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Mattis send-off as US war-booty bells return to Philippines

Nov. 13, 2018 4:54 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. defense secretary plans to take part in a ceremony in Wyoming marking the beginning of a process to return three disputed church bells to the Philippines. The Defense Department says Defense Secretary James Mattis plans to travel Wednesday to F.E. Warren Air Force Base in...

A look at the troops being sent to US-Mexico border

Nov. 3, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered troops to the border in response to a caravan of migrants slowly making its way through Mexico toward the United States and still about 900 miles away, with many dropping out. Here's what we know so far about the military's mission: WHAT TROOPS ARE INVOLVED?...

A look at the troops being sent to US-Mexico border

Nov. 2, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered troops to the border in response to a caravan of migrants slowly making its way through Mexico toward the United States and still about 900 miles away, with many dropping out. Here's what we know so far about the military's mission: WHAT TROOPS ARE INVOLVED?...

Air Force travels to Army; revenge on the mind

Nov. 2, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — It's been a year since Air Force lost its grasp on the Commander in Chief's Trophy, and the Falcons want it back. "The CIC always means a lot, but especially this year after what happened last year," Falcons senior offensive guard Griffin Landrum said. "That would be huge for this...

US, Turkey begin patrols around northern Syrian town

Nov. 1, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish and U.S. troops on Thursday began jointly patrolling areas around the northern Syrian town of Manbij, part of a roadmap for easing tensions between the two NATO allies, Turkey's defense minister announced. Responding to questions by legislators in Parliament, Hulusi Akar said...

Indonesia armed forces chief says possible location of crashed Lion Air jet fuselage identified

Oct. 30, 2018 10:17 PM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia armed forces chief says possible location of crashed Lion Air jet fuselage identified.

Sri Lanka president: PM was sacked over assassination plot

Oct. 28, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president said Sunday he sacked his prime minister mainly because of the alleged involvement of a Cabinet minister in a plot to assassinate him. In a televised address to the nation, President Maithripala Sirisena said a person questioned by investigators had revealed...

US defense chief: killing of writer is threat to stability

Oct. 27, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi "undermines regional stability" and the U.S. State Department plans to take further action in response to the killing, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday at an international conference in the Middle East. Mattis never mentioned...

Mattis: China's defense chief to visit Washington next week

Oct. 27, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is announcing that China's defense chief will travel to Washington next week for a meeting that has been delayed by tensions between the two nations. Mattis tells a security conference that he'll meet with Defense Minister Wei Fenghe. Relations in...

Defense Secretary Mattis says Saudi journalist slaying 'undermines regional stability' in speech to Mideast officials.

Oct. 27, 2018 1:38 AM EDT
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Defense Secretary Mattis says Saudi journalist slaying 'undermines regional stability' in speech to Mideast officials.