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  • Nigerian defense chief says abducted girls located

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s defense chief says the military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but cannot use force to free them. Air Marshal Alex …


  • India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward …


  • Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, if necessary, launch — nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, …


  • Pentagon front-runner has strong Obama ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops …


  • Pentagon front-runner has strong Obama ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops …


  • Panetta in Afghanistan to meet with Karzai

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama will decide shortly how many U.S. troops he wants to keep in Afghanistan after the U.S.-led coalition military mission ends in December 2014, …


  • AP IMPACT: An insider attack: Trust cost 2 lives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on …


  • AP IMPACT: An insider attack: Trust cost 2 lives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on …


  • USS Enterprise carrier taken out of active service

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was retired from active service on Saturday, temporarily reducing the number of carriers in the U.S. fleet to 10 until …


  • Internal emails offer details on bin Laden burial

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal emails among U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were …


  • Panetta orders ethics training review for officers

    BANGKOK (AP) — Citing a string of ethical lapses by senior military officers, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has asked the Joint Chiefs of Staff to review ethics training and to …


  • A single spiteful email unlocks a Pandora’s box

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It started in May with a spiteful email to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen that a friend with whom …


  • General demoted for lavish travel and spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized …


  • Scandal widens; US general’s emails ‘flirtatious’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sex scandal that felled CIA Director David Petraeus widened Tuesday to ensnare the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, in a suddenly public drama …


  • General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — The career of Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is now in jeopardy due to the investigation of the David Petraeus sex scandal. …


  • Decision soon on general’s demotion, punishment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Demoting a four-star general for spending misconduct could be harsh and would force the officer to lose as much as $1 million in retirement pay, the Army’s …


  • US sees potential for wider anti-Taliban uprising

    AB BAND, Afghanistan (AP) — Fed up with the Taliban closing their schools and committing other acts of oppression, men in a village about 100 miles south of Kabul took …


  • NATO to discuss Afghan war, reveal new commanders

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are gathering in Belgium Wednesday to begin deliberating the next phase of the Afghanistan war and to hear how military commanders plan to tamp …


  • Panetta, Allen to reassure NATO on insider attacks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The killings of more than 130 U.S. and allied forces by Afghan troops or those dressed like them is not deterring NATO countries from the war in …


  • Panetta, Allen to reassure NATO on insider attacks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense leaders gathering here this week remain committed to the war in Afghanistan, according to U.S. and alliance officials, but there are growing signs that the …


  • Top military officer opposes general’s demotion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s top military officer is opposing the demotion of a four-star general who is accused of spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on lavish travel and …


  • US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold …


  • US general charged with adultery, other sex crimes

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army brigadier general who served five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan has been charged with forcible sodomy, multiple counts of adultery and having …


  • Panetta: US surge troops out of Afghanistan

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — The 33,000 additional U.S. troops that President Barack Obama ordered to Afghanistan to tamp down the Taliban attacks nearly two years ago have now left …


  • APNewsBreak: US surge troops out of Afghanistan

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Nearly two years after President Barack Obama ordered 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to tamp down the escalating Taliban violence, the last of those …


  • Navy: Affair caused Conn. sub boss to fake death

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Navy submarine commander has been found in violation of the military’s criminal code for having an affair with a woman and faking his own …


  • As US troop ‘surge’ ends, setbacks are piling up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The end game in Afghanistan is off to a shaky start. Just as the last U.S. “surge” troops leave the country, trouble is breaking out in ways …


  • Former official denies Israel poisoned Arafat

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A former Israeli official on Wednesday denied suspicions that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as France prepared to begin an investigation into his possible murder following …


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