Army issues warning about potential mass shooting incidents with release of upcoming “Joker” movie
J.P. Lawrence Stars and Stripes Military commanders in Oklahoma were warned of the potential threat of violence at the theatrical release of the upcoming “Joker” movie, though law enforcement officials are not sure which theaters may be affected. An Army Criminal Investigation Command memo issued Monday put commanders at... Read more
Afghanistan worried Taliban will overrun southern province if U.S. withdraws troops
J.P. Lawrence Stars and Stripes Locals in the provincial capital of Helmand often show visitors reminders of the days when the Taliban attacked: a bathroom where a rocket hit and killed a co-worker; a house where citizens hid from withering crossfire; a checkpoint built from an old Soviet tank... Read more
Army developing modified fitness test for injured soldiers
J.P. Lawrence Stars and Stripes The Army is developing alternative aerobic events for soldiers whose injuries prevent them from fully participating in its new combat fitness test, the service said in a statement on Monday. By the fall of 2020, the Army Combat Fitness Test will be required Armywide... 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
Afghan convention calls for withdrawal of foreign troops, cease-fire with Taliban
J.P. Lawrence Stars and Stripes A convention of regional Afghan leaders adopted a road-map on Friday for peace talks with the Taliban that includes a call for the withdrawal of foreign troops and a cease-fire during the holy month of Ramadan. The traditional gathering of elders — known as... Read more

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