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Should US troops be involved in the Yemen civil war? | Military Times

House lawmakers approved a measure to block all U.S. forces and equipment from involvement in the ongoing civil war in Yemen, in an effort to stop American forces from assisting Saudi Arabia in the hostilities there. The 248-177 vote could soon spur the first veto of President Donald Trump’s administration, since White House officials have already criticized the resolution as ... Read More »

NFL roster cut candidates: Ryan Tannehill, Case Keenum among players who could be released | USA Today

While others celebrate Valentine’s Day, veteran NFL players are often left to spend February fearing a breakup. Ahead of the new league year and free agency — they begin simultaneously on March 13 — teams kick off the weeks after the Super Bowl by clearing cap space. That frequently means saying farewell to notable players whose performances no longer justify ... Read More »

As sexual assault cases rise, service academy superintendents struggle for solutions | Military Times

Lawmakers on Wednesday angrily chastised military officials for not doing enough to address the “crisis” of sexual assault at the three service academies, noting that their promises for change have not resulted in better results so far. “After a decade-plus of concerted efforts to address sexual harassment and assault, the problem has only gotten worse,” said Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., ... Read More »

Colin Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing in new AAF league | USA Today

A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Colin Kaepernick during its development about joining the league. But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend. AAF co-founder Bill Polian told The Athletic that league CEO Charlie Ebersol ... Read More »

Indian Army is buying new, more powerful US rifles: All you need to know | Business Standard

Indian Army’s frontline infantry soldiers will reportedly be equipped with new assault rifles under a Rs 700-crore contract between the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and the US firm Sig Sauer. MoD officials have told news agencies that the contract is for 72,400 assault rifles, which will be acquired under the fast-track procurement procedure. The procurement is part of the Army’s ... Read More »

NFL Draft 2019: Jaylon Ferguson reportedly has combine invitation rescinded after background check | Sporting News

Jaylon Ferguson has had his 2019 NFL combine invitation rescinded. The Louisiana Tech product’s background check revealed he was convicted of simple battery after a fight at a McDonalds during his freshman year of college, according to an NFL.com report. The NFL told teams last month a player would be barred from attending the combine “if a background check reveals ... Read More »

Top U.S. military brass cautiously optimistic on North Korean diplomacy despite claim Kim won’t relinquish his nukes | Japan Times

The top U.S. military commander for Asia and the head of American forces in South Korea have both expressed rare cautious optimism on diplomatic progress with North Korea while also reiterating earlier intelligence assessments that the country was unlikely to relinquish its nuclear arsenal. During spoken testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Adm. Philip Davidson, head of the Indo-Pacific ... Read More »

Despite Kim summits, North Korea still a threat, say US commanders | Defense News

U.S.-North Korean diplomatic talks have lessened hostilities between the two countries, but Pyongyang hasn’t shown verifiable denuclearization or change in the capability of its military forces, U.S. military officials in the Pacific said Tuesday on Capitol Hill. As President Donald Trump plans his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam, the administration is ... Read More »

Future South China Sea FONOPS Will Include Allies, Partners | USNI News

The U.S. will continue the recent pace of freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea and will include allies and partners in future missions, the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command told a Senate panel on Tuesday. Adm. Phil Davidson, appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, said North Korea represents the most immediate challenge in the ... Read More »

Heisman winner Kyler Murray chooses NFL over baseball | Stars and Stripes

When Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy, the Oakland Athletics knew there was a chance he might chose football over baseball. That is exactly that happen. On the day the A’s started spring training workouts, Murray said he will pursue a career in the NFL. “We took the best athlete on the board and who we thought was probably the ... Read More »