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Gen. Milley faces challenges as next Joint Chiefs chairman

Sep. 30, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Gen. Mark Milley is taking over as the nation's top military officer against a backdrop of controversy over defense aid to Ukraine that has triggered a presidential impeachment inquiry at a time of persistent threats from China, Russia and Iran. Milley, who was sworn in during a...

US deploys air defense systems, troops to Saudi Arabia

Sep. 26, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending one Patriot missile battery and four ground-based radar systems to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Thursday, in what officials describe as the first steps to help the kingdom protect itself against Iranian attacks. Two more Patriot batteries and a THAAD missile defense...

Air Force general confirmed as vice chairman of Joint Chiefs

Sep. 26, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of an Air Force general to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, largely dismissing an aide's allegations that he had subjected her to unwanted sexual advances. The 75-22 vote to approve Gen. John Hyten as the nation's No. 2...