Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes is the daily newspaper published for American military servicemen and U.S. Department of Defense civilians, contractors, and their families. Unique among the many military publications in the world, Stars and Stripes operates free of any government control or censorship. It has been published continuously in Europe since 1942, and since 1945 in the Pacific. Stars and Stripes has one of the widest distribution ranges of any newspaper in the world; between the Pacific and European editions, it is read in over 50 countries where there are American bases, posts, ships, or embassies. The newspaper publishes approximately 80,000 copies in the Pacific and Europe combined, 363 days each year.


This military newspaper was first published during the American Civil War, the initial issue ...

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