Military leadership

FILE- In this Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner watches as President Donald Trump, left, congratulates other White House senior staff during a swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Their reputations at risk, a coterie of President Donald Trump's associates caught up in the swirling debate about Trump and Russia are turning to a similar if unusual playbook: volunteering to testify to Congress, before even being asked. Kushner, told the Senate intelligence panel he'd gladly answer questions about his meetings with the Russian ambassador and others. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 03, 2017 - 2:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is visiting Iraq with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an official said Sunday night. Details about the trip to the Middle East with Gen. Joseph Dunford were not released. A senior administration...
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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, left, and British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon perform a posed handshake for the media as Mattis arrives for their press conference at Lancaster House in London, Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
March 31, 2017 - 8:16 am
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expressing worry about what he calls "reckless" actions by North Korea, alluding to its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Mattis spoke at a news conference Friday in London with his British counterpart, Michael Fallon. Mattis raised the North...
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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, left, and British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon perform a posed handshake for the media as Mattis arrives for their press conference at Lancaster House in London, Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
March 31, 2017 - 7:42 am
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expressing worry about what he calls "reckless" actions by North Korea, alluding to its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Mattis spoke at a news conference Friday in London with his British counterpart, Michael Fallon. Mattis raised the North...
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March 30, 2017 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for Air Force secretary came under scrutiny Thursday as Democrats questioned her work as a defense industry consultant and a conversation she had a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe. During her confirmation hearing...
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March 30, 2017 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be Air Force secretary is facing criticism from Senate Democrats over her work as a defense industry consultant and her contact a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe. Heather Wilson, a former member of Congress from...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, a large cloud of smoke rises during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants as civilians walk toward Iraqi security forces after fleeing their homes on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. The U.S. is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented American airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters to the front lines in northern Syria, supported by the first use of U.S. attack helicopters and artillery in the country. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
March 24, 2017 - 4:41 am
PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister says the battle by international forces to take back the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will start in the coming days. Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Raqqa is a "major objective" for the U.S.-led coalition trying to quash IS...
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March 21, 2017 - 7:31 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has concluded that Hezbollah's top military commander was killed in Syria last year by rivals within the Shiite militant group, Israel's military chief said Tuesday. The explosive announcement was the latest sign of an escalating feud between Israel and Hezbollah, an Iranian...
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FILE - This is a Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998 file photo of Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Fein Chief Negotiator, left, and Sinn Fein's president Gerry Adams as they participate in the Bloody Sunday anniversary march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. McGuinness, an IRA and Sinn Fein leader who became a minister of peacetime Northern Ireland, has died, according to UK media Tuesday, March 21, 2017 . (AP Photo/Paul McErlane, File)
March 21, 2017 - 6:53 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died Tuesday, his Sinn Fein party announced. He was 66. Turning from rebel to peacemaker, McGuinness served as Northern Ireland's deputy first...
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FILE - This is a Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998 file photo of Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Fein Chief Negotiator, left, and Sinn Fein's president Gerry Adams as they participate in the Bloody Sunday anniversary march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. McGuinness, an IRA and Sinn Fein leader who became a minister of peacetime Northern Ireland, has died, according to UK media Tuesday, March 21, 2017 . (AP Photo/Paul McErlane, File)
March 21, 2017 - 6:50 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died Tuesday, his Sinn Fein party announced. He was 66. Turning from rebel to peacemaker, McGuinness served as Northern Ireland's deputy first...
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FILE - This is a Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998 file photo of Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Fein Chief Negotiator, left, and Sinn Fein's president Gerry Adams as they participate in the Bloody Sunday anniversary march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. McGuinness, an IRA and Sinn Fein leader who became a minister of peacetime Northern Ireland, has died, according to UK media Tuesday, March 21, 2017 . (AP Photo/Paul McErlane, File)
March 21, 2017 - 4:12 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died Tuesday, his Sinn Fein party announced. Turning from rebel to peacemaker, McGuinness served as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister for a...
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