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Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday after smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Attack on US Embassy in Iraq shows stark choices for Trump

Dec. 31, 2019 8:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad by Iran-supported militiamen Tuesday is a stark demonstration that Iran can still strike at American interests despite President Donald Trump's economic pressure campaign. Trump said Iran would be held “fully responsible”...

Ramapo police officers escort Grafton Thomas from Ramapo Town Hall to a police vehicle, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Ramapo, N.Y. Thomas is accused of stabbing multiple people as they gathered to celebrate Hanukkah at a rabbi's home in the Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)

Marines: Hanukkah stabbing suspect kicked out of boot camp

Dec. 31, 2019 3:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with stabbing five people during a Hanukkah celebration in New York began boot camp to enter the U.S. Marine Corps but was separated from the service a month later for “fraudulent enlistment,” military officials said Tuesday. A Marine Corps spokeswoman would...

FILE - This Aug. 2018, file aerial photo shows preliminary construction work off Henoko, in Nago city, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, where the Japanese government plans to relocate a U.S. air base from one area of Okinawa's main island to another. A construction needed to improve the fragile structure underneath of a planned relocation site for a U.S. Marine Corps. base on Okinawa is to require twice as much time and cost than the previous estimate, adding more than a decade to the plan that has already been delayed for more than 20 years. The Defense Ministry on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, said its latest estimate now shows that a relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP, File)

Time and cost of relocation of US base in Okinawa to double

Dec. 25, 2019 8:52 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The relocation of a U.S. Marine Corps base to a less-crowded area of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa will take more than twice as much money and time as previously estimated because of the need to stabilize the reclaimed land it will be built on, Japan's government said Wednesday. The...

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US-Saudi relations

Dec. 7, 2019 4:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in...

Most Marines won’t face criminal trials in California probe

Dec. 3, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Most of the Marines who were labeled as criminals in front of their colleagues at Camp Pendleton after a human smuggling probe won’t go to court, the Marine Corps announced Tuesday. Six Marines have pleaded guilty to various charges in courts-martial but 13 will be...