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Stories with subject: Military and defense
  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:09 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

  • Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:26 am
  • AL-EIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank - An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict.

  • Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:17 am
  • JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington - A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court.

  • Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:11 am
  • LEAVENWORTH, Kansas - A Kansas judge on Wednesday will consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she continues serving a 35-year sentence for passing loads of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:03 am
  • TOKYO - President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

  • US clears Egypt for some military assistance 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:35 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

  • Coast Guard convicts petty officer in assault case 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:08 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - A jury of eight Coast Guard members, after a weeklong court-martial in federal court in New Orleans, has convicted one of their own in a sexual assault of a female Coast Guard member in late 2012.

  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:28 pm
  • FORT MEADE, Maryland - Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

  • Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:43 pm
  • CINCINNATI - An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

  • SC's adjutant general begins re-election campaign 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:29 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, South Carolina's adjutant general, lauded the state's Army and Air Force National Guard as one of the nation's top military organizations Tuesday and asked voters to re-elect him so he can work to keep it that way.

  • Brazil investigators: death of ex-prez accidental 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:23 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's National Truth Commission said Tuesday that its investigation into the 1976 death of former President Juscelino Kubitschek turned up no evidence to support claims his fatal car accident was the work of the country's then-military regime.

  • Army leader suspended after insensitivity claims 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:52 pm
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - A Fort Carson commander who wasn't allowed to leave for Afghanistan with his troops last month was suspended over allegations that he was insensitive to victims of sexual assault and discrimination, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:46 pm
  • As of Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

  • Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

  • Last of homeless Pa. veteran's pets can be adopted 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:49 pm
  • MYERSTOWN, Pennsylvania - The last of 27 pets rescued from a homeless veteran's car in Pennsylvania last month is now ready for a good home.

  • US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:32 pm
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month.

  • Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in government reporting procedures and poor advice from agency lawyers.

  • Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:23 pm
  • DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in the region.

  • Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:14 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence - including unclassified information - by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media.

  • Israeli army "invites" Arab Christians to enlist 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:08 pm
  • JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says it is inviting young Arab-Israeli Christians to enlist.

  • African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:43 am
  • KAMPALA, Uganda - African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in an international hunt for its fugitive leaders.

  • Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:49 am
  • QINGDAO, China - Naval officials from the U.S. and two dozen Asia-Pacific nations adopted an agreement Tuesday aimed at improving communication at sea to reduce the possibility of conflict amid rising friction between an increasingly assertive China and its neighbors.

  • Ukraine crisis prompts Sweden to boost arms budget 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:19 am
  • STOCKHOLM - Following the crisis in Ukraine, Sweden's government has proposed increasing the Nordic country's military spending by 5.5 billion Swedish kronor ($830 million) a year.

  • Post-9/11 military build-up reversal hits officers 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:38 am
  • FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.

  • Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:28 am
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.