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Dianna Cahn

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Past articles by Dianna:

Smithsonian/Stars and Stripes survey targets military issues

Female servicemembers and veterans were 10 times more likely than their male counterparts to answer that they faced or witnessed gender discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual assault in the military, according to an online poll of 1,708 Stars and Stripes digital subscribers around the world. → Read More

Poll asks troops, veterans thoughts on women in combat, mixed-gender training and more

Female servicemembers and veterans were 10 times more likely than their male counterparts to answer that they faced or witnessed gender discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual assault in the military, according to an online poll of 1,708 Stars and Stripes digital subscribers around the world. → Read More

No Dismissal in Court-Martial of USS Fitzgerald Commanding Officer

The court-martial of the ship's CO will go on, despite "unlawful command influence" by the Navy's top two flag officers. → Read More

A military family, divided: After deportation, a Marine veteran’s wife searches for a future

Alejandra Juarez was deported Aug. 3, leaving behind her home of 22 years, where she and her Iraq War veteran husband, Cuauhtemoc or “Temo,” had two American children and planted roots. Now, they are a family divided. → Read More

US-led coalition fight against ISIS in Syria, Iraq 'far from over'

The Islamic State problem in Iraq and Syria is “far from over” and U.S. and coalition forces are not letting up on efforts to neutralize ISIS fighters from cities where they still have strongholds, military officials said Tuesday. → Read More

Wife of combat veteran and mother of 2 to be deported Friday

Alejandra Juarez, the wife of a combat veteran who took on a dramatic fight to remain in the United States under increasingly stringent immigration policies, arrived at a Florida airport early Friday in preparation to be deported. → Read More

Longtime wife of combat veteran, mother of two deported to Mexico

Alejandra Juarez, wife of a combat veteran and mother of two U.S. citizen-children, said President Donald Trump was elected by the help of voters like her husband and she’s heartbroken the president couldn’t help. → Read More

Final plea: Combat veteran's wife facing Friday deportation reaches out to Trump

Alejandra Juarez and her husband, Sgt. Cuauhtemoc “Temo” Juarez — who came to the U.S. from Mexico as a child and naturalized days before his Iraq deployment — always expected that one day, in recognition of his service, she too would be naturalized. But after two decades of building a life here, Juarez is set to be deported. → Read More

USS Fitzgerald junior officer enters no plea in arraignment for court-martial

Lt. Natalie Combs did not enter a plea Monday at her arraignment for a general court-martial on charges stemming from the deadly collision involving the USS Fitzgerald Navy destroyer last year. → Read More

Votel: Time for Pakistan to step up in peace efforts in Afghanistan

A successful cease-fire between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters last month helped create an “unprecedented opportunity” for peace efforts in Afghanistan, and now Pakistan – as a key regional player - must step up to the plate, the top commander of U.S. operations in the region said Thursday. → Read More

Fitzgerald, McCain collisions: Are the right people being held to account?

An unlikely speaker took the podium last month at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Maryland to honor the life of one of the 17 sailors killed last year in two separate Navy destroyer collisions. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the most senior officer to face criminal charges for the collision. → Read More

2 USS Fitzgerald Officers Face Courts-Martial in Wake of Collision

The Navy will pursue courts-martial for two officers from the USS Fitzgerald in the wake of a deadly collision one year ago. → Read More

Recommended: No Court-martial for 2 Fitzgerald Junior Officers

The Article 32 hearing officer has recommended that Lt. Irian Woodley and Lt. Natalie Combs should not face court-martial. → Read More

Navy review reveals serious seamanship incompetencies in junior deck officers

Nearly 84 percent of Navy first-tour junior deck officers randomly tested were not competent to drive their ships without raising concerns, particularly when “immediate action” was required “to avoid collision,” according to findings the Navy released Wednesday. → Read More

Recommended: No court-martial for 2 Fitzgerald junior officers

Cmdr. Anthony Johnson recommended that both cases go before an administrative separation board, where each sailor will likely face a board of inquiry to determine whether their performance was substandard and whether they should be separated from the Navy. → Read More

Foreign-born Recruit Faces Deportation Despite Assurances by Mattis

Immigration authorities began deportation proceedings Monday against a foreign-born military recruit. → Read More

Foreign-born recruit faces deportation despite assurances by Mattis

Luo Shu, a Chinese citizen who graduated with a degree in data analytics from George Washington University, was recruited into the Army’s delayed entry program two years ago. He was arrested at a Department of Homeland Security Investigations office on Monday after an Army administrative error allowed his service contract to expire. → Read More

In Rare Decision, Navy Upgrades Discharge for Sexual Assault Survivor

After suffering repeated sexual assaults, Heath Phillips agreed in desperation to an "other than honorable" discharge. → Read More

In rare decision Navy overturns ‘other than honorable’ discharge for sexual assault survivor

This week, nearly 29 years after Heath Phillips was discharged for going AWOL after repeatedly attempting to get his command to intervene in a series of sexual assaults committed against him, his doggedness paid off. The Board for Correction of Naval Records agreed on Wednesday to overturn his record and grant him an honorable discharge. → Read More

Fitzgerald Collision Hearing Brings Ship's Radar Problems into Focus

Defense attorneys say officers aboard the Fitzgerald were strong performers whose equipment didn't work properly. → Read More