Stories tagged: military
Wed., June 7, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Hezbollah threatens to strike US in Syria over ‘red lines’
The Syrian government’s allies will strike at American positions inside Syria if it crosses any “red lines,” Hezbollah warned on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Canada to increase military spending 70 percent in 10 years
Canada’s defense chief says the country plans a sharp increase in military spending.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist
Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it’s paying this year to more than $380 million, including new incentives to woo reluctant soldiers to …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Q&A: Offensive against ISIS-held Raqqa has been long in coming
U.S.-backed Syrian forces launched their attack on the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria, just as the jihadist group is making its last stand in …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Senate poised to make firing VA employees easier
The Senate is poised to approve legislation to make firing employees easier for the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s part of an accountability effort urged by President Donald Trump.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
US-led coalition strikes pro-Assad forces in Syria
The Pentagon says the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group has struck what it calls pro-government forces in Syria.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Japan, Vietnam to bolster maritime security cooperation
Japan and Vietnam agreed Tuesday to bolster their security ties through Japanese-funded projects including the upgrading of Vietnamese coastal patrol capabilities, defense equipment and technology transfer amid concerns about China’s …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Russia says fighter jet intercepts US bomber on border
Russia’s defense ministry said on Tuesday one of its fighter jets intercepted an American strategic bomber that was flying near the border of Russian airspace.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Defying Russia, Montenegro finally joins NATO
Once the Balkan stronghold of pro-Russian sentiments, tiny Montenegro is on Monday silently celebrating its entry into NATO in a historic turn that has made the Kremlin furious.
Sun., June 4, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Local Greeks for American Red Cross
About 70 Greeks, “representing practically the entire colony in Spokane,” showed their patriotic spirit by donating a total of $250 to the American Red Cross.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Oregon museum displays WWII models built 75 years ago
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Through a seemingly endless parade of books, movies, documentaries, archival footage and photographs, World War II and its impact still seem so accessible even though its …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Think tank wants to let 800,000 military kids use public dollars for private education
The conservative Heritage Foundation is pushing to allow 800,000 military children to use federal tax dollars for private education, a proposal that comes as President Trump seeks to make good …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Marines send Congress $3.2 billion wish list
The Marine Corps has asked Congress for $3.2 billion to buy warplanes and other equipment that did not make President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 defense budget plan, according to a …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Democrats worry GOP trying to bury torture report
Democratic lawmakers and rights groups criticized the Republican head of the Senate intelligence committee on Friday for seeking the return of copies of a report on CIA treatment of detainees …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
U.N. agency says Iran in compliance of landmark nuclear deal
The U.N. nuclear agency says that Iran has taken its heavy water producing plant offline for maintenance, a move that keeps it from violating a landmark nuclear agreement by keeping …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
National Guard member whose job was eliminated wins lawsuit
A Washington county’s transit company was ordered to pay $105,000 to a National Guard member whose job was terminated when he deployed.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Syrian activists: ISIS news agency’s founder killed in strike
The founder of the Islamic State group news agency was reported killed with his daughter in an airstrike last week in eastern Syria, opposition activists said Thursday.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Navy gets its Ford: $12.9 billion aircraft carrier delivered
The U.S. Navy has officially received the first of a whole new class of aircraft carriers.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
France warns of risk of war in cyberspace
Cyberspace faces an approaching risk of “permanent war” between states and criminal or extremist organizations because of increasingly destructive hacking attacks, the head of the French government’s cybersecurity agency warned …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Anger and sorrow grip Kabul after devastating bombing in diplomatic zone
Afghanistan joined in both anger and sorrow Thursday amid the aftermath in bomb-shattered Kabul, as mourners buried the dead and officials grappled with questions over how to confront a seemingly …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Russia envoy says Moscow will respond to NATO buildup
Russia’s envoy to NATO warned Thursday that Moscow is concerned by the alliance’s military deployment in the Baltic States and Poland, and will respond to the buildup, as thousands of …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Turkey military helicopter crashes near border with Iraq
Turkish officials say a military helicopter has crashed near Turkey’s border with Iraq after hitting a high-voltage transmission line. There was no immediate word on any casualties.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
No agreement reached as diplomats huddle on Venezuela crisis
Top diplomats from across the Western Hemisphere fell short Wednesday in their bid to reach agreement about how to address Venezuela’s deteriorating democratic crisis, with some countries insisting that foreigners …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria
Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group’s positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Philippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militants
Philippine authorities have reached out to parties who may be able to talk with Muslim militants in a bid to secure the freedom of hostages in a southern city where …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
UAE-backed forces gain control over Aden airport in Yemen
Forces backed by the United Arab Emirates have taken over the airport in the southern city of Aden, according to Yemeni security officials, further fueling tension between internationally recognized President …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes
Early one winter morning, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stood at an observation post overlooking a valley of rice paddies near the Chinese border. Minutes later, four projectiles plunged …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Pentagon missile defense program scores direct hit
A U.S. interceptor scored a direct hit and appeared to result in the “complete obliteration” of a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean in what the Pentagon said Wednesday was …
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer – think beaches and backyard barbecues, mattress sales and sporting events – some veterans …
Sat., May 27, 2017
Events and cemetery guidelines for this Memorial Day weekend
Few flowers will find their way to Mt. Nebo Cemetery this Memorial Day. That’s because the cemetery primarily serves the area’s Jewish population, and graveside flowers are not a part …