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US military's elite commando forces look to expand diversity

Jun. 16, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy never had to look too hard to fill its elite SEAL force. For years, eager recruits poured in to try out for naval special warfare teams — but they were overwhelmingly white. Now, Naval Special Warfare Command leaders are trying to turn that...

US military's elite commando forces look to expand diversity

Jun. 15, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy never had to look too hard to fill its elite SEAL force. For years, eager recruits poured in to try out for naval special warfare teams — but they were overwhelmingly white. Now, Naval Special Warfare Command leaders are trying to turn that...

Frankfurt tactical police unit disbanded in far-right probe

Jun. 10, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German city of Frankfurt's tactical police unit is being disbanded amid an investigation of some members' suspected participation in a chat group where far-right messages were exchanged, authorities said Thursday. The decision by Hesse's state...

Biden to award 1st Medal of Honor to retired Georgia colonel

May. 19, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will award his first Medal of Honor this week to a retired colonel for acts of bravery during the Korean War, the White House announced Wednesday. Biden will bestow the nation's most prestigious military honor on retired Col. Ralph...

Univ of South Carolina president quits, says 'trust is lost'

May. 12, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The embattled president of the University of South Carolina resigned on Wednesday, days after he delivered a commencement address marred by allegations of plagiarism and a misidentification of the school itself. In a news release, the school...

Today in History

May. 03, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2021. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 3, 1948, the Supreme Court, in Shelley v. Kraemer, ruled that covenants prohibiting the...

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal

Apr. 30, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is preparing for possible Taliban attacks on U.S. and coalition forces as they withdraw from Afghanistan, a prospect that complicates the outlook for winding down America's longest war. May 1 was the date all U.S....

Navy SEALs to shift from counterterrorism to global threats

Apr. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years after they found and killed Osama bin Laden, U.S. Navy SEALs are undergoing a major transition to improve leadership and expand their commando capabilities to better battle threats from global powers like China and Russia. The new plan cuts...

Italy: Officer held for spying says he had no sensitive info

Apr. 02, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian Navy captain accused of passing classified documents to Russia says he didn’t have access to any information that would have compromised the security or strategic operations of Italy or NATO, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Roberto De Vita met...

Biden not ruling out chance US stays longer in Afghanistan

Mar. 25, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday did not rule out the possibility of U.S. troops staying in Afghanistan through the end of the year, and one of his top generals told Congress that Afghanistan's military forces need American assistance to successfully counter the Taliban. ...