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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At Arlington, Trump hails the fallen and their families

President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.
15 hours 40 min ago

50 years later, Gold Star Mother remembers 'the only son I had'

Almost 50 years after U.S. Army Cpl. Robert William Cupp was killed by a booby trap in South Vietnam, his mother, 97-year-old Emogene Cupp, paid tribute to him Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
15 hours 57 min ago

In shadow of Mosul fight, Iran establishes Nineveh foothold

While Iraq's conventional military has been slowly clearing the Islamic State group from inside Mosul's complex urban terrain, Iraq's Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary forces have been working their way through less glamorous territory: vast deserts west and south of the city that run along and across Iraq's border with Syria.
16 hours 33 min ago

VA drug thefts continue despite new efforts

Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.
16 hours 48 min ago

US special operations forces face growing demands and increased risks

With special operations forces now posted in more than 80 countries, the ever-increasing set of missions and uptick in casualties give pause even to some military experts and veterans who support the expanding role.
16 hours 52 min ago

City clash fuels fear of IS foothold in southern Philippines

Inside a lakeside city dotted with hundreds of mosques, a powerful militant designated by the Islamic State group as its leader in the Philippines has managed to unify a disparate group of gunmen under a single command.
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