Military leadership

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, left, shakes hands with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, right, during their meeting at the government building in Skopje, Macedonia, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Mattis arrived in Macedonia Monday, condemning Russian efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for the country to join NATO, a move Moscow opposes. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
September 17, 2018 - 2:27 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday condemned Russia's efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for Macedonia to join NATO, a move Moscow opposes. Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Skopje that there...
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Residents step out of a high water vehicle after being evacuated by the police when their neighborhood began to flood as Florence continues to dump heavy rain in Fayetteville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 16, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Duke Energy says the collapse of a coal ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast is an "ongoing situation," with an unknown amount of potentially contaminated storm water...
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Nick Hobbs, of Marine Warehouse Center, removes a customer's boat from the water in advance of Hurricane Florence in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 11, 2018 - 7:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Airlines are beginning to cancel flights ahead of Hurricane Florence making landfall later this week. And Charleston International Airport in South Carolina is tweeting that it expects runways to close by midnight...
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September 10, 2018 - 9:04 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army chief has confirmed death sentences for 13 "hardcore terrorists" after military courts found them guilty of carrying out attacks that killed 202 people including 151 civilians. In a statement Monday, the military says Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa also approved prison...
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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, left, drinks water as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, makes his statement after the so called "2+2" meeting in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Pompeo and Mattis held long-delayed talks Thursday with top Indian officials, looking to shore up the alliance with one of Washington's top regional partners. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
September 07, 2018 - 8:15 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defense Secretary James Mattis made a surprise visit to Afghanistan's war-shattered capital on Friday, the U.S. command in Afghanistan said, just days after a suicide bomber killed 21 people in the city and wounded 90 others. Accompanied by Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., holds a healthcare town hall meeting in Sun City, Ariz. McCain's family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 24, 2018 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (all times local): 1:40 p.m American political leaders of both parties are paying tribute and offering prayers for ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain, but President Donald Trump has so far been silent. Neither the White House nor the president...
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August 19, 2018 - 1:48 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's top leader has appointed a new chief for its air force. The Sunday report says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed Gen. Aziz Nasirzadeh as the new air force chief. Gen. Nasirzadeh, a former F-14...
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August 16, 2018 - 10:03 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. Mattis made the statement to members of a Chilean government delegation before attending a signing...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, and Argentina's Defense Minister Oscar Raul Aguad shake hands in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Mattis is on an official visit to several South American countries. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 15, 2018 - 11:34 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pledging closer defense cooperation with Argentina. Standing beside his Argentinian counterpart, Oscar Aguad, Mattis said the military partnership can be strengthened. He alluded to the help the U.S. Navy provided Argentina last...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis receives military honors before his meeting with Brazil's defense minister, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mattis has spent six days visiting South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 14, 2018 - 9:14 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made a pitch on Tuesday to Brazil for building a closer defense partnership with the United States, including in space research. Speaking to military students at Brazil's senior war college in Rio de Janeiro, Mattis encouraged them to remember...
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