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{FD} Justices turn away appeal in Somali torture case

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The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal in the case of a Somali farmer who alleges he was tortured by a former Somali military officer now living in Virginia. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger US-India ties

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President Donald Trump meets for the first time Monday with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province

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U.S. Marine Gen. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio Air Force base recognized for bee conservation

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An Ohio Air Force base has been recognized for its efforts to save bee populations. Continue reading

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{FD} War and waste: cautionary tales as US ponders Afghan boost

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One shirt, one pair of pants. Continue reading

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{FD} Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports

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Pressure mounted Friday on the Defense Department after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. Continue reading

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{FD} Space Warfare: America could soon have a new branch of the military protecting outer space

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Members of Congress laid the groundwork for the U.S Air Force to establish a new branch of the military, known as a Space Corps, by January of 2019. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump slashes grant for group combatting white extremism

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The Trump administration is eliminating funding for a U.S. nonprofit that combats white extremism. Continue reading

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{FD} Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

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Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. Continue reading

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{FD} Rear admiral to investigate fatal Navy collision off Japan

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A rear admiral has been named to head the U.S. Navy’s investigation into a collision off Japan that took the lives of seven sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald. Continue reading

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{FD} House chairman to seek $640 billion in military spending

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The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he’ll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than President Donald Trump proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii. Continue reading

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{FD} Yemen Al Qaeda boss killed in US airstrike, military officials say

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A US airstrike killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, a senior leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and two of his close associates, US Central Command announced Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Psychologist suffered ‘torment’ designing CIA interrogations

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A psychologist who helped design the CIA’s harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror says his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him “great, soulful torment.” Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Bergdahl lawyers can’t ask if jurors voted for Trump

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A U.S. Army judge won’t allow lawyers for Army Sgt. Continue reading

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{FD} House Dems pressure WH on Kushner, Flynn security clearances

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Democrats on a House committee are pressuring the White House to release a wide array of documents about the security clearances granted to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law. Continue reading

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{FD} Bergdahl lawyers rip gov’t case, dispute most serious charge

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Lawyers for Army Sgt. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea helping Iran grow its ballistic missile program, details revealed in report

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An Iranian opposition group has found 12 sites, not previously disclosed, where the Islamic government is developing ballistic missiles with the help of North Korean experts. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation

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President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon: Afghanistan developing new plan vs. Taliban

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The Pentagon says the Afghan government is in the early stages of developing a new “road map” for breaking a battlefield stalemate with the Taliban. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria brings new urgency to easing US-Russia tensions

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The top U.S. military officer says Washington is working to re-establish communications aimed at avoiding mishaps involving U.S. and Russian air operations in Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea: US officials seized diplomatic package at JFK

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North Korea claimed Sunday that U.S. officials forcibly seized a diplomatic package from one of their delegations at John F. Kennedy Airport, calling it an “illegal and heinous act of provocation.” Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

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The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict. Continue reading

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{FD} Milwaukee County sheriff not joining DHS, after all

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The Department of Homeland Security says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer a candidate for a position in the agency. Continue reading

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{FD} Gen. Keane: 10,000 to 20,000 additional troops needed in Afghanistan

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Gen. Jack Keane, former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, called the United States’ 16-year-long involvement in Afghanistan a “disgrace” and said some 10,000 to 20,000 additional troops were needed to win the war. Continue reading

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{FD} Troop plan for Afghanistan seeks to regain battlefield edge

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The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. Continue reading

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{FD} Mistaken shooter report locks down California Air Force base

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Travis Air Force Base northeast of San Francisco is locked down due to what the base calls a security incident. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS used Mosul church to abuse Yazidi girls, women, Iraqi Army officer says

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In the basement of a largely decimated church of eastern Mosul, strewn between the bits of debris and broken glass, remains gut-wrenching reminders of ISIS’s depravity: tiny pieces of pink and yellow underwear along with flower headbands belonging to the very young Yazidi sex slaves the barbaric terrorist group took captive. Continue reading

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{FD} US blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks

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U.S. officials are blaming the North Korean government for a series of cyberattacks dating to 2009 against media, aerospace, financial sectors and infrastructure in the United States and across the world. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump hands to Pentagon troop level decisions on Afghanistan

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump has given him the authority to determine U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Emirati ambassador: US should rethink its air base in Qatar

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The United States should consider moving its air base out of Qatar, the Emirati ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday, encouraging the Trump administration to use its leverage to further pressure Qatar over alleged support for extremism. Continue reading

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{FD} Coast Guard ship used in Spanish-American war won’t be pulled from ocean

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A military ship that sank off the coast of Southern California 100 years ago won’t be removed from the sea anytime soon, according to officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan Vietnam vet is Trump’s 1st Medal of Honor recipient

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An Army medic who saved the lives of 10 soldiers during a battle in Vietnam will be the first person awarded the Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Can a single injection conquer PTSD? The army wants to find out

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The U.S. Army has commissioned a study to determine whether an anesthetic injection to the neck alleviates symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder—a treatment that, if proven effective, could be a big step toward easing an affliction affecting hundreds of thousands of troops who have returned from combat. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate panel backs Trump’s FEMA nominee

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A Senate panel has confirmed the nomination of President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian Prime Minister Modi to meet with Trump in Washington

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India announced Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Washington later this month for his first meeting with President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Sam Wilson dead at 93

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Retired Lt. Gen. Samuel Wilson, who had a long military and intelligence career and was president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1992 to 2000, has died, the college announced. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Army Rangers killed, 1 wounded in Afghan solider attack, official says

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Three Army Rangers were killed Saturday and one wounded when an Afghan army solider opened fire on them in an attack in eastern Afghanistan for which the Taliban claimed responsibility, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Two US soldiers, 2 others wounded in Afghan solider attack, official says

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An Afghan official says that two U.S. soldiers have been killed after an Afghan army solider opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

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Two U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday when an Afghan army solider opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said. Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Cross-Border Home story

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For sale: A 1782 fixer-upper with thick granite walls, 1950s decor, and armed 24-hour security provided by both Canada and the United States of America. Continue reading

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{FD} As Tillerson calls for calm, Trump calls out Qatar on terror

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President Donald Trump is ramping up pressure on Qatar to stop what he calls a “high level” of financial support of terrorism, even as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tries to calm the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in years. Continue reading

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{FD} Army colonel, others charged in alleged multi-million dollar bribery scheme

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A U.S. Army colonel, along with his wife and a former defense contractor have been accused by a federal grand jury of a bribery scheme to defraud the government of more than $20 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling on Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to immediately ease their blockade on Qatar. Continue reading

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{FD} US says drone fired on US-backed forces near Syrian camp

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A U.S. military official says a drone fired on U.S.-backed forces near a military camp in southern Syria where U.S. troops are working with Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Uniformed Marine barred from walking in high school graduation ceremony

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A recent graduate of Crown Point High School in Indiana was forbidden from walking in his Marine uniform at the ceremony. Continue reading

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{FD} Things to know about ex-FBI head’s James Comey’s testimony

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Assurances to an incoming president that he was not under federal investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit filed in case of 2 architects of CIA interrogations

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Attorneys have filed a lawsuit in federal court, seeking to compel two architects of CIA interrogation tactics to provide information to Polish officials who are investigating a former CIA jail in Poland. Continue reading

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{FD} US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

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Lawmakers verbally sparred with top intelligence chiefs on Wednesday after they staunchly refused to answer questions about conversations they had with President Donald Trump regarding probes into Russian activities during the election. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate panel OKs Trump pick Hagerty as ambassador to Japan

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved Tennessee businessman William F. Hagerty as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Japan. Continue reading

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