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Baghdad pastor visits Tacoma, faults US policy and implores church to help Iraq’s Christians

Canon Andrew White says this year’s advance by the Islamic State “could be one of the worst persecutions of Christians in history.&#...

Canon Andrew White presents a cloth map of Iraq to parishioner Jacob Coyne, 22. White, known as the vicar of Baghdad, spoke at Life Center church in Tacoma on Sunday to advocate for Iraq’s persecuted Christian minority. The Islamic State’s brutality has driven tens of thousands of Christians from their homes. “I think it could be one of the worst persecutions of Christians in history,” he said. White has ministered at an Anglican church in Baghdad since 1998.

Navy plan for radar-detection training riles Olympic National Forest users

Mobile towers on forest land would emit low-level radiation while communicating with aircraft overhead.

More than 80 EA-18 Growler jets are based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. They’re the centerpiece of the Navy’s electronic warfare program. Each jet is armed with equipment to detect, disable or destroy radars and other enemy communications.

Vicar of Baghdad visiting Tacoma, Gig Harbor churches this week

Canon Andrew White has led a Baghdad church since 1998. He’s an advocate for Iraq’s Christian minority.

“It’s unprecedented:” JBLM to host its largest veteran job fair next week

JBLM, the Washington Military Alliance and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are partnering for a three-day military transition summit that peaks with ...

Joint Base Lewis-McChord base Commander Col. H. Charles Hodges Jr. has overseen an expansion of job-training programs. He’s a guest speaker at a JBLM military transition summit next week.

Top Army general warns of an Army “breaking point” as drawdown and deployments accelerate

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno urges lawmakers to repeal forced budget cuts. They’re already affecting Joint Base Lewis McChord.

FILE - Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno this week voiced concerns about planned cuts to the size of the active-duty Army. This is a file photo from September 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)