Military leadership

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2017, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter, right, accepts the O'Connor Justice Prize from former U.S. Ambassador to Finland Barbara Barrett, left, at The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University Justice Prize Dinner in Phoenix. President Donald Trump has nominated Barrett to be the next secretary of the Air Force. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
May 21, 2019 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, arrive to testify at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the defense budget, Wednesday May 8, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 11, 2019 - 3:10 pm
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary has offered assurances to perhaps two dozen Border Patrol agents and other officials at the McAllen Border Patrol Station in Texas...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald Trump on May 9, said he will nominate Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 11, 2019 - 11:50 am
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — On a trip to a border city in Texas, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the government's ability to accomplish that without the Pentagon's continuous help. Shanahan told reporters traveling...
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People watch a TV showing a file footage of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 4, 2019. North Korea on Saturday fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a likely sign of Pyongyang's growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington meant to provide coveted sanctions relief in return for nuclear disarmament. The signs read: " North Korea fired short-range missiles." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 04, 2019 - 11:17 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test firing short-range missiles (all times local): 6:50 a.m. North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un observed a live-fire drill of long-range multiple rocket launchers and unspecified tactical guided weapons. The report by Pyongyang's official Korean...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, speaks during a hearing about prevention and response to sexual assault in the military, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reports of military sexual assaults jumped by 13% last year, but an anonymous survey of service members released Thursday suggests the problem is vastly larger. The survey number is about 37% higher than two years ago, when one was last done, fueling frustration within the department and outrage on Capitol Hill. "I am tired of the statement I get over and over from the chain of command: 'We got this, madam, we got this.' You don't have it!" Gillibrand, shouted during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Thursday for Army Gen. James McConville. "You're failing us." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 02, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of military sexual assaults jumped by 13% last year, but an anonymous survey of service members released Thursday suggests the problem is vastly larger. The survey results found that more than 20,000 service members said they experienced some type of sexual assault, but...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, Britain's Defence Minister Gavin Williamson stands in the main chamber during a gathering of NATO defence ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels. British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei. Prime Minister Theresa May's office says May has "lost confidence" in Williamson. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)
May 02, 2019 - 9:16 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's former defense secretary ferociously denied allegations that he leaked details from private government discussions about the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, as opposition leaders called Thursday for a criminal investigation into the scandal. Defense Secretary...
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May 01, 2019 - 1:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei. Prime Minister Theresa May's office says May has "lost confidence" in Williamson. Downing St. says "the prime minister's...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2017 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, meets with Gen. Tod Wolters, while visiting the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, north of Paris. At ceremonies Thursday in Germany and Friday in Belgium, Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters will take over for Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti as head of U.S. European Command and as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Scaparrotti is retiring. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
May 01, 2019 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is installing new military leadership in Europe at a moment of heightened worries about Russian aggression, doubts about the future of arms control and rising tensions among NATO allies. These pressures are reflected in stepped-up U.S. military maneuvers in...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks with reporters before an arrival ceremony for Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya at the Pentagon, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 01, 2019 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has abruptly canceled plans to travel to Europe. Shanahan's spokesman is citing the crisis in Venezuela and the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, says in a statement that Shanahan decided he...
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Fireworks launched by opponents of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro land near Bolivarian National Guard armored vehicles loyal to Maduro, during an attempted military uprising in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops in a call for the military to rise up. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 30, 2019 - 7:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaidó took a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, taking to the streets Tuesday to call for a military uprising that drew quick support from the Trump administration and fierce resistance from forces loyal to embattled...
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