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An Army contractor was found guilty Thursday on assault charges stemming from an altercation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, last November. SCREENSHOT FROM AIR FORCE INNS
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Army contractor found guilty of assaulting Misawa Air Base hotel workers

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July 28, 2017
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — An Army contractor was found guilty Thursday in Aomori District Court on assault charges stemming from an altercation at Misawa Air Base last November.
An Air Force technician works at the Tokorozawa Communication Site outside Tokyo, March 14, 2017. DAVID OWSIANKA/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Suspected unexploded ordnance found outside Tokyo harmless, Air Force says

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July 28, 2017
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A U.S. military team investigating possible unexploded ordnance Wednesday at one of its bases in Japan determined the item was a harmless piece of metal,...
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Duck and cover 2.0: How N. Korea is prompting new efforts to prepare for a nuclear attack

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July 28, 2017
Fleets of big black trucks, harbor boats and aircraft, equipped with radiation sensors and operated by specially trained law enforcement teams, are ready to swing into action in...
Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada speaks at an annual defense and security forum in Singapore on June 3, 2017. JOSEPH NAIR/AP

Reports: Japan defense chief to quit over document cover-up

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July 28, 2017
TOKYO — Japan's beleaguered defense minister, a protege of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will step down in connection with an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N....
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford attends a Senate hearing on June 13, 2017. According to reports on Thursday, July 27, Dunford said in a memo to military leaders that "there will be no modifications" to current transgender policy for now, amid recent announcements on the subject by President Donald Trump. CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES
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Dunford: No change to Pentagon transgender policy until Trump provides guidance

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July 28, 2017
WASHINGTON — There has been no change to the Pentagon’s transgender policy, the top U.S.
A Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15 jet waits to refuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 17, 2010. CHRISSY BEST/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Commercial flights diverted to Kadena after JASDF jet loses part

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July 28, 2017
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Several commercial flights were diverted to Kadena Air Base this week after a part fell from a Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15, causing Naha Airport...