Latest Military leadership News

Investigation requested into any mistreatment at Fort McCoy

Sep. 16, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore and Ilhan Omar have asked the secretary of defense to investigate claims of possible mistreatment of Afghan refugees staying at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin. Moore, of Wisconsin, and Omar, of Minnesota, wrote a...

Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict

Sep. 15, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump's presidency, saying the conversations were intended to convey “reassurance” to the Chinese military and were in line...

Military leaders discuss coronavirus and other shared issues

Sep. 15, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

Senior military representatives from dozens of countries gathered in Rhode Island Wednesday to talk about ways to address shared challenges, including combatting the coronavirus and ensuring service members are healthy. Adm. Michael Gilday, the U.S. chief of naval...

Egypt’s leader meets with Libyan officials to push for vote

Sep. 14, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president met Tuesday with Libya’s parliament speaker and a powerful military commander as Cairo pushes for the withdrawal of foreign forces and the holding of elections as scheduled in December. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi received Speaker...

With Taliban's rise, India sees renewed threat in Kashmir

Sep. 14, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's leaders are anxiously watching the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, fearing that it will benefit their bitter rival Pakistan and feed a long-simmering insurgency in the disputed region of Kashmir, where militants already have a foothold. ...

Navy secretary attending groundbreaking of $1.7B project

Sep. 08, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said growing threats around the world underscore the importance of a $1.7 billion project that will expand capacity and improve efficiency at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Getting vessels repaired and overhauled on time...

Guinea's new junta leaders seek to tighten grip on power

Sep. 06, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's new military leaders sought to tighten their grip on power Monday after overthrowing President Alpha Conde, ordering the soldiers from his presidential guard to now join the junta forces and barring government officials from leaving the country. ...

Soldiers detain Guinea's president, dissolve government

Sep. 05, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Mutinous soldiers in the West African nation of Guinea detained President Alpha Conde on Sunday after hours of heavy gunfire rang out near the presidential palace in the capital, then announced on state television that the government had been dissolved in an apparent...

Over 24 hours in Kabul, brutality, trauma, moments of grace

Sep. 04, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

Bone-tired like everyone else in Kabul, Taliban fighters spent the last moments of the 20-year Afghanistan war watching the night skies for the flares that would signal the United States was gone. From afar, U.S. generals watched video screens with the same anticipation. ...

New commander joins Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge post

Sep. 03, 2021 04:17 AM EDT

DRY RIDGE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Police post at Dry Ridge has a new commander, Capt. Scott Felder. Felder has been commander at the London post for the past year, state police said in a news release. Felder is a 16-year veteran of the force,...