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Pearl Harbor veterans James Leavelle, left, and Adone "Cal" Calderone, at the 19th annual American Veterans Center Veterans Conference & Honors and National Youth Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., in November, 2016. Leavelle was the first person to interrogate Lee Harvey Oswald after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (Ken-Yon Hardy/Stars and Stripes)
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On a December morning, they became eyewitnesses to history

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December 06, 2016

Adone “Cal” CalderoneNavy chief petty officer USS West Virginia

President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with retired Gen. James Mattis at the clubhouse of Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, N.J. (Aude Guerrucci/Sipa USA/TNS)

Republicans look to make it easier to install Mattis as defense secretary

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December 06, 2016

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in the House and Senate are considering adding a measure to the upcoming year-end spending bill that would make it easier for retired Gen.

Members of an assessment team collect data on April 28, 2016, during a cyber training exercise event at Camp Atterbury, Ind. Stephanie A. Hargett/U.S. Army

Cyber warfare: Is US ready?

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December 05, 2016

Cyber-attacks were a hot topic during a national defense forum Saturday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, where panelists delivered both...

Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 22, 2016. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Carter's Asia trip spotlights issues for next Pentagon head

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December 06, 2016

TOKYO - Carter's Asia trip spotlights issues for next Pentagon head  — Ash Carter's final swing across Asia as Pentagon chief shines a spotlight on tough issues to be inherited...

A construction crew recently uncovered a suspected World War II-era bunker while installing a fire hydrant behind Stars and Stripes' office building at Hardy Barracks, a small Army base in central Tokyo. Tokyo officials have decided not to investigate or preserve it.  U.S. Army photo
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Suspected WWII-era bunker uncovered at Hardy Barracks in central Tokyo

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December 05, 2016

HARDY BARRACKS, Japan — Officials have decided not to preserve or even explore a suspected World War II-era air-raid shelter discovered recently at a small Army...