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Milley tells West Point cadets technology will transform war

May. 21, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer challenged the next generation of Army soldiers on Saturday to prepare America's military to fight future wars that may look little like the wars of today. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, painted a grim...

Ethiopia’s Tigray forces announce release of 4,000 army POWs

May. 20, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Tigray rebel forces fighting Ethiopia’s federal army say they will release 4,000 prisoners of war as part of an amnesty. The Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front announced the release on Twitter Friday, amid an escalating war of words between Ethiopian and...

Navy ship to be named for Filipino sailor Telesforo Trinidad

May. 19, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced Thursday that a future destroyer will be named the USS Telesforo Trinidad in honor of a Filipino sailor who rescued two crew members when their ship caught fire more than a century ago. Fireman Telesforo De La...

Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapse

May. 17, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. The new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,...

Review finds US troops didn't violate law in Syria airstrike

May. 17, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military investigation found that American troops did not violate the law of war or deliberately cause civilian casualties in a 2019 airstrike in Syria that killed dozens of people, including women and children. It did find that the military committed procedural mistakes...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: No one can predict length of war

May. 13, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said although Ukrainians are doing everything they can to drive out the Russians, “no one today can predict how long this war will last.” “This will depend, unfortunately, not only on our people, who are already giving their...

US, Russian defense chiefs speak for 1st time since invasion

May. 13, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu spoke with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday after months of refusing direct contact with his American counterpart. But officials said the call didn’t appear to signal any change in Moscow’s war in Ukraine. ...

Army poised to revamp Alaska forces to prep for Arctic fight

May. 12, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army is poised to revamp its forces in Alaska to better prepare for future cold-weather conflicts, and it is expected to replace the larger, heavily equipped Stryker Brigade in the state with a more mobile infantry unit better suited for the...

Indonesian sailors seize $82M of cocaine floating off port

May. 10, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sailors deployed to secure travel during the Eid al-Fitr holiday made Indonesia's biggest cocaine seizure after finding plastic packages of the drugs floating at sea, the navy said. Indonesia is a major hub for drug trafficking in Southeast Asia and has...

Hifter a no-show for deposition accusing him of war crimes

May. 09, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Libyan military commander who lived for decades in northern Virginia failed to show up for a deposition Monday in a federal lawsuit in which he is accused of war crimes. Khalifa Hifter had been scheduled to appear for seven hours in a long-sought video...