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FILE - In this April 17, 2019 file photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, a U.S. flag flies inside the razor wire of the Camp VI detention facility, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Ex-CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations

Jan. 21, 2020 5:02 PM EST

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot. James...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, Charlotte Charles, mother of Harry Dunn, who died after his motorbike was involved in an August 2019 accident in Britain with Anne Sacoolas, wife of an American diplomat, speaks at a news conference joined by family members in New York. A British police chief on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 is requesting an urgent meeting to discuss road safety with the U.S. military after more reported incidents in the area where a British teen was struck and killed by a car driven by the wife of U.S. diplomat in August. Harry Dunn's parents Charlotte Charles and Time Dunn have travelled to Washington and met with President Donald trump in a bid to force Sacoolas to return to Britain to face trial. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)

Wrong-side drivers near air base used by US worry UK police

Jan. 18, 2020 3:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British police chief requested an urgent meeting with a U.S. military commander Saturday after learning of two more traffic incidents in the area where a teenage motorcyclist died in a collision with a car driven by an American diplomat's wife. Harry Dunn was killed when he was hit by a...

Policy restricts carrying guns onto Offutt Air Force Base

Jan. 15, 2020 3:47 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new policy has gone into effect at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha that bars military and civilian personnel from transporting privately-owned firearms onto base. That order came from Col. Gavin Marks, who assumed command of the U.S. Air Force 55th Wing in June. It followed a...

Ruling barring discharge of HIV-positive airmen upheld

Jan. 10, 2020 6:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An injunction barring the Trump administration from discharging two Air Force members who are HIV-positive was upheld Friday by a federal appeals court panel that called the military's rationale for prohibiting deployment of service members living with HIV “outmoded and at odds...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, then-Wisconsin Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar listens during a news conference in Milwaukee. U.S. Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 that they're investigating the Wisconsin National Guard's former commander after Guard investigators determined he improperly launched an internal sexual assault investigation. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

Air Force confirms Wisconsin commander under investigation

Jan. 9, 2020 2:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday that they're investigating the Wisconsin National Guard's former commander after Guard investigators determined he improperly launched an internal sexual assault investigation. Gov. Tony Evers' office has said the National Guard Bureau's...

Vermont Air National Guard to get new commander

Jan. 5, 2020 8:29 AM EST

A veteran fighter pilot is set to take command of the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing. Col. David Shevchik is set to take command during a formal ceremony on Sunday at the Vermont guard base at the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington. Shevchik will succeed Col. David Smith, who is...

In this image made from video, emergency teams work at the crash site of a military helicopter in the mountains of Yilan, north eastern Taiwan, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The defense ministry has confirmed Taiwan's top military officer Gen. Shen Yi-ming and others were killed in a crash of an air force helicopter. (Yilan Fire Bureau via AP)

Taiwan defense officials meet after crash kills top officer

Jan. 3, 2020 4:05 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen convened a meeting of top defense officials and urged them Friday to be on a lookout for military developments concerning China following a helicopter crash that killed the island's top military officer and other prominent personnel. In a tweet, Tsai...

FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Taiwanese top military official Shen Yi-ming salutes as he is introduced to journalists during a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan. The defense ministry confirmed that Shen and a number of others were killed in a helicopter crash in a mountainous area in New Taipei City early Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai, File)

Copter crash kills Taiwan's top military officer, 7 others

Jan. 2, 2020 5:14 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's top military official was among eight people killed in an air force helicopter crash in mountainous terrain outside Taipei on Thursday, the defense ministry said. Five others survived. As chief of the general staff, Gen. Shen Yi-ming was responsible for overseeing the...

Defense ministry confirms Taiwan's top military officer, 7 other people were killed in crash of air force helicopter

Jan. 2, 2020 1:53 AM EST
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Defense ministry confirms Taiwan's top military officer, 7 other people were killed in crash of air force helicopter.

US allocates $175 million in military aid to Baltics in 2020

Dec. 23, 2019 10:21 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — The United States has allocated $175 million in military aid to the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for 2020, the Estonian defense ministry said Monday. The three countries are NATO members and all of them border Russia. The Estonian defense ministry said that along with...