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Navy Officer Who Fled Vietnam Returns On Board Carrier Vinson

Navy Cmdr. Hien Trinh, whose family fled Vietnam in an overcrowded fishing boat after the fall of Saigon, came back last week on board the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in the ship's historic port call to Danang. "A Navy ship picked us up, and that's one of the reasons why I'm actually in the Navy,"

MILITARY.COM - 2018-03-17 12:00:00

Manchester cop resigned after probe into misused military leave

MANCHESTER - A town police officer has resigned after an investigation found he lied about taking time off for National Guard service and then tried to mislead investigators, documents show. Officer William Beeler said in an application for unemployment compensation that he resigned because he knew

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2018-03-17 11:45:00

10 years after Mosul archbishop was killed, his beatification cause is opened

Ten years ago this week, on March 13, 2008, the body of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho of Mosul, Iraq, was found outside the city. The news of the assassination of the 65-year-old leader of Chaldean Catholics in northern Iraq quickly spread. For nearly two weeks, Archbishop Rahho had been held captiv

ALETEIA.ORG - 2018-03-17 11:00:52

How The New York Times Is Making War With Iran More Likely

It's not easy to say which country America will fight in its next ill-advised war. Iran? Or, assuming President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un don't hit it off at their summit, North Korea? Maybe even Venezuela or Russia? It's easier to say what one of the major causes of the war will be: the failure

THE INTERCEPT - 2018-03-17 10:30:04

Britain blames Putin for attack

MOSCOW -- The gulf between Russia and Britain widened Friday as the two nations cranked up pressure over a nerve agent attack and a suspected murder in Britain that has deepened Western worries about alleged Russian meddling abroad. Britain's foreign secretary accused Russian President Vladimir Puti

NWAONLINE.COM - 2018-03-17 10:42:00

Iraqi PM Welcomes FIFA Decision to Lift Ban on Iraqi Stadiums

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi welcomed a decision from soccer's world governing body FIFA to lift a ban on hosting competitive international soccer matches at stadiums in three Iraqi cities. Abadi congratulated the Iraqi people and the sports public on the lifting of the ban, which

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-17 09:33:43

AFC welcomes lifting of Iraq ban for competitive matches

AFC welcomes lifting of Iraq ban for competitive matches KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Saturday welcomed the FIFA Council's decision to lift a ban on Iraq, allowing the country to host competitive matches in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala. Iraq has largel

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-17 09:09:51

Widow: They destroyed the whole family

Hanadi Al Shaikhli covered her husband's makeshift memorial with plastic late Friday afternoon to protect it. "I like these pictures," she said softly while trying to block the blowing wind. The photographs of her husband, flowers and notes of condolence have been accumulating on a wooden pallet in

POST-BULLETIN - 2018-03-17 08:30:00

Taliban suicide bomber targets foreign contractors in Kabul

FBI's McCabe fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire Provided by Al Jazeera The attack comes days after the top US general in Afghanistan said security in the city would be "the main effort" for foreign forces [Reuters] A Taliban suicide car bomber has detonated explosives near to

MSN.COM - 2018-03-17 07:49:25

MBS says Saudi Arabia will build a nuclear weapon if Iran does

Saudi Arabia's crown prince has said that his kingdom does not want to build a nuclear weapon, buts it is prepared to do so if necessary. Citing the potential threat of Iran developing nuclear military capabilities, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom would "without a doubt" do the sam

STEPFEED.COM - 2018-03-17 07:45:00

Recent Stanford Law alum dies in helicopter crash in Iraq

Recent Stanford Law graduate Christopher "Tripp" Zanetis J.D. '17 was among the seven U.S. troops who died in Thursday's helicopter crash near Qaim, a town in western Iraq near the Syrian border. A litigation department associate at the New York City firm Debevoise & Plimpton, Zanetis had left for I

STANFORD DAILY - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

Friends: Stanford law grad who died in Iraq helicopter crash lived remarkable life

Christopher "Tripp" Zanetis, and six other soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq Thursday. Their chopper hit a power line and crashed in western Anbar province. Christopher "Tripp" Zanetis, and six other soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq Thursday. Their chopper hit a po

YAHOO! - 2018-03-17 06:26:56

Malaysia warns Rohingya crisis could pose security risk

Sydney (AFP) - Malaysia's prime minister Saturday warned his Southeast Asian neighbours that the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar could become a serious security threat for the region. Hundreds of thousands of the Muslim-minority Rohingya have fled Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state after authoritie

BREITBART - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

On This Day: Lithuania rejects Soviet ultimatum on independence

March 17 (UPI) - On this date in history: In 1762, New York City staged its first parade honoring the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It was led by Irish soldiers serving in the British army. In 1776, the Continental Army under Gen. George Washington forced Brit

BREITBART - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

Four arrested for setting up fake charities for wounded veterans

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - On the front lines, many U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan suffered severe casualties, both physical and psychological. Legitimate private groups formed to help build homes for wounded veterans and help them with food and other needs. Even give them a day at the gun range or

WTHR - 2018-03-17 06:28:55

WATCH - Shiite Interfaith Activist: Islamic State's Terror 'Deeply Rooted in Islam'

TEL AVIV - A prominent Iraqi Shiite interfaith activist told BBC Arabic earlier this month that the Islamic State terror group's violence, including beheadings, is "deeply rooted in Islam," which makes it "a hundred times more evil." Jawad Al-Khoei also said that Christians were "the owners of this

BREITBART - 2018-03-17 06:07:24

Pentagon: 7 dead in U.S. helicopter crash

BEIRUT - A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Iraq on Thursday, killing all seven people on board, the Pentagon confirmed yesterday. In a statement issued yesterday, the U.S. Central Command said the aircraft, an HH-60 Pave Hawk, crashed at approximately 6:45 p.m. local time near the town o

BOSTON HERALD - 2018-03-17 05:21:09

FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches

BOGOTA - World football body FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches. "We are allowing international matches to be staged in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala," FIF

ENCA.COM - 2018-03-17 04:44:02

"He was one of the good ones": Carmel family devastated by airman's death

CARMEL, Ind. (WTHR) - One of seven service members killed when a U.S. military helicopter crashed in Iraq Thursday grew up in central Indiana. Tripp Zanetis lived for others and died for his country. He graduated Carmel High School with honors, an outstanding young man with an outstanding future ahe

WTHR - 2018-03-17 04:41:04

Seven U.S. Airmen Among 131 Killed in Iraq

All seven U.S. airmen aboard an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter were killed when the aircraft crashed near Qaim, after hitting a power line. The crash is still under investigation, but there is no indication that hostile fire was involved. At least 124 others were killed, and six more were wounded in rec

ANTIWAR.COM - 2018-03-17 04:04:55