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  • new storyUS military supporting Yemen in fight against al-Qaida 
    Updated: May-05-16 6:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is providing military support, intelligence, ships and special operations forces to help in the ongoing operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, U.S. officials said Thursday.

  • Pentagon spokesman says deadly IS attack was a surprise story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 5:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Islamic State attack on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq that killed U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was a surprise that, if anticipated, might have turned out differently, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

  • Israeli general touches raw nerve with Holocaust comments story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 2:50 pm

    JERUSALEM - In a reflection of the deep divisions plaguing Israel, a top general set off a controversy Thursday after appearing to liken the atmosphere in Israel to that of Nazi-era Germany during a speech marking the country's Holocaust memorial day.

  • Myanmar anti-Muslim activist arrested for post about Suu Kyi 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:59 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A prominent anti-Muslim activist has been arrested for posting a provocative statement on Facebook about Myanmar's army commander and the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of a Buddhist nationalist group and a human rights lawyer said Thursday.

  • New commander takes over as leader of US Army in the Pacific 
    Updated: May-04-16 9:35 pm

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Gen. Robert B. Brown on Wednesday formally took over as the new leader of Army soldiers in the Pacific, succeeding Gen. Vincent Brooks who has assumed command of U.S. Forces Korea.

  • Army says troops lost their way, went off cliff story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 7:46 pm

    DENVER - An Army vehicle took the wrong road in the dark and was making a U-turn when it tumbled 250 feet off a cliff at a Colorado training range last year, killing one soldier and injuring five, according to a newly released investigative report.

  • Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was part of rescue team story has video
    Updated: May-04-16 2:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an Islamic State attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings and killed up to 60 militants.

  • Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 8:36 am

    STUTTGART, Germany - An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders to reconcile political differences.

  • China military tries musical approach to image building 
    Updated: May-04-16 8:00 am

    BEIJING - China's military has a bulging arsenal of ships, warplanes and missiles, but this week, music is its weapon of choice.

  • 'Waiting for order to kill:' China video seeks army recruits story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 2:15 am

    BEIJING - China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack.

  • US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 10:48 pm

    STUTTGART, Germany - The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.

  • Nurse who refused to force feed at Guantanamo back to duty 
    Updated: May-03-16 9:05 pm

    MIAMI - A Navy nurse has been allowed to resume full medical duties by the military nearly two years after he refused to take part in force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his lawyer said Tuesday.

  • South Carolina military police on tap for Guantanamo force 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:07 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Military police from the South Carolina Army National Guard have been ordered to prepare for a possible deployment to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba as early as this fall, a Guard official said Tuesday.

  • US defense secretary says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 2:20 pm

    STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel an American military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.

  • NATO alliance getting new supreme commander story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 9:40 am

    BRUSSELS - The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and "a soldiers' general."

  • Q&A: When is a Boot on the Ground not a Boot on the Ground? story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 6:45 am

    WASHINGTON - No one disputes that U.S. military forces are fighting in combat in Iraq and Syria -- except maybe President Barack Obama and some members of his administration.

  • Bond funds approved for new Springfield police annex 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:56 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - Springfield City Council has unanimously voted to approve bond funds that will help pay for an $11.3 million renovation project to convert an Army reserve center into a new police annex.

  • US defense chief: NATO ponders ground force in Baltics 
    Updated: May-02-16 4:43 pm

    STUTTGART, Germany - The NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland, reflecting deepening worry about Russian military assertiveness, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.

  • Navy boss: Russian jets should stop buzzing US planes, ship 
    Updated: May-02-16 2:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - Russian jets buzzing a U.S. military ship and planes in the Baltics are escalating tension between the two nations, the chief of naval operations said Monday.

  • Sons of Union Vets working to restore Civil War gravesites 
    Updated: May-02-16 5:05 am

    VALPARAISO, Indiana - There are some 500 Civil War veterans buried in Porter County.

  • 71 Army reservists depart Starkville for Middle East service 
    Updated: May-01-16 4:31 pm

    STARKVILLE, Mississippi - U.S. Army Reservists are bidding goodbye to their families at the U.S. Army Reserve center in Starkville, embarking on a supply mission in the Middle East.

  • Arkansas official promoted to general in National Guard 
    Updated: May-01-16 1:22 pm

    BENTONVILLE, Arkansas - Bentonville's community and economic development director has been promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the Army National Guard.

  • Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines story has photos
    Updated: May-01-16 8:55 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday.

  • South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 3:05 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him.

  • Woman accused of smuggling heroin at border arrested 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 6:11 am

    TUCSON, Arizona - Border Patrol agents say a woman was arrested at a Tucson area checkpoint after nearly 7 pounds of heroin was found on her body.