Army

September 30, 2018 - 7:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense secretary says the U.K. plans to boost its military presence in the Arctic next year amid concerns about increasing Russian aggression. Gavin Williamson told The Sunday Telegraph that the government is preparing a "defense Arctic strategy" that would deploy 800 army...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, file photo, a soldier patrols with a mobile explosive detector GT 200 at a hotel in Cha-Am, a resort town in southern Thailand. Cha-Am is the venue for the 15th ASEAN Summit meeting. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
September 27, 2018 - 5:53 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand has convicted a local businessman of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors to the Thai government, five years after the head of the British supplier was sent to prison over the global scandal. Thailand's military drew criticism and ridicule in 2010 when the GT200...
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September 25, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is offering a dim view of females serving in infantry jobs, telling Virginia Military Institute students that the jury is out on whether women can succeed in combat. Mattis says there are too few women in the infantry ranks to provide enough data on...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, March 4, 2017, a Il-20 electronic intelligence plane of the Russian air force flays near Kubinka airport, outside Moscow, Russia. An Il-20 aircraft was shot down Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, as the Syrian military fired on Israeli fighter jets attacking targets in northwestern Syria. (AP Photo/Marina Lystseva)
September 18, 2018 - 3:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by...
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Associated Press
September 12, 2018 - 7:31 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence, and the Air Force and Army are both flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels. Florence is headed for a region with some of the most well-...
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September 10, 2018 - 6:04 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army chief has confirmed death sentences for 13 "hardcore terrorists" after military courts found them guilty of carrying out attacks that killed 202 people including 151 civilians. In a statement Monday, the military says Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa also approved prison...
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September 04, 2018 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan that killed one American was carried out by a member of the Afghan national police who is now in Afghan government custody, a U.S. official said Tuesday. It was the second so-called insider attack there this summer. Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell...
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Than Zaw Aung, right, a lawyer of two Reuters journalists, talks to journalists during a press briefing together with Pan Ei Mon, second left, wife of Reuters journalist Wa Lone, Chit Su Win, second right, wife of Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, and Khin Maung Zaw, left, a lawyer of two Reuters journalists, at a hotel Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the military’s human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
September 04, 2018 - 9:35 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The wives of two Myanmar reporters for the Reuters news agency sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for possessing state secrets said Tuesday they were shocked by the court's decision. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced Monday in proceedings that were widely decried as...
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In this Aug. 6, 2018, photo, Campaign information for all the Republican candidates for the 2nd Congressional District are set up at a Republican party event in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Arizona's 2nd Congressional District is a primary battle as seven Democrats and four Republicans seek to succeed Republican Rep. Martha McSally, who is for a U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 23, 2018 - 8:00 pm
TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — With acres of ranches, small southern border towns and most of populous Tucson, the landscape of Arizona's 2nd Congressional District is as varied as its swing seat electorate. Just as varied is the field of candidates competing in this year's primary, where seven Democrats...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Taliban fighters ride their motorbikes inside Ghazni city, capital of Ghazni province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. An Afghan official said Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, that security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day following a massive insurgent attack into the key city of Ghazni. The Taliban pushed into Ghazni from different directions on Friday and destroyed a telecommunication tower, cutting off landline and cell phone communications. (AP Photo, File)
August 12, 2018 - 5:03 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day after the insurgents' massive attack into the key city of Ghazni. The Taliban pushed into the city, the capital of Ghazni province, from different directions on Friday and destroyed...
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