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Report: Navy ships face growing maintenance delays, costs

Feb. 03, 2023 21:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy ships are getting fewer steaming hours because of growing maintenance delays and costs, a troubling trend that comes as at time when the U.S. is struggling to keep pace with China’s growing fleet. Operating and support costs grew by about $2.5 billion...

Satellite photos: Damage at Iran military site hit by drone

Feb. 03, 2023 12:16 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press on Friday showed damage done to what Iran describes as a military workshop targeted by Israeli drones, the latest such assault amid a shadow war between the two countries. While Iran has offered no...

Ukraine may also get old Leopard 1 tanks from German stocks

Feb. 03, 2023 08:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine could add old Leopard 1 battle tanks from German defense industry stocks to deliveries of modern tanks that Berlin and other governments pledged last week to counter Russian forces in the war. German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit confirmed Friday...

Pentagon: Chinese spy balloon spotted over Western US

Feb. 02, 2023 22:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a couple days, but the Pentagon decided not to shoot it down over concerns of hurting people on the ground, officials said Thursday. The discovery of the balloon puts a...

'A big deal': US, Philippines tighten military ties

Feb. 02, 2023 19:57 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines said Thursday it was allowing U.S. forces to broaden their footprint in the Southeast Asian nation, the latest Biden administration move strengthening an arc of military alliances in the Indo-Pacific to better counter China, including in any future...

US to send Ukraine longer-range bombs in latest turnaround

Feb. 02, 2023 16:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of agonizing, the U.S has agreed to send longer-range bombs to Ukraine as it prepares to launch a spring offensive to retake territory Russia captured last year, U.S. officials said Thursday, confirming that the new weapons will have roughly double the range of any...

Iran blames Israel for drone attack, threatens retaliation

Feb. 02, 2023 08:23 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Thursday blamed Israel for a drone attack that targeted a military workshop in its central city of Isfahan over the weekend, warning that it “reserves its legitimate and inherent right” to retaliate. Iran's mission to the United...

N. Korea warns of 'overwhelming nuclear force' to counter US

Feb. 02, 2023 01:46 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it’s prepared to counter U.S. military moves with the “most overwhelming nuclear force” as it warned that the expansion of the United States’ military exercises with rival South Korea is pushing tensions to an “extreme red line.” ...

Israeli jets strike what army says is Gaza rocket workshop

Feb. 01, 2023 23:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck a rocket production workshop in the Gaza Strip early Thursday, the Israeli military said, hours after Palestinian militants fired a rocket toward Israel. The exchange further raised tensions during a particularly violent period in the...

Greece: 2nd airman found dead after fighter jet crash

Feb. 01, 2023 08:55 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Air Force rescuers have located the body of a second airman missing in a deadly training accident in southwestern Greece, ending a two-day search at sea and on land, officials said Wednesday. The two-seater F-4E Phantom II crashed in the sea during a...