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Gen. Joseph Votel answers a question during a press briefing at the Pentagon, August 30, 2016. From a DOD video
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Votel warns Iran against provoking US Navy in Persian Gulf

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August 31, 2016
 WASHINGTON -- An uptick in recent provocative behavior toward American military vessels by a faction of Iran’s naval forces could lead to an international incident in the Per

American woman indicted in China on charges of spying

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August 31, 2016
BEIJING — An American woman detained in China for more than a year has been indicted by prosecutors on charges of spying, a court confirmed Tuesday. The
An aerial photo of two Senkaku islands, Kita-Kojima, top, and Minami-Kojima. With tensions high in the disputed South China Sea, it would seem an odd moment for Beijing to pick another territorial fight with a neighbor. Still, China chose to send more ships near Japanese-administered islets in recent months, triggering a flurry of protests from Tokyo. Courtesy of Japan Defense Ministry

Island standoff clouds China-Japan ties in run-up to G-20

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August 31, 2016
 With tensions high in the disputed South China Sea, it would seem an odd moment for Beijing to pick another territorial fight with a neighbor. Still, Ch
An RQ-4 Global Hawk soars through the sky to record intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data. 	 Courtesy photo
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Drone piloting now open to enlisted airmen from all career fields

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August 31, 2016
 KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Enlisted airmen from all career fields may now apply to fly the RQ-4 Global Hawk, the Air Force said Monday in a move that potentially opens the opp
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Threat of destructive winds ends for Misawa; Lionrock on course to die out

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August 31, 2016
(Last updated at 12:00 a.m. on Aug. 31 Japan Time)  Midnight Wednesday, Aug.