the discovery of an underground tunnel in the country's far east, near the Pakistani border, the official IRNA news agency reported on Thursday.

WWII Memorial pool wading question to be resolved with a 'no'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:24
Visitors to the National Mall have tried to beat the heat by immersing themselves in the National World War II Memorial's pool.

Trump hedges on NATO protection against Russian aggression

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:14
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump set off alarm bells Thursday with a suggestion that a Trump administration would not automatically defend fellow members of NATO from a Russian attack if they haven't lived up to their financial obligations.

Turkey seeks probes of American charter schools it says are linked to Gulen

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:58
Texas and California education officials have been asked to investigate publicly-funded charter schools that Turkey says are linked to Fethullah Gulen. Turkey also is planning to bring more complaints in other parts of the U.S.

Oscar winner asks court to protect Bergdahl interview tapes

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:56
An Oscar-winning filmmaker has asked a judge to prevent the military from forcing him to turn over interviews with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, adding Hollywood intrigue to the soldier's prosecution on desertion accusations.

After illegal body cavity search, US to pay victim $475,000

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:45
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agreed to pay $475,000 to a New Mexico woman who accused agents of forcing her to undergo body cavity probes and then got charged for the exams, civil liberties advocates said Thursday.

Potential Clinton running mate Stavridis was Naval Academy leader, jokester

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:38
At the academy, James Stavridis was a "brigade ops officer," English major and Rhodes Scholar candidate. He was known as a "literary wizard" who "did everything with class and flair," according to the 1976 edition of the Lucky Bag yearbook.
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