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An Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps naval vessel made a close approach to the USS Thunderbolt, getting within 150 yards, according to the U.S. Navy. After attempts to establish radio communications, the Thunderbolt fired warning flares, blasted the ship's whistle and eventually fired warning shots in front of the Iranian boat. (U.S. NAVY)
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US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat in Persian Gulf

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July 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — A Navy warship in the northern Persian Gulf fired warning shots near an Iranian military vessel Tuesday as the boat approached the U.S. patrol ship at a high rate of...
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko testifies before the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the House Committee on Armed Services on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Criminal investigation launched into $28M in US funds wasted on Afghan uniforms

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July 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — The United States has launched a criminal probe into wasteful spending on Afghan National Army uniforms that cost American taxpayers some $28 million during the last...
The U.S. Capitol. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power

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July 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits...
A dock worker uses a laser-emitting device to measure the list and position of the USS Fitzgerald after it entered dry dock at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

Japan ends probe of US Navy ship collision; no input from US

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July 25, 2017
TOKYO -- Japanese authorities said Monday that they were almost finished with their investigation into last month's collision between a Philippine freighter and a U.S.
Coast Guard video of one of the rescues shows the captain in an orange life vest swimming to a man struggling to stay afloat and pulling him to an awaiting boat. (U.S. COAST GUARD)

Boat captain leaps into sea to save crew after capsizing off Alaska

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July 26, 2017
JUNEAU, Alaska — A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast.
Parts of downtown Seoul, South Korea, are seen in May 2017. AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES
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Servicemember charged with sexually assaulting woman in South Korea

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July 25, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea – A U.S. servicemember stationed at Osan Air Base has been charged with sexually assaulting a South Korean woman at a hotel in Seoul’s trendy Gangnam district,...