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UK F-35 fighters fly missions from Cyprus over Syria, Iraq

Jun. 25, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Britain's most advanced military aircraft, the Lightning F-35B, has flown its first missions over Syria and Iraq as part of ongoing operations against remnants of the Islamic State group, the U.K.'s defense secretary said. Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt said in a statement released...

Army IDs 2 soldiers who have died in Arizona this month

Jun. 24, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Army officials have released the names of two soldiers who have died this month in southern Arizona while assigned to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border. They say an investigation is underway to determine how they died. Officials at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, say...

What's an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?

Jun. 24, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — One of the Russian navy's most advanced warships entered Havana's harbor Monday and docked at the port used until this month by U.S. cruise lines. Here are some questions and answers about the Admiral Gorshkov's travels through the Caribbean. ___ WHAT IS THE ADMIRAL GORSHKOV? The Admiral...

Amid tough talk, Trump says he could be Iran's 'best friend'

Jun. 23, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that military action against Iran was still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but amid heightened tensions he dangled the prospect of eventually becoming an unlikely "best friend" of America's longtime Middle Eastern...

Oklahoma protesters speak against detaining child migrants

Jun. 22, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Demonstrators including Japanese Americans who were detained as children by the U.S. government during World War II spoke out Saturday against the Trump administration's plans to house migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base. At a park near Fort Sill, protesters hung paper cranes...

Iraq boosts security measures at base where US trainers stay

Jun. 22, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Security measures were increased at one of Iraq's largest air bases that houses American trainers following an attack last week, a top Iraqi air force commander said Saturday. The U.S. military said operations at the base were going on as usual and there were currently no plans to evacuate...

US watchdog: Bad spending oversight hampers Afghan troops

Jun. 21, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A lack of coordinated oversight of America's spending in Afghanistan has led to a waste of funds and hampered training and development of the country's security forces, according to a watchdog group that monitors billions of dollars in U.S. aid to the country. The U.S. has so far...

Iran shoots down US surveillance drone, heightening tensions

Jun. 20, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic Republic directly attacked the American military amid tensions over Tehran's unraveling nuclear deal with world powers. The two countries disputed the...

Train derails near Nevada-Utah line; no injuries reported

Jun. 19, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

WELLS, Nev. (AP) — A train carrying military munitions derailed in the high desert of northeast Nevada on Wednesday, closing an interstate for about an hour before emergency crews determined there was no danger. No injuries were reported. Cars carrying the munitions to a Nevada Army depot were not among...

The Latest: Diesel fuel spilled in NV derailment; no hazmat

Jun. 19, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

WELLS, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment that closed U.S. Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada for more than an hour (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Union Pacific Railroad says a small amount of diesel fuel was spilled along with some aluminum oxide when a train derailed in northeast Nevada but no...