Stories tagged: war
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
U.S. WWII vet returns Japanese flag to fallen soldier’s family
The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. When Marvin Strombo …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Pentagon cites artillery “mishap” in 2 U.S. deaths in Iraq
A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery “mishap.”
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
U.S. officials says confrontation with North Korea not imminent
WASHINGTON – Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Frustrated with Trump, McCain unveils Afghan war strategy
In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Arizona Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that “America is adrift in Afghanistan” as he unveiled a war strategy of his own that includes …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
North Korea threatens to turn U.S. mainland into a ‘theater of nuclear war’
President Donald Trump’s statement that North Korea will meet with “fire and fury” if it continues to threaten the U.S. sent a cascade of anger, anxiety and concern through Northeast …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Trump warns North Korea it will face ‘fire and fury’ over nukes
North Korea may have successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, passing a key threshold in becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, according to a Japanese …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Suburbs of Syrian capital heavily bombarded, say activists
Pro-government forces intensified their assault on the rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital, activists said Tuesday, a day after rebels beat back an attempted government advance, killing several soldiers.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Remains of World War II airman returned to Montana
Though he died 75 years ago, airman William “Bill” Gruber continues to watch over his little brother from a framed portrait in the younger man’s Helena home.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
U.S. court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Airstrikes kill 12 civilians northern Yemen
An official news agency controlled by Yemen’s Houthi rebels says 12 civilians have been killed in two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in a northern province.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 7:28 p.m.
Truce goes into effect in another Syria ‘safe zone’
Russia’s Defense Ministry announced a cease-fire for a third safe zone in war-torn Syria on Thursday, paving the way for the delivery of sorely needed humanitarian relief to rebel-held areas …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Pence says future of Balkans is ‘in the West’
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of Europe’s Balkan nations is in the West, reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the region as Russia works to assert its …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
U.S. test-launches ICBM off California to show ability to ‘defend against attacks’
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Wednesday to test the weapon’s reliability to “defend against attacks on the United States and its allies,” …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
What sanctions? Assad allies got $18 million in U.N. Syria payouts
The United Nations paid at least $18 million last year to companies with close ties to Bashar Assad, some of them run by cronies of the Syrian president who are …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Chinese leader calls for strong army, tells troops ‘world isn’t safe’
President Xi Jinping said China needs to speed up the modernization of its military to fend off threats in increasingly dangerous times.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Iraqi Embassy in Kabul targeted by bombing, gunmen
Gunmen stormed the Iraqi Embassy compound in Kabul after a suicide bomber blasted open the gates to the site Monday, forcing diplomats and others to flee as Afghan security forces …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Thousands to be evacuated from Lebanon-Syria border
Scores of buses and ambulances arrived at the Lebanon-Syria border Monday for the second phase of an exchange between Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate that would lead …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Iranian president says it will ‘respond’ if U.S. missile law passes
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday his country will respond if a bill in the U.S. Congress imposing sanctions on people involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program becomes law.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
U.N. says 80 percent of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid
Three U.N agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country’s health system in the face of the two-year-long civil war.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban assault, official says
An Afghan official says 26 soldiers have been killed in a blistering Taliban assault on an Afghan National Security base in southern Kandahar province.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Russia says 4 military police battalions deployed to Syria
Russia’s defense minister says four battalions of Russian military police are currently deployed in safe zones in Syria.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Romanian defense minister confirms $3.9 billion U.S. missile deal
Romania’s defense minister has confirmed that the country intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the United States.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
North Korea could cross ICBM threshold next year, U.S. officials warn
North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, U.S. officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Kurdish official says U.S. role essential in post-IS Syria
The Kurdish-led effort to secure Raqqa once it is liberated from the Islamic State group will require long-term U.S. political and financial support for the battered city’s governance and reconstruction, …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions
Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem’s most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel’s seeming capitulation when …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
U.S. Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf
A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that came close to it during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, an American defense official …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine vow to implement peace plan
The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have vowed to go ahead with a peace plan for eastern Ukraine.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Air Force pilot shot down in Vietnam buried in Montana
An Air Force pilot has been laid to rest in his home state of Montana more than 48 years after being shot down during the Vietnam War.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government’s ability to …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Militants burst from tunnels, hit weak points in Raqqa fight
The surprise attack came before dawn. An Islamic State group militant emerged from underground right into a deserted building being used as a position by U.S.-backed Syrian forces on a …