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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,...
The court at Katterbach Kaserne, part of the United States Army Garrison Ansbach, July 24, 2017, where the trial of the U.S. vs Brian Johnston is taking place. MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES
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Probe into infant’s death didn’t consider previous conditions, says wife of accused soldier

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July 25, 2017
ANSBACH, Germany — Army investigators who determined that a staff sergeant murdered his child failed to look into the 2-month-old’s pre-existing medical conditions, defense...
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on June 13, 2017, during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. At left is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford. CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES

Mattis blasts Pentagon for complacency and wastefulness

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July 25, 2017
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis scolded the Pentagon bureaucracy for "cavalier" use of taxpayer dollars, citing an episode of wasteful spending on private-label uniforms...
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.
In a 2010 file photo, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Gerke, Combined Task Group 57.1 aviation machinist, performs a pre-flight prop inspection on an EP-3 reconaissance aircraft at a non-disclosed Southwest Asia location. U.S. AIR FORCE
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Pentagon: Chinese fighters intercepted US Navy spy plane

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July 25, 2017
WASHINGTON – Two Chinese fighter jets performed a dangerous intercept of an American spy plane Sunday over the East China Sea, forcing the Navy EP-3 reconnaissance jet to maneuver...
The Navy Special Warfare Command insignia. U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Member of elite Navy unit has come out as transgender

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July 24, 2017
NORFOLK, Va. — A member of an elite special warfare unit in the Navy has come out as transgender.