Monday, January 9, 2017

Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

Poland-bound US tanks roll east in military signal to Russia
U.S. soldiers offloaded scores of combat vehicles from ship to shore Sunday at the massive port here, pressing forward with one of the largest U.S. force movements in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

Questions about hacking swirl as Trump enters critical week
President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia tried to interfere in the American presidential election, his incoming White House Chief of staff said Sunday.

Influential former Iranian leader Rafsanjani dead at age 82
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a wily political survivor and multimillionaire mogul who remained among the ruling elite despite moderate views, died Sunday, state TV reported. He was 82.

Pentagon chief: 'Virtually zero' Russian support against IS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Russians have given "virtually zero" support to the United States in fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

Palestinian truck attack kills 4 Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem 
A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four soldiers and wounding 17 others in one of the deadliest attacks of a more than yearlong campaign of violence.

US soldier, part of anti-Islamic State push, dies in Jordan
The U.S. military says a soldier has died in a noncombat related incident while operating construction equipment in Jordan.

Defense secretary choice once opposed expanding Israeli settlements
Retired Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, has condemned expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, repeatedly said the U.S. must find a way for a two-state solution in the region and praised Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal as “valiant.”

Navy, Trump planning biggest fleet expansion since Cold War 
Boosting shipbuilding to meet the Navy's 355-ship goal could require an additional $5 billion to $5.5 billion in annual spending in the Navy's 30-year projection.

Deadliest battle in US history in a war that's slipping from memory
Even history buffs are stumped by this one. What single battle in our military history killed more Americans than any other?

Eyeing the new boss, federal workers prepare for deep cuts under Trump
Federal workers across the nation are bracing for reductions in head counts, civil service protections and even salaries when President-elect Donald Trump and Congress turn their attention to government spending later this year.

GOP takes deregulatory aim at hard-to-buy gun silencers
The federal government has strictly limited the sale of firearm silencers for as long as James Bond and big-screen gangsters have used them to discreetly shoot enemies between the eyes.


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