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Missing sailors’ bodies found aboard damaged destroyer

by Mickey McLean
Posted 6/17/17, 11:02 pm

UPDATE: The bodies of sailors who were missing following the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship early Saturday have been found aboard the damaged destroyer. The U.S. Navy released a statement Sunday morning saying search and rescue workers discovered the bodies when they gained access to the flooded berthing compartments on the ship. The remains are being transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka, where they will be identified. The Navy will release the names of the sailors after families are notified.

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Photo by Capt. Brian Harris, U.S. Army via AP

An Afghan soldier wounded at least seven U.S. soldiers Saturday in an insider attack at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-e Sharif. Abdul Qahar Araam, a spokesman for the 209th Army Corps, said U.S. soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker. Gen. Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, also confirmed the incident. It was the second such insider attack by an Afghan soldier in the past week.

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U.S. gets closer to neutralizing North Korean missile threat

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/31/17, 10:57 am

The Pentagon successfully tested a defense system against intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) on Tuesday, taking a step toward neutralizing the North Korean threat. The interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and collided outside the Earth’s atmosphere with a test missile fired from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Despite Tuesday’s success, U.S. defense systems don’t have a good track record against ICBMs.

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