August 16, 2018 - 10:03 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. Mattis made the statement to members of a Chilean government delegation before attending a signing...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, Army drill sergeants stand over recruits during a live-fire marksmanship training course at Fort Jackson, S.C. Under the gun to increase the size of the force, the Army is pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses this year to attract and retain soldiers, and has approved more drug use and conduct waivers for recruits in order to build the ranks. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 01, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the gun to increase the size of the force, the Army is issuing more waivers for past drug use or bad conduct by recruits, and pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses this year to attract and retain soldiers. According to data obtained by The Associated Press, nearly one-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2013 file photo, Navy women's soccer goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner stands in formation before the start of the Army Navy NCAA college football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The U.S. Navy said Tuesday, July 10, 2018, it will let women sailors sport ponytails and other longer hairstyles, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
July 11, 2018 - 5:12 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Navy says it will now allow servicewomen to sport ponytails and other longer hairstyles, reversing a policy that long forbade them from letting their hair down. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson says it makes the Navy more inclusive. Many black women had...
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In this photo released by the Thailand Royal Police, rescued tourists from a boat that sank are helped onto a pier Thursday, July 5, 2018, on the island of Phuket, southern Thailand. A boat carrying dozens of Chinese tourists overturned in rough seas off southern Thailand and dozens of passengers were unaccounted for, the Phuket governor said. (Thailand Royal Police via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 11:55 am
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the search for survivors from boat capsizing off Thai resort of Phuket (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The Chinese Embassy in Thailand says its ambassador had an "emergency conversation" by phone with Thailand's deputy prime minister after a boat sinking off...
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With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
July 05, 2018 - 12:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With backyard barbecues and fireworks, Americans celebrated Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that expressed pride in their country's 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday was being marked with a sense of a United States divided for some...
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In this Wednesday, June 6, 2018 photo, reviewed by U.S. military officials, a guard stands between two cells, one designed as a library and the other as a gym, in Camp VI of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, in Cuba. President Donald Trump's order in January to keep the Guantanamo jail open, and allow the Pentagon to bring new prisoners there, is prompting military officials to consider a future for the controversial facility. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
June 07, 2018 - 7:34 pm
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting built next year are meant to last five decades. And the Pentagon has asked Congress to...
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May 30, 2018 - 4:16 pm
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — In a bow to America's growing connection to India and its expanding security role in the region, the Pentagon is changing the name of the U.S. military's Pacific headquarters to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Under cloudy Pearl Harbor skies, with the USS...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 29, 2018 - 7:15 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. will continue to confront China's militarization of manmade islands in the South China Sea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday, arguing that Beijing hasn't abided by its promise not to put weapons on the Spratly Islands. Mattis said American ships are maintaining a "...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands following a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 23, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers. The move comes amid high-stakes maneuvering over North Korea's nuclear program,...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie after announcing he will nominate him to lead the department during an event on prison reform in the East Room of the White House, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 19, 2018 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Trump spilled the news about Wilkie at a White House event Friday on prison...
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