Latest German armed forces News

Germany detains 2 ex-soldiers trying to form mercenary group

Oct. 20, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Wednesday detained two former soldiers who are alleged to have tried to form a mercenary group that would have intervened in the military conflict in Yemen. Federal prosecutors said the men, identified only as Arend-Adolf G. and Achim...

Germany pays tribute to troops who served in Afghanistan

Oct. 13, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's leaders paid tribute Wednesday to its troops that served over nearly 20 years in Afghanistan, and the country's president said the German answer to the mission's disappointing end must not be “resignation and retreat” from global affairs. ...

Former Israeli soldier assaulted outside station in Berlin

Oct. 09, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A former Israeli soldier was assaulted in Germany's capital in what police described Saturday as an antisemitic incident. The assault took place Friday evening outside the Noeldnerplatz commuter train station in an eastern district of Berlin. The...

Germany probes far-right incidents in military guard unit

Oct. 08, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A company of the German military's honor guard battalion has been suspended from official duty amid an investigation of initiation rituals, suspected sexual abuse and far-right incidents, the German Defense Ministry said Friday. The company has been...

World War II soldier from Kentucky to be buried in hometown

Oct. 04, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

McKEE, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a Kentucky soldier killed during World War II will be buried this month in his hometown, the Army said. The burial at Wind Cave Baptist Church in McKee for Pfc. Berton J. McQueen was rescheduled for Oct. 16 and will follow funeral...

Germany concerned by talk of Russian mercenary ops in Mali

Sep. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government expressed concern Wednesday at reports on the possible deployment of Russian mercenaries in Mali. Germany has several hundred soldiers taking part in United Nations stabilization and European Union training missions in the West...

The Latest: US says drone strike may have injured others

Aug. 29, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military says a drone strike on a vehicle suspected of being used for a planned attack in Afghanistan may have caused “additional casualties” as well as killed the two Islamic State militants it targeted. An Afghan official has said...

The Latest: New Zealand unable to get everyone out it wanted

Aug. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand says it was not able to get everybody it wanted out of Afghanistan in time before the deadly attacks near Kabul’s airport brought its rescue mission to an end. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday she is not yet sure how...

Remains of WWII soldier found in Germany are identified

Aug. 26, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Human remains found in a cemetery in Belgium have been identified as those of a U.S. Army sergeant from Connecticut who went missing in Germany during World War II, U.S. officials announced Thursday. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said...

Kentucky soldier killed during World War II identified

Aug. 26, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

McKEE, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a Kentucky soldier killed during World War II have been identified. U.S. Army Pfc. Berton J. McQueen, 20, of McKee, was accounted for last month, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a statement on Wednesday. ...