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Australia: Strategic shifts led it to acquire nuclear subs

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 16, 2021

Australia has canceled a contract with France for conventional submarines and instead will build nuclear-powered submarines using U.S. technology because of changing strategic conditions in the region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday.
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Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 15, 2021

The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final months of Donald Trump's presidency, saying the conversations were in keeping with his duties as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Remember 9/11: The faces of Spokane’s fallen in Afghanistan

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 10, 2021

At least 18 local military veterans died over the 20 years the United States was in conflict in Afghanistan after 9/11. The men and women who died left behind families members now coming to terms, in their own ways, with the country's complicated exit from the country and the legacy of those who didn't come back. 
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Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 30, 2021

The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members, some barely older than the war.