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A B-52H Stratofortress from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducts a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan, South Korea, on Jan. 10, 2016, in response to recent provocative action by North Korea. (Amber Grimm/U.S. Air Force)
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No clear strategy to stopping North Korea nuclear program

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February 13, 2016

Government officials, analysts and U.S.

In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 photo released by Air New Zealand, World War II veteran Norwood Thomas, 93, from the U.S. reunites with his wartime girlfriend Joyce Morris of Australia, in Adelaide, Australia, after more than 70 years apart. Morris was a 17-year-old British girl and Thomas was a 21-year-old paratrooper when they first met in London shortly before D-Day. (Air New Zealand via AP)

US WWII vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia

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February 12, 2016

SYDNEY — A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.

Servicemembers from the U.S., Thailand, China and Singapore participate in a ceremony for exercise Cobra Gold 2016 in Wuat Ban Mak, Saraburi, Thailand. Pacific Pathways 2016 kicked off this month with the arrival of soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Thailand for the exercise. (Miguel Rosales/U.S. Marine Corps)
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Pacific Pathways kicks off; 3 missions this year

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February 13, 2016

Elements of several brigades will deploy for a dozen exercises across the Pacific this year as part of a program designed to boost the Army’s engagement in the region.

A signal Soldier with the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, scans the barren landscape of the rural Tikrit, Iraq area, during an air assault mission in 2008. (U.S. Army)
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Congress pushes back on Army plan to cut tens of thousands of soldiers

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February 12, 2016

WASHINGTON — Senators on the Armed Services Committee said Thursday it was time to rethink the Army’s planned drawdown amid growing threats abroad, including the Islamic State...

Lt. Col. Michael Schoenfeldt, commander, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, leads battalion leaders through a discussion on hazing during the 1st ABCT Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention conference on Dec. 7, 2015, at Fort Hood, Texas. (Christopher Dennis/U.S. Army photo)

Military isn't sufficiently tracking hazing incidents, watchdog says

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February 12, 2016

NORFOLK — The military and the Coast Guard aren't sufficiently tracking hazing incidents, which is limiting their ability to address the problem within their ranks, a federal...

Jen Swendseid with her company Heart & Core 's post-surgical bra, the "Elisabeth," on Jan. 15, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Military contracts gave specialty bra-makers' business a crucial lift'

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February 12, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (Tribune News Service) — Small-business owner Jen Swendseid started with passion and purpose.