Latest Troop deployments News

Turkey again threatens Greece for arming Aegean islands

Dec. 06, 2022 14:59 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday renewed threats to “take action” against Greece if it continued to arm its Aegean islands which Ankara says should remain demilitarized in line with international treaties. Mevlut Cavusoglu’s comments follow reports...

Israel deploys remote-controlled robotic guns in West Bank

Nov. 16, 2022 02:21 AM EST

AL-AROUB REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — In two volatile spots in the occupied West Bank, Israel has installed robotic weapons that can fire tear gas, stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets at Palestinian protesters. The weapons, perched over a crowded Palestinian refugee camp and...

Kenya to spend $37 million on sending forces to Congo

Nov. 10, 2022 05:32 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s parliament has approved the deployment of nearly 1,000 troops for a new regional force in eastern Congo amid questions about the $37 million cost for the first six months of the mission. A parliament committee report says the money will be spent on...

China slams reported plan for US B-52 bombers in Australia

Oct. 31, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States is preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers in northern Australia, a news report said Monday, prompting China to accuse the U.S. of undermining regional peace and stability. The United States is preparing to build...

Opposition leader says Belarus shouldn't fight for Russia

Oct. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — An opposition leader in exile from Belarus said Tuesday that her country's soldiers should lay down their arms if they are deployed to Ukraine under pressure from Russia. Russia used Belarus as a staging ground for troops and weapons when it invaded Ukraine...

Brady apologizes for comparing playing football to military

Oct. 20, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady apologized Thursday for making a comparison between football and military deployment while interviewing NBA star Kevin Durant on the seven-time Super Bowl champion’s weekly podcast. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback said he used a “very poor...

US, Canada send armored vehicles to bolster Haiti's police

Oct. 15, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. and Canada sent armored vehicles and other supplies to Haiti on Saturday to help police fight a powerful gang amid a pending request from the Haitian government for the immediate deployment of foreign troops. A U.S. State Department statement...

Belarus army would likely have little impact in Ukraine war

Oct. 12, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko this week has reignited fears that his army could join Russian forces in Moscow's war against Ukraine, but the authoritarian leader appears reluctant to lend his troops to the effort, despite perceived pressure from Moscow. ...

Dominican Republic cracks down at border amid Haiti chaos

Oct. 11, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — As Haiti rapidly spirals into chaos, its island neighbor, the Dominican Republic, has responded with crackdowns on migrants and a military buildup the government claims will “guarantee border security.” But some fear those moves will only deepen long-existing...

EXPLAINER: Haiti's troubled history of foreign interventions

Oct. 11, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry and 18 members of his cabinet have requested the immediate deployment of foreign troops in response to gangs and protesters who have paralyzed the country. Fuel, water and other basic supplies have dwindled nearly a...