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US Moving to Expand Airstrikes in Afghanistan Against Taliban

US Moving to Expand Airstrikes in Afghanistan Against Taliban

After months of debate, the U.S. is moving toward a decision to expand the military’s authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban as the violence in Afghanistan escalates, a senior U.S. defense official said Thursday. The official said a final decision has not been made. But there is a broad desire across the Obama administration to give the military greater …

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Fort Hood, Texas: 9 Soldiers Dead After Vehicle Swept Away in Flood Waters

Fort Hood, Texas: 9 Soldiers Dead After Vehicle Swept Away in Flood Waters

The death toll in a tragic flooding accident at Fort Hood climbed to nine Friday after search and rescue crews recovered the bodies of four service members who went missing when fast-moving Texas floodwaters swept away their truck Thursday. Three other soldiers inside the vehicle were rescued when the tactical vehicle overturned during a training exercise at Fort Hood military base. …

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US Navy Seized Weapons Cache in Arabian Sea, Bound to Yemen

MANAMA, Bahrain — The U.S. has seized an illicit shipment of arms, including machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, that officials said originated in Iran and were intended for Houthi rebels in Yemen. It was the third seizure of weapons by international naval forces in the Arabian Sea in a month, U.S. 5th Fleet said in a statement. In all …

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Okinawa Prefecture: US Navy Sailor Arrested in Japan on Suspicion of Rape

Okinawa Prefecture: US Navy Sailor Arrested in Japan on Suspicion of Rape

TOKYO – Japanese police said Monday they have arrested a 24-year-old US sailor on suspicion of raping a Japanese woman on Okinawa, in a case that could further fan sentiment against Washington s military presence on the fortified southern island. Okinawa was the site of a brutal World War II battle between Japan and the United States but is now considered a strategic linchpin supporting …

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Air Force Veteran, Father of 3 Disappears While Out With Friends in Hermosa Beach

Air Force Veteran, Father of 3 Disappears While Out With Friends in Hermosa Beach

Police in Hermosa Beach were asking for the public’s help Tuesday in locating a 36-year-old man who disappeared after becoming separated from his friends on Pier Plaza on Saturday night. Michael David Vanzandt was last seen by his friends around 10:15 p.m. leaving the line to American Junkie and walking toward Roberts Liquor, according to a news release from the …

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