Stories tagged: military
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 11:27 A.M.
Protests mount in China against South Korea’s missile system
Beijing’s escalating condemnation of South Korea over a U.S. anti-missile system has triggered protests against a popular retail giant and a reported ban on Chinese tour groups visiting the country, …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 11:09 P.M.
Sweden institutes military draft for both men and women
Sweden’s left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 12:49 P.M.
Egypt’s Mubarak acquitted in final ruling on 2011 deaths
Egypt’s top appeals court issued a final ruling Thursday that effectively acquits former President Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 12:35 P.M.
Trump promises `rebuilding’ of military aboard over-budget ship
President Donald Trump said that his defense secretary, James Mattis, will lead a “great rebuilding” of the U.S. military, as he visited a new aircraft carrier whose construction in Virginia …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 10:46 A.M.
Al-Qaida confirms its No. 2 killed in U.S. airstrike
A U.S. airstrike in Syria earlier this week killed the deputy leader of al-Qaida, known as Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, the group confirmed on Thursday. The death brings a significant blow …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 10:40 A.M.
Wave of U.S. airstrikes target al-Qaida in Yemen
U.S. forces carried out more than 20 airstrikes against al-Qaida in Yemen on Thursday, killing at least seven militants in the largest operation since a ground raid a month ago …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 9:41 A.M.
At least 57 al-Shabab extremists killed in Somalia assault
At least 57 members of the al-Shabab extremist group were killed Thursday as African Union and Somali forces attacked one of its camps, the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia announced. …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 7:50 A.M.
Austrian court convicts 8 Iraqis of gang-raping German
An Austrian court found eight Iraqi nationals guilty on Thursday of gang-raping a German tourist on New Year’s Eve and sentenced them to prison terms of between nine and 13 …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 7:47 A.M.
Iraqis flee western Mosul; UN warns of more displacement
Hundreds of Iraqi civilians continued to flee Mosul on foot Thursday as the Islamic State group launched fierce counterattacks on Iraqi positions along the city’s southwestern edge.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 12:48 P.M.
Russia, Syrian regime bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria, U.S. general says
Russian and Syrian regime forces bombed U.S.-backed fighters Tuesday in villages near the Syrian city of al-Bab in an incident that the top U.S. general in the region said may …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 4:55 P.M.
Evacuation of Syria’s Aleppo was a war crime, U.N. panel says
A U.N. panel said Wednesday the evacuation of eastern Aleppo in December, after months of siege and aerial bombing by Russian and Syrian forces, was one of many war crimes …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 12:01 P.M.
Russia-backed rebels take over factories, mines in Ukraine
Russian-backed rebels are taking over scores of factories and mines in eastern Ukraine, many of them belonging to a tycoon whose foundation has been the largest provider of humanitarian aid …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 2:55 P.M.
Revised Trump immigration order will not ban citizens from Iraq, sources say
President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration will not include a blanket ban on citizens from Iraq, among a host of other revisions meant to allay legal and diplomatic …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 7:23 A.M.
Afghan spokesman raises death toll in Kabul attacks to 16
An Afghan health official says that at least 16 people have been killed in twin Taliban suicide bombings and a shootout that followed one of the attacks in the country’s …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 5:23 A.M.
With aging jets and a shortage of pilots, the Air Force weighs buying throwback ‘light-attack’ planes
The U.S. Air Force, faced with a potentially protracted war against the Islamic State, aging fighter jets and a shrinking force of pilots, is examining the adoption of a new …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 1:13 P.M.
Turkey said to seek U.S. support to attack IS Syria bastion
Turkey is seeking U.S. support to lead a ground offensive against Islamic State’s main stronghold in Syria, a Turkish official said, a move that could give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 7:40 A.M.
Russia tries to salvage Syria peace bid as Iran dispute flares
Russia is struggling to salvage its bid to secure a deal to end six years of civil war in Syria as deepening differences with Iran risk a repeat of previous …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 6:03 A.M.
Veterans Affairs data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it would boost employee drug testing and inspections amid rising cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions, acknowledging gaps that had allowed thousands …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 10:04 A.M.
Iraqi commander says troops push deeper into western Mosul
Iraqi forces reached one of Mosul’s five destroyed bridges on Monday as they pushed deeper into the western half of Iraq’s second largest city, driving Islamic State militants back with …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 3:56 P.M.
Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere
President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 7:51 A.M.
Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva talks continue
At least 11 people were killed in airstrikes on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva …
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 1:35 P.M.
Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremony
The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 9:37 P.M.
Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia
The Pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 3:59 P.M.
Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike ISIS inside Syria
As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country’s air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 4:55 A.M.
With new anti-ISIS plan due next week, Pentagon considering troops in Syria
The top U.S. military officer declined repeatedly Thursday to rule out committing U.S. ground troops to battle the Islamic State in in Syria, stressing that the Pentagon will present President …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 2:36 P.M.
Trump touts recent immigration raids, calls them a ‘military operation’
President Donald Trump on Thursday celebrated what he called “a military operation” to round up and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes or caused violence in the United States.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 2:28 P.M.
Kelly: No use of US military to enforce immigration
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that America won’t enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be “no mass deportations.” The declarations came as …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 3:36 P.M.
Trump’s federal hiring freeze forces two Army bases to suspend child care services
Major U.S. Army bases at Fort Knox, Ky., and Wiesbaden, Germany, are shutting down child care and education services for military families due to President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze on …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 5:18 A.M.
Vietnam education center gets $10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center adjacent to its famous memorial on the Mall in Washington. The fund said the …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 6:03 P.M.
Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead
Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul’s international airport and a nearby military base on Tuesday, fearing the Islamic State group, which still holds both facilities, may …