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Additional forces from the 82nd Airborne Division have deployed to assist Iraq in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group as the U.S. military opened investigations into reports that an airstrike in the city killed civilians, the Pentagon said Monday.



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Navy artists record military history on canvas

Since World War II, sailors with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Combat Art Program have been deploying with paints and brushes to tactfully record U.S. naval history.


Lockheed's $29 billion helicopter poised to win Pentagon's approval

The Pentagon is poised to review — and probably approve — a new helicopter from Lockheed Martin to transport heavy cargo for the Marine Corps in a program valued at as much as $29 billion.


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Iwo Jima veterans return to mark WWII battle’s 72nd anniversary

Francis Jackson was told he likely wouldn’t survive the attack on Iwo Jima as Marines prepared for one of World War II’s bloodiest battles.



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As N. Korea fires missiles, some in Japan want the ability to launch strikes

As the threat from North Korea's missiles grows, so the calls in Japan for a stronger military response are getting louder.


Defense supplemental request overstated by $5.2 billion

The Trump administration wants Congress to add $30 billion to its fiscal 2017 Defense spending bill, but about $5.2 billion of the proposed addition is already in the bill, according to a Senate committee.


Police: 'No evidence' London attacker associated with Islamic State

Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday.



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National Guard whistleblower says he was forced to retire for exposing misconduct

Nine months after he talked with a reporter to expose wasteful spending and mismanagement in the California National Guard, Maj. Joseph Lovelace abruptly received three unexpected performance reviews filled with what he viewed as false praise.


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Iwo Jima veterans return to mark WWII battle’s 72nd anniversary

Francis Jackson was told he likely wouldn’t survive the attack on Iwo Jima as Marines prepared for one of World War II’s bloodiest battles.


Kenya says its army killed 31 extremists in Somalia

Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia, but the Islamic militant group denies it.


At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences

Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week's annual gathering for the "unbreakable" alliance. Missing from the agenda: Concrete steps advancing the Israeli government's top priorities.


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National Guard whistleblower says he was forced to retire for exposing misconduct

Nine months after he talked with a reporter to expose wasteful spending and mismanagement in the California National Guard, Maj. Joseph Lovelace abruptly received three unexpected performance reviews filled with what he viewed as false praise.


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Iwo Jima veterans return to mark WWII battle’s 72nd anniversary

Francis Jackson was told he likely wouldn’t survive the attack on Iwo Jima as Marines prepared for one of World War II’s bloodiest battles.


Kenya says its army killed 31 extremists in Somalia

Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia, but the Islamic militant group denies it.


At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences

Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week's annual gathering for the "unbreakable" alliance. Missing from the agenda: Concrete steps advancing the Israeli government's top priorities.



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WWII veteran Benny Benedetto: 98 and still putting on a show

Every Friday night for the past 15 years, Arthur "Benny" Benedetto has played bass in the VFW open mic house band. The evening wraps up when the crowd feels like calling it a night. "They're all senior citizens," he said. "They can't stay up too late." Benedetto is 98 years old.



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GALLERY

Navy artists record military history on canvas

Since World War II, sailors with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Combat Art Program have been deploying with paints and brushes to tactfully record U.S. naval history.


Lockheed's $29 billion helicopter poised to win Pentagon's approval

The Pentagon is poised to review — and probably approve — a new helicopter from Lockheed Martin to transport heavy cargo for the Marine Corps in a program valued at as much as $29 billion.


More US forces join fight for Mosul as military probes civilian casualty reports

Additional forces from the 82nd Airborne Division have deployed to assist Iraq in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group as the U.S. military opened investigations into reports that an airstrike in the city killed civilians, the Pentagon said Monday.


Kadena-bound US military plane makes emergency landing in Indonesia; no injuries

An American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province, an Indonesian air force spokesman said Saturday. There were no injuries.


Trawler captain evacuated by Coast Guard off Virginia coast

A Coast Guard helicopter crew has conducted a medical evacuation off the coast of Virginia after receiving an emergency alert from a fishing vessel.


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GALLERY

Navy artists record military history on canvas

Since World War II, sailors with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Combat Art Program have been deploying with paints and brushes to tactfully record U.S. naval history.


Lockheed's $29 billion helicopter poised to win Pentagon's approval

The Pentagon is poised to review — and probably approve — a new helicopter from Lockheed Martin to transport heavy cargo for the Marine Corps in a program valued at as much as $29 billion.


More US forces join fight for Mosul as military probes civilian casualty reports

Additional forces from the 82nd Airborne Division have deployed to assist Iraq in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group as the U.S. military opened investigations into reports that an airstrike in the city killed civilians, the Pentagon said Monday.


Kadena-bound US military plane makes emergency landing in Indonesia; no injuries

An American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province, an Indonesian air force spokesman said Saturday. There were no injuries.


Trawler captain evacuated by Coast Guard off Virginia coast

A Coast Guard helicopter crew has conducted a medical evacuation off the coast of Virginia after receiving an emergency alert from a fishing vessel.



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Marthy is first active duty soldier to win All American Marathon

Army captain Stephen Marthy became the first active duty soldier to win the All American Marathon on Sunday, leading the pack of over 600 full marathon runners to the finish with an unofficial time of 2:40.01.


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Marthy is first active duty soldier to win All American Marathon

Army captain Stephen Marthy became the first active duty soldier to win the All American Marathon on Sunday, leading the pack of over 600 full marathon runners to the finish with an unofficial time of 2:40.01.



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