Sunday, January 22, 2017

Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

New Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives at the Pentagon, gets to work
Newly sworn-in Defense Secretary James N. Mattis quietly arrived at the Pentagon for the first time in his new role Saturday, stepping out of a black sport utility vehicle at noon before entering the building and getting to work.

Navy to issue new lightweight, flame-resistant coveralls to sailors at sea
The Navy this fall will start issuing flame-resistant uniforms to sailors at sea that are more comfortable and lighter-weight versions of the coveralls sailors have worn aboard ships the past few years.

Trump: There’s no ‘feud’ with the CIA, promises to enlarge fight against extremists
President Donald Trump Saturday said to employees of the CIA that he supported them, and that he would unleash them to defeat Islamic terrorists after previous presidents had acted with restraint in the nation’s 16-year-old war with extremists.

Some Trump protesters to face rioting charges 
Federal prosecutors say most of the approximately 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will be charged with felony rioting.

US airstrike said to kill 100-plus al-Qaida in Syria
U.S. warplanes bombed an al-Qaida training camp in Syria, killing more than 100 militants, marking the second major U.S. counterterrorism strike in the final hours of Barack Obama's presidency, the Pentagon said Friday.

Iraqi forces eye tougher fight in Mosul's west 
A crowd of Iraqi officers looked out at the Tigris River Friday from a balcony of Mosul's Nineveh International hotel. Just over three months ago, the men were some 45 kilometers (28 miles) away in a cluster of desert villages on the edge of Nineveh plain.

Hundreds of thousands of women protest against Trump
Wearing pink, pointy-eared "pussyhats" to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years.

13 Marine aircraft to deploy from Hawaii to Australia
The Marines are moving to four major forward areas of operation over the next decade — Japan, Guam, Hawaii and Australia — as part of a “distributed laydown” that seeks to deter growing threats in the vast Asia-Pacific region, particularly from from China and North Korea.

Marine veteran hiking 22 miles daily to raise awareness of suicide
Marine veteran Shane Stephens is hiking nearly two dozen miles each day to raise awareness of suicides among veterans. Stephens' daily task of hiking 22 miles represents the often-cited statistic of veteran suicides each day.


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