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Latin American security contractors bitter after serving in US wars

Peruvian Vladimir Florez was guarding the US consulate in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber blew up a truck outside the gates, killing eight Afghans...

El Salvador arrests 4 military officials over civil war Jesuit killings

Authorities in El Salvador have arrested four of 17 former military officials wanted by Spain over the killing of six Jesuit priests during this country's civil war in 1989.

Marine general closes career defending the organization carrying out the war on drugs

U.S. Marine Gen. John Kelly stepped down as the chief of U.S. Southern Command on Thursday, marking the end of a 45-year career that included commanding Marines during the invasion of Iraq, overseeing the military's controversial prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and becoming a high-profile Gold Star parent after his son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

The US Pentagon’s latest missing missile lands in Cuba

Nobody has ever bragged about Pentagon efficiency, but even so it's been an embarrassing stretch for anyone trying to defend the Defense Department's logistics lapses and profligate ways.

Obama tries to ease anxiety over terror attacks with Oval Office address

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, show that the threat of terrorism to the United States has entered a new phase, but he vowed that the nation will ultimately defeat the Islamic State and other militant groups.

U2’s Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

PARIS – U2 frontman Bono has written a song about the Paris attacks ahead of a defiant return to the French capital on Sunday for gigs that may feature the Eagles of Death Metal whose show was targeted by the jihadists.

FBI investigating San Bernardino shooting as ‘act of terrorism’

The California shooting that killed 14 people on Wednesday is being investigated as an "act of terrorism," David Bowdich, assistant FBI director in Los Angeles, said at a news conference Friday.

Australian politician calls for US travel warning after California shooting

Tim Fischer, a retired Australian politician and former deputy prime minister in the right-wing government of Prime Minister John Howard, issued a stern rebuke of U.S. gun laws Thursday in the wake of the deadly San Bernardino attacks.

Colombia’s ‘discriminatory’ military draft under discussion as peace deal comes closer

Not showing up for a Colombian military exam automatically gives one a remiso status – a deserter. With a FARC peace deal imminent, that could change.

16 killed in Guatemala prison fight, official says

More than 6,000 people are murdered a year in Guatemala, mainly at the hands of gangs engaged in contract killings, extortion and drug trafficking.

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