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US defense chief in Hawaii amid distrust after fuel spill

Sep. 30, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Hawaii this week amid lingering community frustration and distrust after jet fuel from a military storage facility last year spilled into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water, poisoned thousands of military families and threatened the purity...

Thai court rules PM can stay, did not exceed term limit

Sep. 30, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled Friday that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha can remain in his job and did not violate a constitutional provision limiting him to eight years in office. Opposition lawmakers had petitioned the court to decide on their...

Patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaska island

Sep. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn’t alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska’s Kiska Island,...

Russian military recruiter shot amid fear of Ukraine call-up

Sep. 26, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to Russian President Vladimir Putin's efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of more men to wage war on Ukraine. The...

Mexico arrests general in case of missing students

Sep. 15, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have arrested a retired general and three other members of the army for alleged connection to the disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, the government announced Thursday. Assistant Public Safety Secretary Ricardo Mejia said...

Panel advises removal of Confederate statue at Arlington

Sep. 13, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down, as part of its final report to Congress on the renaming of military bases and assets that commemorate the Confederacy. Panel...

UK army pensioners remember queen who was commander in chief

Sep. 13, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British army veterans known as the Chelsea Pensioners traded their famous scarlet tunics for somber navy blue Tuesday as they bid farewell to their commander in chief, Queen Elizabeth II. The old soldiers, some leaning on canes and others using mobility scooters,...

U.S. defense secretary says President Joe Biden has approved additional military aid to Ukraine worth up to $675 million

Sep. 08, 2022 04:46 AM EDT
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — U.S. defense secretary says President Joe Biden has approved additional military aid to Ukraine worth up to $675 million.

Explainer: How did big fish in Navy bribery case get away?

Sep. 07, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The big, jovial personality of the Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” got him favors across Asia, where he became rich by wooing U.S. Navy commanders with wild sex parties and luxury gifts. Leonard Francis has admitted to being the mastermind...

Pakistan's ousted premier criticizes government, military

Sep. 05, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ousted Pakistani premier Imran Khan broadened his fight with the government in an overnight speech accusing officials of delaying snap elections to control who serves as the next army chief. The claim drew condemnation from the government and the military on Monday. ...