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Dozens of Navy Corpsmen Students Disciplined for Cheating

FILE PHOTO -- Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Commanding Officer Capt. James Norton addresses 100 Independent Duty Corpsmen students during an open forum discussion at the Surface Warfare Medical Institute. (Photo courtesy of NMOTC)

The Navy announced today it had broken the second major cheating ring in three years, disciplining 31 independent duty corpsman students at the San Diego Surface Warfare Medical Institute for cheating on school exams over the last year. The students were kicked out of the program, and administrative measures were taken to make sure they will no... more

Iraq Airstrikes Kill Scores of ISIS Fighters Fleeing Fallujah

This image released by Iraq's Counterterrorism Service shows militant vehicles after Coalition and Iraqi security forces targeted a convoy of ISIS fighters fleeing Fallujah, Iraq on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (Iraq Service via AP)

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Defense Ministry has released footage showing airstrikes on dozens of vehicles described as a convoy of Islamic State fighters fleeing the western city of Fallujah following its recapture by the Iraqi military. Scores of militants are thought to have been killed in the airstrikes, which authorities lauded as an operation carrie... more

Putin Says Russia Won't Enter Arms Race with NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his meeting with Russian Ambassadors in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, pool)

MOSCOW — NATO's military buildup near Russia's borders has upset military parity in Europe, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that Russia will take retaliatory measures without entering an arms race. Putin said that NATO is openly showing its anti-Russian intentions by deploying forces in Poland and the Baltics and building missile... more

Marines Investigate 15 Drill Instructors Accused of Hazing, Abuse

Drill instructors present their new Marines with Eagle, Globe and Anchors during the emblem ceremony Sept. 7, 2013, at the Iwo Jima flag raising statue on Parris Island, S.C. (Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)

The Marine Corps is investigating allegations of hazing, physical abuse, assault, and oversight failures among 15 drill instructors based at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, officials said. News of this sweeping new probe comes on the heels of the March 18 death of Raheel Siddiqui, a 20-year-old Muslim-American recruit ... more

Former Marine Charged With Murder, Rape on Okinawa Woman's Death

In this May 20, 2016 file photo, police officers escort Kenneth Shinzato, center, an American working on a U.S. military base in Okinawa, out of Uruma Police Station in Uruma on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.  (Ryosuke Ozawa/Kyodo News via AP)

NAHA, Okinawa -- A former Marine who works as a contractor at Kadena Air Base was officially charged Thursday with murder and rape resulting in death in the slaying of a 20-year-old Okinawa woman. Kenneth Franklin Gadson had been held since May 19 and was charged earlier this month with illegally disposing of Rina Shimabukuro's body, which was ... more

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