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Sikh Army Captain Will Be Able To Wear Turban, Beard While On Active Duty

Sikh in US armyAfter a lengthy legal battle, the U.S. Army has announced it will grant a Sikh man a year-long exemption allowing him to wear a turban and beard while serving as an active duty officer.

Since December 2015, decorated Afghanistan veteran and West Point graduate Captain Simratpal Singh has been in an ongoing debate with the U.S. Army over whether he is allowed to grow out a beard and wear a turban while on active duty — outward expressions of faith common among men who follow Sikhism, Singh’s religion.

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Top US Navy officer jailed over massive bribery scandal

Top US Navy officer jailed for briberyA high-ranking US Navy captain has been sentenced to nearly four years in jail for passing classified information to a Malaysian defence contractor.

Daniel Dusek provided the information in exchange for luxury hotel stays and the services of prostitutes.  Desek was also ordered to pay a $70,000 (£50,000) fine and $30,000 in restitution to the navy.

He is the highest-ranking officer to be charged in one of the US military's worst bribery scandals.

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Naval officer arrested for assaulting Japanese woman on flight

US naval presence in OkinawaA U.S. Navy officer was arrested after allegedly groping and punching a 19-year-old Japanese woman on a flight from San Diego to Japan, officials said.

The officer is a 33-year-old lieutenant stationed at the Navy's base in Okinawa, USA Today reported.

The incident happened over the course of about 90 minutes on a commercial flight. Witnesses told Stars and Stripes the officer was drinking and had been repeatedly groping the woman's leg. Another passenger reported the behavior to a flight attendant and the woman had switched seats when the officer allegedly hit her in the face.

The severity of the woman's injuries was not reported.

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Airmen at nuke base probed for illegal drug use

Airmen at nuclear base investigated for drugsThe Air Force is investigating 14 members of a nuclear weapons security force for alleged illegal drug activity, in some cases including cocaine use, defense officials said Friday. The probe is a fresh blow to a nuclear missile corps that has been under intense scrutiny for a string of lapses in training and personal conduct over the past three years.

The investigation at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, home of the 90th Missile Wing, near Cheyenne, Wyoming, was announced by Gen. Robin Rand, the four-star commander of Air Force Global Strike Command. The command is responsible for the entire fleet of Minuteman 3 land-based nuclear missiles; one-third of the Minuteman 3 force is operated by the 90th Missile Wing in missile fields in portions of Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska.

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U.S. general Lori Robinson to become first woman to lead combatant command

Gen. Lori RobinsonPresident Barack Obama will name the first woman to head a U.S. combatant command, selecting Air Force General Lori Robinson as the next head of the military's Northern Command, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday.

The position, which is subject to Senate confirmation, is one of the most senior in the U.S. military and would make Robinson - who now leads U.S. air forces in the Pacific - the top general overseeing activities in North America.

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US to declassify military records on Argentina's 'Dirty War'

Argentina's dirty warPresident Barack Obama will move to declassify U.S. military and intelligence records related to Argentina's "Dirty War," the White House said Thursday, aiming to bring closure to questions of U.S. involvement in a notorious chapter in Argentina's history.

Obama's visit to Buenos Aires next week coincides with the 40th anniversary of the 1976 military coup that started Argentina's 1976-83 dictatorship. Little is known about the U.S. role leading up to that period, in which thousands of people were forcibly disappeared and babies systematically stolen from political prisoners.

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Military Admits Billion-Dollar War Toy F-35 Is F**ked

F-35Way back in the early 2000s, the U.S. military had a dream. To develop a new "universal" jet fighter that could do, well, pretty much everything that the military asks its different fighters to do.

But the dream of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter turned into a nightmare. The program is six years behind schedule and tens of billions of dollars over budget. And now, 16 years after the JSF prototypes took off for their first flights, top officials are finally owning up to the trauma the $400-billion fighter program has inflicted on America's finances and war readiness.

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