Latest Armed forces News

N. Korea approves new front-line army duties amid tensions

Jun. 24, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his nuclear arms buildup to overwhelm “hostile forces” at a key meeting where military leaders approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Members of the ruling Workers’...

US Pacific admiral: Ties with Japan key to regional security

Jun. 24, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy’s top commander in the Pacific and the Japanese defense minister on Friday said that close cooperation between their naval forces is more important than ever in the region amid rising tensions over China, North Korea and Russia. Defense Minister Nobuo...

Israeli planes help fight wildfire in Cyprus breakaway north

Jun. 23, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Israel on Thursday dispatched two water-dropping aircraft to help battle a large wildfire that has scorched at least 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of forest in the foothills of the Pentadaktylos mountain range in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus. ...

Police: Officers in fatal shooting wore activated cameras

Jun. 23, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Four special operations unit officers in Virginia were wearing activated body cameras when a man they were trying to arrest shot at them and they returned fire, police said. Norfolk Police said Antonio Beekman, 41, was wanted by Virginia Beach police for...

Border Patrol paroles migrants to avoid massive overcrowding

Jun. 23, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — The warehouse on a busy but unremarkable strip of auto repair shops and convenience stores draws little attention from passersby. Inside, hundreds of migrants are eating, charging phones and using temporary bathrooms and showers. Within a few hours, a...

N. Korea talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment

Jun. 23, 2022 05:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to front-line army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a move that analysts said indicates it plans to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals’ tense border. ...

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

Jun. 22, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine's EU candidacy during a summit this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed...

Airman in custody in probe of Syria blast injuring US troops

Jun. 22, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force airman has been taken into custody in connection with an April explosion that injured several U.S. troops at a base in eastern Syria. Rose Riley, an Air Force spokeswoman, said the airman was placed in pretrial confinement by his commander after a...

French paratroopers conduct military drill in Estonia

Jun. 22, 2022 07:45 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — French armed forces conducted a surprise military exercise in Estonia, deploying more than 100 paratroopers in the Baltic country that neighbors Russia, the French defense ministry said Wednesday. The airborne operation conducted on Tuesday night and dubbed...

US, Iran in tense sea incident; Tehran preps new centrifuges

Jun. 21, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship fired a warning flare to wave off an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat coming straight at it during a tense encounter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said Tuesday. The incident on Monday involving the Guard...