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With the agreement abandoned by the U.S., doubts about Washington’s regional commitment that persisted even during the Obama administration’s Asia-Pacific “rebalance” are growing louder.



NATO chief, Mattis discuss military budgets, terrorism

NATO's chief and new U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis have discussed military spending and combating terrorism, the source of criticism of the alliance by President Donald Trump.


North Korea may use east coast launch site for ICBM test, think tank says

38 North, a website that monitors the isolated communist state’s activities, said Monday that a relatively new launch site near Kalma International Airport would be a “logical choice.”


Army quietly deactivates its small-team reconnaissance units

The Army will quietly deactivate its three long-range surveillance companies in the active-duty force in the remaining days of January, along with four National Guard companies in 2018, the Army said.



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Workers dismayed by Trump's federal hiring freeze

Federal worker Greg Guthrie had held out hope after Donald Trump's election to president that his professed advocacy for the American worker would extend to the federal workforce, too. That hope diminished after Trump on Monday issued a hiring freeze across the federal government, with exceptions only for military, national security or public safety personnel.


Pulaski Barracks gate closed after security alert

The gates into Kapaun and Pulaski Barracks were closed for several hours Monday to vehicular traffic due to a suspicious package found nearby, Army and Air Force officials said.


For half a century, Dutch family has tended to grave of fallen US soldier

For 50 years, Jan Smeets tended the grave of an American soldier he’d never met, Savas J. Batsos. Now, son Richard Smeets is looking to find out more about the person his family has paid tribute to for so many years.



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Workers dismayed by Trump's federal hiring freeze

Federal worker Greg Guthrie had held out hope after Donald Trump's election to president that his professed advocacy for the American worker would extend to the federal workforce, too. That hope diminished after Trump on Monday issued a hiring freeze across the federal government, with exceptions only for military, national security or public safety personnel.


UN urges halt to South Sudan fighting and 4,000 new troops

The U.N. Security Council called Monday for a halt to fighting in South Sudan and swift deployment of a new contingent of 4,000 peacekeepers to boost the existing U.N. force in the conflict-wracked African nation.


NATO chief, Mattis discuss military budgets, terrorism

NATO's chief and new U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis have discussed military spending and combating terrorism, the source of criticism of the alliance by President Donald Trump.


After rocky start, second day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan

The U.N. envoy for Syria pressed on with efforts Tuesday to shore up a shaky cease-fire between the Damascus government and its allies and rebel factions, as he shuttled between delegates from the two sides on the second day of peace talks in Kazakhstan.


North Korea may use east coast launch site for ICBM test, think tank says

38 North, a website that monitors the isolated communist state’s activities, said Monday that a relatively new launch site near Kalma International Airport would be a “logical choice.”


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Workers dismayed by Trump's federal hiring freeze

Federal worker Greg Guthrie had held out hope after Donald Trump's election to president that his professed advocacy for the American worker would extend to the federal workforce, too. That hope diminished after Trump on Monday issued a hiring freeze across the federal government, with exceptions only for military, national security or public safety personnel.


UN urges halt to South Sudan fighting and 4,000 new troops

The U.N. Security Council called Monday for a halt to fighting in South Sudan and swift deployment of a new contingent of 4,000 peacekeepers to boost the existing U.N. force in the conflict-wracked African nation.


NATO chief, Mattis discuss military budgets, terrorism

NATO's chief and new U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis have discussed military spending and combating terrorism, the source of criticism of the alliance by President Donald Trump.


After rocky start, second day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan

The U.N. envoy for Syria pressed on with efforts Tuesday to shore up a shaky cease-fire between the Damascus government and its allies and rebel factions, as he shuttled between delegates from the two sides on the second day of peace talks in Kazakhstan.


North Korea may use east coast launch site for ICBM test, think tank says

38 North, a website that monitors the isolated communist state’s activities, said Monday that a relatively new launch site near Kalma International Airport would be a “logical choice.”



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Nonprofit trains veterans to lead, succeed in business

Bunker Labs is a Chicago-based nonprofit that seeks to expand the ranks of veteran entrepreneurs. The idea is to connect veterans interested in entrepreneurship with mentors, educational resources and venture capital.



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Naval Academy uses hacking, cyber events to shape classes

Cyber and hacking events have become an integral part of cyber operations classes at the Naval Academy. The Cyber Security Studies major first became available to the Class of 2016, where 27 midshipmen graduated in May with degrees in cyber operations.


Decorated Marine accused of having sex with students at Louisiana school

Hosea McGhee, 48, was a 1st sergeant in the Marines who received numerous commendations, including the Bronze Star. He is charged with multiple counts, including two of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.


Former soldier accused of supporting Islamic State group gets 6 years

U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes said in a news release that Daniel Seth Franey, also known as Abu Dawuud, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma for illegally possessing firearms.


2 survive plane crash between villages in southwest Alaska

Two people in a small airplane survived when they crashed on a flight between two southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night.


Lockdown lifted at Davis-Monthan AFB after unconfirmed reports of gunfire

A lockdown at Davis–Monthan Air Force Base has been lifted, after unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds earlier in the day, according to a message from the base's official Twitter profile.


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Naval Academy uses hacking, cyber events to shape classes

Cyber and hacking events have become an integral part of cyber operations classes at the Naval Academy. The Cyber Security Studies major first became available to the Class of 2016, where 27 midshipmen graduated in May with degrees in cyber operations.


Decorated Marine accused of having sex with students at Louisiana school

Hosea McGhee, 48, was a 1st sergeant in the Marines who received numerous commendations, including the Bronze Star. He is charged with multiple counts, including two of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.


Former soldier accused of supporting Islamic State group gets 6 years

U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes said in a news release that Daniel Seth Franey, also known as Abu Dawuud, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma for illegally possessing firearms.


2 survive plane crash between villages in southwest Alaska

Two people in a small airplane survived when they crashed on a flight between two southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night.


Lockdown lifted at Davis-Monthan AFB after unconfirmed reports of gunfire

A lockdown at Davis–Monthan Air Force Base has been lifted, after unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds earlier in the day, according to a message from the base's official Twitter profile.



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Navy survives late flurry, tops Army 96-80 in OT

Shawn Anderson scored a career-high 30 points, Bryce Dulin tallied 21 points and 17 rebounds, and Navy outscored Army 21-5 in overtime to salvage a 96-80 win on Saturday after the Midshipmen lost a 10-point lead in the final minute of regulation.


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Navy survives late flurry, tops Army 96-80 in OT

Shawn Anderson scored a career-high 30 points, Bryce Dulin tallied 21 points and 17 rebounds, and Navy outscored Army 21-5 in overtime to salvage a 96-80 win on Saturday after the Midshipmen lost a 10-point lead in the final minute of regulation.



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