Arrest made in case of missing soldier
A woman has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Fort Hood soldier who has been missing since April, the Army said on Wednesday. A second suspect, identified only as a soldier, took his own life in Killeen, Texas, on Tuesday, the Army said. The missing soldier, Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, was last seen at Fort Hood on April 22, according to the Army Criminal Investigation Command. The name of the deceased suspect, whom the Army described as a junior soldier, was not released pending the notification of his family. Chief Charles F. Kimble of the Killeen Police Department said the soldier shot himself as officers approached him on Tuesday.
Elite special forces unit will be disbanded
Germany’s defense minister announced that she would partly disband the most elite and highly trained special forces in the country, saying they had been infiltrated by far-right extremism. The defense minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said one of four fighting companies inside the special forces had become so infested with far-right extremism that it would be dissolved. The rest of the special forces unit, known by its German acronym, KSK, has until the end of October to overhaul its recruitment, training and leadership practices before being allowed to rejoin any international military exercises or missions.
60 migrants feared dead in boat that sank
Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in Lake Van last week, Turkey’s interior minister said. So far, search teams have recovered six bodies. Eleven people were detained in connection with the tragedy, said Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu. A village administrator has been removed from office for delaying reporting the incident, he added.
U.S. news organizations face retaliation
China demanded that four U.S. news organizations provide the government with information about their staffs, finances and real estate holdings inside the country, in what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said was retaliation for the Trump administration’s recent actions against Chinese news outlets in the United States. The Chinese government stopped short of announcing the expulsions of journalists at any of the four U.S. organizations: the Associated Press, CBS News, National Public Radio and United Press International. The action is the latest in a series of tit-for-tat clashes between the two powers over the treatment of journalists.
Pilot killed in crash of military jet at base
A military jet crashed at the Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, killing its pilot during a training exercise, authorities said. Col. Lawrence T. Sullivan called the crash an “aircraft mishap.” The pilot was the only person on board the jet, a F-16CM Fighting Falcon.