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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US winning fight against Islamic State, leaders say

The United States is winning its fight against the Islamic State group and enlarging an international coalition to defeat the group, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday, hours after President Donald Trump said "ISIS is falling fast, very fast."
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Lawmakers demand funds for homeless vets be restored

More than half of Wisconsin's state legislators demanded on Friday that President Donald Trump's administration restore funding to put homeless veterans in two state homes, warning that the funding cut would worsen veterans' suffering.
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Gun and archery ranges teach essential usage skills

The son of a Marine, Kyle Beeson learned how to shoot at an early age. When he joined the Navy, he relearned many of the skills his father taught him.
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Nigeria oil thieves keep a lid on output even as bombs abate

Even after the government quelled a militant uprising that sent production to a 30-year low last August, smaller-scale sabotage caused by people trying to steal oil remains rife.
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Germany, Turkey need each other, but they're close to a breakup

Over the past few months, the two countries have been locked in an increasingly heated war of words and diplomatic slights. It culminated this week with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel interrupting his North Sea vacation to deliver a strongly worded statement promising to "reorient" the country's Turkey policy.
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US airstrike accidently kills more than a dozen Afghan police

Friday’s strike on a security forces compound in Gereshk district was part of a U.S.-supported operation against Taliban militants in the area.
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