Latest Joint Chiefs of Staff News

Hack puts Latin American security agencies on edge

Sep. 30, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive trove of emails from Mexico’s Defense Department is among electronic communications taken by a group of hackers from military and police agencies across several Latin American countries, Mexico's president confirmed Friday. The acknowledgement by...

NKorea test launches missiles on eve of Harris trip to Seoul

Sep. 28, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, its neighbors said, a day before U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is to visit South Korea. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the North Korean...

South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea

Sep. 24, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Sunday toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North’s growing nuclear threat. ...

Greece gets first 2 upgraded F-16s out of a total 83

Sep. 12, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

TANAGRA, Greece (AP) — Greece's air force on Monday took delivery of a first pair of upgraded F-16 military jets under a $1.5 billion program to modernize its fighter fleet amid increasing tensions with neighboring Turkey. The two F-16s presented at the Tanagra airbase northwest of...

South Korea says Russian aircraft entered air buffer zone

Aug. 23, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Tuesday that Russian warplanes entered its air buffer zone unannounced, and that it responded with unspecified “tactical action,” a term that usually refers to the scrambling of fighter jets to chase away unauthorized foreign aircraft. ...

US, South Korea to begin expanded military drills next week

Aug. 16, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and South Korea will begin their biggest combined military training in years next week in the face of an increasingly aggressive North Korea, which has been ramping up weapons tests and threats of nuclear conflict against Seoul and Washington, the South...

Today in History: August 11, Biden names Harris

Aug. 11, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2022. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 11, 1997, President Bill Clinton made the first use of the historic line-item veto, rejecting three items in...

Pacific defense chiefs meet against backdrop of rising China

Jul. 26, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Defense chiefs from across the Indo-Pacific gathered this week to bolster their connections against a backdrop of China's ongoing campaign to expand its influence and military presence in the region. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said...

Milley: China more aggressive, dangerous to US, allies

Jul. 24, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Chinese military has become significantly more aggressive and dangerous over the past five years, the top U.S. military officer said during a trip to the Indo-Pacific that included a stop Sunday in Indonesia. U.S. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the...

US sending more military aid to Ukraine as war grinds on

Jul. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and allies committed more rocket systems, ammunition and other military aid to Ukraine Wednesday, as American defense leaders said they see the war to block Russian gains in the eastern Donbas region grinding on for some time. Speaking at the close of a...