Latest Armed forces News

Marine uses wrestling past to train martial arts teachers

Feb. 16, 2020 9:00 AM EST

YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — Sgt. Melissa Paul is a wrestler who has been fighting all her life. Fighting through the pain of growing up without a father since she was 4, when hers was sent to prison in Colorado. Fighting to get an education in Alaska when her drug-abusing mother wanted to her to quit high school...

Sri Lanka asks US to review travel ban on its army chief

Feb. 16, 2020 7:16 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka asked the United States on Sunday to review its decision to impose a travel ban on the island nation's army chief, who has been accused of grave human rights abuses during the final stage of the country's civil war that ended 11 years ago. Foreign Minister Dinesh...

People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020.  Enormous waves  are churning across the North Atlantic as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas

Feb. 15, 2020 6:52 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help build flood barriers Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain. The fourth named storm of the season, dubbed Dennis by...

$46M in Army Corps funding to Calcasieu River project

Feb. 15, 2020 11:18 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Port officials in Lake Charles are hailing $46 million in federal funding that is going toward a project designed to improve navigation to port facilities in Lake Charles. The money for the Calcasieu River and Pass Project was included in the Army Corps of Engineers' funding plan...

Wisconsin teen experiences taste of military life at camp

Feb. 15, 2020 1:01 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Few teenagers know as certainly as Kendra Finfrock what they want to do in life. The 15-year-old Evansville High School freshman has a passion for the military and wants to join the U.S. Army. Since age 13, Finfrock has attended a military career-exploration program called Extreme...

Matthew Albence, right, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. The country's top immigration official blamed the

US border agents to pursue migrants in 'sanctuary' cities

Feb. 14, 2020 7:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents who patrol the U.S. border will deploy to “sanctuary” cities across the country where local jurisdictions are hindering stepped up immigration enforcement, officials said Friday. The deployment of Customs and Border Patrol agents, some with tactical training,...

Wyoming lawmakers kill 'Defend the Guard' deployment act

Feb. 14, 2020 6:58 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Veterans and lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky, rallied in support of a bill in Wyoming that would restrict combat deployment of National Guard troops. The bill failed an initial vote, 35-22, falling far short of the two-thirds majority needed for introduction in...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani,during the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. The 2020 edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) takes place from Feb. 14 to 16. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool photo via AP)

US and Taliban agree to truce, way forward in Afghanistan

Feb. 14, 2020 5:45 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — The United States and the Taliban have agreed to a temporary truce that, if successful, would open the way for a deal that would bring American troops home from Afghanistan and end 18 years of war. The peace deal would call for negotiations between Afghans on both sides of the conflict to...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly of Arizona speaks to workers sorting donated items at a Goodwill distribution center in Phoenix on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Kelly later told reporters The Trump administration's plan to divert money from defense projects to build a wall along the Mexican border could hurt Arizona's military industry to pay for a barrier that

Senate candidate in Arizona blasts military cuts for wall

Feb. 14, 2020 5:36 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to divert money from defense projects to build a wall along the Mexico border could hurt Arizona's military industry to pay for the barrier that isn't necessary, Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly said Friday. Kelly said the Pentagon's plan could hurt the...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Vindman was escorted out of the White House complex on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, according to his lawyer. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Army: No investigation into Vindman

Feb. 14, 2020 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Friday there is no investigation into the Army officer who until last week worked at the White House National Security Council and was a key witness in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. McCarthy said Lt. Col. Alex Vindman has been moved...