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US carriers drill after Southeast Asian nations rebuke China

Jun. 29, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, center, accompanied by Col. Darrin Cox, left, Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston, second from left, and Gen. James McConville, Chief of Staff of the Army, speaks at a news conference at U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. McCarthy announced Thursday, June 25, that beginning in August the service will no longer include soldiers' photos when they are being considered for promotion. He and McConville, said however, that they are still reviewing whether to redact the box on the form that identifies a person's race when soldiers are up for promotion. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Army is taking limited steps to counter racial divisiveness

Jun. 25, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army will take a few limited steps to counter racial divisiveness among its force, but is delaying a number of more contentious decisions, including recommendations on banning Confederate symbols and changing the names of bases. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced Thursday that...

In this May 24, 2020, photo, provided by the U.S. Navy Sailors run on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). When coronavirus made U.S. Navy ship stops in foreign countries too risky, the USS Dwight D Eisenhower and the USS San Jacinto were ordered to keep moving, and avoid all port visits. More than five months after they set sail, they have broken a record they never planned to achieve. As they steamed through the North Arabian Sea on June 25, they notched their 161st consecutive day at sea, breaking the previous Navy record of 160 days.  (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sophie A. Pinkham/U.S. Navy via AP)

Dodging virus, Navy ships break record for staying at sea

Jun. 25, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two U.S. warships in the Middle East weren't aiming to break a record. But when the coronavirus made ship stops in foreign countries too risky, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the USS San Jacinto were ordered to keep moving and avoid all port visits. On Thursday, as they steamed...

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew on Jan. 17, 2020, in San Diego, Calif. In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of Crozier, the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official.  (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

Jun. 20, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two senior commanders on a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier didn't “do enough, soon enough," to stem the outbreak, the top U.S. Navy officer said Friday, a stunning reversal that upheld the firing of the ship's captain who had pleaded for faster action to protect the crew....

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew on Jan. 17, 2020, in San Diego, Calif. In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of Crozier, the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official.  (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

Jun. 19, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two senior commanders on a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier didn't “do enough, soon enough," to stem the outbreak, the top U.S. Navy officer said Friday, a stunning reversal that upheld the firing of the ship's captain who had pleaded for faster action to protect the crew....

In this photo provided Thursday, June 18, 2020, by the Iranian Army, a warship launches a missile during a naval exercise. State media reported Thursday that Iran test fired cruise missiles in a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman and northern Indian Ocean. The report by the official IRNA news agency said the missiles destroyed targets at a distance of 280 kilometers (170 miles). (Iranian Army via AP)

State media: Iran test fires cruise missiles in naval drill

Jun. 18, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran test fired cruise missiles in a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman and northern Indian Ocean, state media reported Thursday. The report by the official IRNA news agency said the missiles destroyed targets at a distance of 280 kilometers (170 miles). It said the tests took place...

People march down the street towards the Georgia state capitol to protest against the mistreatment of black people and to press for policy change, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Atlanta. The NAACP March to the Capitol Monday coincided with the restart of the Georgia 2020 General Assembly. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Latest: Portland reporters injured by police at protests

Jun. 16, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Two Portland reporters injured by police at protests against police brutality — FBI director visits Minneapolis, is briefed on Floyd investigation. — Man charged in Colorado in connection with Minneapolis fires. — Richmond, Virginia, police chief ousted after...

200610-N-ML137-1057 PHILIPPINE SEA (June 10, 2020) In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the

US naval buildup in Indo-Pacific seen as warning to China

Jun. 12, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in nearly three years, three American aircraft carriers are patrolling the Indo-Pacific waters, a massive show of naval force in a region roiled by spiking tensions between the U.S. and China and a sign that the Navy has bounced back from the worst days of the...

This Aug. 23, 2017 photo shows the Buchanan House, residence of the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy's Board of Visitors is calling for the removal of names of two members of the Confederacy from buildings at the academy.  The home is named after Franklin Buchanan, the academy's first superintendent who left to join the Confederate Navy at the outbreak of the Civil War. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Naval Academy board chair calls to remove Confederate names

Jun. 11, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The names of two members of the Confederacy should be removed from buildings at the U.S. Naval Academy, the chairman of the academy's Board of Visitors said Thursday. Rep. C.A Dutch Ruppersberger, a Maryland Democrat, said the Pentagon should consider removing Confederate names from...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo a sign for at Fort Bragg, N.C., is shown. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, both former Army officers, put out word that they are “open to a bipartisan discussion” of renaming Army bases like North Carolina’s Fort Bragg that honor Confederate officers associated by some with the racism of that tumultuous time. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)

Trump: No change at bases named for Confederate officers

Jun. 10, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his administration will “not even consider” changing the name of any of the 10 Army bases that are named for Confederate Army officers. Two days earlier, Defense Secretary Mark Esper indicated that he was open to a broad discussion of...