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North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier

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Video shows North Korean soldier's daring, bullet-ridden defection to South

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Trump's Ban on Transgender Soldiers Blocked Again by U.S. Judge

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Echoes of World War I resound with descendants (photos, videos)

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Kyrie Irving gave his game-worn jersey and shoes to some unsuspecting soldiers in Brooklyn

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Adam Driver’s Nonprofit Seeks Soldiers for the Stage

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Cold War drama caught on video as North Korean soldier escapes
SEOUL, South Korea — It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return, which was used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War   Read More ...
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North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier
North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier (CNN) — North Korea stands accused of violating the armistice agreement between North and South Korea, after North Korean soldiers fired across the military demarcation line (MDL) that divides the two countries in pursuit of a defector last week. The United Nations Command in South Korea played dramatic security footage of the soldier's brazen defection across the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) at a news conference in Seoul Wednesday   Read More ...
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NY National Guard takes over training of Ukrainian troops
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Army National Guard members from upstate New York are taking over the mission to train Ukrainian soldiers in their homeland. The New York National Guard says 220 of its soldiers are taking over training duties from the Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during a ceremony Wednesday at a Ukrainian military base. The Guardsmen are from western and central New York, and many of the New Yorkers are assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, which has its headquarters at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station   Read More ...
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North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier
North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier (CNN) — North Korea stands accused of violating the armistice agreement between North and South Korea, after North Korean soldiers fired across the military demarcation line (MDL) that divides the two countries in pursuit of a defector last week. The United Nations Command in South Korea played dramatic security footage of the soldier's brazen defection across the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) at a news conference in Seoul Wednesday   Read More ...
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Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes
SEOUL, South Korea -- It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return, which was used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War   Read More ...
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North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier
North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier (CNN) — North Korea stands accused of violating the armistice agreement between North and South Korea, after North Korean soldiers fired across the military demarcation line (MDL) that divides the two countries in pursuit of a defector last week. The United Nations Command in South Korea played dramatic security footage of the soldier's brazen defection across the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) at a news conference in Seoul Wednesday   Read More ...
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Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes
SEOUL, South Korea | It’s 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return, which was used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War   Read More ...
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Cold War drama caught on video as North Korean soldier escapes
SEOUL, South Korea — It’s 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return, which was used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War   Read More ...
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Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return, which was used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War   Read More ...
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North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier
North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier (CNN) — North Korea stands accused of violating the armistice agreement between North and South Korea, after North Korean soldiers fired across the military demarcation line (MDL) that divides the two countries in pursuit of a defector last week. The United Nations Command in South Korea played dramatic security footage of the soldier's brazen defection across the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) at a news conference in Seoul Wednesday   Read More ...
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North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier
North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier (CNN) — North Korea stands accused of violating the armistice agreement between North and South Korea, after North Korean soldiers fired across the military demarcation line (MDL) that divides the two countries in pursuit of a defector last week. The United Nations Command in South Korea played dramatic security footage of the soldier's brazen defection across the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) at a news conference in Seoul Wednesday   Read More ...
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North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier
North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier (CNN) — North Korea stands accused of violating the armistice agreement between North and South Korea, after North Korean soldiers fired across the military demarcation line (MDL) that divides the two countries in pursuit of a defector last week. The United Nations Command in South Korea played dramatic security footage of the soldier's brazen defection across the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) at a news conference in Seoul Wednesday   Read More ...
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State Department employees split with Tillerson on child-soldiers list
The State Department on Tuesday defended Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s removal of three countries from a list of those using child soldiers, after officials upset about his decision wrote a critical dissent memo saying the action violates U.S. law. The dispute centers on the recruitment and use of child soldiers in Afghanistan, Burma and Iraq. All were included on an original list compiled by senior officials within the State Department and embassies around the world and passed along to Tillerson with the recommendation they be included   Read More ...
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North Korean soldier’s sprint toward South Korea caught in dramatic video
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It’s 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return, which was used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War   Read More ...
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Video shows North Korean soldier's daring, bullet-ridden defection to South
The U.S.-led United Nations Command that helps police the Korean War armistice released closed-circuit television footage Wednesday that shows a North Korean soldier's daring defection amid a hail of bullets to South Korea. The video shows the solider racing toward the border in a military vehicle. After it crashes, he leaps out of the jeep and continues to escape on foot as North Korean border guards open fire in his direction   Read More ...
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Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return, which was used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War   Read More ...
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US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills
CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. (AP) — A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to evacuate the injured. On a pine-studded base along the Oregon coast, military units from two seemingly unlikely partners were carrying out a joint response to a natural disaster   Read More ...
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Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes - | WBTV Charlotte
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return, which was used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War   Read More ...
