Armed forces

July 02, 2020 - 3:31 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C., last month in response to civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd were issued bayonets. Defense documents...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the PREVENTS "President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide," task force, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The relationship between the nation's military community and the Republican president has been strained repeatedly over the course of Trump's turbulent first term. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 01, 2020 - 5:58 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They didn't like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for being captured in combat. They were angrier when Trump, as commander in chief, abandoned Kurdish allies in the Middle East. And they were upset again last month when he threatened to deploy troops...
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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, right, speaks accompanied by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., during a news conference on Capitol Hill, after a meeting at the White House, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 30, 2020 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday came under growing pressure to respond to allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan, with Democrats demanding answers and accusing Trump of bowing to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the risk of U.S...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Army, recent Army basic combat training graduates have their temperatures taken as they arrive at Fort Lee, Va, on March 31, 2020, after being transported using sterilized buses from Fort Jackson, S.C. COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on military recruiting, shuttering enlistment stations around the country and forcing thousands of recruiters to woo potential soldiers online. Recruiters have had to abandon their normal visits to high schools and malls, and instead rely almost exclusively on social media to reach young people. (U.S. Army via AP)
June 30, 2020 - 7:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With his Army recruiting office shuttered due to the coronavirus, Staff Sgt. Anthony Holt has had to be creative to meet his enlistment goals. Using social media is one way. Signing up the grocery delivery guy is another. Holt asked the man how he ended up with the virtual...
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Protesters against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wave flags and banners outside his residence in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Hundreds of protesters calling him the "crime minister" demonstrated outside his official residence, while hundreds of supporters, including leading members of his Likud party, rallied in support of him at the courthouse. Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes in a series of corruption cases. The signs say "Netanyahu resign," and "Justice shall you pursue." (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
June 28, 2020 - 4:57 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court early on Sunday ordered the release of a former Air Force general and leading activist opposed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rule and whose arrest prompted hundreds to protest outside the Israeli leader's residence. Retired Brig. Gen. Amir Haskel...
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In this May 24, 2020, photo, provided by the U.S. Navy Sailors run on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). When coronavirus made U.S. Navy ship stops in foreign countries too risky, the USS Dwight D Eisenhower and the USS San Jacinto were ordered to keep moving, and avoid all port visits. More than five months after they set sail, they have broken a record they never planned to achieve. As they steamed through the North Arabian Sea on June 25, they notched their 161st consecutive day at sea, breaking the previous Navy record of 160 days. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sophie A. Pinkham/U.S. Navy via AP)
June 25, 2020 - 11:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two U.S. warships in the Middle East weren't aiming to break a record. But when the coronavirus made ship stops in foreign countries too risky, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the USS San Jacinto were ordered to keep moving and avoid all port visits. On Thursday, as they...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew on Jan. 17, 2020, in San Diego, Calif. In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of Crozier, the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)
June 19, 2020 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official familiar with the report. The official said the Navy also extended the blame for the ship's...
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Santoshi wife of Indian Army Colonel B. Santosh Babu, mourns after receiving the uniform and National flag during the last rites ceremony at their home town at Suryapet, about 140 kilometers (87.5 miles) from Hyderabad, India, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Babu was among the twenty Indian troops who were killed in the clash Monday night that was the deadliest conflict between the sides in 45 years. India on Thursday cautioned China against making "exaggerated and untenable claims" to the Galvan Valley area even as both nations tried to end a standoff in the high Himalayan region where their armies engaged in a deadly clash. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
June 18, 2020 - 8:58 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Thursday it was using diplomatic channels with China to de-escalate a military standoff in a remote Himalayan border region where 20 Indian soldiers were killed this week. Responding to China's claim to the disputed Galwan Valley, India's External Affairs Ministry...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Army Secretary Eric Fanning speaks during a groundbreaking for the new U.S. Army Cyber Command Complex at Fort Gordon, Ga. Fanning, who served as Army secretary from 2016 to 2017, says he’s supporting Joe Biden for president, the latest endorsement from a former military leader who had criticized President Donald Trump over his handling of anti-racism demonstrations. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, FIle)
June 17, 2020 - 8:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first openly gay Army secretary says he’s supporting Joe Biden for president, the latest endorsement from a former military leader who had criticized President Donald Trump over his handling of anti-racism demonstrations. Eric Fanning, who held a variety of Navy and Air Force...
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June 16, 2020 - 7:42 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Army Reserve suspended the commander of an Illinois-based unit Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations that unit officers mishandled sexual misconduct complaints and retaliated against a whistleblower. Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, commanding general of...
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