US Ports May Be Open to Cyberthreats

According to a report written by Cmdr. Joseph Kramek, who serves in the Coast Guard Office of Congressional Affairs, US ports are wide open to a cyberattack. Read more »

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Polish, Afghan forces free 11 hostages from the Taliban

Polish and Afghan special forces, backed by U.S. air power, freed 11 people who had been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Poland's Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Tuesday.
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After a century of shame and silence, a soldier’s family gets the medals he earned

Nearly a century after his death, Charles Monroe Baucom's granddaughter, Joy Williams, has worked to restore his legacy to the place of pride she believes it should have always held.
2 hours 11 min ago

Indian divers to join Sri Lanka flood rescue as toll climbs

Tens of thousands of people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka remained in relief camps Tuesday, as aid teams bolstered by Indian navy divers and doctors pushed forward with rescue efforts.
2 hours 21 min ago

S. Korea’s new leader orders probe on US missile launchers

Calling it a "very shocking" incident, South Korea's new liberal president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn't told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope with North Korea's nuclear threats.
2 hours 41 min ago

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama's dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83.
3 hours 30 min ago

US deploys supersonic bomber; N. Korea says missile test showed high level of accuracy

It was the ninth missile test this year as North Korea steps up its program aimed at developing a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, despite U.N. sanctions and diplomatic pressure against it.
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