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Pentagon orders review of international student vetting

Dec. 10, 2019 6:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Tuesday ordered a broad review of vetting procedures for international students who participate in training on U.S. military installations and demanded the process be strengthened, in direct reaction to last week's deadly shooting at a Pensacola Navy base by a Saudi...

Army major in Georgia jailed on federal child porn charge

Dec. 9, 2019 6:10 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Army officer who held a top-secret security clearance shared nude photos of a teenage girl online and discussed plans to drug the girl and have sex with her, according to federal court records unsealed Monday. Army Maj. Jason Musgrove was arrested and charged with distributing child...

Aging survivors return to Pearl Harbor to recall '41 attack

Dec. 7, 2019 3:46 PM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public...

Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Dec. 7, 2019 3:12 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East. Esper outlined his strategic goals and priorities in a speech at the Reagan National...

AP Source: Navy sailor who fatally shot 2 and killed himself was undergoing counseling, was unhappy with commanders

Dec. 6, 2019 11:00 AM EST
HONOLULU (AP) — AP Source: Navy sailor who fatally shot 2 and killed himself was undergoing counseling, was unhappy with commanders.

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 5, 2019 10:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 AM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The...

Defense chief tells Duterte martial law in south can now end

Dec. 4, 2019 10:26 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief said Wednesday he recommended that President Rodrigo Duterte not extend martial law in the country’s south, where it was imposed in 2017 to help troops quell a bloody siege by Islamic State group-aligned jihadists in Marawi city. Defense...

Afghan official: Roadside blast kills senior army commander

Nov. 30, 2019 5:51 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb in the southern Helmand province has killed two security personnel, including a senior border commander. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says Saturday that the blast in the Marjah district wounded two other security...

Fired Navy Secretary Spencer criticizes Trump in SEAL case

Nov. 28, 2019 11:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Spencer, who was fired as Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an...