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3 Afghan prison workers missing during training in Colorado

Colorado officials say three Afghan prison workers in the United States for training are missing after failing to return from an organized trip.
6 hours 11 min ago

Russia boosts air campaign to help recapture key Syrian city

Russia said Monday it has intensified its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive Islamic State militants from Deir el-Zour, a major stronghold for the group, killing an estimated 800 militants across the country this month alone.
6 hours 16 min ago

North Korea tirade reignites missile threat against Guam

North Korea is not known for subtlety in its propaganda videos, and the latest clip, published by the Uriminzokkiri outlet, shows a North Korean missile headed toward the U.S. territory of Guam, which Pyongyang has been threatening to "envelop" with missiles.
6 hours 16 min ago

Special Operations Command seeks civilian drone pilots to develop new technology

SOCOM, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, is looking for volunteer drone pilots for a new research effort called ThunderDrone.
6 hours 31 min ago

Trump signs off on Global War on Terror memorial

More than 15 years into the Global War on Terrorism, President Donald Trump has signed a bill approving the construction of a national memorial honoring those who have fought and died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 – and those doing so today.
6 hours 43 min ago

Bergdahl chooses military judge over jury in desertion trial

Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant accused of desertion in Afghanistan, has chosen to be tried by a judge rather than a military jury.His lead attorney Eugene Fidell confirmed the decision, but declined to comment.
6 hours 46 min ago