Latest Armed forces News

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 AM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The...

Indian paramilitary soldier kills 5 colleagues, self

Dec. 4, 2019 6:20 AM EST

PATNA, India (AP) — An Indian paramilitary soldier fatally shot five of his colleagues and later killed himself Wednesday in a firing incident in a camp in central India. State administrator Dinesh Kumar Nag said the incident occurred in Narayanpur district in Chhattisgarh state. What provoked the firing...

Most Marines won’t face criminal trials in California probe

Dec. 3, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Most of the Marines who were labeled as criminals in front of their colleagues at Camp Pendleton after a human smuggling probe won’t go to court, the Marine Corps announced Tuesday. Six Marines have pleaded guilty to various charges in courts-martial but 13 will be...

Wall builder who pitched to Trump on Fox wins $400M contract

Dec. 3, 2019 8:31 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher’s ambitious plan to win a border wall contract included what could be the next best thing to making a pitch directly to President Donald Trump himself — talking to him through his favorite cable TV channel, Fox News. And it just may have worked....

Rio Treaty nations move to further isolate Venezuela

Dec. 3, 2019 7:56 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Representatives from over a dozen nations that are signatories to a Cold War-era defense treaty for the Americas moved Tuesday to further isolate close allies of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with targeted sanctions. The 1947 Rio Treaty signatories vowed to cooperate in...

Burkina Faso forces kill 20 militants after attacks

Dec. 3, 2019 12:37 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s armed forces says soldiers have killed at least 20 militants after gunmen launched simultaneous overnight attacks on military positions. The office of the armed forces commander general said in a statement Tuesday that 20 other unidentified gunmen were...

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

Dec. 2, 2019 5:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing...

UN Security Council to head to Washington, and Kentucky

Dec. 2, 2019 3:56 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council is set to meet President Donald Trump over lunch Thursday, then travel later this month to part of the U.S. that’s off the beaten path for world diplomats: Kentucky. It’s the home state of Ambassador Kelly Craft, who announced the...

Eggs, protests, apathy mar Algeria’s presidential campaign

Dec. 1, 2019 7:04 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s presidential campaign is in trouble. Candidates are struggling to fill rally venues, campaign managers have quit, voters have pelted campaign headquarters with tomatoes and eggs, and the country’s 9-month-old pro-democracy movement calls the whole thing a...

Burkina Faso armed forces kill extremist leader, 5 others

Nov. 30, 2019 6:12 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s armed forces say soldiers have killed an extremist leader and five supporters in Nahouri Province in an operation to dismantle the group operating in the country’s south-central region. The statement Friday by the armed forces’ chief of...