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In the South China Sea, it’s ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss’

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WASHINGTON — The new Biden administration has been reversing many of the Trump administration’s policies in areas such as immigration and energy, but when it comes to confronting China’s actions in the South China Sea, at the highest levels of power the song remains the same. In its opening weeks, the Biden administration has signaled […]

In the South China Sea, it’s ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss’

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WASHINGTON — The new Biden administration has been reversing many of the Trump administration’s policies in areas such as immigration and energy, but when it comes to confronting China’s actions in the South China Sea, at the highest levels of power the song remains the same. In its opening weeks, the Biden administration has signaled […]

US, South Korea to begin scaled-down military drills amid virus spike

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SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and South Korea will begin their annual joint military exercises this week, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday. But a spreading coronavirus outbreak has apparently forced the allies to scale back an already low-key training program mainly involving computer-simulated war scenarios. The drills from Tuesday to Aug. […]

South Dakota Guardsmen honor Civil War dead by cleaning tombstones

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Cora Van Olson, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan via the AP 11 hours ago Members of Bravo Battery spent Aug. 9, 2020, cleaning Civil War-era soldiers’ headstones in the vicinity of the Phil Kearney, Post No. 7, G.A.R. Memorial in the Yankton, S.D., city cemetery. (Cora Van Olson/Yankton Press & Dakotan via AP) YANKTON, S.D. […]

US, South Korea to begin scaled-down military drills amid virus spike

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SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and South Korea will begin their annual joint military exercises this week, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday. But a spreading coronavirus outbreak has apparently forced the allies to scale back an already low-key training program mainly involving computer-simulated war scenarios. The drills from Tuesday to Aug. […]

South Korea official asks senior US envoy to revive stalled talks with North Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Thursday asked a visiting senior U.S. envoy to try to revive stalled nuclear diplomacy with North Korea, which has refused to resume talks because of what it calls hostile U.S. policies. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, the top U.S. official on North Korea, has been in […]

South Korea official asks senior US envoy to revive stalled talks with North Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Thursday asked a visiting senior U.S. envoy to try to revive stalled nuclear diplomacy with North Korea, which has refused to resume talks because of what it calls hostile U.S. policies. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, the top U.S. official on North Korea, has been in […]

South Korea urges North to uphold deals amid rising animosities

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Sunday convened an emergency security meeting and urged North Korea to uphold reconciliation agreements, hours after the North threatened to demolish a liaison office and take military action against its rival. There’s concern that North Korea could turn to provocation to bolster its internal unity and wrest outside […]

Two South Carolina National Guard troops hospitalized after being near lighning strike in DC

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Shortly after midnight, two members of the South Carolina National Guard were taken to the hospital after being in close proximity to a lightning strike while on duty in Washington D.C., according to the National Guard and D.C. Fire and EMS Department. Shortly after midnight, #DCsBravest received a call for a report of 2 military […]

South Carolina National Guard lieutenant who died in non-combat incident on Bagram identified

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The Pentagon announced the death of a U.S. soldier on Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Thursday morning. 1st Lt. Trevarius Ravon Bowman, 25, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, died from a non-combat-related incident on Tuesday, the Defense Department said in a press release. Officials said the incident is under investigation, and did not release any other details […]