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Pentagon to lift ban on V-22 Osprey flights, 3 months after fatal crash in Japan

Mar. 01, 2024 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will lift the ban on flights by the grounded V-22 Osprey next week, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, following a high-level meeting where Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin endorsed the military services' plans for a safe and measured return to...

Lawmakers fault Defense Secretary Austin for a failure of leadership over his secret hospital stay

Feb. 29, 2024 18:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin faced pointed bipartisan criticism at a congressional hearing Thursday for his failure to promptly notify President Joe Biden and other U.S. leaders about his hospital stay last month. Republicans demanded to know why no one has been disciplined. ...

Services prepare to brief Secretary Austin on a plan to get Ospreys flying again

Feb. 27, 2024 17:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military services will take a key step toward getting the V-22 Osprey fleet back in the air as they lay out their plans Friday to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for addressing safety concerns stemming from a fatal crash in Japan, three defense officials said. ...

Who was to blame for secrecy surrounding Austin's hospitalization? A Pentagon report says no one

Feb. 26, 2024 15:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal review blames privacy restrictions and staff hesitancy for the Pentagon's failure last month to quickly notify the president and other senior leaders about Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's hospitalization for complications from prostate cancer surgery. ...

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

Feb. 25, 2024 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According to U.S....

A day after his latest hospital release, Austin presses for urgent military aid for Ukraine

Feb. 14, 2024 10:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after his latest hospital stay for health issues following treatment for prostate cancer, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hosted a virtual session on Ukraine to help resource urgently needed ammunition and artillery for Kyiv as it faces shortages in its now almost two-year...

Defense Secretary Austin discharged from hospital, ending second stay since cancer treatment

Feb. 13, 2024 18:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Tuesday, ending his second stay since surgery to treat prostate cancer, and he has resumed his full duties, the Pentagon said. Austin, 70, has had ongoing health...

Pentagon says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been released from the hospital and has resumed his full duties

Feb. 13, 2024 17:48 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been released from the hospital and has resumed his full duties.

A timeline of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment

Feb. 12, 2024 16:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had prostate cancer surgery and was later hospitalized in intensive care due to complications from that operation without President Joe Biden, Cabinet members or even his deputy knowing has put an intense spotlight on what staff...

Pentagon chief Austin remains hospitalized, will not travel to Brussels for Ukraine, NATO meetings

Feb. 12, 2024 16:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has canceled his trip to Brussels to meet with NATO ministers and work on Ukraine military aid as he remains hospitalized while dealing with further health issues following prostate cancer surgery, the Pentagon said Monday. Austin,...