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US commander warns against leaving Afghanistan too rapidly

By LOLITA C. BALDOR

The battle-hardened Army commander nominated to take over U.S. military operations in Afghanistan warns Congress that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida and plan attacks against the U.S. Lt. Gen. Scott Miller, a former Army Delta commando who heads U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that, if confirmed, he'll reassess the troop numbers in Afghanistan to see if the force size is right.

Marine apparently shoots himself by accident at Washington guard post

By Greg Norman

A Marine is in critical condition Friday after apparently shooting himself by accident Finside a guard post at the Marine Corps barracks in Washington, D.C., officials say.

Cambodia scorns US sanctions against senior military officer

By SOPHENG CHEANG

Cambodia's military has reacted with scorn to an announcement by the United States that it has blacklisted an important senior army officer over human rights abuses, blocking his access to any assets in the U.S. The Treasury Department announced sanctions Tuesday against Gen. Bun Hieng, commander of Cambodia's Prime Minister Bodyguard Unit, which it said had been engaged in serious human rights violations for at least the past 21 years, including a 1997 incident in which a U.S. citizen received shrapnel wounds.

Judge Stops Deportation of a New York Pizza Delivery Man

By LIZ ROBBINS

Pablo Villavicencio Calderon was taken into custody while delivering a pizza to Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. A judge has halted the deportation at least until a hearing can be held.

New Army 'Vision' seeks long-range precision missiles, hypersonics and artillery

By Kris Osborn

The Army’s new “Vision” for future war calls for a fast-moving emphasis on long-range precision fire to include missiles, hypersonic weapons and extended-range artillery -- to counter Russian threats on the European continent, service officials explain.

Pompeo, Pakistan army chief discuss relations, Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken by phone with Pakistan's army chief to discuss political reconciliation in Afghanistan and other issues.

Army prototypes new self-powering 'Iron Man' soldier suits

By Kris Osborn

The Army is testing and prototyping self-generating “Ironman-like” soldier exoskeletons, designed to massively change combat missions by supporting soldier movement, generating electricity, powering weapons systems and substantially lowering the weight burden of what troops carry in war.

One Familyโ€™s Toll on a Cruel Day: 7 Children With Amputated Legs

By ROD NORDLAND

A leftover rocket killed 4 and maimed seven young members of an extended family in eastern Afghanistan. “I wanted to cry,” says the doctor in charge of treating them.

Arlington Cemetery, Nearly Full, May Become More Exclusive

By DAVE PHILIPPS and DAMON WINTER

To preserve space for future war heroes in the country’s premier national cemetery, the Army is considering new rules that would turn away many currently eligible veterans.

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