At the Kastellaun military base in western Germany, new recruits carry out drills at all hours. The nighttime exercises are especially strenuous.
A military jury has sentenced a US Marine Corps drill instructor to 10 years in prison over his treatment of new recruits and abuse directed toward Muslims. One of the recruits killed himself during training.
US President Donald Trump has announced his latest policy decision via Twitter. Reactions from former military officials, politicians and service members has been swift and strong.
Russian President Putin condemned North Korea's actions, but said that global powers must avoid "ramping up military hysteria." Washington has accused the North of "begging for war," after testing hydrogen bombs.
No espionage charges have been filed, but the case is thought to be linked to a CIA field operation in China. Between 2010 and 2012 at least a dozen CIA spies were killed in China and six others imprisoned.
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