Stories tagged: U.S. military
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
U.S. reportedly mulls sending antitank missiles to Ukraine
The U.S. government has reportedly sought to send Javelin antitank missiles to Ukraine. But it’s an idea two years too late for today’s battlefield, an expert on the conflict said.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Pentagon: U.S. shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time
The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
U.S. spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege
American spy planes are helping Filipino troops quell a nearly three-week siege by Muslim militants in a southern city where 13 Philippine marines were killed in the biggest single-day loss …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
U.S. military: November fight with Taliban killed 33 civilians
The U.S. military in Afghanistan says its investigation into a November firefight with the Taliban in Kunduz province has shown that 33 civilians died in the raid during which U.S. …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Spokane Valley-based Monaco Enterprises settles government-overbilling lawsuit for $5 million
Spokane Valley-based Monaco Enterprises Inc. will pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the company siphoned millions of dollars from the federal government by overbilling or billing for services …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
First U.S. service member killed in Syria
A U.S. service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in northern Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon announced in a statement.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
New vitriol from Philippine leader
Like those from a battering ram, the hits just keep coming from the recently elected president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:41 p.m.
Administration warns Congress: Zika money running out
The Obama administration warned Congress Wednesday that money to fight the Zika virus is on the verge of running out amid political stalemate on Capitol Hill.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 8:52 p.m.
Germans protest drones at Ramstein air base
FRANKFURT, Germany – Thousands of peace activists demonstrated Saturday outside the Ramstein Air Base in Germany to protest the facility’s reported leading role in the U.S. drone program. Ramstein, which …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 3:18 p.m.
Brussels hunkers down amid warning of Paris-style threat
BRUSSELS – Belgian authorities closed down Brussels’ subway system and flooded the streets with armed police and soldiers Saturday in response to what they said was a threat of Paris-style …
Sat., Nov. 14, 2015, 2:59 p.m.
Paris attacks may lead to U.S. military anti-IS escalation
The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. But that probably will not mean dramatic …
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 8:35 a.m.
US commandos heading into Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senior U.S. officials say a small number of U.S. special operations forces will be deployed to northern Syria to work with local ground forces in the fight …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 8:29 p.m.
Spokane Valley’s Monaco Enterprises accused of defrauding U.S. military in federal court
The federal government on Friday accused a Spokane Valley company of allegedly defrauding the U.S. military out of millions of dollars.
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014, 2:06 p.m.
Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama authorized a broad expansion on Friday of the U.S. military mission in Iraq that will boost the total number of American troops there to about …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
Obama pledges NATO protection; Pentagon sending 200 U.S. soldiers to Ukraine
TALLINN, Estonia – President Barack Obama on Wednesday harshly condemned Russian aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe and pledged that NATO will protect allies who fear …
Wed., April 9, 2014, 11:29 a.m.
Countermoves could include deployment of American troops
NATO’s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance nations in Eastern Europe …
Tue., Jan. 21, 2014
U.S. military has escape plan for athletes at 2014 Sochi Olympics
The U.S. military will have warships and transport aircraft at the ready in case American athletes and officials need to make an emergency escape from the 2014 Sochi Olympics. A …
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010, 2:49 p.m.
House votes to repeal ban on open gays in military
The House voted today to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell policy that for 17 years has forced gays desiring to serve in the military to conceal their sexual identity.
Mon., Dec. 13, 2010, 9:41 a.m.
Discharged gay veterans sue for reinstatement
Three military veterans who were discharged under the law that prohibits gays from serving openly in uniform sued the government today to be reinstated and to pressure U.S. lawmakers to …
Thu., Dec. 9, 2010, 1:09 p.m.
Senate blocks repeal of ’don’t ask, don’t tell’
Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would have repealed the military’s policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and allowed gay troops to serve openly.
Fri., Nov. 12, 2010, 10:38 a.m.
High court allows gay military ban for now
The Supreme Court today allowed the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue.
Mon., Nov. 1, 2010, 3:18 p.m.
Court extends life of military policy on gays
A federal appeals court today indefinitely extended its freeze on a judge’s order halting enforcement of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Wed., Oct. 20, 2010, 4:43 p.m.
Appeals court keeps military gay policy for now
A federal appeals court today granted a government request to temporarily freeze a judge’s order telling the military to stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops.
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010, 12:19 p.m.
Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants
The Defense Department said today that it is accepting openly gay recruits, but is warning applicants they might not be allowed to stick around for long.
Mon., Oct. 18, 2010, 3:34 p.m.
Judge inclined to reject delay of gay troops order
A federal judge says she’s inclined to deny a government request to delay her order that immediately stopped the military from enforcing its ban on openly gay service members.
Fri., Oct. 15, 2010
U.S. seeks ‘don’t ask’ delay
WASHINGTON – After two days of silence, the Obama administration urged a federal judge on Thursday to let the military press on with its “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on …
Thu., Oct. 14, 2010, 1:17 p.m.
US seeks delay in ’don’t ask, don’t tell’ ruling
The Justice Department asked a federal judge today to allow the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy to continue while it appeals her order to end the ban on gays …
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010, 12:39 p.m.
Federal judge orders ’don’t ask, don’t tell’ injunction
A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction today stopping enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, ending the U.S. military’s 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops.
Fri., Jan. 15, 2010, 8:03 a.m.
Gates: Military fails to spot danger within ranks
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday an investigation into the Fort Hood shootings found the military isn’t sufficiently prepared to prevent similar attacks in the future.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2009
Cook’s notebook: Best baked goods for shipping to troops
Margaret Moore called recently for advice on the best kind of baked goods to send to troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. She wanted to ensure her cookies would hold …