Military and defense

October 05, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's attorney general has refused to comment whether a prisoner swap was behind the release of two Australians from Iran in exchange for an Iranian student who was facing extradition to the United States. The couple, Jolie King and Mark Firkin, returned to Australia...
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October 05, 2019 - 4:43 am
HELSINKI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says teams from North Korea and the United States are in Sweden's capital to resume diplomacy on Pyongyang's nuclear program. Pompeo, who was in Greece for the last leg of a European tour, said it's too early to know if talks in Stockholm on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr. speaks with reporters after a citizenship hearing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Chicago. Perez Jr., was deported to Mexico in 2018 after being released from prison on a drug conviction says he has become a U.S. citizen. A spokeswoman for Miguel Perez Jr. says he was informed he is now a U.S. citizen early Friday. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 5:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran deported to Mexico after serving time in prison for a drug conviction became a U.S. citizen on Friday. Miguel Perez Jr. held up his citizenship certificate for the cameras after being sworn in, saying, "Here it is." "It took a whole lot of work and a whole lot of...
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Turkish and American armored vehicles patrol as they conduct joint ground patrol in the so-called "safe zone" on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, near the town of Tal Abyad, northeastern Syria, Friday, Oct.4, 2019. The patrols are part of a deal reached between Turkey and the United States to ease tensions between the allies over the presence of U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters in the area. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
October 04, 2019 - 8:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition and Turkey conducted Friday their third joint patrol in northeastern Syria amid renewed concerns the plan designed to defuse tensions between Washington's two allies — Ankara and the Syrian Kurds— may not be enough. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, says there is nothing improper with President Donald Trump calling on the Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin. Johnson says it is common for foreign governments to provide information to U.S. law enforcement agencies. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
October 04, 2019 - 3:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders are reacting in two ways to President Donald Trump's public call for another foreign government, China, to investigate his political rival: silence and support. Several House and Senate leaders stayed mum Thursday as Trump escalated the controversy that has...
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Soldiers from the 4th Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division stationed at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, are brought to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss., Wednesday, night, Oct. 2, 2019. At least 22 soldiers training at the Mississippi military base have been injured during a night parachuting exercise (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 3:08 pm
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Military officials are investigating after 32 parachuting soldiers were injured _ four badly enough to require hospitalization _ when 87 jumpers were blown into trees during a night training exercise in Mississippi. Injuries during training jumps are fairly common, but the...
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October 03, 2019 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has approved a sale of military equipment to Ukraine that includes 150 anti-tank missiles to help fight Russia-backed separatists. A Defense Security Cooperation Agency notice says the $39.2 million sale includes 10 launch units for the Javelin missiles and...
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FILE - This file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasson, a Coast Guard lieutenant is a "domestic terrorist" who wrote about biological attacks and had a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures. Hasson is expected to plead guilty Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 in a case charging him with gun and drug offenses. (Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office via AP, File)
October 03, 2019 - 10:07 am
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun and drug charges. Christopher Hasson’s guilty plea to all four of the counts he faced resolves a case in which...
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FILE - This file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasson, a Coast Guard lieutenant is a "domestic terrorist" who wrote about biological attacks and had a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures. Hasson is expected to plead guilty Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 in a case charging him with gun and drug offenses. (Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office via AP, File)
October 03, 2019 - 4:06 am
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists is expected to plead guilty in a case charging him with gun and drug offenses. Federal prosecutors have described Christopher Hasson as a...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, photo provided Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, by the North Korean government, an underwater-launched missile lifts off in the waters off North Korea's eastern coastal town of Wonsan. North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the sea on Wednesday, South Korea's military said, a suggestion that it may have tested an underwater-launched missile for the first time in three years ahead of a resumption of nuclear talks with the United States this weekend. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 6:58 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Thursday it tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, calling it a “significant achievement” in its efforts to contain external threats and bolster its military power. The test-firing Wednesday was North Korea’s first of a submarine-launched...
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