The attack was only the second bombing in Irbil, a city considered so safe that the U.S. moved many of its diplomats there from Baghdad when the Islamic State captured the city of Mosul and threatened Baghdad last year.
Twice a day, Koen Hughes’s medicine alarm beeps and sputters. He yells out across the kitchen to his father, retired Army Staff Sgt. Jonah Hughes, who suffers from such a severe brain injury that it’s sometimes hard for him to remember how to shower.
The Army is shuttering 40 percent of its Warrior Transition Units as war-related casualties decrease, the service announced Friday. WTUs will remain on installations where there are large concentrations of soldiers, according to the Army, and they will continue to be co-located with major Army medical centers.
One of the piquant questions of Cold War history is, could the Miami Herald have talked President John F. Kennedy out of the Bay of Pigs operation? In a little-known collision of journalism and national security, the Herald, seven months before the Bay of Pigs, had prepared a news story saying that the United States was planning to launch a military operation against Cuba. But the paper’s top management killed the story after CIA Director Allen Dulles said publishing it would hurt national security.
A top manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs office in Philadelphia has been temporarily removed from his position to get “different eyes” on the deeply troubled facility, the department said Friday.
Vo Huu Nhan was in his vegetable boat in the floating markets of the Mekong Delta when his phone rang. The caller from the United States had stunning news — a DNA database had linked him with a Vietnam vet believed to be his father.
Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday for the first time since he was elected in November and demanded that Abe stop work to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
Hundreds of airmen in the Kaiserslautern area may have been paid too much in overseas housing allowance, money paid by the government to cover off-base rent and utility costs, Air Force officials said.
Before 49ers special-teams coach Thomas McGaughey gave Nate Boyer any instructions Friday, he offered his appreciation: Boyer, a former long snapper at Texas, was a Green Beret who earned a Bronze Star in Iraq.