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Australia to block former military pilots flying for China

Nov. 09, 2022 01:29 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s defense minister said on Wednesday he had told the nation’s military to review secrecy safeguards in response to concerns that Beijing was recruiting pilots to train the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. Defense Minister Richard Marles...

Official: Congo war planes bombing M23 rebel targets

Nov. 08, 2022 08:27 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Congolese fighter jets began bombing rebel targets Tuesday in the country's embattled east, escalating its fight against the M23 group that the government alleges has been advancing with help from neighboring Rwanda. Jean Claude Bambaze, president of Rutshuru's...

Congo trains 3,000 new army recruits amid Rwanda tensions

Nov. 07, 2022 11:49 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — More than 3,000 new military recruits began training Monday as the Congolese army steps up its fight against the M23 rebels that it alleges are backed by neighboring Rwanda. The Rwandan government, which has repeatedly denied supporting M23, said that a Congolese...

5 killed in attack at Somali military training camp

Nov. 06, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Military officers in Somalia say at least five people were killed and 11 others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the front gate of a military training camp in Mogadishu on Saturday evening. The al-Shabab extremist group claimed...

Army probes whether troops wrongly targeted in bonus scandal

Nov. 03, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years after about 1,900 National Guard and Reserve soldiers were swept up in a recruiting bonus scandal, U.S. Army investigators are reviewing the cases and correcting records because some individuals were wrongly blamed and punished, Army officials said Thursday. ...

Russia recruiting U.S.-trained Afghan commandos, vets say

Oct. 31, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

Afghan special forces soldiers who fought alongside American troops and then fled to Iran after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal last year are now being recruited by the Russian military to fight in Ukraine, three former Afghan generals told The Associated Press. They said the Russians...

UK govt warns military pilots against training Chinese army

Oct. 18, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Defense Ministry said Tuesday it has issued an intelligence alert warning former and current military pilots against Chinese headhunting programs aimed at recruiting them to train the People's Liberation Army. Armed forces minister James Heappey said...

Army to expand recruiting programs, investment to fill ranks

Oct. 10, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army plans to increase its investment in marketing and is expected to expand a new program for struggling recruits, but leaders on Monday offered few new details on how they'll fill the ranks after falling far short of recruiting goals this year. Army...

18-year-old Marine recruit collapses during training, dies

Oct. 09, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An 18-year-old Marine recruit died last month after collapsing during training at Southern California's Camp Pendleton, military officials said in a weekend statement. Pfc. Javier Pong “became unconscious and unresponsive” while “conducting scheduled...

National Guard struggles as troops leave at faster pace

Oct. 08, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers are leaving the Army National Guard at a faster rate than they are enlisting, fueling concerns that in the coming years units around the country may not meet military requirements for overseas and other deployments. For individual states, which rely on...