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  • new storyJapan plans to deploy troops near disputed islands 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 4:08 am

    TOKYO - Japan's deputy defense minister met with the mayor of a southern island Thursday to seek his support for the planned deployment of hundreds of troops in the region including nearby disputed East China Sea islands.

  • new storyAlgeria's ex-counter-espionage chief to go on trial 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 3:53 am

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Algeria's long-time counterespionage chief who helped lead the country's war on Islamist extremists is going before a military tribunal for an unusual trial.

  • AP Interview: US must address waste, fraud in Afghan aid story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:21 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - With Washington set to send billions of dollars in fresh aid to Afghanistan despite the military drawdown, the U.S. official in charge of auditing assistance programs says "it's not too late" to address the fraud and mismanagement that has bedeviled the 14-year effort to rebuild the country.

  • F-16 fighter jet crashes on training mission; pilot safe 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 5:37 pm

    SALINAS PEAK, New Mexico - An F-16 fighter jet from an Air Force base in Arizona crashed Wednesday while on a training mission in New Mexico, but the pilot safely ejected, authorities said.

  • Thousands of children crossed US-Mexico border in October story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 5:02 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico in October, almost double the number from October 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.

  • Obama signs defense bill despite Guantanamo provisions 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion defense policy bill despite his opposition to restrictions in the legislation that ban him from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States and making good on a long unfulfilled campaign promise.

  • Plan to move veterans memorial with 'Jesus fish' to continue 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:17 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - Officials say they will continue with their plan to move a veterans memorial that bears a covered ichthus, or "Jesus fish," from the Boone County Courthouse grounds.

  • Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:05 pm

    MOSCOW - In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

  • Preventable errors led to hospital attack, military says story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. airstrike that killed 31 civilians at a hospital in Afghanistan last month resulted from preventable errors by soldiers and airmen who violated rules of engagement and have been removed from duty while awaiting further investigation, military officials said Wednesday.

  • The Latest: UK envoy: Jet downing must spur end to Syria war story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:20 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:

  • Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:53 pm

    BEIRUT - In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.

  • As border checks return in Europe, economic costs loom story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:48 pm

    LONDON - Queues, bottlenecks and security checks - their return in Europe could have a sizeable economic impact if they become entrenched in the wake of the attacks in Paris and the unprecedented flow of refugees from conflict zones like Syria.

  • Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against US story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said there currently is no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States, as he sought to reassure anxious Americans for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Brazil auditor worried by border security for Rio Olympics story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:23 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - A government watchdog said Wednesday that "flaws" in Brazil's border security are a "big concern" heading toward next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • The Latest: Canadian PM slows down Syrian resettlement story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 12:46 pm

    ZAGREB, Croatia - The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

  • Showtime documetary collects all of the former CIA chiefs 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 10:59 am

    NEW YORK - After making a documentary about presidential chiefs of staff two years ago, filmmaker Jules Naudet joked about focusing on another important government job where it would seem next to impossible to get interview subjects to speak candidly, if at all.

  • Indian media say paramilitary force is curtailing freedom 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 7:56 am

    GAUHATI, India - Indian media and a rights group accused a paramilitary force on Wednesday of attempting to curtail press freedom by asking newspapers in an insurgency-hit northeastern state to stop publishing statements from a banned rebel group.

  • Indiana urges Hoosiers to be alert in public places 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:55 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's homeland security agency is urging Hoosiers to be "especially alert" in public places amid a worldwide travel alert for Americans.

  • He jumped into Normandy, ran spies in Moscow, retired at 90 story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:07 am

    WASHINGTON - Hugh Montgomery never wrote a memoir. That just wasn't done among his generation of spies.

  • Expert: Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:57 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A terrorism expert says three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and about 20 percent through family members.

  • Japan defense minister supports US in South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:46 pm

    CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii - Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani on Tuesday expressed his support for the U.S. Navy's sailing of a warship close to one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.

  • Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm

    The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 23, 2015.

  • Man detained after driving through Ohio military base's gate 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:11 pm

    DAYTON, Ohio - Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base say a man ignored guards' instructions to stop at a security gate, prompting evacuations, but that Ohio's largest military base has been determined safe.

  • State lawyers question school choice program's military perk 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:06 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is getting pushback from state lawyers over a rule he proposed to help military families and kindergartners more easily access Nevada's new education savings accounts.