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US commander warns against leaving Afghanistan too rapidly

Jun. 19, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle-hardened Army commander nominated to take over U.S. military operations in Afghanistan warned senators Tuesday that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida and plan attacks against the U.S. or its allies. Lt....

Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

Jun. 19, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips his cap to reveal the...

Today in History

Jun. 19, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2018. There are 195 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius Rosenberg, 35, and his wife, Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, were executed at Sing Sing Prison in...

1 man dies of injuries sustained from fire at Army plant

Jun. 17, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — One of three people injured during a flash fire at the main propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defense has died. The Joint Munitions Command of the U.S. Army says Andrew Goad died Saturday due to injuries sustained during last week's blaze at Radford Army...

Army narrows list of cities down to 5 for new command HQ

Jun. 16, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that's meant to modernize Army operations and technology. Col. Patrick Seiber tells the Austin American-Statesman that Austin, Texas, is a finalist...

A century after deaths, Native American kids to return home

Jun. 14, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of four Native American children who died over 100 years ago at the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania were being disinterred Thursday so they can start the long journey home. The U.S. Army started the process Thursday at the cemetery on the...

Army ammunition plant to restart operations after fire

Jun. 14, 2018 10:02 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Officials say some production is restarting at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia after a fire injured three workers this week. The U.S. Army owns the plant and defense contractor BAE Systems operates it. They said Thursday that officials have determined the facility is ready...

US resumes destroying obsolete chemical weapons in Colorado

Jun. 13, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Army resumed destroying obsolete chemical weapons at a Colorado depot after a nine-month shutdown for repairs, officials said Wednesday. The highly automated, $4.5 billion plant at the Pueblo Chemical Depot began a gradual restart this week. It could take 60 days to return to full...

Corps to wrap up Dakota Access pipeline work in 2 months

Jun. 11, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes battling the pipeline in court. The tribe leading the lawsuit still feels it hasn't had a...

A first for the Army: Scouting big cities for new command HQ

Jun. 10, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

The U.S. Army is scouting large cities to find a home for a new command headquarters so it will be close to academia and industry, a first for the service. The Army typically likes to put its facilities away from population centers because there is space to train in rural areas and operations won't disrupt the...