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U.S. calls for 'robust' NATO posture on eastern flank

Brussels - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that NATO was building a "robust" defensive posture on its eastern flank, as the alliance faces an increasingly aggressive Russia.

U.S. Senate confirms Army's first openly gay civilian leader

Washington - The US Senate unanimously confirmed America's first ever openly gay official to be the secretary of the Army.

Belgian prisons 'like North Korea' as strike crisis hits

Forest - Belgium faces a growing crisis in its prisons, with the army called in to help and inmates stuck in their cells 24 hours a day as the government struggles to end a strike by prison staff.

Germany to increase troops for first time since Cold War ended

Berlin - Germany is raising the number of its troops for the first time since 1990, ending a quarter of a century of successive cuts in the army since the end of the Cold War.

Belgian army fills in for striking prison staff

Brussels - Belgium took the unprecedented step on Monday of mobilising the army to fill in for striking prison staff to ensure inmates are able to take showers, walks and proper meals.

Trial opens of Israeli soldier who shot wounded Palestinian

Jaffa - The politically charged trial began Monday of an Israeli soldier accused of shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground.

Crisis with Guatemala over: Belize PM

Guatemala City - Belize's prime minister on Monday declared that a crisis with neighboring Guatemala prompted by a deadly shooting last week on their disputed border is "over.

Guatemala deploys 3,000 troops to disputed border with Belize

Guatemala City - Guatemala has deployed 3,000 troops to its disputed border with Belize following a shooting incident that killed a Guatemalan teen, Defense Minister Williams Mansilla said.

Amnesty accuses Nigeria's military over deadly Shiite clashes

Lagos - Amnesty International on Friday accused Nigeria's military of deliberately shooting dead more than 350 Shiite Muslims, burying them in mass graves and destroying evidence of the crime.

Israel soldier who shot Palestinian allowed home for Passover

Ramla - An Israeli soldier charged with manslaughter after shooting a prone and wounded Palestinian assailant in the head was released from custody Friday for the Jewish Passover festival, the army said.

El Salvador unleashes new elite force on gang bosses

Sansalvador - El Salvador on Wednesday deployed a new, heavily armed elite force of soldiers and police to hunt down gangs that have turned the country into one of the world's deadliest.

El Salvador unleashes new elite force on gang bosses

Sansalvador - El Salvador on Wednesday deployed a new, heavily armed elite force of soldiers and police to hunt down gangs that have turned the country into one of the world's deadliest.

Israeli soldier who shot wounded Palestinian charged with manslaughter

Jaffa - An Israeli soldier caught on video shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head was charged with manslaughter on Monday in a case that has sparked widespread controversy.

Russia denies flight of jet that intercepted U.S. Air Force plane 'unsafe'

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry denied Sunday that a Russian jet that intercepted a US Air Force plane earlier this week had acted unsafely, dismissing the Pentagon's criticism.

Mexican soldiers detained as torture video surfaces

- Authorities have arrested a Mexican army captain and a soldier as a video emerged showing a woman being tortured by troops and a federal police officer, officials said Thursday.

Guerrilla attack kills four before Peru election

- Three soldiers and a civilian were killed, and seven others wounded, in two attacks by guerrillas in the jungles of central Peru, on the eve of presidential elections.

Djibouti's strategic position draws world's armies

Arta - A French warship ploughs through the sparkling waters between Africa and Arabia on a joint training drill with the US that highlights Djibouti's growing strategic role for the world's militaries.

Autopsy backs case against Israel soldier who shot Palestinian: doctor

Jerusalem - An autopsy on a Palestinian assailant showed Sunday that he was killed by a bullet to the head, backing a manslaughter case against an Israeli soldier caught on video shooting him, a doctor said.

Autopsy backs case against Israel soldier who shot Palestinian: doctor

Jerusalem - An autopsy on a Palestinian assailant showed Sunday that he was killed by a bullet to the head, backing a manslaughter case against an Israeli soldier caught on video shooting him, a doctor said.

Autopsy backs case against Israel soldier who shot Palestinian: doctor

Jerusalem - An autopsy on a Palestinian assailant showed Sunday that he was killed by a bullet to the head, backing a manslaughter case against an Israeli soldier caught on video shooting him, a doctor said.

Army seizes key IS bastion in central Syria: state TV

Damascus - Syrian troops on Sunday seized the key Islamic State group bastion of Al-Qaryatain, dealing the jihadists a new blow in the country's centre a week after expelling them from Palmyra, state television said.

Colombia to charge two generals over civilian killings

Estanzuela - Colombian prosecutors will charge two army generals for their alleged role in the murders of civilians who were later presented as rebels killed in combat, sources said Tuesday.

Colombian soldier survives three weeks lost in jungle

Estanzuela - A Colombian soldier who went missing in the jungle has been found after a 23-day ordeal that he survived by eating raw tortoise and singing rap songs to himself, the army said Tuesday.

Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian in head appears in court

- An Israeli soldier caught on video shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay on the ground appeared in a military court Tuesday as hundreds of his supporters protested outside.

Syria army vows to 'end IS' in Raqa, Deir Ezzor after Palmyra win

Damascus - Syria's army vowed Sunday to follow its victory against the Islamic State group in the city of Palmyra with an advance against the jihadists in their other strongholds."Palmyra will be the central base to broaden operations...

Brazil army vows to defend stability in crisis

Bras - The commander of Brazil's army vowed it would ensure stability in the face of a political crisis that threatens to topple the government, news media reported Friday.

UN mission in C. African Republic hit by new sex allegations

Bangui - The scandal-tainted UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic said Friday that fresh allegations of sex abuse by its soldiers had surfaced in the centre of the country.

On patrol with Macedonian troops at Europe's closed gate

Gevgelija - Macedonian soldiers trudge through torrential rain in a borderland once home to quiet vineyards, searching for migrants trying to sneak through a hole in the locked-down gate to western Europe.

Ecuador army plane crash kills all 22 aboard: president

Quito - An Ecuadoran army plane crashed in the Amazon rainforest, killing all 22 people on board, President Rafael Correa said."There are no survivors," Correa wrote on Twitter, several minutes after first posting news of the crash. "This is a tragedy.

Family relationships linked to joining U.S. Armed Services

Washington - Wondering if your son or daughter will join the military services? If you live in the U.S., the likelihood increases if someone in the family has previously enlisted.
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U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, fire at an enemy bunker during Task Force Training on Camp Roberts, Calif.
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Two Afghan children look at a U.S. Army photographer in June, 2010
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Reserve soldiers conduct a training exercise (photo credit: Matanya Tausig/Flash90)
Reserve soldiers conduct a training exercise (photo credit: Matanya Tausig/Flash90)
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EGHS's drill team.
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A Ugandan Army helicopter hunts for LRA members in Central African Republic.
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Staff Sergeant Ferguson's daughter proudly wears her dad's cap.
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U.S. Soldiers conduct a patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers to check on conditions in a village in the Wardak province of Afghanistan
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EGHS's drumline.
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The SA Army Band provided music for the memorial service.
U.S. Navy Seaman Christopher Hotella wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft
U.S. Navy Seaman Christopher Hotella wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft
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U.S. Marines conduct rifle movement drills during sustainment training aboard the USS Iwo Jima
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President Barack Obama visits with a platoon of U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan that recently lost six members, Dec. 3, 2010. The President made an overnight trip to visit troops in Afghanistan.
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