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Defendant David McBride talks to the media before his court appearance in Canberra, Australia, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. His lawyer Bernard Collaery is charged with conspiring to reveal classified information that expose a diplomatic scandal and McBride is charged with leaking secret documents alleging military misconduct in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

Whistleblower lawyer represents whistleblower in Australia

Feb. 14, 2020 2:16 AM EST

CANBERRA, Ausrtralia (AP) — A lawyer charged with conspiring to reveal classified information to expose a diplomatic scandal appeared in a Canberra court on Friday representing another alleged whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents alleging military misconduct in Afghanistan. The lawyer,...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign event Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Trump's ex-Navy secretary endorses Bloomberg for president

Feb. 7, 2020 1:31 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The former Navy secretary who was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump endorsed Democrat Michael Bloomberg for president on Friday, saying the U.S. needs a leader with integrity who would have “a steady hand on the wheel.” Former Secretary of the Navy Richard V....

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, center, top U.S. commander for the Middle East, makes an unannounced visit, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photos/Lolita Baldor)

Top commander sees increased Iran threat in Afghanistan

Jan. 31, 2020 7:13 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — There has been an increase in Iranian activity in Afghanistan that poses a risk to American and coalition troops there, a senior U..S. commander said, as the threat from Tehran continues to churn across the Middle East. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top U.S. commander for the...

Review finds heavy use of commando forces led to ethics slip

Jan. 28, 2020 2:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Episodic misconduct and ethical lapses among U.S. special operations forces, like the Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, stem from a culture that puts too much emphasis on fighting and too little on developing good leaders, an in-depth review has concluded. This imbalance has evolved from...

Ex-Green Beret admits to scheme to take government cash

Jan. 14, 2020 12:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army Green Beret pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy while deployed to Afghanistan to steal about $200,000 from government funds meant for purposes ranging from humanitarian efforts to base construction, prosecutors said. The Raleigh-based U.S. attorney's office...

This image still provided by WFTS-TV shows traffic near the MacDill Air Force base in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. MacDill Air Force base was put on lockdown but officials wouldn't immediately say why.
Adam Shanks of the base's public affairs office told The Associated Press the base  was on lockdown but he didn't have any other information.  (WFTS-TV via AP)

MacDill AFB on brief lockdown after report of armed suspect

Jan. 10, 2020 12:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, was briefly put on lockdown Friday morning after a report of an armed suspect outside the base. The base was put on lockdown after local authorities notified the base there was an armed suspect near one of the base's gates, a news release said. MacDill...

FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military court on Naval Base San Diego. Navy SEALs described their platoon leader, retired Special Operations Chief Gallagher, as

Navy SEALs call Edward Gallagher 'evil' in leaked videos

Dec. 27, 2019 4:45 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy SEALs described their platoon leader, retired Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, as "evil," "toxic" and “perfectly OK with killing anybody that was moving,” in video footage of interviews obtained by The New York Times. Gallagher's war crimes case earlier this...