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5 Chinese navy ships off Alaska coast passed through US territorial waters, Pentagon officials say - @WSJbreakingnews

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Egypt Sinai Peninsula violence

Blasts on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula injure 6 peacekeepers, including 4 Americans, Pentagon says - @Reuters

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State Department spokesman John Kirby: State, Defense departments authorized voluntary departure of family members of US personnel at Incirlik Airbase and consulate in Adana, Turkey; decision was made out of an abundance of caution - @statedeptspox

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US military anthrax shipments

Pentagon reportedly to announce freeze on operations at 9 labs that deal with viruses, toxins, and bacteria, such as anthrax, sources tell @USATODAY

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Bering Sea

White House: Intent of Chinese Navy vessels in Bering Sea is unclear, but Pentagon has not detected any sort of threatening activity - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US military: US, allies carry out 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq - @Reuters

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US, Turkey have finalized the technical details on an agreement to integrate Turkey into the coalition fighting the Islamic State, says Pentagon spokesman - @Reuters

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Explosion reported at US base in Japan, 2015

Pentagon confirms blast at US military facility in Japan, no injuries reported - @AFP

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Explosion reported at US base in Japan, 2015

Pentagon says it is aware of reports of an explosion at a US military base in Sagamihara, Japan, but said it could not confirm the blast occurred on the base - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US and coalition partners targeted Islamic State in 27 air strikes in latest round of daily attacks in Iraq and Syria, Command Joint Task Force reports - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Islamic State launched hunt for internal spies, planned to pretend No. 2 Haji Mutazz was sick after his death in US drone strike in Iraq, says US official - @RichardEngel

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French train attack

Pentagon identifies rank of 2 US service members who helped subdue train attack as Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone from the Lajes Airbase in The Azores and Specialist Aleck Skarlatos of the Oregon National Guard

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North and South Korea tensions

US official says a 'pre-scheduled pause' of joint military exercises with South Korea is in effect - @Reuters

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South China Sea dispute

Map: US military says China has stepped up land reclamation in South China Sea - @WSJ

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Camp Lejeune, NC

2 Marines die over 2-day period at Camp Lejune, NC; both incidents under investigation - @USATODAY

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Pentagon plans to increase daily drone missions - @dcexaminer

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

Report: US military assessing stateside prisons for Guantanamo detainees, congressional source tells @CNN

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United States Department of Defense

Cost of transitioning care for transgender service members would equal a 'rounding error,' researcher says - @TR_Foundation


United States

US Department of Defense aware of hack claim made by group calling itself the 'Islamic State Hacking Division'; 'We are certainly looking into it,' Department of Defense spokesperson says - @VentureBeat

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Explosives factory destroyed as US and allies launched 29 air strikes targeting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in past 24-hour reporting period, says Combined Joint Task Force - @Reuters

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