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US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills
CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. (AP) — A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to evacuate the injured. On a pine-studded base along the Oregon coast, military units from two seemingly unlikely partners were carrying out a joint response to a natural disaster   Read More ...
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Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes
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US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills
CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. – Military units from two seemingly unlikely partners have carried out a joint response to a natural disaster on a base along the Oregon coast. It was only a drill, but roughly 100 soldiers from China and the U.S. and their top commanders are ready to use what they learned in a real disaster   Read More ...
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Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return, which was used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War   Read More ...
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Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops
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Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said that senior Indonesian police and military officers have told it that security forces still impose the "cruel and discriminatory tests," which are carried out under the guise of psychological examinations for mental health and morality reasons   Read More ...
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North Korean troops crossed into South while chasing defector, UN says
close North Korean troops briefly crossed into South Korea while chasing one of their fellow soldiers who defected earlier this month, violating the armistice that ended the Korean War, the U.S.-led United Nations command said Wednesday. At a live TV briefing, the command released dramatic video showing the unidentified soldier speeding down a tree-lined road past shocked North Korean soldiers, who begin to run after him   Read More ...
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North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier
(CNN)North Korea stands accused of violating the armistice agreement between North and South Korea, after North Korean soldiers fired across the military demarcation line (MDL) that divides the two countries in pursuit of a defector last week. The United Nations Command in South Korea played dramatic security footage of the soldier's brazen defection across the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) at a news conference in Seoul Wednesday   Read More ...
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Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An international human rights group says Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity. Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that senior police and military officers have told it that security forces still impose the "cruel and discriminatory tests." It said the "two finger" tests are carried out under the guise of psychological examinations for mental health and morality reasons   Read More ...
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Second Judge Blocks Trump’s Transgender Ban in the Military
Photo WASHINGTON — A second federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s proposed ban on transgender troops Tuesday, saying President Trump’s announcement of the ban in a series of. In a preliminary injunction, Judge Marvin J. Garbis of the Federal District Court for Maryland halted a policy that would have discharged all current transgender troops and barred prospective ones from enlisting, saying it likely violated equal protection provisions of the Constitution   Read More ...
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Trump's Ban on Transgender Soldiers Blocked Again by U.S. Judge
U.S. President Donald Trump’s promised ban on transgender Americans serving in the armed forces was dealt another blow in court after a judge ruled the directive wasn’t driven by a genuine concern for the military effectiveness. U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing any part of an August directive that the military return to its earlier policy of barring transgender soldiers   Read More ...
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Additional remains of U.S. soldier La David Johnson found in Niger
Newsy spoke with CSIS' Africa Program deputy director about extremist groups in West Africa, their future and what that means for the U.S. Video provided by Newsy Newslook. Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in a firefight with Islamic State-linked militants last month, have been found in Niger, the Pentagon said Tuesday. A joint U   Read More ...
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U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law
Keeping the countries off the annual list makes it easier to provide them with U.S. military assistance. Iraq and Afghanistan are close allies in the fight against Islamist militants, while Myanmar is an emerging ally to offset China’s influence in Southeast Asia. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, questioned at length by reporters on the issue at her daily briefing, strongly defended Tillerson’s decision as valid and in “technical compliance with the law in the way he read it   Read More ...
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UPDATE 2-U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law
(Adds State Department comment, Tillerson sidestepping question) By Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick Keeping the countries off the annual list makes it easier to provide them with U.S. military assistance. Iraq and Afghanistan are close allies in the fight against Islamist militants, while Myanmar is an emerging ally to offset China’s influence in Southeast Asia. “Beyond contravening U.S. law, this decision risks marring the credibility of a broad range of State Department reports and analyses and has weakened one of the U   Read More ...
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Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops
(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination. U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis in Baltimore ruled that the ban lacked justification and “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest.” His ruling followed a similar one by a federal judge in Washington on Oct   Read More ...
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Second U.S. judge halts Trump's ban on transgender troops
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Second US judge halts Trump’s ban on transgender troops
A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounts to unconstitutional discrimination. U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis in Baltimore ruled that the ban lacked justification and “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest.” His ruling follows a similar one by a federal judge in Washington on Oct   Read More ...
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Second U.S. judge halts Trump's ban on transgender troops
(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounts to unconstitutional discrimination. U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis in Baltimore ruled that the ban lacked justification and “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest.” His ruling follows a similar one by a federal judge in Washington on Oct   Read More ...
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Additional remains of U.S. soldier La David Johnson found in Niger
Newsy spoke with CSIS' Africa Program deputy director about extremist groups in West Africa, their future and what that means for the U.S. Video provided by Newsy Newslook. Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in a firefight with Islamic State-linked militants last month, have been found in Niger, the Pentagon said Tuesday. A joint U   Read More ...
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Rex Tillerson accused of ditching Iraq, Afghanistan and Myanmar from list of armies with child soldiers to let them get U.S. military aid in leaked internal 'dissent' memo
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3 militants, Indian commando killed in fighting in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say at least three suspected militants and an army commando have been killed in two separate gunbattles in disputed Kashmir. Police said fighting erupted in the northwestern area of Handwara on Tuesday after Indian troops killed three militants during a counterinsurgency operation. In another operation in the neighboring Kupwara area, a special forces soldier was killed in a continuing gunbattle   Read More ...
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