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Iran announces another navy drill in key Strait of Hormuz

Feb. 21, 2019 2:30 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's navy says it will hold an annual drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz as pressure mounts on the country months after the United States re-imposed sanctions on Iran, targeting its vital oil sector. The strait is located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf and is crucial to global...

Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

Feb. 21, 2019 12:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A "discussion paper" obtained by The Associated Press asks...

USS Tulsa commissioned as the US Navy's newest warship

Feb. 17, 2019 1:23 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A vessel that bears the name of Oklahoma's second-largest city has been commissioned as the newest warship in the U.S. Navy's fleet. The USS Tulsa was commissioned on Saturday at a pier in San Francisco. The warship is an Independence-class combat ship designed to patrol coastlines....

Military judge airs concerns in Navy SEAL's murder case

Feb. 12, 2019 8:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military judge on Tuesday asked the Navy to address claims that allegations from a potential government witness were being leaked to the media in the case of a SEAL charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. The judge, Capt. Aaron Rugh, said the leak is...

American Legion seeks Pentagon action on NY WWII unknowns

Feb. 1, 2019 11:42 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — American Legion officials are calling on New York lawmakers to request the Pentagon exhume the Long Island graves of sailors killed in a World War II ship explosion in an attempt to identify the fallen servicemen. The American Legion's New York state organization approved a resolution...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jan. 20, 2019 11:22 PM EST

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 in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

Jan. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria. The bombing,...

Syria attack victims include daughter of US police official

Jan. 18, 2019 9:00 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday. The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in Wednesday's...

Top US Navy officer to visit China amid heightened tensions

Jan. 11, 2019 11:35 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Navy's top officer will visit China starting Sunday amid increasing frictions in the South China Sea and other tensions underscoring their rivalry for dominance in Asia. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson will meet with his counterpart Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong and leaders...

Iran says it holds US Navy veteran, 1st arrest of Trump era

Jan. 9, 2019 9:47 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran confirmed it is holding U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White at a prison in the country, making him the first American known to be detained under President Donald Trump's administration. White's detention adds new pressure to the rising tension between Iran and the U.S., which under...