Coast Guard News

Feds say man accused in Bosnian killings lied to be refugee

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:09
A man suspected of killing three people while fighting in Bosnia's war in the 1990s lied to get into the U.S. as a refugee and quietly operated a trucking company in northern Iowa, federal authorities said.

Pentagon: Military-civilian disconnect could endanger all-volunteer force

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:07
Americans are less connected to the military than ever before and Defense Department leaders — facing what could amount to a recruitment crisis in coming years — has started to take note.

India test-launches nuclear-capable long-range missile

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:58
The test, the fifth of the Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile, was made from a mobile launcher. India has been developing its nuclear and missile systems in recent years amid increasing strategic competition with China.

Bahamas military recovers body from small plane crash at sea

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:44
A body has been recovered from the waters off Andros Island where a small plane with six people on board is believed to have crashed. A debris field and a body were spotted in rough seas by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew the night before.

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:34
Scientists say 2017 showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

General Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:34
The chief of staff, Air Force announces the assignments of the following general officers:Brig. Gen.

UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:34
The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer cooperation on defense, security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union.

Veteran discusses mission to take down the Taliban, movie hitting theaters Friday

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:22
Steve Kofron said when he and his 11 comrades in the Army’s 5th Special Forces group heard about the post-9/11 mission to bring down the Taliban, they did not just volunteer for it — they fought to be able to go.

Advocates concerned veteran homelessness isn’t a VA priority

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:27
An attempt by the Department of Veterans Affairs late last year to reduce funding to a veterans housing program has created a lingering rift between the agency and veterans advocates.

Why Greece, Macedonia fight over nation's name

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:16
Greece and neighboring Macedonia have been at loggerheads for more than a quarter-century over an issue at the heart of the newer nation's existence and identity: its name.

Polish president thanks Trump for fighting 'fake news'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:10
Poland's president has thanked President Donald Trump for fighting "fake news," saying his own country experiences the power of fake news "first hand."

28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:07
The United Nations says violence against aid workers in South Sudan reached a new high in 2017, with 28 killed.

France's epic Bayeux Tapestry is headed to Britain in a loan for the ages

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:06
It is probably the most famous piece of medieval embroidery in the world, a ribbon of scrolling tapestry 70 yards long that tells in pictures the story of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, an epic tale of gore, glory and God. The priceless treasure hasn't left France in almost 1,000 years.

Puerto Rico issues over 100 warrants for alleged drug ring

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:03
Authorities in Puerto Rico have issued more than 100 arrest warrants for suspects they say ran a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring tied to more than 30 killings.

Lawmakers battle in the final hours to avert government shutdown

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:03
Funding is slated to run out by late Friday evening, and without a temporary budget deal, the government will shut down, triggering a disruption to many federal operations and services, including military pay and programs.

Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:57
Uganda's president said Thursday he will sign the first death warrants in nearly two decades to create fear among criminals in the East African country, vowing to "hang a few."

Brigitte Bardot: 'MeToo' actresses are 'hypocritical'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:46
Former French actress and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot says most actresses who have protested sexual harassment are "hypocritical" and "ridiculous" because many of them "tease" producers to land film parts.

Damaged USS Fitzgerald arrives in Pascagoula on Friday

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:41
The USS Fitzgerald arrives in South Mississippi Friday morning, and the public is invited to welcome the ship. Ingalls Shipbuilding employees will be handing out flags for people to wave as the destroyer passes Point Park on the west tip of Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula.

NATO head urges Macedonia to end dispute with Greece, reform

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:06
NATO's secretary-general urged Macedonia on Thursday to solve its 25-year-old name dispute with alliance member Greece and proceed with wide-ranging reforms if it wants its membership bid to succeed.

Underwear dance in dorm nearly gets Russian cadets expelled

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:03
The students' all-male rendition of the official video for Benny Benassi's "Satisfaction" showed a dozen freshmen wearing boxer shorts, boots, chest straps and cadet caps, thrusting their hips to the beat as they walked around the dorm, mopped the floor and ironed their shirts.