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Congressman: Space Command's initial home will be Colorado

Aug. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The initial headquarters for the Pentagon's new Space Command will be at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, a congressman said Wednesday. The command will officially start operations next month at the base in Colorado Springs, said Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican....

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 19, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ DUTERTE TRIP TO...

Esper: US intends to prevent Turkey invasion into Syria

Aug. 6, 2019 4:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that the U.S. intends to prevent any unilateral invasion by Turkey into northern Syria, saying any such move by the Turks would be unacceptable. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened an imminent attack in the northeast to push back...

General: Mold found in military dorm rooms in San Antonio

Jul. 31, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Inspectors found mold in nearly 1,200 dorm rooms at a military complex in San Antonio, leading to hundreds of military personnel being housed in hotels, according to a top Air Force commander. The mold was found at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and at the Camp Bullis training support...

Pentagon nominee denies sexual misconduct allegations

Jul. 30, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force general nominated to be the nation's number two military officer flatly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, and appeared headed for confirmation after answering pointed questions from senators for more than two hours. With his wife of 32 years sitting behind him...

The Latest: GOP senator questions general's judgment

Jul. 30, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on confirmation hearings for Air Force Gen. John Hyten (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Republican Sen. Joni Ernst is expressing concerns about an Air Force general nominated to serve as vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff amid allegations of sexual harassment. Ernst...

Senators weigh sexual misconduct allegations against general

Jul. 23, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are hearing closed-door testimony this week about an allegation of sexual misconduct against Air Force Gen. John Hyten as they weigh his nomination for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A senior military officer who has accused Hyten of unwanted sexual advances met...

S. Korea, Russia differ over warning shots fired at jets

Jul. 23, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea's airspace off the country's eastern coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia. South Korea said three Russian...

Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

Jul. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the "spirit of alliance," the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to reverse the decision. In a major break with a longtime ally, U.S. President Donald Trump's...

US kicking NATO ally Turkey out of fighter program

Jul. 17, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major break with a longtime ally, the Trump administration on Wednesday said Turkey is being kicked out of an American-led fighter aircraft program because it is buying a Russian air defense system that would aid Russian intelligence. The decision has significant implications for the...