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Hearing on Jan. 6 violence exposes stark partisan divisions

May. 12, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans sought to rewrite the history of the Jan. 6 insurrection during a rancorous congressional hearing Wednesday, painting the Trump supporters who attacked the building as mostly peaceful patriots and downplaying repeatedly the violence of the day. ...

The Latest: Hearing on Capitol riot wraps; little new info

May. 12, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A House hearing on the federal response to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has concluded after more than five hours of testimony that...

Pentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military response

May. 11, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's acting defense secretary during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots plans to tell Congress that he was concerned in the days before the insurrection that sending troops to the building would fan fears of a military coup and could cause a repeat of the deadly...

Ex-defense chief to tell Congress he was concerned sending troops to Capitol on Jan. 6 would fan fears of military coup

May. 11, 2021 15:14 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-defense chief to tell Congress he was concerned sending troops to Capitol on Jan. 6 would fan fears of military coup.

Israeli army chief orders troop reinforcements, defense minister calls up reserves as Gaza hostilities ramp up

May. 11, 2021 06:00 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli army chief orders troop reinforcements, defense minister calls up reserves as Gaza hostilities ramp up.

New commander takes charge of Army Corps' Savannah District

May. 08, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has a new commander for its Savannah District. The federal agency officially welcomed Col. Joseph R. Geary as its top officer in Savannah during a ceremony Friday. The Army Corps’ Savannah...

Former acting Defense chief to testify on Jan. 6 response

May. 07, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is scheduled to testify next week about the Pentagon's role in responding to the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the latest in a series of high-profile congressional hearings centered on the insurrection. ...

US sends more warplanes to protect pullout from Afghanistan

May. 06, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has deployed a dozen additional warplanes to bolster protection of American and coalition troops making a final withdrawal from Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents step up pressure on Afghan government forces, top Pentagon officials said Thursday. ...

Army to put civilian in charge of criminal probes, add staff

May. 06, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army is putting a civilian in charge of its criminal investigations, adding staff and freeing up more agents to work on cases, in a plan to address widespread failures that surfaced last year after a string of murders and other crimes at Fort Hood, Texas. ...

General: China's Africa outreach poses threat from Atlantic

May. 06, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S general for Africa is warning that a growing threat from China may come not just from the waters of the Pacific but from the Atlantic as well. U.S. Gen. Stephen Townsend, in an interview with The Associated Press, said Beijing is looking to...