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Marine Cpl. Kurt Bokern, left, a CH-53E Super Stallion crew chief from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, jumps in and helps his counterparts from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force as they carry a simulated casualty from the Super Stallion to a waiting ambulance during Japan's annual Churashima Rescue Exercise, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Strip)
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Marines join Okinawan exercise to prepare for disasters

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July 23, 2016

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Marines further solidified their working relationship with Japan’s military Thursday as preparation for a possible emergency in a country that is...

A 493rd Fighter Squadron pilot takes off in an F-15C Eagle at RAF Lakenheath, March 7, 2016. 	 Erin R. Babis/U.S. Air Force

Air Force works to keep older planes in air longer

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July 25, 2016
 First flown in the 1970s, the Air Force could potentially fly the aging F-15 Eagle into the 2040s, according to a top Air Force official in charge of fighters and bombers.

Okinawa protests erupt as US helipad construction resumes

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July 25, 2016
 NAHA, Okinawa. (Tribune News Service) — Riot police and protesters clashed Friday as construction of U.S.
This image released by Iraq's Counterterrorism Service shows a destroyed militant vehicle after Coalition and Iraqi security forces targeted Islamic State fighters fleeing the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Counterterrorism Service

US again sees ‘victory’ coming in Iraq

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July 25, 2016
 WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — The news sounded just as good this week as it did in 2007: With U.S.
 Chinese missile frigate Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during a military exercise in the waters near south China's Hainan Island and Paracel Islands on July 8, 2016. 	 Zha Chunming/Xinhua via AP

China's calls for South China Sea talks face challenges

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July 22, 2016
 BEIJING — Amid China's outrage over an international tribunal that rejected its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the country is using new language that some experts
In this March 21, 2016 file photo, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair, Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. is interviewed in New York. Two "sophisticated adversaries" linked to Russian intelligence services broke into the DNC's computer networks and gained access to confidential emails, chats and opposition research on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, the party and an outside analyst said Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Wasserman Schultz called the incident "serious." Richard Drew/AP

On eve of convention, Democratic chair announces resignation

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July 25, 2016
 PHILADELPHIA — Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to