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It's ISIS, not ISIL, the Pentagon informs staff in new memo

The Pentagon has instructed defense officials to use the acronym ISIS, not ISIL, when referring to the Islamic State, abandoning the convention of the Obama administration and embracing the term preferred by President Donald Trump.


More bearded, turbaned Sikhs join Army as Pentagon reviews religious articles ban

Eight Sikh Army recruits have received waivers this year allowing them to maintain their religiously mandated beards and turbans in uniform, nearly doubling the number of observant Sikhs in the Army despite a decades-old policy barring visual symbols of faith.


Army's last pathfinder company deactivates in Fort Bragg ceremony

One-by-one, the soldiers broke formation in the hangar at Simmons Army Airfield until the Army's last pathfinder company was no more — leaving an empty space on the hangar floor.



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For Kim Jong Nam, a sad ending to a lonely life

Kim Jong Nam led a life of loneliness and fear and seclusion, rejected by his father, orphaned by his mother, stuck in a shadowy exile where he had to constantly worry about spies and secret agents and reporters.


Pentagon: Review of Islamic State strategy could include call for new war authorization

The Defense Department’s 30-day review of operations against the Islamic State group will be delivered to the White House on Monday, but that does not mean major battlefield changes are imminent, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.


Guideline changes for transgender students worry some US military families

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It's ISIS, not ISIL, the Pentagon informs staff in new memo

The Pentagon has instructed defense officials to use the acronym ISIS, not ISIL, when referring to the Islamic State, abandoning the convention of the Obama administration and embracing the term preferred by President Donald Trump.


ANALYSIS

For Kim Jong Nam, a sad ending to a lonely life

Kim Jong Nam led a life of loneliness and fear and seclusion, rejected by his father, orphaned by his mother, stuck in a shadowy exile where he had to constantly worry about spies and secret agents and reporters.


Iraqi forces facing stiff resistance in western Mosul

Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul Saturday amid stiff resistance from entrenched Islamic State fighters, a commander on the scene said.


Germany's Merkel: Keep working on two-state Mideast solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to work for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after President Donald Trump signaled that he could accept a different outcome.


Egypt Christians flee Sinai after a spate of attacks

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death in northern Sinai, the seventh such killing in a month's time in the region, officials and a Christian priest said Friday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next.


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It's ISIS, not ISIL, the Pentagon informs staff in new memo

The Pentagon has instructed defense officials to use the acronym ISIS, not ISIL, when referring to the Islamic State, abandoning the convention of the Obama administration and embracing the term preferred by President Donald Trump.


ANALYSIS

For Kim Jong Nam, a sad ending to a lonely life

Kim Jong Nam led a life of loneliness and fear and seclusion, rejected by his father, orphaned by his mother, stuck in a shadowy exile where he had to constantly worry about spies and secret agents and reporters.


Iraqi forces facing stiff resistance in western Mosul

Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul Saturday amid stiff resistance from entrenched Islamic State fighters, a commander on the scene said.


Germany's Merkel: Keep working on two-state Mideast solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to work for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after President Donald Trump signaled that he could accept a different outcome.


Egypt Christians flee Sinai after a spate of attacks

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death in northern Sinai, the seventh such killing in a month's time in the region, officials and a Christian priest said Friday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next.




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Army's last pathfinder company deactivates in Fort Bragg ceremony

One-by-one, the soldiers broke formation in the hangar at Simmons Army Airfield until the Army's last pathfinder company was no more — leaving an empty space on the hangar floor.


Appeals court upholds 25-year sentence for ex-Beale Air Force Base staff sergeant

Willie J. Holt III, convicted in 2015, alleged he was held in "filthy" conditions in a county jail after his conviction before he was transferred to a military detention facility.


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The Seabees monument will be in the front of the museum, alongside monuments for historic airborne and special operations forces and other support units. It will be the first on the museum grounds honoring a Navy unit.


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Army's last pathfinder company deactivates in Fort Bragg ceremony

One-by-one, the soldiers broke formation in the hangar at Simmons Army Airfield until the Army's last pathfinder company was no more — leaving an empty space on the hangar floor.


Appeals court upholds 25-year sentence for ex-Beale Air Force Base staff sergeant

Willie J. Holt III, convicted in 2015, alleged he was held in "filthy" conditions in a county jail after his conviction before he was transferred to a military detention facility.


Coast Guard detains 2 Panama-flagged ships for safety issues

Officials say two Panama-flagged cargo ships have been detained on the Willamette and Columbia rivers because of safety issues.


Navy Seabees to be recognized with monument at Airborne & Special Operations Museum

The Seabees monument will be in the front of the museum, alongside monuments for historic airborne and special operations forces and other support units. It will be the first on the museum grounds honoring a Navy unit.


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Naval Academy boxers lace up gloves, steel themselves for fight night

Getting punched in the face is something not a lot of people would do for fun, but students at the United States Naval Academy have learned to love the feeling.



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Wiesbaden survives thriller for right to face Ramstein

Warriors get past Naples in double overtime, while Royals end Kaiserslautern's season with a loss yet again.


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Wiesbaden survives thriller for right to face Ramstein

Warriors get past Naples in double overtime, while Royals end Kaiserslautern's season with a loss yet again.



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