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US military footprint grows in Middle East, with no endgame in sight

BEIRUT — The United States launched more airstrikes in Yemen this month than during all of last year. In Syria, it has airlifted local forces to front-line positions, and has been accused of killing civilians in airstrikes. In Iraq, US troops and aircraft are central in supporting an urban offensive in Mosul, where airstrikes killed [...]

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Top U.S. Military Official Says We Need to Prepare for Space Battles

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US service member dies of ‘natural causes’ in Syria, US military says

The United States-led coalition says an American service member died of “natural causes” in Northern Syria Wednesday. The statement did not give any more information. The name of the service member is being withheld pending next of kin notification. Typically, the Pentagon releases the name of a fallen service member 24 hours following the notification. [...]

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How the US Navy plans to fix the F-35′s most troubling problem

An F-35C launching from a test range in Lakehurst, New Jersey. US Navy Photo In January, a report from Inside Defense broke the news that the US Navy’s F-35 variant, the most expensive in the Joint Strike Fighter family, had an issue with the nose gear that made takeoffs untenably rough and the aircraft unsuited [...]

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Oceana fire department, chief, picked as best in U.S. Navy

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) — The Naval Air Station Oceana Navy Fire Emergency Services Department cleaned up in recent awards competitions. They were picked as the Department of the Navy Large Fire Department of Year. And, Navy Region Mid Atlantic Fire and Emergency Services District Chief Kenneth Snyder was named the Department of the Navy [...]

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Analysis: The Pace of Chinese Military Modernization is Getting Attention at the Pentagon and in Congress

China’s rapid development of new destroyers, amphibs, stealth fighters and long-range weapons is quickly increasing its ability to threaten the United States and massively expand expeditionary military operations around the globe, according to a Congressional report. A detailed report from Congressional experts, called the 2016 US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, specifies China’s growing provocations [...]

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U.S. military evolves away from ‘zero-defects’ personnel policies …

Lt. Col. Gregory Mittman advised Kansas National Guard officers under his command that honest mistakes were to be viewed as learning opportunities rather than career enders. “I told them, up front, I will expect you to make mistakes,” said Mittman, who served nearly 30 years in the Kansas Guard. “Honest mistakes are expected. This is [...]

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US military opens investigation into Mosul airstrike

The U.S. military is now conducting a formal investigation into what role a U.S. airstrike may have played in the deaths of as many as 200 civilians in Mosul, Iraq. General Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told a congressional committee that there has been no change in the rules of engagement regarding [...]

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General calls Iran ‘destabilizing’ force, suggests US ‘disrupt’ regime by military means

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America’s Cup: ‘Superhuman’ sailors in ‘brutal’ workouts – CNN.com

(CNN)Some see sailing as a sedate sport, but you know the game has changed when the “athletes” are described as “superhumans” and undergo special forces training. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘sports/2017/01/05/americas-cup-2017-bermuda-ac45f-new-boats-mainsail-orig.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘international’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_16′,adsection: ‘edition.cnn.com_whatson_mainsail_inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170105161811-americas-cup-tease-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170105161811-americas-cup-tease-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170105161811-americas-cup-tease-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170105161811-americas-cup-tease-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170105161811-americas-cup-tease-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170105161811-americas-cup-tease-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170105161811-americas-cup-tease-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = [...]

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