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A video screen grab shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, standing with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan.   VIDEO FROM VOICE OF JIHAD WEBSITE
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Bergdahl trial delayed as his lawyers appeal to highest military court over Trump comments

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March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — The court-martial against accused Army deserter Sgt.

Commander of the U.S. European Command Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti testifies before members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services during a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Scaparrotti stressed to committee members that the European theater remains critical to the United States national interests.  CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES
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EUCOM chief wants more troops, ships and planes

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March 24, 2017

STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. European Command is seeking additional forces and firepower to augment a U.S.

The helicopter destroyer JS Kaga at the Japan Maritime Self-Defense base in Yokosuka, Japan, Thursday, March 23, 2017.  TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES
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New helicopter destroyer officially joins Japanese fleet

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March 24, 2017

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Japan’s newest ship will be positioned for natural-disaster response but can also carry the U.S.-made Osprey and aircraft made for...

An F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, launches for a sortie during exercise Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Mar. 3, 2017.   MALCOLM MAYFIELD/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Air Force considers retiring F-15Cs and transition crews to F-16s

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March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Air Force is weighing whether it should retire its fleet of F-15C fighters from its active-duty and reserve units and transition those crews to...