North Korea says the US stole it’s cargo ship, demands its return
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes North Korea on Tuesday accused the United States of “robbery” for seizing a cargo ship and demanded the vessel’s return in the latest sign of rising tensions that threaten to scuttle nuclear talks. The Wise Honest — detained in April 2018 while en route... Read more
State Department pulling all non-emergency staff out of Iraq
dpa, Hamburg, Germany The US State Department has ordered non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq, the US embassy in Baghdad said on Wednesday, amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran. The order covers non-emergency employees at the US embassy in Baghdad and the US consulate in Erbil in Iraq’s... Read more
Pompeo meeting with Putin in first official visit to Russia since Mueller report
Sabra Ayres And Tracy Wilkinson Los Angeles Times As U.S. tensions with Iran simmer, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo was in Russia on Tuesday to discuss a crowded agenda of deep differences with Russian President Vladimir Putin and possibly arrange a future summit with President Donald Trump. Pompeo... Read more
Saudia Arabia says an oil tanker has been sabotaged, drones attacked pipeline
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia claims that drones attacked an oil pipeline on Tuesday, causing a severe fire that disrupted oil operations. The attack is just one of many recent assaults on oil industry in the region, coming not long after four oil tankers were sabotaged while anchored in... Read more
Bomber task force in Middle East completes first mission as tension with Iran increases
Chad Garland Stars and Stripes A U.S. Air Force bomber task force completed its first mission in Central Command Sunday amid heightened tensions with Iran, where over the weekend officials called for U.S. forces to leave the Persian Gulf region and dubbed the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln a... Read more
Navy will monitor fitness tests more closely after four recruits die within the last year
Scott Wyland Stars and Stripes The Navy ordered sailors to watch fitness test participants more closely for signs of distress and allow do-overs for those having a “bad day,” following a string of deaths over the past year including two young female recruits who collapsed during the tests Four... Read more
Acoustic technology will deliver GPS location of enemy sniper to soldier’s smartphone
A French researcher has developed upon existing military-grade hearing protection so it can identify the direction of incoming fire- and the U.S. Army is all ears. Known as the Tactical Communication and Protective System (TCAPS), the earplugs have built-in microphones that allow soldiers to protect their hearing without sacrificing... Read more
Afghan military plans to build bigger bases in Taliban territory
J.P. Lawrence Stars and Stripes Taliban raids like the one on a small outpost in Wardak province that killed 11 of his soldiers earlier this month are a vexing problem for Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq Safi. But soon the remote, often undermanned checkpoints will be shuttered in favor of... Read more
US participates in NATO missile defense drill off Scotland’s coast
John Vandiver Stars and Stripes U.S. and allied warships were slated to begin live-fire drills off the coast of Scotland on Friday as part of an exercise designed to test NATO’s ability to coordinate missile defense during a fight at sea. NATO’s Formidable Shield 2019 exercise is underway with... Read more
F-16s land in Romanian to strengthen Russian deterrence mission
Martin Egnash Stars and Stripes A short U.S. Air Force deployment to Romania is doubling the number of F-16 fighter jets in the country, ahead of Romanian plans to purchase more of the U.S.-made aircraft. More than 250 airmen and a dozen F-16C fighter jets from the Fort Worth,... Read more
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