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Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 policemen in country's west

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 02:36
Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the Taliban attacked a police check point near the city of Farah, the provincial capital, early on Monday morning.

Saudi Arabia says it will reopen Yemen airports, seaports

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:55
Saudi Arabia said Monday that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world's poorest country, days after closing them over a rebel ballistic missile attack on Riyadh.

Kelley's Air Force punishment exposes flaws with military justice, observers say

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:15
Before Devin Kelley murdered 26 people, including children, in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the Air Force knew he should be kept far from the reach of a gun.

Air Force could face record lawsuits over mass shooting

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:02
The Air Force faces many millions of dollars in potential liability for the mass shooting at a small-town church in Texas earlier this month by a former servicemember, legal experts say.

S. Korean police detain US citizen in restricted zone near North Korea

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:02
South Korean police reportedly arrested a U.S. citizen Monday for allegedly entering a restricted border area without a permit in a bid to cross over to North Korea.

Navy shows off its airpower during rare tri-carrier drills near Korean Peninsula

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:01
The last tri-carrier drills took place in 2007 off the coast of Guam during exercise Valiant Shield.

As F-35 jet tests begin at Eielson AFB, community prepares for population jump

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 23:38
The first F-35A Lightning II fighter jet has landed at Eielson Air Force Base and will spend much of November going through testing to ensure it can operate on an icy runway in frigid Interior Alaska.

Trump does not publicly rebuke Duterte for drug war killings

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 20:46
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing. He called Barack Obama a "son of a whore." This week, he boasted that he murdered a man with his own hands.

Improvements expected for nuclear missile system in Wyoming

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 17:01
The military is expected to spend between $4 billion and $5 billion over the next 10 to 20 years to modernize the intercontinental ballistic missile system at Wyoming's F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

US, Niger teams visit site to learn about soldiers' ambush

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 15:41
The U.S. Africa Command says it has sent a joint team with the Niger military to the village of Tongo Tongo to investigate the Oct. 4 attack by extremists that left four American and four Nigerien soldiers dead.

Texas town holds 1st Sunday service since church attack

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 14:02
Hundreds of people gathered in the tiny town of Sutherland Springs for the first Sunday service since a gunman stormed the First Baptist Church and killed more than two-dozen people in the worst mass shooting in Texas history.

Turkey denies report of plan to kidnap cleric Gulen from US

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 13:40
Turkey has dismissed as "utterly false, ludicrous and groundless" a report that Turkish officials may have discussed paying millions of dollars to have a U.S.-based Muslim cleric kidnapped.

US carries out 3 drone strikes against extremists in Somalia

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:26
The U.S. military command in Africa says it carried out three drone strikes against Islamic extremists in Somalia within 24 hours, stepping up their campaign against al-Shabab and the Islamic State.

Americans struggle to meet the French Foreign Legion’s high bar

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:16
For almost 200 years, the French Foreign Legion has prided itself on offering a haven for men yearning for adventure and a new start in life. It was just what “Edward,” a 24-year-old Californian, was looking for after he was booted out of the U.S. Marine Corps in 2015 for a disciplinary infraction.

Monaco’s tiny military still packs a punch

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 10:59
Every day just before noon, tourists throng to the square in front of the salmon-pink prince’s palace to watch the traditional changing of the guard ceremony.

US wants to build 'tsunami of air power' in Afghanistan, but impact is years away

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 10:43
Just over one month ago, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan declared at a ceremony here that a new fleet of 159 Black Hawk helicopters, flown by Afghan pilots, would help create a "tsunami of air power" to turn around the stalemated conflict with Taliban insurgents.

Siblings serving in military together take comfort in joint deployments

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 08:13
The son of parents who met in Germany when they were both in the Army, it wasn't surprising when Blaise Gargiulo joined the ROTC at the University of Southern Mississippi to offset some of the expenses.

New mass graves found in Iraq could contain 400 bodies

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 07:57
Iraqi security forces have found mass graves in an area recently retaken from the Islamic State group that could contain up to 400 bodies, an Iraqi official said Sunday.

Prince Charles stands in for queen at war memorial ceremony

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 06:55
The 91-year-old queen watched the service at London's Cenotaph memorial from a balcony alongside her 96-year-old husband Prince Philip.

Spain rescues 276 migrants crossing perilous Mediterranean

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 06:41
Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants each year try to cross the Mediterranean to seek a better life in Europe. Thousands drown each year in the attempt.