SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Saturday, 23 September 2017 - Updated at 0930 hrs EDT

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Military News
Airman Who Staved Off Ambush in Afghanistan to Receive Air Force Cross

The Virginian-Pilot
U.S. Navy sailor indicted in series of bomb threats at bases

The Virginian-Pilot
40 years after Navy tragedy, veterans gather to remember the dead

Military News
Air Force’s Newest Gunship, AC-130J Ghostrider, Is Almost Ready for Combat

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Paucity of Pilots May Force USAF to Outsource Training - More

Reuters News Agency
Trump dismisses Facebook ads controversy as part of ‘Russian hoax’

Reuters News Agency
Wisconsin, 20 other U.S. states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 election - More

Reuters News Agency
Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow - More

The Associated Press
McCain doesn’t back GOP health care bill, drawing Trump ire - More

The Associated Press
Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will ‘drain the swamp’

The Associated Press
Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired - More - More

The Associated Press
Melania Trump set to embark on first solo trip outside US

The Associated Press
Trump weighs new travel restrictions - More

Spiegel Online
UN Drinking Water Report: Thirsty in Paradise

The Guardian
Iraqi teenager appears in court accused of Parsons Green bombing

Reuters News Agency
Russia tells North Korea, U.S. ‘hot heads’ to calm down

The Associated Press
Russia fights extradition of alleged hacker to United States after his arrest in Spain

Reuters News Agency
Three dead after Sudan clashes over Bashir visit to south Darfur

The Associated Press
UN Peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations

Reuters News Agency
Ship carrying migrants sinks off Turkish coast, killing 15

Spiegel Online
Two Paths Cross in the Ruins of Raqqa

Reuters News Agency
U.S.-backed forces capture big gas field in Syria's Deir al Zor province

The Associated Press
Iran tries to reconcile Syria and Hamas, rebuilding alliance

The Associated Press
Iran shows off latest missile during parade

Reuters News Agency
Iran successfully tested new ballistic missile

The Associated Press
Fires continue in Rohingya villages in Burma, Amnesty International says

The Associated Press
Rohingya man’s escape highlights relief and regrets

The Associated Press
Kim Jong-un, taking on Trump, makes it personal

Reuters News Agency
Small North Korean quake likely natural, not nuclear test - More

The Independent
Trump: 'Rocket Man' should've been handled by Clinton - More

The Associated Press
Does North Korean H-bomb threat push US closer to war?

Live Science
Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What's the Difference?

The Atlantic
What Would a Hydrogen Bomb Do to the Pacific Ocean?

The Associated Press
World wonders could North Korea fire nuclear missile over Japan

Reuters News Agency
U.S. army probes fake evacuation orders sent to U.S. military, families in South Korea

The Washington Post
How do you prepare for a nuclear attack without freaking everyone out?

The Associated Press
Puerto Rico faces threat from failing dam - More

The Associated Press
Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

The Associated Press
Families of missing in Mexican earthquake still hold out hope

Live Science
Were Mexico's Recent Earthquakes Related? - More

The New York Times
On This Day: September 23

Agence France-Presse
John McCain torpille à nouveau l’abrogation d’Obamacare

Agence France-Presse
Décret migratoire : les É.-U. envisagent d’étendre la liste des pays concernés

Agence France-Presse
Melania Trump jardine à la Maison-Blanche

Agence France-Presse
Theresa May plaide pour une période de transition de deux ans après le Brexit

Agence France-Presse
Le président libanais, premier dirigeant reçu par Macron à Paris

Agence France-Presse
Des bustes de dirigeants soviétiques, dont Staline, inaugurés à Moscou

Agence France-Presse
Une opposante syrienne et sa fille tuées à Istanbul

Agence France-Presse
Combats à Raqqa pour réduire les dernières poches djihadistes

Agence France-Presse
Le référendum des Kurdes irakiens jugé « illégitime » par la Turquie

Agence France-Presse
Séisme en Corée du Nord, possiblement dû à une explosion

Agence France-Presse
Trump : Kim Jong-un est « fou » et « sera mis à l’épreuve comme jamais »

Agence France-Presse
Trump paiera « cher » pour ses menaces, promet Kim

Agence France-Presse
Corée du Nord : les sanctions, « dernière chance » pour une issue pacifique

Agence France-Presse
Fusillades dans une favela de Rio : un millier de soldats déployés

Agence France-Presse
Évacuations massives après la rupture d’un barrage à Porto Rico

Agence France-Presse
Mexique : les secouristes jettent leurs dernières forces dans la bataille

Agence France-Presse
Des brigades de psychologues volontaires pour apaiser Mexico

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