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The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said Monday al-Qaida is to blame for most of the deaths during a night of heavy fighting and airstrikes that reportedly killed dozens of civilians in the country’s south.



US military helicopter drops container unit on building in South Korea

A U.S. military helicopter accidentally dropped a metal container unit being airlifted Monday in South Korea, damaging a building but causing no injuries, officials said.


Russian prime minister calls U.S. plans for breaking Kaliningrad air defenses ‘idiotic’

A U.S. general’s comments about a plan to break through Russian air defenses in the military exclave of Kaliningrad if necessary were dismissed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as “idiotic,” Russia’s Tass news agency has reported.


Three US troops wounded in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

Three American troops were wounded Monday when an Afghan police officer opened fire at their convoy in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, a defense official said.



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Episode 21: Contractors: Asset or liability to nation's cybersecurity?

Private contractors have taken part — or even led the charge — in America's cybersecurity efforts, but not without controversy.

Richard Clarke, special cybersecurity adviser to President George W. Bush joins us this week and addresses digital threats and how military contractors have helped and hurt U.S. national security.

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Military looking into deaths of Alaska-based soldier and airman

The military is investigating the deaths of two Alaska-based servicemembers who were discovered at separate locations Thursday.


Pentagon to investigate Air Force over KC-46A refueling arm

The Pentagon will investigate the Air Force's handling of the development of a remotely operated boom on its newest refueling tanker, which has been plagued by a host of problems.


Businessman who bilked US of millions meant for Afghanistan mine sentenced to 4 1/2 years

Azam Doost, 41, of Union City, Calif., was found guilty in September last year of defrauding the U.S. government, making false statements on a loan application, wire fraud, and money laundering, the Justice Department said.


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Schumer wants Senate to investigate Trump over Ukraine

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to investigate a whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine.


20 killed, 70 hurt in protests in Indonesia’s Papua province

At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in Indonesia’s restive Papua province, officials said.


Russian prime minister calls U.S. plans for breaking Kaliningrad air defenses ‘idiotic’

A U.S. general’s comments about a plan to break through Russian air defenses in the military exclave of Kaliningrad if necessary were dismissed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as “idiotic,” Russia’s Tass news agency has reported.


Three US troops wounded in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

Three American troops were wounded Monday when an Afghan police officer opened fire at their convoy in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, a defense official said.


US holds rare talks with rebel leader in Libya in hopes of brokering peace deal

U.S. diplomats and military officials met this week with a Libyan militia leader whose offensive on Tripoli earlier this year forced American troops out of the country, but who is now seen as key to ending the country’s eight-year-old civil war.


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Schumer wants Senate to investigate Trump over Ukraine

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to investigate a whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine.


20 killed, 70 hurt in protests in Indonesia’s Papua province

At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in Indonesia’s restive Papua province, officials said.


Russian prime minister calls U.S. plans for breaking Kaliningrad air defenses ‘idiotic’

A U.S. general’s comments about a plan to break through Russian air defenses in the military exclave of Kaliningrad if necessary were dismissed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as “idiotic,” Russia’s Tass news agency has reported.


Three US troops wounded in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

Three American troops were wounded Monday when an Afghan police officer opened fire at their convoy in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, a defense official said.


US holds rare talks with rebel leader in Libya in hopes of brokering peace deal

U.S. diplomats and military officials met this week with a Libyan militia leader whose offensive on Tripoli earlier this year forced American troops out of the country, but who is now seen as key to ending the country’s eight-year-old civil war.



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Widow of fallen soldier praises Veterans Memorial Park dedication in Ohio

On a hot day in front of a large crowd of community members, elected officials and veterans from all military branches, Veterans Memorial Park in Whitehouse was officially dedicated to become a space that honors military veterans and first responders.



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Air Force, South Korean aircraft share the runway during Air Power Day at Osan

The 51st Fighter Wing opened the gates to Osan Air Base over the weekend for the annual Air Power Day, a show of the combined strength of South Korea and the U.S. Air Force.


Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

Greek police say they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multiday ordeal and included the slaying of U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem.


Missing Camp Pendleton Marine found unharmed in Texas

Citing a statement from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Lance Cpl. Job Wallace was taken into custody at a rest area in Navarro County, Texas, on Saturday night.


Judge declines to drop charges against Coast Guard lieutenant accused in terror plot

The public defenders for Lt. Christopher Hasson had asked a federal judge to drop two charges of unlawful possession of firearm silencers saying the counts violate his Second Amendment rights.


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Air Force, South Korean aircraft share the runway during Air Power Day at Osan

The 51st Fighter Wing opened the gates to Osan Air Base over the weekend for the annual Air Power Day, a show of the combined strength of South Korea and the U.S. Air Force.


Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

Greek police say they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multiday ordeal and included the slaying of U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem.


Missing Camp Pendleton Marine found unharmed in Texas

Citing a statement from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Lance Cpl. Job Wallace was taken into custody at a rest area in Navarro County, Texas, on Saturday night.


Judge declines to drop charges against Coast Guard lieutenant accused in terror plot

The public defenders for Lt. Christopher Hasson had asked a federal judge to drop two charges of unlawful possession of firearm silencers saying the counts violate his Second Amendment rights.



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Rugby World Cup: Tough sport thrills some US troops as tourney kicks off in Japan

The best international rugby teams in the world will be in action in Japan over the next six weeks with dozens of matches scheduled as part of the Rugby World Cup, which kicked off Friday at Tokyo Stadium.


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Rugby World Cup: Tough sport thrills some US troops as tourney kicks off in Japan

The best international rugby teams in the world will be in action in Japan over the next six weeks with dozens of matches scheduled as part of the Rugby World Cup, which kicked off Friday at Tokyo Stadium.