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  • Correction: United States-Asia-Military story

    In a story March 25 about top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific region voicing concern about the impact of budget cuts, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti.


  • FILE - This undated file photo shows Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, commander of U.S. Naval forces in the Pacific during World War II, sitting on a desk in an unknown location. The U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., released a trove of World War II information by posting online Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, the operational diary kept by Adm. Nimitz during the war against Japan. The more than 4,000 pages includes a running estimate of the situation for every day of the war in the Pacific compiled by Nimitz's planning staff, starting with the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. (AP Photo, File)

    Adm. Nimitz's WWII operational diary posted online

    The U.S. Naval War College released a trove of World War II information Monday by posting online the operational diary kept by the Pacific commander, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, during the war against Japan.


  • Fascinating hidden world in cold waters off Alaska

    Giant Pacific octopi hide beneath rocks, reaching out tentacles to explore a diver. Schools of spawning salmon swim upstream. Prowfish surround the wreck of the Princess Sophia.


  • ** FILE ** In this March 11, 2013, photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 12, 2013, by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un greets military personnel at a long-range artillery sub-unit of KPA Unit 641 during his visit to front-line military units near the western sea boarder in North Korea near the South's western border island of Baengnyeong. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

    U.S. intelligence locates North Korea launch zone

    U.S. and allied intelligence agencies have identified the launch zone on North Korea’s east coast where Pyongyang’s military is set to fire a salvo of missiles that risk being shot down by U.S. missile defenses in the region.


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