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In this Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the MT Wila is boarded by Iranian navy commandos in the Gulf of Oman off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates. The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (U.S. Navy via AP)

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

Aug. 13, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., the American military said Thursday. The U.S. military's Central Command published a black-and-white video...

Navy SEALs Cut Ties with Museum Over Colin Kaepernick Video

Aug. 4, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

DELRAY BEACH (AP) — The commander of the Navy SEALs said the unit will suspend its support of the National Navy SEAL Museum, a nonprofit organization not overseen by the military after videos surfaced online of dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration. “Each and...

File-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reads from a prepared statement as he announces his resignation during a news conference, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the state Capitol, in Jefferson City, Mo. The Navy appeared reluctant to reinstate former Navy SEAL and Missouri Gov. Greitens in 2019 until Vice President Mike Pence's office intervened, according to newly released documents. Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 amid several political scandals. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Navy reluctant to reinstate former Missouri Gov. Greitens

Aug. 2, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Navy appeared reluctant to reinstate former Navy SEAL and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in 2019 until Vice President Mike Pence's office appeared to intervene, according to newly released documents. Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 amid several scandals, including campaign...

FILE - In this July 10, 1945, photo provided by U.S. Navy media content operations, USS Indianapolis (CA 35) is shown off the Mare Island Navy Yard, in Northern California, after her final overhaul and repair of combat damage. Congress has awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest honor, to surviving crew members of the USS Indianapolis, the ship that delivered key components of the first nuclear bomb and was later sunk by Japan during World War II.  (U.S. Navy via AP)

Congress awards its highest honor to USS Indianapolis crew

Jul. 30, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest honor, to surviving crew members of the USS Indianapolis, the ship that delivered key components of the first nuclear bomb and was later sunk by Japan during World War II. The ship, with 1,195 personnel aboard, delivered...

This frame grab from video shows the launching of underground ballistic missiles by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard during a military exercise. Iran's paramilitary guard launched underground ballistic missiles as part of an exercise involving a mock-up aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, state television reported Wednesday. (Sepahnews via AP)

Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during exercise

Jul. 29, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched underground ballistic missiles Wednesday as part of an exercise involving a mock-up American aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, highlighting its network of subterranean missile sites. Although state television documentaries have...

In this photo released Tuesday, July 28, 2020, by Sepahnews, Revolutionary Guard's speed boats circle around a replica aircraft carrier during a military exercise. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has fired a missile from a helicopter targeting the mock-up aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. That's according to footage aired on state television on Tuesday. Iranian commandos also fast-roped down from a helicopter onto the replica in the footage from the exercise called “Great Prophet 14.” The drill appears aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. (Sepahnews via AP)

Iran missiles target fake carrier as US bases go on alert

Jul. 28, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched missiles Tuesday targeting a mock aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a drill that included such a barrage of fire the U.S. military temporarily put two regional bases in the Mideast on alert amid tensions...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks at Whiteman Air Force Base, Wednesday, July, 22, 2020  in Johnson County, Missouri. Esper is standing in front of a B-2 stealth bomber in a hangar at Whiteman. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)

More military bases increase health protections due to virus

Jul. 24, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has increased health protection requirements in at least 21 bases in recent weeks, particularly across Texas and Florida, as the COVID-19 rate continues to spike among service members, more than doubling in the last month. The escalating numbers mirror the increase in...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to workers at the Zaliv shipyard in Kerch, Crimea, Monday, July 20, 2020. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin attends keel-laying of new warships in annexed Crimea

Jul. 20, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin pledged Monday to continue an ambitious program of building new warships on a trip to Crimea, which Russia has annexed from Ukraine. Speaking during the keel-laying of two landing vessels at a shipyard in Kerch, Putin said that Russia needs a strong navy to...

A helicopter carrying water passes the USS Bonhomme Richard, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in San Diego. The battle to save the ship from a ravaging fire entered a third day in San Diego Bay on Tuesday with indications that the situation aboard the amphibious assault ship was improving. The U.S. Navy said in a statement late Monday that firefighters were making significant progress with the assistance of water drops by helicopters. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Navy chief: US warship's fate uncertain; damage extensive

Jul. 17, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

San Diego (AP) — The USS Bonhomme Richard has extensive structural, electrical and mechanical damage, a top naval chief said Friday after walking into the bowels of the charred warship that burned for more than four days off San Diego. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday pledged a thorough...

Russian President Vladimir Putin leads a cabinet meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 16, 2020. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin orders military drills for 150,000 troops

Jul. 17, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday scrambled Russian military forces for a massive military exercise across the vast country. The Russian Defense Ministry said that the maneuvers will last until Tuesday and involve about 150,000 troops, nearly 27,000 military vehicles, 414 aircraft...