Stories tagged: military
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 12:50 P.M.
Colombian army says 17 dead in military helicopter crash
The Colombian army says 17 people were killed aboard a military helicopter when it plunged to the ground.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016, 8:38 P.M.
Deaf teacher’s quest for armed service inspires students
Deaf people are barred from joining the armed services, as corps creator Keith Nolan well knows. He’s been told “No” since 2001, when he tried to enlist in the Navy …
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016, 8:47 P.M.
1 of 2 remaining Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana
One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders – who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale – has died in …
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 9:53 P.M.
South Korea says North Korea fired two midrange missiles
In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, its fifth and sixth …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 8:54 P.M.
U.S. troops staying in Afghanistan? New look at reduction plan
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told NATO allies America will take a new look at its plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the …
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016, 8:59 P.M.
IS loses ground in Syria, Iraq, Libya
U.S.-backed fighters in Syria converged from three sides on an Islamic State stronghold near the Turkish border Thursday, while Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Fallujah, one of the last …
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016, 4:15 P.M.
U.S. moving to expand airstrikes in Afghanistan, official says
After months of debate, the U.S. is close to a decision to expand the military’s authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban as the violence in Afghanistan escalates, a senior …
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016, 5:16 P.M.
As in U.S., Trump draws strong reactions in China
China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, …
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016, 2:07 P.M.
Indonesian navy fires shots, seizes Chinese fishing boat
Indonesia’s navy said Monday it fired shots at a Chinese trawler when it refused to stop fishing in Indonesian waters, and then seized the vessel and its eight crewmembers.
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016, 1:07 P.M.
For Memorial Day, new stamps showing Service Cross Medals
The U.S. Postal Service is marking Memorial Day by issuing new stamps showing the Service Cross Medals. They are among the nation’s highest military honors.
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016, 9:42 A.M.
President Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery
President Barack Obama laid a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country.
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016, 4 A.M.
Spokane honor guard ranks dwindling, but demand for their services still high
On a sunny, blustery Friday at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, the wind tugged at the huge flag and whistled around the shelter where a family was …
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 12:01 P.M.
World War II veteran recovering after oxygen tank beating
A 91-year-old World War II veteran in Florida is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank.
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
North Korea threatens South’s ships after sea border chase
North Korea on Saturday threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross into its waters, a day after the South’s navy fired warning shots to chase away two …
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 2:56 P.M.
Air Force says Boeing tanker program faces further delays
The Air Force said Friday that Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program, already late and over budget, faces a further serious delay of six months to the initial tanker deliveries – and …
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 9:17 A.M.
In Hiroshima, President Obama honors ‘silent cry’ of bombing victims
President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 10:56 A.M.
Military spouses struggle to find jobs
Military spouses struggle to find jobs and are more likely to work for less pay or in positions below their education level, according to a study.
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 6 A.M.
U.S. veteran seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life
After three military combat tours in warn-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life, but there was one thing he couldn’t do: leave a comrade …
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016, 9:43 A.M.
Iraq’s border with Jordan to open soon, after year of closure
Iraq’s border crossing with Jordan is expected to open in about two weeks, after an almost yearlong closure, allowing for a resumption of vital trade and a return of Iraqi …
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 11:38 A.M.
Israel defense chief quits, cites lack of trust in Netanyahu
Israel’s defense minister announced his resignation Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by “extremist and dangerous elements” and that he no longer trusts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 10:24 A.M.
Iraqi protesters storm Baghdad’s Green Zone, shooting erupts
Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and gunshots into the air on Friday as hundreds of protesters stormed Baghdad’s heavily secured Green Zone, rushing toward the prime minister’s office and …
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 7:25 A.M.
Group says wounded Idaho veteran climbs Mount Everest
A group that helps wounded veterans says a 30-year-old Idaho native has become the first combat wounded veteran to climb Mount Everest.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 12:06 P.M.
China rejects U.S. claim of unsafe aerial intercept
Adds US State Department comment. Edits 4th paragraph to fix typo. For global distribution. BEIJING (AP) – China on Thursday rejected U.S. claims that its fighter jets maneuvered unsafely when …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 5:18 P.M.
JBLM soldier shoots helicopter during training exercise
Authorities said a soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord who was participating in a large training exercise in California shot an Army Apache helicopter with live rounds.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 12:13 P.M.
GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft
Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 9:57 A.M.
Bergdahl to be court-martialed under new commander-in-chief
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan and spent five years in captivity, will be court-martialed under a new commander-in-chief. A military judge decided Tuesday …
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 11:48 A.M.
In Benghazi investigation, Democrats say Republican lawyer backs White House
The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief …
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
Unexploded WWII shell sparks evacuation in Brit city
Thousands of people were evacuated from homes and businesses in the English city of Bath after a 500-pound (225-kilogram) unexploded World War II shell was found under a school playground.
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 8:53 A.M.
Torture report will stay confidential, court rules
A federal appeals court has rejected efforts to release the full version of a 2014 Senate report about the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation tactics.
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 7:35 A.M.
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018
Women would begin signing up with Selective Service in January 2018 under a measure approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee, another step toward a day when young Americans of …