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Blowback from North Korea missile test: more strain in US-China ties

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February 08, 2016
North Korea’s rocket launch Sunday puts even more pressure on the international community to find a way to rein in the rogue nation and potentially adds stress to U.S.-China...
 A new Northrop Grumman commercial shows its new sixth generation fighter jets.    YouTube video still image

Futuristic fighter jet will probably be unveiled during the Super Bowl

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February 08, 2016
They zip and dart across the sky in a three-jet formation, a six-second apparition in a 30-second commercial touting the achievements of defense contractor Northrop Grumman.
 Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy responds to questioning during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.    Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes

The order that opens every Army job to women with 'no exceptions'

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February 08, 2016
An Army directive issued at the end of January spells out what Defense Secretary Ash Carter meant when he announced in December that the military will open all of its positions to...
Lance Cpl. Katelyn M. Hunter conducts pullups during an initial assessment at Camp Foster on Dec. 12. Hunter is a combat photographer with combat camera, G-3/5, operations and training, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. (Kasey Peacock/Marine Corps photo)

Marines may alter rules to permit women to bulk up

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February 05, 2016
As the Pentagon grapples with how to integrate women into all jobs in combat, the Marine Corps is considering something new: Boosting how heavy it allows women to be so that they...
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller listens to comments during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

Military Update: Pledges, doubts shared over women in ground combat jobs

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February 06, 2016
Army and Marine Corps leaders swapped pledges with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday not to cave to political pressure and relax ground combat skill...
Female Marine recruits practice rear hand punches during training at Parris Island, S.C., in July 2011. (Javarre Glanton/U.S. Marine Corps)
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House bill requires women to sign up for draft

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February 05, 2016
WASHINGTON — Two House Republicans introduced a bill Thursday requiring eligible women in the United States to sign up for the military draft, just days after it was recommended...