Military leadership

FILE - In this July 14, 2018 file photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis addresses a press conference at the Ministry of Defense in Olso, Norway. Mattis said Sunday, Aug. 12 he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a separate space service, said his emphasis then was on establishing a consensus about what the Pentagon's space problem is before recommending a way to fix it. (Jim Watson/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 12, 2018 - 7:18 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a separate space service, said...
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August 09, 2018 - 4:03 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — NATO's top military officer is visiting Macedonia, which hopes to join the alliance once a landmark deal with neighboring Greece to rename itself North Macedonia has been fully implemented. U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO's supreme commander in Europe, congratulated...
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August 08, 2018 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says an Iranian naval exercise involving at least 100 small boats in and around the Strait of Hormuz last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command...
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An explosion was reported at around 7 a.m. Thursday morning, July 19, 2018 at Letterkenny Army Depot, in Chambersburg, Pa. A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at the Army depot injured at least four workers, three of them seriously, officials said. (Markell DeLoatch/Public Opinion via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 10:45 am
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Army says one of five civilian employees injured in an explosion and fire at a military depot in Pennsylvania has died. Letterkenny Army Depot commander Col. Stephen Ledbetter announced the death of the unidentified employee Friday. Two others remain hospitalized...
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In this July 1, 2018, photo, police and firemen work at the site of a deadly suicide attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. A top Army leader says it's too early to tell if training or other changes must be made in light of an insider attack in Afghanistan that killed one American soldier and wounded two others, amid uncertainty on whether the assailant was just a disgruntled Afghan soldier or an insurgent infiltrator. (AP Photo)
July 14, 2018 - 1:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's too early to tell if training or other changes must be made in light of an insider attack in Afghanistan that killed one American soldier and wounded two others, because there's some uncertainty about whether the assailant was a disgruntled Afghan soldier or an insurgent...
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Pumps are moved from truck to be used to help drain the rising flood water in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from the flooded cave before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 06, 2018 - 12:19 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach in a cave in northern Thailand (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Croatia's national soccer team, which is competing in the ongoing World Cup, has offered its "support and love" to the young Thai soccer team trapped in a...
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Soldiers carry a pump to help drain the rising flood water in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from the flooded cave before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 06, 2018 - 2:40 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities overseeing the rescue operation for 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave in the country's north said they have a "limited amount of time" to get them out, as they raced Friday against worsening weather and lowered oxygen levels in the...
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June 29, 2018 - 8:22 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed a senior police special forces commander who was known as a dogged anti-Taliban warrior barely 24 hours before President Ashraf Ghani's unilateral cease-fire was to end at midnight Friday, the Defense Ministry said. Azizullah Karwan was gunned down...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis steps away after speaking with the media at the Pentagon, in Washington. Speaking to reporters on his plane en route to a stop in Alaska, Sunday, June 24, Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 24, 2018 - 9:21 pm
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea...
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In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, steps away after speaking with the media at the Pentagon. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation and coercion" in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing's expanding military presence overseas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 23, 2018 - 9:22 pm
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation and coercion" in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing's expanding military presence overseas. Mattis will be the first...
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