Armed forces

February 20, 2018 - 9:19 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's army says it is planning to open a new satellite center to serve the country's military intelligence and NATO. The center will receive images of the situation on the ground around the globe from satellites, analyze them and provide them for the alliance's defense...
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A U.S. Marine stands guard on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anchors off Manila, Philippines, for a five-day port call along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press that American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever international law allows when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 17, 2018 - 8:08 pm
ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines (AP) — U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever "international law allows us," said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier...
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U.S. military aircraft sit on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anchors off Manila, Philippines, for a five-day port call along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press that American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever international law allows when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 17, 2018 - 5:52 am
ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines (AP) — A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever "international law allows us" when asked if China's newly built islands could...
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U.S. military aircraft sit on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anchors off Manila, Philippines, for a five-day port call along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press that American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever international law allows when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 17, 2018 - 5:03 am
ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines (AP) — A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever "international law allows us" when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in...
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February 14, 2018 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's long-term goal is to reunify the divided Korean Peninsula under his totalitarian government, the senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific told lawmakers Wednesday. Adm. Harry Harris Jr. said during testimony before...
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In this image made from video provided by Yehunda Pinto, the wreckage of a jet is seen on fire near Harduf, northern Israel, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria. Israel called it a "severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty" and warned of further action against the unprecedented Iranian aggression. (Yehunda Pinto via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 4:31 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Minister of Intelligence Israel Katz said on Sunday that by striking key Iranian sites in Syria, Israel sent a clear message to Iran that it would not tolerate an Iranian military foothold on its doorstep and would act decisively to counter any further provocations. The...
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February 10, 2018 - 9:02 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A member of the Air National Guard from central New York is now the top enlisted airman for the organization. National Guard officials say Chief Master Sgt. Maureen Dooley, of Rome, is the command chief master sergeant for the 5,600-member New York Air National Guard. In that...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. Defense Department investigators say the number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past few years. But they say more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 08, 2018 - 5:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according to data from Defense Department...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. Defense Department investigators say the number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past few years. But they say more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 08, 2018 - 12:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according to data from Defense Department...
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This image distributed by the FBI on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in El Paso, Texas, shows a request for information in the death of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Rogelio Martinez, who succumbed to traumatic head injuries and broken bones suffered while on duty. The FBI released a statement Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the investigation into the November death of Martinez has so far yielded no evidence that there was a "scuffle, altercation or attack" more than two months after President Donald Trump and others used the suggestion of an attack to promote the building of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (FBI via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 8:24 pm
DALLAS (AP) — FBI officials said Wednesday that the investigation into the November death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has yielded no evidence that there was a "scuffle, altercation or attack" more than two months after President Donald Trump and others used the suggestion of an attack to promote...
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