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Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapse

May. 17, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. The new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,...

Review: 'Team America' plumbs enduring impact of 4 generals

May. 16, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

“Team America: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, and the World They Forged” by Robert L. O’Connell (Harper) Insightful and informative, military historian Robert L. O’Connell’s latest book carries a title that might evoke in today’s readers a group of superheroes...

Fort Campbell soldiers preparing to deploy to Europe

May. 16, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Some soldiers at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee border are preparing to deploy to Europe. Deployment of Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team will begin as soon as this summer, the 101st said. The...

US Army identifies soldier who died after Alaska bear attack

May. 12, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army on Thursday identified the soldier who died this week of injuries sustained during a bear attack in a military training area in Alaska. The Army in a statement said Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant, 30, was pronounced dead at a hospital on Joint...

Army poised to revamp Alaska forces to prep for Arctic fight

May. 12, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army is poised to revamp its forces in Alaska to better prepare for future cold-weather conflicts, and it is expected to replace the larger, heavily equipped Stryker Brigade in the state with a more mobile infantry unit better suited for the...

US Army soldier dies after bear attack in Alaska

May. 10, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier died of injuries sustained in a bear attack Tuesday in Alaska. The soldier was part of a small group in a training area west of the Anchorage Regional Landfill when the bear attacked. The name of the soldier was being...

WWI Navy hero may get Medal of Honor 52 years after death

May. 08, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Frederick Riefkohl was the first Puerto Rican to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. A World War I hero who led a successful showdown with a German submarine. And a World War II ship commander who retired as a rear admiral — he even has his own Wikipedia page. ...

Army pressed to fix dilapidated base housing by senators

May. 05, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army must put more money and effort into repairing poorly maintained and substandard base housing for military service members and their families, U.S. senators demanded Thursday, amid persistent reports that mold and other issues threaten troops' health. One...

What's next in the investigation of the Supreme Court leak?

May. 05, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts, in ordering an investigation into an “egregious breach of trust” in the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion, tasked a relatively unknown court official to carry out what could be one of the most high-profile investigations in...

Remains of World War II soldier to be buried in Virginia

May. 04, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a soldier killed during World War II and identified earlier this year are to be buried in his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia, a news release says. Graveside services for Army Air Forces Pvt. 1st Class Edward H. Benson Jr. are scheduled for May...