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International Auto Logistics opened new vehicle processing centers, like this one in Mildenhall, England, when it took over the contract in May to ship servicemembers' vehicles. The company has faced criticism for late deliveries and not being able to provide accurate information about the location of vehicles. (Adam L. Mathis/Stars and Stripes)

Contractors’ deal averts new breakdown in POV shipments

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October 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — The military’s troubled system for shipping privately owned vehicles appears to have dodged a major breakdown Wednesday after a dispute was settled by the main contractor and a subcontractor responsible for overseas transport.
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Mathew Miller, an American detained in North Korea listens to interview questions in Pyongyang on Sept. 1, 2014. On Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, Miller was sentenced to six years of hard labor on charges he illegally entered the country to commit espionage. (Wong Maye-E/AP)

N. Korea experts: US must apologize to free detainees

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October 24, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday....

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A U.S. sailor directs the landing of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge on Sept. 22, 2014. During an all-hands call aboard the ship at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert told the crew that eight-month deployments are no longer sustainable. (Tamara Vaughn/U.S. Navy)

Greenert tells Kearsarge crew 8-month deployments no longer sustainable

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October 24, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy's top admiral told sailors on Wednesday that lengthy eight-month deployments are no longer sustainable and that he's got a plan to make seven-month cruises the standard.

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Cover of the Wastebook 2014, which details the "most outlandish government spending."  (COBURN.SENATE.GOV)

Wastebook: DOD programs named among worst government waste

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October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — Exploding military sleep apnea claims, Afghanistan buildings that keep burning down and the Navy’s Currents magazine have all made one of Congress’ most notorious lists of wasteful government spending.

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