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  1. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, shown in this April 2019 photo, has died at 84.
  2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at a press briefing in July at the Pentagon in Washington.
  3. In this May 31 file photo, flags and tributes mark the Memorial Day holiday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in southeast Denver. The number of U.S. military suicides jumped by 15% last year, fueled by significant increases in the Army and Marine Corps that senior leaders called troubling. They urged more effort to reverse the trend.
  4. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley listens to a senator's question during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
  5. A U.S. soldier walks atop his armored vehicle at sunset as he prepares for a nighttime military exercise in the Kuwaiti desert south of the Iraqi border.
  6. Soldiers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, fill out their vaccination cards and paperwork in May before receiving the COVID-19 vaccination as part of the 3rd Medical Command's "Operation Med Spear. "
  7. Joshua James, a 33-year-old Arab man and a member of Oath Keepers, was indicted on a conspiracy charge after previously being charged with obstruction of an official proceeding, aiding and abetting and being in a restricted building or grounds.
  8. The Cross Bay Ferry would operate year round beginning in 2024 under the terms of a new contract approved Wednesday by Hillsborough County commissioners. Separately, private companies HMS Ferries and South Swell Development Group will start development work on a planned ferry to link southern Hillsborough to MacDill Air Force Base.
  9. Gen. John Raymond, center, chief of Space Operations, introduces the new Space Force uniform prototypes Tuesday at the Air Force Association's 2021 Air, Space and Cyber Conference.
  10. Taliban fighters monitor a hillside neighborhood Sunday in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul.
  11. A clear sky and quiet street are found at the United Nations headquarters, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in New York. The 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly begins this week. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
  12. Lake Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian, center, walks down Foster Drive near the location where a military training jet crashed on Sunday in Lake Worth, Texas.
  13. The Department of Defense can only compel troops to get the Pfizer vaccine because it's the only one so far to meet with approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
  14. Australian Minister of Defense Peter Dutton, left, accompanied by Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, right, speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington on Thursday.
  15. Gen. Mark Milley, shown here at the Pentagon on Sept. 1, twice assured his Chinese counterpart that the two nations would not go to war in the final turbulent days of the Donald Trump presidency.
  16. In this Sept. 1 file photo, Gen. Mark Milley,  chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during a briefing with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon in Washington. Fearful of former President Donald Trump’s actions in his final weeks in office, the United States’ top military officer twice assured his Chinese counterpart that the two nations would not go to war. According to a forthcoming book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Milley told a Chinese general that the United States would not strike.
  17. North Korea leader Kim Jong Un before a meeting with President Donald Trump on June 30, 2019.
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  19. Ajmal, left, and his mother paint trim at the family’s new home on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Ajmal was born in Afghanistan and was a teenager when the U.S. invaded in 2001. By the end of his teens, he'd started working as an interpreter for U.S. forces; in 2009, he came to the U.S. on a special visa for interpreters, joined the Army, and became a citizen. He and his mother were working to prepare for the arrival of his wife and two daughters from Afghanistan.
  20. Crews work Wednesday to remove one of the country's largest remaining monuments to the Confederacy, a towering statue of General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.
  21. Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., is one of the Army posts with a name inspired by the confederacy that's due to get a new name.
  22. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld listens as Four Star General Tommy Franks, Commander of the Coalition forces, answers questions during a November 2001 briefing broadcast from the Tampa Marriott Waterside hotel.
  23. Miguel Rivera of Lakeland, right, with his mother Ana Bonilla, describes what he saw and heard as a neighbor family was gunned down Sunday.
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