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Report says 15-year US Afghan assistance mission was ill-prepared from the outset

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TV shows used as training guides and “cut-and-paste activities” were among the flaws found by a U.S. government watchdog report as it examined why Afghanistan’s forces are unable to secure the country after 15 years of international assistance.

Coast Guard cutter Sherman returns to Hawaii from Arctic deployment

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The Honolulu-based Coast Guard cutter Sherman returned Wednesday after a 94-day, 16,000 mile patrol in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea in a region where melting sea ice is causing commercial and military activity to heat up as well.

Irma, now Maria: US Caribbean communities rush to send aid

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West Indian communities around the United States are stepping up to get help for the islands of the Caribbean ravaged by the wind and waters of hurricanes Irma and Maria, including those in places in the southern United States that were hit hard themselves.

3 rescued, 1 dead on boat that went missing in Hurricane Maria

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The U.S. Coast Guard says a woman and two children were rescued from a boat that went missing off Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, but a man died aboard the vessel. His body was not retrieved and the boat capsized.

US, Russian generals met to discuss ISIS operations in Syria

1 hour 37 min ago
Generals with the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State met face-to-face with their Russian counterparts recently to discuss ways to keep forces they support in Syria separated on a shrinking battlefield, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.

Big guns, better chow for US soldiers on Russia deterrence mission

1 hour 40 min ago
At a camp nestled in Lithuania’s remote, rainy forests, a platoon of artillerymen settled into a cycle: maintain the howitzers, work out and chow down on palate-pleasing international field rations as they wait for the order to fire.

Trump vows more sanctions over North Korea's nuclear buildup

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aiming to tighten an economic noose around North Korea, days after he threatened to "totally destroy" the country if forced to defend the United States or its allies.

Wine lovers strike it rich tasting wine in Sutter Creek

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As we mosey down Sutter Creek's main drag, we're already talking like 49ers. We do declare, it feels like there are more wine-tasting rooms here than ever before.

Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, leaves 5 dead, 90 missing

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At least five migrants died and more than 90 were missing after their boat capsized off Libya's western coast, a major embarkation point for the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe, the Libyan coast guard said Thursday.

Report: Faulty repairs caused fatal Army helicopter crash in 2015

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An Army report says an improperly installed part caused a 2015 helicopter to crash in rural Tennessee, killing the two 101st Airborne Division pilots aboard.

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

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Maria hit Puerto Rico as the third-strongest storm to make landfall in the U.S., based on its central pressure. It was even stronger than Hurricane Irma when that storm roared into the Florida Keys earlier this month.

South Korea urges North Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks

2 hours 17 min ago
South Korea's president cautioned that North Korean nuclear issues need to be "managed stably" to prevent a spike in tensions and military clashes — a prospect that has overshadowed this year's gathering of world leaders.

The media scandal surrounding Operation Tailwind

2 hours 18 min ago
The story of Green Beret Gary Michael Rose’s heroism is an epic of classified warfare and a stinging media scandal that will soon end with a Medal of Honor.

High-tech Museum of the Bible set to open in November in D.C.

2 hours 39 min ago
Although it's dedicated to one solitary book, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., occupies one-fifth the space of the Library of Congress, which has a world record 164 million holdings.

Suite in hotel where MacArthur stayed preserves artifacts from his storied career

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Strolling through the MacArthur Suite at the Manila Hotel on Manila Bay, Philippines, it’s easy to imagine the great general at his desk, puffing on a corncob pipe and pondering some military problem.

Marine Corps expects to have a female infantry officer among its ranks for the first time

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The Marine Corps expects to soon have its first female infantry officer, a historic first following her anticipated graduation Monday from the service's grueling Infantry Officer Course, said three military officials with knowledge of the training.

Swiss indict 3 over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos

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Federal prosecutors in Switzerland on Thursday announced indictments of the leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos posted on YouTube.

Airmen, soldiers sharpen skills on Korean Peninsula among rising tensions

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The Air Force and Army honed their warfighting skills on the Korean Peninsula this week, conducting a pair of exercises as Washington and Pyongyang traded barbs at the United Nations.

Mexico needs help now. Can Trump provide it?

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Nativist prejudice should find its limits in sudden human suffering.