- Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military Updated: Jun-30-16 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Saying it's the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.
- 'Active shooter' report at military base was false alarm Updated: Jun-30-16 4:49 pm
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland - The military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed was temporarily locked down Thursday after an "active shooter" report that turned out to be a false alarm.
- Michigan veteran: Medal of Honor belongs to helicopter crew Updated: Jun-23-16 3:24 pm
YPSILANTI, Michigan - A Vietnam War helicopter pilot recently selected to receive the Medal of Honor said Thursday he didn't hesitate to volunteer leading an airborne rescue mission that saved the lives of dozens of troops despite the prospect of coming under intense enemy fire.
- Army secretary officially arriving for his new Pentagon job Updated: Jun-20-16 1:51 am
ARLINGTON, Virginia - U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning is officially moving into his new job with a ceremonial arrival in Arlington, Virginia.
- Obama to meet with key Saudi official on Friday Updated: Jun-16-16 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday with the conflicts in Yemen and Syria among the topics of discussion.
- US troops staying in Afghanistan? New look at reduction plan Updated: Jun-15-16 12:20 pm
BRUSSELS - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told NATO allies America will take a new look at its plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, a British official says, a fresh indication that U.S. involvement in the country is not waning in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency.
- NATO ponders getting more involved in anti IS-fight Updated: Jun-15-16 10:46 am
BRUSSELS - The NATO alliance says it is considering getting more involved in efforts to combat the Islamic State extremist group.
- South China Sea: China willing to pay the price of defiance Updated: Jun-15-16 4:48 am
BEIJING - Even before a ruling, China may have lost by refusing to cooperate with a U.N. arbitration tribunal over its South China Sea claims. Yet Beijing seems prepared to absorb the cost to its reputation, confident that in terms of territory and resources, it won't lose a thing.
- Air, land, sea, cyber: NATO adds cyber to operation areas Updated: Jun-14-16 3:27 pm
BRUSSELS - NATO agreed Tuesday to make cyber operations part of its war domain, along with air, sea and land operations, and to beef up the defense of its computer networks.
- NATO ministers agree to deploy 4 battalions to eastern flank Updated: Jun-14-16 2:11 pm
BRUSSELS - NATO on Tuesday reinforced its defenses against Russia from the Baltic to the Black Sea, delivering what NATO's chief called a clear message to Moscow that "if any of our allies is attacked the whole alliance will respond as one."
- With women in combat, taking the 'man' out of job titles Updated: Jun-09-16 2:11 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Engineman? Yeoman? Not so fast. Now that women will be allowed to serve in all combat jobs, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are dropping "man" from some of their job titles to make them inclusive and gender-neutral.
- Army's new civilian leader on first visit to Fort Jackson Updated: Jun-07-16 6:52 pm
FORT JACKSON, South Carolina - Newly minted Army Secretary Eric Fanning lauded trainers at Fort Jackson on Tuesday for their skill in integrating female soldiers into basic combat training, saying the Army has become a model for other military services as women take on more combat jobs.
- US Pentagon chief proposes Asia-Pacific 'security network' Updated: Jun-04-16 3:19 am
SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is proposing to accelerate and deepen defense cooperation in the Asia-Pacific by expanding a "security network" of countries whose militaries would train together and eventually operate together.
- AP-TX--Texas News Digest 5 pm, TX Updated: Jun-03-16 6:45 pm
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- NATO eyes new intel official to improve information sharing Updated: Jun-03-16 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Spurred on by persistent threats from Russia and recent attacks in Europe, NATO will likely establish a new high-level intelligence coordinator to improve information sharing among allies, a senior defense official said Friday.
- Thai junta leader defends crackdown on social media Updated: Jun-03-16 11:45 am
SINGAPORE - Thailand's junta leader on Friday defended his government's increasing crackdown on social media dissidents, while promising to restore democracy which he suspended in a coup two years ago.
- New commander nominated for Marine Corps in Pacific Updated: Jun-02-16 5:01 pm
HONOLULU - President Barack Obama is nominating a new leader for the Marine Corps in the Pacific.
- Defense Secretary Carter: US-Philippines relationship stable Updated: Jun-02-16 8:44 am
SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday the American alliance with the Philippines remains "ironclad" following the election of a new Philippines president who has said his country needs to chart a course more independent of the United States.