A half-century after being uprooted for a remote Navy base, these islanders are fighting to return - News

A half-century after being uprooted for a remote Navy base, these islanders are fighting to return - News

stripes.com 17 Aug '18, 12am

POINTE AUX SABLES, Mauritius (Tribune News Service) — The memories remain fresh in her mind: the fishermen tramping in from the surf with armfuls of fresh catches, the Saturday night dance parties under swaying palms, the long Sundays swimming in crystalline waters until her parents called her in for dinner. “I will never forget those days,” said Noella Gaspard, 55, describing her childhood on the island of Diego Garcia. The footprint-shaped atoll lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean, at the tip of a chain of coral islands whose tropical beauty belies a difficult history. When Gaspard was a girl, the archipelago was named Chagos. It was ...

Islamic State releases photos from deadly raid on military base near Lake Chad

longwarjournal.org 17 Aug '18, 5am

Yesterday, the Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) released photos from last week’s raid on the Garunda military base in northeastern Nigeria in...

Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon

defencetalk.com 17 Aug '18, 2am

Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also de...

@realDonaldTrump Mr. President, Sir, he's asking for it why not make his day?

military.com 16 Aug '18, 10pm
@realDonaldTrump Mr. President, Sir, he's asking for it why not make his day?

Retired Adm. William McRaven called President Donald Trump's leadership an embarrassment to the nation Thursday while defending the integrity...

New DOD policy prohibits GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

army.mil 16 Aug '18, 5pm
New DOD policy prohibits GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

WASHINGTON -- Deployed service members are going to have to ditch their "geolocation devices" in response to a new memo from Deputy Defense S...

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Poland wants permanent US forces stationed there

militarytimes.com 16 Aug '18, 1pm

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his...

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