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A U.S. Air Force civilian who died this week in a noncombat incident at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar was identified Friday as 32-year-old intelligence analyst Jason P. Zaki.


Construction begins Saturday on Native American Veterans Memorial

Work begins Saturday on the National Mall to establish a long-sought memorial recognizing the military service of Native Americans – service that many in the United States remain unaware of, according to leaders of the project.


Throwback tiger stripes could get more use among Green Berets

A tiger stripe uniform like the one John Wayne wore in the 1968 film “The Green Berets” is making something of a comeback among today’s Green Berets.


US airstrike kills Islamic State fighters in Libya

A U.S. airstrike has killed eight Islamic State fighters in southwestern Libya, marking the first such attack by American forces in the country this year, U.S. Africa Command said Friday.



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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 working dogs are given a final send-off at Ramstein

Hundreds of personnel lined the streets of Ramstein Air Base Friday to give a salute to two military working dogs as they left base, secure in their kennels in the back of a van, for their last ride.


Nation marks POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sixteen million Americans served in World War II. In the European theater, roughly 94,000 of those soldiers lived out part of their service as a kriegsgefangener, which is German for prisoner of war. Friday is a day to remember them, and those who never came home.


Sailor arrested aboard USS Ronald Reagan on child sexual assault charges

The U.S. Marshals Service and Naval Criminal Investigative Service arrested a USS Ronald Reagan sailor aboard the aircraft carrier on child sexual assault charges out of Nevada, according to a report.


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Nation marks POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sixteen million Americans served in World War II. In the European theater, roughly 94,000 of those soldiers lived out part of their service as a kriegsgefangener, which is German for prisoner of war. Friday is a day to remember them, and those who never came home.


Japan accepts talks with South Korea on WTO arbitration

Japan announced Friday it will accept South Korea's request for joint talks leading to arbitration by the World Trade Organization after Seoul filed a complaint with the international body over Tokyo's tightening of export controls.


Military working dogs are given a final send-off at Ramstein

Hundreds of personnel lined the streets of Ramstein Air Base Friday to give a salute to two military working dogs as they left base, secure in their kennels in the back of a van, for their last ride.


Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

The heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran.


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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Nation marks POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sixteen million Americans served in World War II. In the European theater, roughly 94,000 of those soldiers lived out part of their service as a kriegsgefangener, which is German for prisoner of war. Friday is a day to remember them, and those who never came home.


Japan accepts talks with South Korea on WTO arbitration

Japan announced Friday it will accept South Korea's request for joint talks leading to arbitration by the World Trade Organization after Seoul filed a complaint with the international body over Tokyo's tightening of export controls.


Military working dogs are given a final send-off at Ramstein

Hundreds of personnel lined the streets of Ramstein Air Base Friday to give a salute to two military working dogs as they left base, secure in their kennels in the back of a van, for their last ride.


Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

The heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran.


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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Construction begins Saturday on Native American Veterans Memorial

Work begins Saturday on the National Mall to establish a long-sought memorial recognizing the military service of Native Americans – service that many in the United States remain unaware of, according to leaders of the project.



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Carrier strike group deploys while USS Truman is being repaired

The Navy’s recently revived 2nd Fleet deployed a carrier strike group last week without its aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, which remains idled because of an electrical malfunction.


Marine Corps unit wants to hold annual ball at presidential venue: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club

While specific funding sources for the upcoming ball hosted by the 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company of West Palm Beach, Fla. are unclear, the practice of spending taxpayer money at Trump properties has been criticized by Democrats and government watchdogs.


On the Eastern Shore, preparing to prevent a disaster

Local, state, federal and military agencies in Virginia team up with industry and spill-management contractors to work out what to do in a simulation organized by the U.S. Coast Guard.


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Carrier strike group deploys while USS Truman is being repaired

The Navy’s recently revived 2nd Fleet deployed a carrier strike group last week without its aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, which remains idled because of an electrical malfunction.


Marine Corps unit wants to hold annual ball at presidential venue: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club

While specific funding sources for the upcoming ball hosted by the 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company of West Palm Beach, Fla. are unclear, the practice of spending taxpayer money at Trump properties has been criticized by Democrats and government watchdogs.


On the Eastern Shore, preparing to prevent a disaster

Local, state, federal and military agencies in Virginia team up with industry and spill-management contractors to work out what to do in a simulation organized by the U.S. Coast Guard.




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