Stories tagged: military
Fri., June 23, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Trump administration OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says
The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for veterans’ care
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show
Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Qatar weighs demands to end crisis amid threat of long siege
With just days to decide, Qatar on Friday weighed an onerous list of demands by its neighbors as a way out of a regional crisis, and a top Emirati official …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments
Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5:28 a.m.
U.S. reassures Turkey over arms provided to Syrian Kurds
Turkish officials said Thursday that U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has written to his Turkish counterpart, reassuring him that arms provided to Syrian Kurdish fighters would be taken back once …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
White House: Trump to sign VA accountability bill on Friday
The White House says President Donald Trump will sign a bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Trump’s pick for No. 2 Pentagon job faces tough questions during confirmation hearing
President Donald Trump’s choice to take the No. 2 job at the Pentagon had a rocky confirmation hearing Tuesday, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., at one …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
U.S. forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates
The U.S. military said it shot down an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, marking the third time this month that that the U.S. has downed aircraft affiliated …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Japan investigates delay in reporting U.S. Navy ship collision
Japan’s coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Russia warns U.S. after downing of Syrian warplane
Warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition operating over Syrian government-controlled areas west of the Euphrates River will be tracked as potential targets, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday, a day after the …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning
Iran says its ballistic missile strike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria was not only a response to deadly attacks in Tehran, but a powerful message to archrival Saudi …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
UN believes up to 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul
The U.N. humanitarian chief in Iraq says the United Nations believes between 120,000 and 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul’s Old City, where Islamic State extremists want to keep them …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Missing soldier’s remains returned to Montana after 66 years
The remains of a soldier who died 66 years ago in the Korean War have been returned to his family in Montana.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
U.N. says aid to 9 million Syrian children is in peril
The U.N. children’s agency warned Friday that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to 9 million Syrian children, both in their country and among the refugees in neighboring states.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Uncertainty over Islamic State leader’s fate after airstrike
Russia is verifying intelligence that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed near Raqqa, Syria, during a bombing raid conducted by its forces in May, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:28 a.m.
Messy fight awaits Islamic State’s next Syrian capital at Mayadeen
As Islamic State militants take a pounding in their eroding Iraqi and Syrian strongholds, its leaders have set up a new headquarters in Syria away from the front lines, where …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
U.S. to send almost 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan
A Trump administration official says the Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
A surprising number of men in Washington aren’t registering for the draft. That’s a felony.
Federal officials say nearly 1 out of 6 young men in Washington state are committing a felony, and they might not even know it.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Syrian troops advance against Islamic State
Syrian government forces are marching toward the last town held by the Islamic State group in the central province of Homs in the latest push by President Bashar Assad’s troops …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Trump hands to Pentagon decisions on troop levels in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump’s decision to allow his Pentagon chief to set U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan won’t mean an immediate infusion of troops but should improve management of the war …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
U.S. deploys mobile missile system to eastern Syria
The U.S. has deployed a truck-mounted missile system into Syria, an official said Wednesday, to a forward operating group of rebels and U.S. military advisers that have repeatedly clashed with …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Qatar slams `illegal siege’ as neighbors try to sway U.S.
Qatar said it is under an “illegal siege” by the Saudi-led alliance, which raised the stakes in the diplomatic crisis by encouraging the U.S. to move a key military base …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
UN: ‘Staggering’ loss of life reported from U.S.-led air raids on ISIS-held Raqqa
Intensified airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition have caused a “staggering” loss of civilian life around the Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, a United Nations investigator said Wednesday.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi weapons sale
The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump’s plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Two DynCorp workers accused of bilking State Department out of millions in Iraq
Workers for government contractor DynCorp International conspired to bilk the State Department out of millions of dollars, according to a federal investigation in Virginia.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Pentagon under fire for delays in new Afghanistan war plan
Senators sharply criticized Pentagon leaders Tuesday for not completing a new strategy for the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis acknowledged that “the enemy is surging right …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Food poisoning strikes hundreds at camp for displaced in Iraq
Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Suspected North Korean drone reportedly photographed advanced U.S. defense site
A possible North Korean drone took numerous photos of a new U.S. missile defense site located in South Korea before crashing near the demilitarized zone between the two countries, the …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
3 soldiers killed in Afghanistan, deaths under investigation
Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge loved being a soldier since joining right after high school graduation and re-enlisted before shipping out late last year to Afghanistan, where he was killed with …