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Renaming Army bases that honor Confederates would cost $21M

Aug. 09, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Renaming nine U.S. Army posts that honor Confederate officers would cost a total of $21 million if the installations rebrand everything from welcome marquees and street signs to water towers and hospital doors, according to an independent commission. The Naming...

Pakistan arrests close aide to ex-PM Khan on treason charge

Aug. 09, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police Tuesday arrested a prominent politician from the party of former Prime Minister Imran Khan for allegedly attempting to incite soldiers to revolt against the top military leadership. The arrest of Shahbaz Gill, chief of staff at Khan's...

Marine general takes over Africa Command, sees challenges

Aug. 09, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Marine Gen. Michael Langley took over as the top U.S. commander for Africa on Tuesday, heading U.S. military operations on a continent with some of the most active and dangerous insurgent groups and a relatively small Pentagon footprint. Langley, who made...

New Rhode Island National Guard colonel breaks barriers

Aug. 07, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard has its first Black colonel. Sharon Harmon attained the rank of colonel at a promotion ceremony Saturday at the Joint Force Headquarters, Camp Fogarty, in East Greenwich, the National Guard said in a statement. ...

Mali pledges to incorporate 26,000 ex-rebel fighters in army

Aug. 05, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's government will integrate 26,000 fighters of a past northern rebellion into its army under a deal with leaders of the former independence movement, the two parties announced following a meeting Friday. The deal points to a new dynamic in the stalled...

US, Indonesia hold joint military drills amid China concerns

Aug. 03, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The United States and Indonesian militaries began annual joint combat exercises Wednesday on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, joined for the first time by participants from other partner nations, signaling stronger ties amid growing maritime activity by China in the...

Pakistani army helicopter missing in flood relief mission

Aug. 01, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter flying in a rescue and relief mission in the country's flood-stricken southwest lost contact with a regional control tower and was missing late Monday, the military said. The fate of its six-member crew, including a top commander, was...

Attacks in central Mali kill 3 civilians, 15 soldiers

Jul. 28, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least three civilians and 15 soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in central Mali, the army said, the latest round of attacks as insecurity worsens in the West African nation. Two attacks Wednesday targeted Mali army positions in the center of the...

Corps' Memphis district gets 2nd new commander in a month

Jul. 26, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a new commander for the second time in about a month. Col. Brian D. Sawser assumed command of the expansive district at a ceremony Friday in Memphis, the Corps said in a news release. Lt. Col. Robert...

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills 3 soldiers, wounds 7

Jul. 21, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes targeting Syrian military positions around Damascus overnight, killing three soldiers, wounding seven others, and causing material damage, state media reported Thursday. Syrian state media quoted a military official as saying the...