Just three years ago, gay and lesbian troops could not serve openly, Saturday, gay service members aboard Kadena Air Force Base on the island of Okinawa in Japan took to the stage to perform and raise money for charity.
Six gay, straight, and lesbian troops performed to raise money for OutServe Okinawa, a military gay rights organization.
It's a great indication of progress just three years after the repeal of the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which has largely gone smoothly since its 2011 reversal.
The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships' operators said on Sunday.
U.S. Cyber Command is reportedly going on offense against Russia's power grid by placing "potentially crippling malware" in its systems, The New York Times reported Saturday.
The cyber incursions, authorized to Cyber Command under new authorities that do not require presidential approval, have gotten more "aggressive" and seem to be a warning that the U.S. can respond to Moscow's past cyberattacks, such as the 2016 incursion into the Democratic National Committee and its attack on Ukraine's power grid.