Stories tagged: military
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 12:12 P.M.
First Navy SEAL to become admiral dies at 93
Richard Lyon, the first Navy SEAL to rise to the rank of admiral, has died. He was 93.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 9:30 A.M.
Amnesty International: Up to 13,000 hanged in Syria’s ‘slaughterhouse’
The prison north of Damascus was known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse” and in it, as many of 13,000 people were hanged in only four years after a series of …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:38 A.M.
Russia denies involvement in airstrike on Idlib
Airstrikes on a rebel-held city in Syria early Tuesday killed at least 15 people, wounded dozens more and demolished several buildings, in one of the deadliest attacks since a cease-fire …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:29 A.M.
Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness
President Vladimir Putin has put the Russian air force on high alert, the latest in a series of drills amid tensions with the West.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 3:40 P.M.
U.N. says 30,000 have returned to Iraq’s Mosul
The United Nations says some 30,000 people have returned to neighborhoods retaken from the Islamic State group in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul since a major operation to drive …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 4:36 P.M.
Prosecutors: Bergdahl to get fair trial despite Trump jabs
President Donald Trump’s campaign-trail condemnation of Bowe Bergdahl – the Army sergeant charged with desertion while serving in Afghanistan – won’t prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial, according …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 4:46 P.M.
Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting
Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels flocked to a humanitarian aid center Wednesday to receive food and …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 12:09 P.M.
Defense Secretary Mattis makes 1st trip to Asia; North Korea plans unclear
Other than a tweet, President Donald Trump hasn’t said how he’ll stop North Korea from threatening America with a nuclear weapon. And as his Pentagon chief visits key allies in …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:09 P.M.
U.S. puts Iran ‘on notice’ after missile test, won’t elaborate
The White House issued a cryptic warning Wednesday that the U.S. will act against Iran unless it stops testing ballistic missiles and supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen, but declined to …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:44 A.M.
Putin visit to Hungary reveals regional divide over Russia
A visit by President Vladimir Putin to Hungary this week reveals the vastly different reactions to Putin’s Russia in countries formerly under Moscow’s yoke, and highlights the very different challenges …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:21 A.M.
Libya leader offers NATO sea access if it upgrades navy
Libya’s U.N.-backed prime minister said Wednesday NATO or European Union ships could be permitted to operate in Libyan waters alongside the national navy if those organizations help modernize his country’s …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:50 A.M.
Air Force base: 1 killed, 1 injured in New Mexico training
One person was killed and another injured in a training accident on a military range in southern New Mexico, Holloman Air Force Base officials said Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 5:23 A.M.
Islamic State turns to drones to direct suicide car bombers
MOSUL, Iraq – Faced with a diminishing number of fighters, the Islamic State group is relying on retrofitted commercial drones to guide suicide car bombers to their targets and to …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 10:23 P.M.
Iran refuses to confirm conducting missile test
Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday refused to confirm whether his country recently conducted a missile test, saying the Iranian missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal with …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 4:19 P.M.
First-known combat death since Trump sworn in identified
The Defense Department announced Monday that the U.S. Navy sailor killed during a raid on al-Qaida base in Yemen was from Peoria, Illinois.
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 12:55 P.M.
Ownership of Hitler’s house to go to Austrian court, report says
An Austrian newspaper reports that the owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born is going to high court to challenge the government’s right to take possession of the …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 11:11 A.M.
Pentagon compiling a list of names to shield Iraqis from Trump’s travel ban
The Pentagon is compiling a list of Iraqi citizens who have worked with the U.S. military and recommending that they be exempt from President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on visitors …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 8:20 A.M.
Suspected US drone kills 2 alleged al-Qaida Yemen fighters
Yemeni security and tribal officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike killed two al-Qaida militants in the country’s central region.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 4:02 P.M.
Trump: Mattis’ view on torture will override his own beliefs
President Donald Trump said Friday that his defense secretary’s opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced interrogation “does work,” quietly giving ground after growing public concern about …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 9:44 P.M.
GOP warns Trump about lifting sanctions on Russia
A day ahead of President Donald Trump’s weekend call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fight within the Republican Party over the direction of U.S. policy toward Moscow intensified.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 4:15 P.M.
Russia urges caution on US plan for safe zones in Syria
The Trump administration’s expressed interest in setting up safe zones for civilians in Syria was greeted Thursday with caution by Russia and Turkey, which have taken the lead in the …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 3:35 P.M.
Female Marines to sleep next to male Marines in field
Female infantry Marines will be sleeping in makeshift shelters next to their male counterparts when out in the field and no special accommodation will be offered to them, a Marine …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 4:05 P.M.
Trump: Torture of prisoners works; administration readies a review
President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror. It includes possible resumption of banned …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 10:59 A.M.
Democratic bill aims to block Trump hiring freeze at VA
Two Democratic members of Congress have filed legislation aimed at blocking Republican President Donald Trump from imposing a hiring freeze at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 8:57 A.M.
Feds OK using Yakima armory to house homeless veterans
Federal officials have approved the Yakima Housing Authority’s application to turn a former Marine Corps Reserve armory into housing for homeless veterans.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 8:50 A.M.
Trump draft order seeks review on terror interrogations
President Donald Trump is considering a major review of America’s methods for interrogating terror suspects and the possible reopening of CIA-run “black site” prisons outside the United States, according to …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 7:12 P.M.
Syria power brokers endorse cease-fire deal at talks
Russia, Iran and Turkey presented a united front at the conclusion of two days of talks in Kazakhstan between the Syrian government and the armed opposition, pledging support for the …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 2:22 P.M.
Eastern side of Mosul recaptured from Islamic State, Iraqi prime minister says
Iraqi forces have recaptured the entire eastern side of Mosul, the Iraqi prime minister said Tuesday, marking a midpoint in a grueling battle for the Islamic State-held city. The announcement …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 4:43 P.M.
Talks on Syria’s civil war off to a rocky start
Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in …
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 10:34 A.M.
Trump taps ex-Rep. Heather Wilson for Air Force secretary
President Donald Trump said Monday he has selected former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson of New Mexico to be secretary of the Air Force.