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As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on Hezbollah

PILON MILITARY BASE, Israel — With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the...
Mattis: Unclear if budget cuts play role in military crashes

WASHINGTON — Senior military leaders are examining whether strict budget constraints have contributed to a recent rash of deadly training accidents and crashes across...
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy has fired two senior commanders in the Pacific region in connection with recent deadly collisions of Navy ships, as...
Instability lingers in African kingdom after deadly shootout

MASERU, Lesotho — For workers leaving a textile factory during a recent lunchtime in Lesotho, assassinations and political intrigue are a kind of background...
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BAGHDAD — An Iraqi military commander says troops have launched a multi-pronged operation to capture a town near the Syrian border from the Islamic...
Amid US-Mexico tension, defense chief aims to be calm voice

MEXICO CITY — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stepped into politically fraught U.S. relations with Mexico, seeking Friday to add a calming voice to...
Defense chief: Philippine-wide martial law ‘very remote’

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine defense secretary said Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte has considered the possibility of placing the entire country under martial...
The Latest: Sirens blare, trains stop during missile flight

SEOUL, South Korea — The Latest on another missile launch by North Korea (all times local): ...
US nuke commander ‘assumes’ North Koreans tested H-bomb

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The top commander of U.S. nuclear forces said Thursday he assumes the Sept. 3 nuclear test by North...
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Less than 20 percent of a 461,000-gallon (1.7-million-liter) gasoline spill in Texas during Hurricane Harvey was recovered by the company responsible, while the rest...

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