- DOD uses undisclosed files to defend sex assault testimony Updated: May-28-16 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is relying on information it won't make public to dispute an Associated Press investigation that found the military misled Congress about sexual assault cases to blunt support for Senate legislation.
- About 200 Arkansas National Guard soldiers are deploying Updated: May-28-16 12:41 pm
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Family and friends of about 200 Arkansas National Guard members gathered at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock to see the soldiers off for a nine-month deployment.
- US military restricts troops after murder in Okinawa Updated: May-27-16 11:37 pm
TOKYO - The U.S. military in Japan is restricting celebrations and off-base alcohol consumption in Okinawa after the arrest of a former Marine suspected of killing a woman on the southern Japanese island.
- Pentagon brass seek to mollify Guantanamo judge in 9/11 case Updated: May-27-16 7:29 pm
MIAMI - Two top officials at the Pentagon issued a conciliatory response Friday to the military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay who had faulted both men in a ruling last month for publicly criticizing a temporary ban he issued on the use of female guards to transport the defendants.
- Correction: Jets Collide story Updated: May-27-16 6:18 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - In a story May 26 about two Navy jets that crashed off the coast of North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from the Coast Guard, the details of a boat that rescued the men. The rescuers were on board a yacht named Pammy, not a fishing vessel named Tammy.
- US orders troops in Syria to remove Kurdish insignia Updated: May-27-16 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON - American special operations troops were not authorized to wear the patches of Kurdish forces while advising them in Syria and have been told to remove them, the U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad said Friday, after Turkish leaders protested.
- Florida group finds more US Marine remains on Pacific atoll Updated: May-27-16 8:41 am
ALBANY, New York - The founder of a volunteer group says it has found the remains of 13 more World War II Marines on a Pacific atoll.
- Groups move to protect historic moorings at Pearl Harbor Updated: May-25-16 9:26 pm
HONOLULU - The National Park Service and the nonprofit group Pacific Historic Parks on Wednesday launched an effort to win grant money to preserve historic Pearl Harbor battleship moorings.
- Feds blame pilot error, lack of oversight in Marine's death Updated: May-25-16 8:41 pm
PHOENIX - Federal investigators blame the Marine Corps, the Air Force and the pilot and operator of a privately-owned military jet for the death of a Marine killed last year when the jet crashed into his truck in Arizona.
- US defense secretary calls for faster technology development Updated: May-25-16 5:09 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday that a naval facility in Rhode Island is doing what the entire Defense Department should do: develop technology more quickly.
- GOP senators attack top Democrat for defense bill delay Updated: May-25-16 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON - A Republican senator angrily denounced the Senate's top Democrat Wednesday for delaying debate on defense policy legislation, calling Minority Leader Harry Reid's leadership "cancerous" and accusing him of holding up the $602 billion bill to preserve his "sad, sorry legacy."
- Army Reserves lieutenant colonel indicted for fraud Updated: May-25-16 4:05 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Prosecutors say an Army Reserves lieutenant colonel has been indicted on accusations of fraudulently supplying Chinese-made baseball caps and backpacks as American-made gear to the Army Recruiting Command.
- Pakistan army tells US it is concerned over drone strike Updated: May-25-16 4:26 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military says the country's army chief met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad's serious concerns over the drone strike that killed the former Taliban leader.
- 2 more journalists go missing in lawless area of Colombia Updated: May-24-16 9:27 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Two more journalists were reported missing Tuesday in a lawless region where Colombian security forces were already carrying out an extensive search for a prominent Spanish journalist who disappeared over the weekend.
- UN happy Africa's rapid reaction force about to be reality Updated: May-24-16 6:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday that the United Nations - which has 80 percent of its peacekeepers deployed in Africa - is very happy that the African Union's long-awaited rapid reaction force will become a reality in July.
- Purple Heart awarded to Navy officer 47 years after death Updated: May-24-16 6:12 am
BROOKLINE, Massachusetts - The family of a US Navy commander killed in action accepted a long-overdue Purple Heart award on his behalf after nearly 50 years of fighting to correct his military record.
- Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific Updated: May-23-16 11:48 pm
TOKYO - Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific.
- Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo Updated: May-23-16 10:07 pm
CHICAGO - The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region.
- The Latest: UN says 50,000 civilians in Fallujah at risk Updated: May-23-16 3:03 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group (all times local):
- US says Iraqi forces have retaken western town of Rutba Updated: May-20-16 7:40 pm
TAJI, Iraq - The top American general for the Middle East said Friday he is confident that Iraq is on course to defeating the Islamic State, but his words were spare and cautious, his tone notably muted.
- Obama thanks US Rep. Mark Takai for leadership and courage Updated: May-20-16 6:21 pm
HONOLULU - President Barack Obama said Friday that U.S. Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii has been a champion for American military members and thanked him for his service.
- Atlantic City Coast Guard station gets new commander Updated: May-20-16 3:57 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The Coast Guard's Atlantic City air station has a new commanding officer.
- Israel defense chief quits, cites lack of trust in Netanyahu Updated: May-20-16 1:37 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister announced his resignation Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by "extremist and dangerous elements" and that he no longer trusts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- Community college awards vet first-ever posthumous degree Updated: May-20-16 12:28 pm
RENO, Nevada - Truckee Meadows Community College for the first time is awarding a degree posthumously, to a discharged Marine who killed himself last year.
- Voices from Thailand: Reflections on 2-year coup anniversary Updated: May-20-16 9:11 am
BANGKOK - In the early evening of May 22, 2014, all TV screens in Thailand turned blue and up flashed an army emblem. That was the first sign of change. Suddenly, the country's army commander appeared to say he was now in charge.