Stories tagged: military
Tue., July 4, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
China vows to step up air and sea patrols after U.S. warship sails near disputed island
China’s military vowed Monday to step up air and sea patrols after an American warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea in what Beijing called a …
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
U.S.-backed forces breach wall around Raqqa’s Old City
U.S.-backed Syrian forces have breached the wall around Raqqa’s Old City, the U.S. military said Tuesday, marking a major advance in the weeks-old battle to drive Islamic State militants out …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Security of U.S. nukes now an official secret
The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of the safety and security of its nuclear weapons operations, a part of the military with a history of periodic …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
With fight for Mosul in final stage, militants strike back
With the fight for Mosul in its final stage Monday, Islamic State militants sent female suicide bombers hidden among fleeing civilians, while Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition unleashed punishing …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 6:52 p.m.
Syrian military declares temporary cease-fire ahead of talks
The Syrian military said Monday it has temporarily halted combat operations in the south ahead of Russian-sponsored cease-fire talks with the rebels.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Searchers’ wounds will be considered at Bergdahl sentencing
Serious wounds to a soldier and a Navy Seal who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can be used at the sentencing phase of his upcoming trial, a judge ruled …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
As thousands seek safe havens, migrant pressures grow in Europe
Italy’s leader pressed his European Union allies Thursday to take in more migrants, saying the relentless arrival of tens of thousands on Italy’s shores is putting his country under enormous …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Panels demand billions more for defense than Trump requested
The GOP-controlled Congress has taken the lead on one of President Donald Trump’s key campaign promises, pressing for tens of billions of dollars more for active-duty troops, combat aircraft, and …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Iraqi forces recapture historic Mosul mosque, now little more than rubble
Iraqi forces on Thursday recaptured the ruins of a historic mosque in Mosul that was destroyed earlier this month by the Islamic State and was once the symbolic center of …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
U.S. intelligence report: Kremlin sees U.S. urging regime change in Russia
Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon’s …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Trump’s promise of jobs from Saudi deals may fall flat
President Donald Trump can’t stop boasting about nearly $400 billion in military and business deals his administration made during his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia last month.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
NATO chief: U.S. allies to spend $12 billion more this year
NATO’s chief says U.S. allies are projected to spend around $12 billion more on defense this year, after President Donald Trump berated them for failing to boost military budgets.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day to honor U.S. WWI troops
French President Emmanuel Macron has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to a Bastille Day celebration next month to celebrate the arrival 100 years ago of the American troops who fought …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Airman found dead at Fairchild Air Force Base
An airman was found dead in a dormitory room at Fairchild Air Force Base around 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Colombia takes big step to peace as rebels lay down guns
Guerrillas from Colombia’s largest rebel army no longer carry their guns along the road miles from the nearest city, a byway with mud so deep that even earth-moving equipment are …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Lockdown lifted at military post; no injuries reported
Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday amid reports of possible active shooter, and workers were advised to “run hide fight.” About two hours later, the all clear …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
U.S. cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria
The United States said Tuesday that it had observed activity involving chemical weapons at a Syrian air base attacked by U.S. forces earlier this year, suggesting that President Bashar Assad’s …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Top Republican to press for $696.5 billion defense budget
An influential House committee chairman will press his case for a $696.5 billion defense budget in 2018, a blueprint that provides more military spending than at any point during the …
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 …