Military
Associated Press/Photo by Qassim Abdul-Zahra

Number of soldiers injured in Iran strike increase

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/29/20, 10:08 am

Iran’s missile strike on an Iraqi air base earlier this month left 50 U.S. soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. That’s the third time the U.S. military has increased the official number of injuries from Iran’s retaliatory attack for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell said 31 of the injured service members had returned to duty.

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U.S. Navy

Navy names ship after Pearl Harbor hero

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/21/20, 11:47 am

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, World War II veteran Doris Miller became the first African American to have an aircraft carrier named in his honor. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced the honor in Honolulu on Monday.

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Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. expels Saudi cadets

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/14/20, 11:10 am

Following an investigation into last month’s deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, the United States sent home 21 Saudi military students on Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice decided not to press charges against any of the trainees at this time.

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