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Pacific defense chiefs meet against backdrop of rising China

Jul. 26, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Defense chiefs from across the Indo-Pacific gathered this week to bolster their connections against a backdrop of China's ongoing campaign to expand its influence and military presence in the region. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said...

Milley: China more aggressive, dangerous to US, allies

Jul. 24, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Chinese military has become significantly more aggressive and dangerous over the past five years, the top U.S. military officer said during a trip to the Indo-Pacific that included a stop Sunday in Indonesia. U.S. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the...

US sending more military aid to Ukraine as war grinds on

Jul. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and allies committed more rocket systems, ammunition and other military aid to Ukraine Wednesday, as American defense leaders said they see the war to block Russian gains in the eastern Donbas region grinding on for some time. Speaking at the close of a...

N Korea likely fired artillery rounds amid US-S Korea drills

Jul. 10, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appeared to have conducted artillery firing drills on Sunday, South Korea said, days after the United States deployed sophisticated fighter jets to South Korea for joint training. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that...

China demands end to US-Taiwan military 'collusion'

Jul. 08, 2022 07:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has demanded the U.S. cease military “collusion” with Taiwan during a virtual meeting between the joint chiefs of staff from the two countries whose relationship has grown increasingly fractious. Gen. Li Zuocheng told Gen. Mark Milley on Thursday that China...

N. Korea talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment

Jun. 23, 2022 05:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to front-line army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a move that analysts said indicates it plans to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals’ tense border. ...

Seoul: North Korea fires suspected artillery shells into sea

Jun. 12, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired what appeared to be artillery shells toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for greater defense capability to cope with outside threats. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs...

Live updates | Kyiv theater reopens with soldout performance

Jun. 06, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — A theater in Ukraine’s capital has reopened for the first time since Russian forces invaded the country, and tickets sold out for Sunday's performance. Theater on Podil was the latest cultural institution in Kyiv to resume operations. Movie theaters and the...

US general: Ukraine will keep getting ‘significant’ support

Jun. 06, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — The United States and its allies will keep providing “significant” support to Ukraine out of respect for the legacy of D-Day soldiers, whose victory over the Nazis helped lead to a new world order and a “better peace,” Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of...

Chairman of joint chiefs of staff tells The AP that US and allies will keep providing ‘significant’ support to Ukraine

Jun. 06, 2022 10:51 AM EDT
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Chairman of joint chiefs of staff tells The AP that US and allies will keep providing ‘significant’ support to Ukraine.