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explosions

RT @CNNPolitics: .@SenJohnMcCain blasts Pentagon officials for downplaying the role of the key Iraqi city Ramadi http://t.co/hrKoGFMlM9 #IS… - @cnnbrk

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World War II

Remains of up to nearly 400 service members tied to USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor to be exhumed in attempt to identify them, Defense Department says - @cnnbrk

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Russia

Pentagon spokesman says last week's intercept of US spy plane by Russian fighter jet was 'exceptionally unsafe' - @NBCNews

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South Korea

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrives at Osan airbase in South Korea for 3-day trip - @NBCNews

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Afghan soldier attacks US troops, April 8, 2015

Editor's note: Details on the shooting of several U.S. soldiers by an Afghan man remain unclear, Reuters reports. A U.S. official tells Reuters that the Afghan man was dressed in uniform and was killed in return fire. The Pentagon and U.S. State Department confirmed an exchange of gunfire, and the Pentagon confirmed one American soldier was killed, but could not say for certain if it was an insider attack. Afghan police say it is unclear who fired first. NBC News reports seven other Americans were wounded in the incident. - Stephanie

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partner items

RT @WFLAJeff: #BreakingNews Macdill Gate now clear. DOD team finds no explosives. Traffic still a problem in area #wfla - @WFLA

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United States Department of Defense

Report: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter kicks off talks with his Japanese counterpart aimed at demonstrating US-Japan security alliance is tighter than ever amid China's growing assertiveness in the region - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US-led forces targeted Islamic State militants in Iraq with 8 air strikes, conducted 5 air strikes in Syria since Sunday morning, US military says - Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea declares a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reports; move suggests more missile launches are possible before US defense chief visits Seoul this week - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US military: Coalition forces continue airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq; 15 airstrikes since Friday - statement

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US military: Coalition forces conducted 7 airstrikes in Syria, 7 in Iraq since Tuesday in Islamic State fight - statement

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US and coalition forces conducted 18 airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters, including 8 in Tikrit, military says; 4 airstrikes in Syria - statement

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Yemen crisis

US military says it rescued 2 Saudi pilots today when they ejected over the Gulf of Aden during combat operations against rebels in Yemen - @RichardEngel

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Coalition military forces conducted 6 airstrikes in Syria over most recent 24-hour period; Separately, 10 airstrikes approved by Iraqi Ministry of Defense were carried out against Islamic State targets there

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Fight against Islamic State militants

CENTCOM: Iraqi Security Forces have defeated 4 separate Islamic State attacks across Iraq in recent days. 'The tables are turning,' says Col. Wayne Marotto - CENTCOM

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War in Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says US flexibility in troop drawdown will accelerate reforms, ensure forces are better trained - @ReutersLive

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War in Afghanistan

President Obama says trajectory of 2016 draw-down of US troops from Afghanistan will be determined at later date

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War in Afghanistan

White House says President Obama will announce all 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan will stay through end of 2015 - @Acosta

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US would review any formal Iraqi request for assistance on 'stalled' Tikrit offensive, Pentagon says - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Pentagon says it is notifying 100 military members named on 'Islamic State Hacking Division' hit list; no indication information came from data breach - @AP

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