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U.K.'s newest carrier joins IS fight, stirs Russian interest

Jun. 21, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — Britain's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is helping to take on the “lion’s share” of operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq, U.K. naval commanders said. It has also piqued the interest of Russian warplanes, who try to keep...

Biden returns $26M in border wall money to Navy shipyard

Jun. 14, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden is sending $26 million in federal funds back to a U.S. Navy shipyard in Virginia. The money had been diverted by President Donald Trump to pay for a wall along the Mexico border. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the...

Military leaders wary of changes in sexual assault policy

Jun. 03, 2021 05:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military service leaders are privately expressing reservations about removing sexual assault cases from the chain of command, The Associated Press has learned, striking a note of caution as momentum builds toward changing a military justice system that has come under...

Sudan general: Military to review navy base deal with Russia

Jun. 02, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A top Sudanese military official said the government will review an agreement with Russia to establish a navy base in the African country. The remarks about the deal, which dates back to the government of now-deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and...

Harris cites challenges of 'fragile' world in Navy speech

May. 28, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris focused on the challenges of the pandemic, climate change and cybersecurity threats during her keynote speech to graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday, the first by a woman at the 175-year-old institution. ...

As Russia tensions simmer, NATO conducts massive war games

May. 28, 2021 05:16 AM EDT

ABOARD HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH (AP) — As tensions with Russia simmer, thousands of NATO troops, several warships and dozens of aircraft are taking part in military exercises stretching across the Atlantic, through Europe and into the Black Sea region. The war games, dubbed...

John Warner dies; former GOP senator was military expert

May. 26, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia, a courtly figure and longtime military expert whose marriage to Elizabeth Taylor gave him a potent dash of starpower, has died at 94. Warner died Tuesday of heart failure at home in Alexandria, Virginia,...

Navy says it's charting a new course after rash of problems

May. 24, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The Navy's speedy littoral combat ships had propulsion failures. The gun on its stealthy destroyer is a dud because of expensive ammo. Its newest aircraft carrier had problems with the system that launches aircraft. On top of that, embarrassing photos...

Queen Elizabeth II visits navy carrier ahead of deployment

May. 22, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II made a quick visit Saturday to the Royal Navy's flagship aircraft carrier that bears the name of her eponymous 16th- century predecessor, ahead of its maiden operational deployment. The HMS Queen Elizabeth, the latest Royal Navy ship to...

Defense contractor's Senate campaign donations investigated

May. 19, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S authorities are investigating allegations that a Hawaii-based defense contractor illegally donated $150,000 to the reelection fund of a Maine senator who advocated for an $8 million Navy contract with the company, according to court documents unsealed this week. ...