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US military plane crashes on the rise as aging fleet continues breaking down

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The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for Army soldiers who went missing after their Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the waters off Hawaii Tuesday night. Continue reading

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Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

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The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. Continue reading

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Trump approves plan to create independent cyber command

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President Donald Trump has approved a long-delayed Pentagon plan to create an independent and more aggressive cyber command in order to beef up cyberwar operations against the Islamic State group and other foes. Continue reading

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Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

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The Trump administration is closer to a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Before Camp David talks, Mattis says Afghan strategy is near

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump is gathering his national security team to attempt again to settle on a new Afghanistan policy. Continue reading

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Deal reached in lawsuit over harsh CIA interrogations

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A settlement was announced Thursday in a landmark lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA’s harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Continue reading

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Dog tags, possible remains of WWII soldier found on island

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A New York military aviation researcher got more than she bargained for on a dream trip to a battle-scarred South Pacific island — the chance to help solve the mystery of an American soldier listed as missing in action from World War II. Continue reading

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Sign referencing transgender people defended as ‘satire’

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A small business owner in Lockport, Illinois, is defending a controversial sign that makes reference to transgender people outside his store after facing backlash from the local community. Continue reading

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Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

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The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the nuclear and missile threat. Continue reading

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US service member killed in Afghanistan, Pentagon says

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One U.S. service member died fighting an Islamic State affiliate in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, according to a statement from U.S. Forces Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Drone comes dangerously close to state police helicopter

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Authorities say a drone came within about 100 feet (30 meters) of a state police helicopter in Massachusetts. Continue reading

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Lawyer: Afghan who helped US military fears deportation

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A lawyer for an Afghan man who helped the U.S. military says he fears deportation. Continue reading

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US envoy: Iran can’t use nuclear deal to hold world hostage

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says Iran should not be allowed “to use the nuclear deal to hold the world hostage.” Continue reading

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Mattis: US would ‘take out’ any NKorean missile aimed at US

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will “take out” any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including the Pacific island of Guam. Continue reading

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Sen. McCain decries criticism of McMaster as ‘smear tactics’

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A senior Republican senator is condemning criticism of President Donald Trump’s national security adviser as “smear tactics” leveled by the same people who he says sparked the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue reading

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Pentagon cites artillery ‘mishap’ in 2 US deaths in Iraq

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A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery “mishap.” Continue reading

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US Navy reports another tense encounter with an Iran drone

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The U.S. Navy says it had a second tense encounter with an unarmed Iranian drone in the Persian Gulf in recent days. Continue reading

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US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine

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Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic’s conflict. Continue reading

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A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

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North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. Continue reading

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US military says 2 American soldiers killed in Iraq

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Two American soldiers have been killed while conducting combat operations in Iraq, the U.S. military said Sunday, adding that “initial reports indicate the incident was not due to enemy contact.” Continue reading

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Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge US

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Iran’s parliament voted overwhelmingly Sunday to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, chanting “Death to America” in a direct challenge to Washington’s newest sanctions o… Continue reading

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AP sources: US-NKorea talking behind the scenes for months

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Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the longtime foes, The Ass… Continue reading

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Trump says he’s open to military intervention in Venezuela

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President Donald Trump is expressing concern over the growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and not ruling out military action as a response. Continue reading

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Pentagon says White House should clarify Trump’s Venezuela comments

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President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab. Continue reading

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Trump says he won’t rule out military response to Venezuela

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President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab. Continue reading

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Army: Exhumed remains don’t match 19th century Indian child

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Remains unearthed at a Pennsylvania Army base don’t match the Native American child thought to have been buried there after dying at the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School in the 19th century, authorities said Friday. Continue reading

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Iran’s foreign minister: Trump trying to ‘kill’ nuclear deal

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Iran’s foreign minister has accused President Donald Trump of trying to “kill” the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Continue reading

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APNewsBreak: Beyond bluster, US, NKorea in regular contact

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Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the long-time foes, The As… Continue reading

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Trump aide says Tillerson’s role is diplomatic, not military

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A deputy assistant to President Donald Trump has dismissed as “simply nonsensical” statements by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding a military response to North Korea, arguing that Tillerson was stepping beyond his administration role as the na… Continue reading

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Navy honors 102-year-old vet, black pioneer

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The Navy is recognizing a 102-year-old World War II veteran by naming new barracks after him, a rare honor for a living recipient. Continue reading

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Grand jury indicts veteran in Tulsa recruiting office bomb

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A grand jury has indicted a former Air Force senior airman accused of setting off a pipe bomb outside an Air Force recruiting office in Oklahoma. Continue reading

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Frustrated with Trump, McCain promotes his own Afghan plan

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Sen. John McCain of Arizona is proposing a new “strategy for success” in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Q&A: What does the US military do on the island of Guam?

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The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea’s army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an “enveloping fire” around the island. Continue reading

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Guam’s residents concerned but have faith in US military

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The tiny U.S. territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military, which has an enormous presence on the Pacific island. Continue reading

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Analysis: Trump throws his own North Korea strategy a curve

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Just when President Donald Trump’s strategy for North Korea was finally starting to show dividends, he threw it a curve. Continue reading

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s unjustified boast about US nuke power

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President Donald Trump’s tweet Wednesday that America’s nuclear arsenal is “now stronger and more powerful than ever before” is debatable. Continue reading

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Navy jet crashes off Key West; pilot rescued

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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a Navy pilot from water outside Key West Wednesday afternoon after his jet crashed, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Continue reading

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Russian surveillance plane creates buzz in Washington

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A low-flying Russian airplane has created buzz in the nation’s capital, but it turns out the surveillance flight over the Capitol, Pentagon and other sites was cleared by the U.S. government under a long-standing global treaty. Continue reading

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US Air Force test flights focus on off-the-shelf options

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Over a U.S. Air Force base in the New Mexico desert, pilots on Wednesday tested some off-the-shelf options as the military looks for its next light-attack aircraft. Continue reading

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Lawsuit opposes Trump’s ban on transgender military service

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Two LGBT-rights organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s tweets declaring he wants a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Continue reading

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‘No f— cops’! Gym bans police officers, military because they might offend minority members

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The owner of a gym in Atlanta is coming under fire after posting an obscene sign outside his business that states in part: “No f—— cops.” Continue reading

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Guam’s residents feel US patriotism but growing concern

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Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they’re afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territ… Continue reading

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Guam residents fear attack after North Korea statements

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Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they’re afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territ… Continue reading

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Military mother surprises kids with homecoming at Colorado school

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A military mom surprised her three children at a Colorado elementary school Monday when she came home nearly a month early from her deployment in Qatar. Continue reading

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Marines eye plan to put women in West Coast combat training

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Marine officials say the Corps for the first time is eyeing a plan to let women attend combat training in Southern California. Continue reading

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Trump advisers at odds over president’s foreign policy

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The direction of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is at the center of a battle between two of his top aides. Continue reading

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Judge orders CIA interrogation lawsuit to trial

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A federal judge in Spokane on Monday officially denied a request to throw out a lawsuit against two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Continue reading

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Top Trump aides clashing over direction of US foreign policy

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A long-simmering dispute between two top White House aides has boiled into a public battle over the direction of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Continue reading

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Military commanders get OK to shoot down drones over bases

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The Pentagon has sent new guidance to the armed services that lays out the military’s authority to disable or shoot down any drone that violates airspace restrictions over a U.S. base and is deemed a security risk. Continue reading

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Mississippi air base lifts lockdown after armed man reported

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A Mississippi Air Force base is on lockdown as officials look for a retired staff sergeant who may be armed. Continue reading

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