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Reversing Trump, Biden acts to deploy US troops to Somalia

May. 16, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday to redeploy hundreds of U.S. troops to Somalia to counter the Islamic extremist rebel group al-Shabab, an effort that American military leaders said had been hampered by President Donald Trump's late-term decision to withdraw forces...

Reversing Trump, Biden signs order to deploy US troops to Somalia amid heightened concerns about al-Shabab extremists

May. 16, 2022 11:02 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing Trump, Biden signs order to deploy US troops to Somalia amid heightened concerns about al-Shabab extremists.

Fort Campbell soldiers preparing to deploy to Europe

May. 16, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Some soldiers at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee border are preparing to deploy to Europe. Deployment of Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team will begin as soon as this summer, the 101st said. The...

Germany shifts focus of military missions in West Africa

May. 11, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government backed a change to two of the country's military deployments in West Africa, moving hundreds of soldiers from Mali to neighboring Niger and shifting its emphasis in Mali from a European to a United Nations mission. Government spokeswoman...

Sudan: More troops deployed to Darfur after tribal clashes

Apr. 25, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military deployed further troops to West Darfur province to help stop tribal fighting that claimed the lives of more than 175 people over the past five days, officials and aid agencies said Monday. The peak of the fighting between Arabs and the African...

South African army extends mission against Mozambique rebels

Apr. 13, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The deployment of South Africa's military in northern Mozambique has been extended while its role has shifted from aggressively fighting Islamic extremist rebels to a peacekeeping effort, a top general said Wednesday. About 600 members of the South...

China's security deal with Solomons raises alarm in Pacific

Apr. 06, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A security alliance between China and the Solomon Islands has sent shudders throughout the South Pacific, with many worried it could set off a large-scale military buildup or that Western animosity to the deal could play into China’s hands. What...

NC native went from Army deployments to winning ‘Chopped’

Apr. 03, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — It was in Okinawa, Japan, where Chris Dodson saw a documentary about Bobby Flay and decided he wanted to be a chef. Dodson, 36, had always loved to cook, a passion he credited his mother, Roslyn, for instilling in him. Roslyn Dodson served as a cook in the...

South Sudan's deputy president warns of return 'back to war'

Mar. 28, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's vice president is urging regional mediators to intervene to protect the country's fragile peace deal, warning of a return to war amid alleged attacks by government troops on his forces. Riek Machar accused President Salva Kiir of violating a...

Live updates: Ukraine says Russian warships fire missiles

Mar. 15, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — Russian warships around midnight fired missiles and artillery at the Ukrainian sea coast near Tuzla, to the south of Odesa, Interior Ministry adviser Anton Gerashchenko said. “They fired a huge amount of ammunition from a great distance,” he said on Facebook. ...