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US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

Nov. 12, 2019 6:26 AM EST

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and...

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

Nov. 11, 2019 6:00 PM EST

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and...

Pentagon chief says Vindman should not fear Army retaliation

Nov. 11, 2019 5:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that an Army officer has no reason to fear retribution for testifying before Congress in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Esper was asked about potential retribution for Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman during a trip to New York City....

The Latest: UN chief urges restraint for Bolivians

Nov. 10, 2019 11:01 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned about the situation in Bolivia, where Evo Morales resigned the presidency Sunday after weeks of protests over a disputed...

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

Nov. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EST

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. Clad in shirt sleeves,...

The Latest: Mexico official says suspect not tied to attack

Nov. 6, 2019 2:37 PM EST

GALEANA, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of nine U.S. citizens in Mexico (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Mexican officials say a suspect who was arrested in the border city of Agua Prieta with assault rifles was not involved in the killing of three American women and six children. Alfonso Durazo, a...

China defense chief defends policy on Hong Kong, Xinjiang

Nov. 5, 2019 11:34 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister defended his country's policy on the controversial issues of Hong Kong and the northwestern territory of Xinjiang in a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart. The official Xinhua News Agency said Defense Minister Wei Fenghe also raised the issues of Taiwan...

The Latest: Bolton won't testify without subpoena

Oct. 30, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is not agreeing to a voluntarily interview in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The House committees leading the...

Army on 4-game skid as it prepares for Air Force

Oct. 29, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Jeff Monken was barely audible after Army lost for the fourth straight time when reiterating what he preaches every week — the margin for error is razor thin for his Black Knights. Army hasn't lost this many in a row since the end of the 2015 season, when the Black...

Not over yet: New US Syria mission after al-Baghdadi's death

Oct. 29, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State group's leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria's oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country's Russian allies. It's a new high-stakes mission even as American troops are...