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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines
Mattis backs women in combat, NATO alliance Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis told the Senate on Thursday that he has no plans to review policies allowing women to serve in combat roles if he is confirmed as defense secretary.
'Rogue One' screening to US troops in Iraq offers an escape from war U.S. troops and their allies on a military base in Iraq were told in late December that special showings of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” slated to coincide with the movie’s U.S. theatrical release just before Christmas, would be delayed indefinitely. It was a dark time for the forces.
US soldier dies in Kuwait A U.S. soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Central Command died in a noncombat-related incident in Kuwait on Thursday, the Army said in a statement.
Watchdog to investigate Justice, FBI actions before election The Justice Department's inspector general announced Thursday he will launch an investigation into the department and FBI's actions in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were properly followed by FBI Director James Comey.
Senate’s military panel set to take on Trump presidency The Armed Services Committee holds powerful sway over the military, helping to craft its budget and policies. And under McCain’s leadership, it is moving into an unusual position – a Republican-led committee already gearing up to take on a first-term Republican president.
CIA nominee agrees Russia tried to interfere in election Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA told Congress on Thursday that he accepts the findings in an intelligence assessment that Russia interfered in the U.S. election with the goal of helping Trump win, even though the president-elect has been skeptical of some of the report's conclusions.