- Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue Updated: May-30-15 12:50 am
UNITED NATIONS - The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."
- Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought Updated: May-29-15 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.
- Army's largest training installation changes commanders Updated: May-29-15 8:26 am
FORT JACKSON, South Carolina - The two-star general who has been in charge of the Army's largest training installation says he's been impressed over the past two years with how the young men and women entering the Army rise to the demands of basic training.
- Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants Updated: May-28-15 3:42 pm
BEIRUT - In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.
- Federal officials open $14M Detroit Border Patrol Station Updated: May-28-15 11:05 am
DETROIT - Federal officials are opening a new $14 million Detroit Border Patrol Station on the city's east side.
- Report alleges border patrol engaged in abusive behavior Updated: May-28-15 10:19 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An American Civil Liberties Union report alleges that border patrol agents have engaged in racial profiling and intimidation tactics along southern New Mexico's border with Mexico.
- Cheyenne Air Force base gets new missile wing commander Updated: May-28-15 9:49 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Cheyenne's Air Force Base has a new commander for its missile wing.
- US military gets new commander for Asia-Pacific region Updated: May-27-15 11:11 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A new commander took over as the top U.S. military officer in the Asia-Pacific region during a ceremony Wednesday.
- Analysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice Updated: May-27-15 6:28 pm
BAGHDAD - It's the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side.
- New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized Updated: May-27-15 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON - New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands - and the drinking water of 117 million Americans - are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.
- China's army plays down South China Sea island-building Updated: May-26-15 2:49 pm
BEIJING - China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming tensions in the region.
- Navy medical research lab in Connecticut gets new commander Updated: May-26-15 1:28 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A psychiatrist with lengthy service aboard submarines, Navy Capt. Steven Wechsler for the past three years has led a little-known medical research laboratory in Groton, where teams of scientists work to better understand the wellness of sailors serving in the undersea fleet.
- Astoria-based Coast Guard cutter changes command Updated: May-26-15 6:16 am
ASTORIA, Oregon - Cmdr. Patrick Culver has taken over as commander of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alert based in Astoria.
- Defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions Updated: May-25-15 7:25 am
WASHINGTON - The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group.
- Army chiefs plan for proposed joint Arab force in Mideast Updated: May-25-15 5:50 am
CAIRO - Army chiefs of staff of Arab countries have drafted a protocol for a new joint force to intervene in Middle East hotspots on missions ranging from fighting Islamic militants to Iran-backed groups - despite lingering disagreements on some details, including where to base the force's headquarters.
- Alaska tentative choice for long-range US radar system Updated: May-22-15 7:01 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The U.S. Department of Defense has tentatively identified an Air Force station in Alaska is its preferred location for a radar system to track airborne missile threats.
- New Army Reserve Center proposed for Starkville Updated: May-22-15 4:09 pm
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - An estimated $9.3 million is provided in an appropriations bill for a new Army Reserve Center in Starkville.
- Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid Updated: May-22-15 2:55 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict.
- Correction: Air Force Station-Crash story Updated: May-22-15 2:26 pm
HONOLULU - In a story May 20 about the death of a second Marine during a training exercise in Hawaii, The Associated Press, relying on information from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, erroneously reported the hometown of Lance Cpt. Matthew Determan. He was from Ahwatukee, Arizona, not Maricopa.
- Biden discusses Asia-Pacific region at Navy graduation Updated: May-22-15 1:16 pm
- The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes Updated: May-22-15 9:01 am
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- Army Pacific priority is incorporating increase of soldiers Updated: May-21-15 10:59 pm
HONOLULU - The Army's commander in the Pacific said Thursday one of his top priorities is incorporating the growth of U.S. soldiers assigned to the region.
- China, US assert rights after exchange over S China Sea Updated: May-21-15 7:58 pm
BEIJING - China said Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, following an exchange in which its navy warned off a U.S. surveillance plane. The United States said its aerial patrolling was in accordance with international law and "no one in their right mind" would try to stop it.
- Corvallis-based Bravo company returns home from Afghanistan Updated: May-21-15 2:00 pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon - After more than a year of serving his country in Afghanistan, Cpl. Kevin Brower couldn't wait a second longer to propose to his girlfriend, Aubrie Irons.
- Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills Updated: May-20-15 11:58 pm
HONOLULU - Japanese Maj. Gen. Jiro Hiroe turned to numbers to explain to his counterparts from other nations why Japan is developing the skills to move troops from sea to shore: his nation has 6,852 islands and 6,414 of them are uninhabited.