Possible US airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan; at least 19 dead
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Possible US airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan; at least 19 dead

Tim Craig | The Washington Post - October 3, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. forces may have mistakenly bombed a hospital in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 19 people, including three children, in an incident…

Costa Rican government at odds over landing of US military helicopters
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Costa Rican government at odds over landing of US military helicopters

Zach Dyer - September 24, 2015

A brief stopover by five U.S. military helicopters in Costa Rica over the weekend drew the ire of lawmakers who claimed the landing violated Costa Rica's sovereignty. The executive…

Guantanamo should be shut before Obama leaves, says Pentagon chief
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Guantanamo should be shut before Obama leaves, says Pentagon chief

AFP - August 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay should be shut down before President Barack Obama leaves office, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday, saying the…

Ex-SEAL Robert O’Neill reveals himself as shooter who killed Osama bin Laden
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Ex-SEAL Robert O’Neill reveals himself as shooter who killed Osama bin Laden

Joby Warrick | The Washington Post - November 7, 2014

In 15 years of dangerous missions — from midnight raids on al-Qaida safe houses in Iraq to battling Somali pirates from the deck of a heaving U.S.…

Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq massacre
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Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq massacre

Chantal Valery | AFP - October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday for their roles in a notorious 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left at least 14…

Following Ferguson, US police use of military gear to be reviewed
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Following Ferguson, US police use of military gear to be reviewed

David Nakamura and Niraj Chokshi | The Washington Post - August 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supplied nearly half a billion dollars in military equipment to municipal police…

Missouri violence highlights ‘militarization’ of US police
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Missouri violence highlights ‘militarization’ of US police

AFP - August 14, 2014

From high-powered assault rifles to camouflage-clad police officers perched on top of heavily armored vehicles, the violence gripping the Missouri town of Ferguson has highlighted a growing…

Costa Rican special operations unit participates in regional ‘war games’
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Costa Rican special operations unit participates in regional ‘war games’

Sarah Blaskey - August 9, 2014

Last month, a Costa Rican public security unit took part in regional “War Games” in Tolemaida, Colombia, where they competed in grueling challenges testing physical fitness, weapons…

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US strikes targets in Iraq with drones and jets

AFP - August 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. forces launched a second wave of air strikes against Islamic extremists near Arbil in northern Iraq on Friday, destroying a militant convoy and killing…

Costa Rica approves joint US patrols and docking permits to fight drug war
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Costa Rica approves joint US patrols and docking permits to fight drug war

L. Arias - June 10, 2014

Lawmakers on Monday evening voted to extend permission to the U.S. Coast Guard to participate in joint drug patrols in Costa Rican waters and to dock in…