Rising Threats to Japan Prompt U.S. Response

Accelerated military activity by China and North Korea has prompted the United States to completely reverse course regarding a planned military withdrawal. U.S. Space Force Indo-Pacific Commander Brig. Gen. Anthony Mastalir said Tuesday that his agency is working closely with the Japanese government to set up a component in the country, which he said would be similar to the one …

Delays Plague International Police Force in Haiti

Citing logistical issues, an advance team of Kenyan peacekeepers packed up and left Haiti, leaving the troubled island nation in the hands of armed gangs. A senior Kenyan official who declined to be named as they are not the official spokesperson said the bases are still under construction and crucial resources including vehicles are needed before deployment of the first …

Israeli Airstrike Kills Three Contractors in Gaza

Officials said Israeli forces mistakenly attacked a World Central Kitchen relief convoy. The airstrike killed seven WCF employees, including three people in the security detail. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Israel mistakenly killed seven people working for the aid charity. Israel’s military voiced “sincere sorrow” over the incident, which ratcheted up international pressure for steps to ease the …

Final Camp Lejeune Deadline Approaching

Marines and their family members who drank contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, have until August 10, 2024, to file legal claims. People who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 may be eligible to file a lawsuit. The victim (or decedent) must have lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least thirty days and …

New Study Confirms Health Effects of Burn Pits

One of the largest studies to date concluded that burn pits could cause serious health problems, mostly respiratory problems, for millions of veterans. The study looked at the records of 459,381 military veterans receiving health care from the Veterans Administration to determine the health effects of exposure to burn pits. Longer deployment to military bases with open burn pits was …