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FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military court on Naval Base San Diego. Navy SEALs described their platoon leader, retired Special Operations Chief Gallagher, as

Navy SEALs call Edward Gallagher 'evil' in leaked videos

Dec. 27, 2019 4:45 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy SEALs described their platoon leader, retired Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, as "evil," "toxic" and “perfectly OK with killing anybody that was moving,” in video footage of interviews obtained by The New York Times. Gallagher's war crimes case earlier this...

A boy points toward a house which was raided by security forces and suspects arrested in Gujranwala,, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Five al-Qaida operatives were arrested in a raid overnight in eastern Pakistan, an official with the country's counterterrorism department said Friday. (AP Photo/Aftab Rizvi)

Pakistan arrests 5 al-Qaida operatives in nighttime raid

Dec. 27, 2019 5:21 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Five al-Qaida operatives were arrested in a raid overnight in eastern Pakistan, an official with the country's counterterrorism department said Friday. According to the official, Muhammad Imran, the raid in Punjab province was carried out in collaboration with the country's top...

Trial dates set for SEAL, Marine charged in soldier's death

Dec. 5, 2019 9:43 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has announced trial dates for a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Marine charged in the hazing-related death of a Green Beret. SEAL Tony DeDolph and Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez are among four American servicemen charged in Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar's death in the African country of...

Australian Timothy Weeks smiles during a press conference in Sydney, Sunday, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.  The Australian teacher held captive with an American colleague by the Taliban for more than three years believes U.S. Navy SEALs tried and failed six times to free them. Weeks was released last month in a prisoner swap along with American Kevin King, ending an ordeal that began with their 2016 abduction outside the American University in Kabul, where they worked. (Jeremy Piper/AAPImage via AP)

Freed Taliban prisoner recounts SEAL rescue attempts

Dec. 1, 2019 1:12 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian teacher held captive with an American colleague by the Taliban for more than three years believes U.S. special forces tried and failed six times to free them. Timothy Weeks was released last month in a prisoner swap along with Kevin King, ending an ordeal that began with their...

FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer talks with the media following a commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Navy's guided missile destroyer, the USS Paul Ignatius, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Spencer has written an opinion article sharply critical of President Donald Trump for intervening in the war crimes case of a Navy SEAL.
Spencer wrote in the Washington Post on Wednesday, Nov. 27, that Trump’s actions were “shocking” and unprecedented. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Fired Navy Secretary Spencer criticizes Trump in SEAL case

Nov. 28, 2019 11:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Spencer, who was fired as Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an...

File - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, center, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher, as they leave a military court on Naval Base San Diego in San Diego. The acting Navy secretary has canceled a peer-review process for three Navy SEALs who supervised a fourth SEAL convicted of posing with a dead teenage prisoner in Iraq. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, the case was becoming a distraction. The decision comes after President Donald Trump intervened in the case of Chief Petty Officer Gallagher. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Navy cancels review for SEALs after firing of Navy secretary

Nov. 27, 2019 7:34 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy on Wednesday canceled a peer-review process that would have determined if three Navy SEAL officers who supervised an enlisted SEAL convicted of posing with a dead teenage captive in Iraq should remain on the elite force. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the case was...

FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military court on Naval Base San Diego. The war crimes case against the Navy SEAL not only cost the Navy secretary his job. It dragged an elite military force whose ethos calls for its warriors to be quiet professionals into a very public and divisive political firestorm. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

‘Frogman against frogman’: Case against SEAL sparks debate

Nov. 26, 2019 4:54 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The war crimes case against a Navy SEAL not only cost the Navy secretary his job. It dragged an elite military force known for quiet professionalism into a political firestorm and drove a wedge through the special operations community. Regardless of their position on the allegations...

President Donald Trump participates in a bill signing ceremony for the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump’s actions raise concern about role in military justice

Nov. 26, 2019 11:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America’s commitment to international standards for battlefield ethics....

Rescuers search at a damaged building after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Thumane, western Albania, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least six people and injured more than 300. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 26, 2019 7:04 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MCGAHN MUST COMPLY WITH HOUSE SUBPOENA A federal judge rejects the Trump administration’s argument that the former White House counsel and other presidential aides have “absolute...

Democratic Presidential candidate, Michael Bloomberg during remarks to the media at the Hilton Hotel on his first campaign stop in Norfolk, Va. Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Tiernan)

In Virginia, Bloomberg blasts Trump for Navy leader’s ouster

Nov. 25, 2019 10:35 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — New presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg traveled to the city that hosts the world’s largest Navy base on Monday and blasted President Donald Trump over the recent ouster of the nation’s Navy secretary. For the first stop of his Democratic campaign, Bloomberg went to...