Military
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Pentagon IDs soldier killed in Afghanistan

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/24/19, 09:41 am

Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Washington Township, N.J., died in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province on Monday. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the insurgent group carried out the bombing.

What happened? Goble, 33, suffered fatal injuries while his unit was engaged in combat operations in the province, according to the Pentagon. Twenty Americans have died in the fighting in Afghanistan this year.

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U.S. suspends flight training for Saudi students

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/19, 12:45 pm

The Pentagon on Tuesday halted operational training for Saudi Arabian students in the United States and ordered a review of vetting procedures. The suspension applies only to flying sessions, while classroom activities will continue. The decision grounded more than 300 Saudi military aviation students following last week’s shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

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Pearl Harbor prepares for somber anniversary

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/06/19, 02:33 pm

Saturday marks 78 years since the Japanese attack on the base that spurred the United States’ entry into World War II. On Wednesday, Gabriel Romero, a 22-year-old sailor, opened fire in the Pearl Harbor shipyard, killing two people and wounding one other before killing himself. Romero was supposed to be guarding the USS Columbia submarine, which was in the shipyard for maintenance. An unnamed U.S. military official said Romero was unhappy with his commanders, was undergoing counseling, and faced non-judicial punishment for misconduct.

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