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Most Anticipated Movies 2019 | MSN

The trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” smashed a YouTube record to be the most-watched video in 24 hours, but the character who might just save all the Avengers butts in that film, “Captain Marvel,” beat out “Endgame” in a survey of the most anticipated films of 2019. IMDb analyzed page views and their updating MOVIEmeter rankings from IMDb Pro to determine ... Read More »

After years of talks, Japan to buy island for US aircraft-carrier landing practice, report says | Stars and Stripes

The Japanese government is planning to buy an island in its Kagoshima prefecture for U.S. aircraft-carrier landing practice as soon as March, according to a Thursday report by the Jiji Press. For decades, Navy pilots have practiced their carrier-landing skills on Japan’s Iwo Jima. The island is known as the site of a fierce World War II battle that killed ... Read More »

Pentagon briefs senators on Syria plans, leaving unanswered questions | Defense News

Pentagon officials visited Capitol Hill on Thursday to reassure lawmakers amid confusion over plans to implement President Donald Trump’s order for U.S. troops to withdraw from Syria — but some Democrats and Republicans were left unsatisfied. The Defense Department’s undersecretary for policy, John Rood, and Army Lt. Gen. Richard Clarke, director for strategy, plans, and policy for the Joint Staff, ... Read More »

When You Give a Teacher a Gun | GQ

As Pam cracks the door to the front office, her hand creeps to the gun strapped at her hip. She’s in her 40s, with dark-rimmed glasses and a ponytail poking through the back of a baseball cap. At five foot six, she is not an imposing presence, but then again, what kindergarten teacher is? She peers inside and sees a ... Read More »

Trump expected to ditch career diplomat and nominate former GOP congressman as Qatar ambassador | CNN

The White House is expected to pull the nomination of an experienced career diplomat for US ambassador to Qatar and instead tap former one-term Virginia congressman Scott Taylor, multiple sources familiar with the situation tell CNN. Molly Phee, a career State Department official and former US ambassador to South Sudan, was nominated by the Trump administration in late 2018. However, ... Read More »

US withdrawal from Syria mired in confusion, senators say after closed briefing | Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — Weeks after shocking Pentagon leaders with plans to leave Syria, the Trump administration still has not forged a clear path for how it intends to withdraw U.S. troops from the country, several senators said Thursday. The senators made the comments following a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill between members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Pentagon officials. ... Read More »

Famous Veteran: Steve McQueen | Military

Steve McQueen’s legacy as the “King of Cool” began early in his acting career and carries on to this day. He loved racing, frequently got in trouble, had three wives, and donated to the California Junior Boys Republic. Born to a stunt pilot and an alleged alcoholic prostitute, his childhood was tumultuous. More Read More »