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AP Source: Navy sailor who fatally shot 2 and killed himself was undergoing counseling, was unhappy with commanders

Dec. 6, 2019 11:00 AM EST
HONOLULU (AP) — AP Source: Navy sailor who fatally shot 2 and killed himself was undergoing counseling, was unhappy with commanders.

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 5, 2019 10:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 AM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The...

Defense chief tells Duterte martial law in south can now end

Dec. 4, 2019 10:26 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief said Wednesday he recommended that President Rodrigo Duterte not extend martial law in the country’s south, where it was imposed in 2017 to help troops quell a bloody siege by Islamic State group-aligned jihadists in Marawi city. Defense...

Brigadier general named University of North Dakota president

Dec. 3, 2019 7:55 PM EST

A former brigadier general and retired dean at the Air Force Academy will be the next president at the University of North Dakota, the state Board of Higher Education announced Tuesday. Andrew Armacost served more than 30 years on active duty and spent 20 years both a professor and executive at the Air Force...

Afghan official: Roadside blast kills senior army commander

Nov. 30, 2019 5:51 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb in the southern Helmand province has killed two security personnel, including a senior border commander. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says Saturday that the blast in the Marjah district wounded two other security...

Fired Navy Secretary Spencer criticizes Trump in SEAL case

Nov. 28, 2019 11:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Spencer, who was fired as Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an...

Pakistan court OKs new 6-month term for army chief

Nov. 28, 2019 7:32 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday extended the army chief’s term for six months, ending days of legal tension with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. That’s still less than the three-year extension Khan originally wanted to keep the army chief at his post. But...

Navy cancels review for SEALs after firing of Navy secretary

Nov. 27, 2019 7:34 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy on Wednesday canceled a peer-review process that would have determined if three Navy SEAL officers who supervised an enlisted SEAL convicted of posing with a dead teenage captive in Iraq should remain on the elite force. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the case was...

Guard whistleblower: Air Force leader won’t halt discharge

Nov. 27, 2019 4:05 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the Air Force will not stop efforts to discharge a Wisconsin Air National Guard whistleblower. Master Sgt. Jay Ellis complained to U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin last year about sexual assaults and harassment within his 115th Fighter Wing squadron. His complaints triggered two...