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Submarine Hunt Sends Cold War Chill across Baltic

The Swedish military is searching for evidence of a Russian submarine intrusion in its waters. File photo

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day Monday for signs of a foreign submarine or smaller underwater craft tha... more

Slaying Could Threaten US-Philippine Security Agreement Plans

Two decades after the U.S. Navy left the Philippines, Subic Bay is a quiet, seaside town but many of the facilities built by the Americans remain in place. (Stars and Stripes photo)

Anti-American protests have long been a staple outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila. It doesn’t take much to get leftists and students riled up, chanting and burning flags and effigies. But while they’re vocal, protests generally have represented a fairly small segment of Philippine society, except during major flare-ups in bilateral ties. Now th... more

Austin Defends Effectiveness of Airstrikes Against ISIS

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Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of the U.S. Central Command, outlined his "Iraq first" strategy Friday for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria while sidestepping whether the White House had rejected his recommendation for U.S. ground troops to call in airstrikes. "My job is to assess the situation and provide my best advice," Austin said... more

Pentagon Ebola Scare Over, Woman Not Stricken with Virus

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Officials say a bus passenger who fell ill at the south parking lot of the Pentagon does not have Ebola and the brief quarantine of the lot and other passengers has been lifted. According to the woman's employer, she had not been to Africa, as she said. However, the increased political and media attention over recent cases of Ebola in the U... more

Dunford Replaces Amos as New Marine Corps Commandant

Gen. James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, passes the colors to Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., during the change of command and subsequent retirement ceremony Oct. 17, 2014 at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took over as the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Friday in a ceremony at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. taking command from Gen. James Amos. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus were in attendance as the first ever pilot to lead the Marine Corps stepped down and accepted his... more

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