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Naples mayor: US submarine used in Syria missile attacks unwelcome in port

April 19, 2018 8:00 am stripes.com
Naples mayor: US submarine used in Syria missile attacks unwelcome in port

NAPLES, Italy — The mayor of Naples said a nuclear-powered submarine that took part in missile strikes against suspected Syrian chemical weapons sites should not have cruised through waters near the city, but Italian military officials said he has no jurisdiction over the matter. The Virginia-class submarine USS John Warner…

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New Army Europe top NCO looks to leverage experience at ‘critically important’ time

April 19, 2018 8:00 am stripes.com
New Army Europe top NCO looks to leverage experience at ‘critically important’ time

WIESBADEN, Germany — U.S. Army Europe’s new top enlisted leader is bringing his special operations experience with him to Germany for a posting where integrating U.S. forces with allies is high on the Army’s agenda. Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernethy, who assumed responsibility Thursday at USAREUR headquarters in Wiesbaden, served…

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Report to Congress on Littoral Combat Ship Program

April 19, 2018 7:01 am news.usni.org
Report to Congress on Littoral Combat Ship Program

The following is the April 5, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress. From the Report: The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a relatively inexpensive surface combatant equipped with modular mission packages. Navy plans call for procuring a total of 32 LCSs.…

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Army: Memo Warning of Bad Anthrax Vaccine Batches Is 'False'

April 19, 2018 5:00 am military.com
Army: Memo Warning of Bad Anthrax Vaccine Batches Is 'False'

An anthrax vaccination shot is being given. U.S. Army officials in Korea announced that an Eighth Army memo warning soldiers about potentially "bad Anthrax" vaccinations given on a large scale is "completely without merit." (U.S. Army photo/Christopher Jones) Military.com 19 Apr 2018 By Matthew Cox U.S. Army officials in Korea…

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Trump Says Unless North Korea Summit 'Fruitful' He'll Pull Out

April 19, 2018 5:00 am military.com
Trump Says Unless North Korea Summit 'Fruitful' He'll Pull Out

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media during a working lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) The Associated Press 19 Apr 2018 By Matthew Pennington WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump…

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Brown says agreement reached on California Guard deployment

April 19, 2018 2:31 am militarytimes.com
Brown says agreement reached on California Guard deployment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that he would join President Donald Trump’s border mission by contributing up to 400 National Guard troops, announcing a deal after a week of uncertainty about how to accomplish a deployment that focuses largely on illegal immigration and honor the governor’s…

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Trump says he may leave summit with North Korea leader if meeting not ‘fruitful’

April 19, 2018 2:19 am militarytimes.com
Trump says he may leave summit with North Korea leader if meeting not ‘fruitful’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got along…

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