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.
Some of the girls were infants, as young as eight months, and none of the victims was older than 12. The fight for mineral resources has led some to dub the DR Congo "the rape capital of the world."
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.
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