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Stories with subject: Armed forces
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Australia leader talks down prospect of US-led army in Syria 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:36 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - There is no support among world leaders for the prospect of a U.S.-led army in Iraq and Syria to take back ground from Islamic State militants, Australia's prime minister said Tuesday.

  • Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:09 pm

    PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica - As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.

  • Authorities: Border agent had 110 pounds of cocaine in car 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:25 pm

    PHOENIX - A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona has been arrested and charged after state troopers found 110 pounds of cocaine in his rental car that he planned to transport to Chicago, authorities said Monday.

  • Arizona governor wants major new spending on border security story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:18 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he wants the Legislature to approve "tens of millions of dollars" in new funding for a border security force made up of state police, a move intended to address border smuggling even as immigration and terrorism worries emerge as potent 2016 political issues.

  • Fort Riley's new hospital faces more delays 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:50 pm

    FORT RILEY, Kansas - The opening of Fort Riley's new hospital has been pushed back after already being delayed more than three years.

  • Military Veteran Project in Topeka growing 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:45 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - If the Military Veteran Project succeeds at improving brain injury treatment and other goals, Melissa Jarboe won't be running the organization she founded.

  • The Latest: Senegal president visits Mali attack site story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 3:09 pm

    BAMAKO, Mali - The latest on the attack on a hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako. (All times local):

  • Boy Scout usher remains at University of Oklahoma stadium 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 2:02 pm

    NORMAN, Oklahoma - Oren Lee Peters remembers exactly where he was when Notre Dame snapped Oklahoma's 47-game winning streak in 1957.

  • Fort Benning to mark anniversary of Battle of Ia Drang 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:44 am

    FORT BENNING, Georgia - Fort Benning will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first major battle of the Vietnam War next week with a series of educational and memorial events Monday and Tuesday on the base, base officials said.

  • Ex-US envoy says France could step up special ops against IS 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:39 pm

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - If France wants to step up its military campaign against the Islamic State group following the Paris attacks, it should have coalition special forces soldiers attack the group's leadership, a former U.S. special envoy said Saturday.

  • Thai army says it's not involved in park corruption case 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 9:32 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's military said Friday that an internal investigation has cleared senior officers of corruption in connection with the financing of a public park on army property featuring spectacular giant statutes of kings.

  • Study finds more Mexicans leaving the US than coming story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 7:18 pm

    SAN DIEGO - More Mexicans are leaving than moving into the United States, reversing the flow of a half-century of mass migration, according to a study published Thursday.

  • 8 Syrian refugees turn themselves in at US-Mexico border 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 5:58 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - Eight Syrian refugees turned themselves in to immigration authorities along the U.S.-Mexico border this week, officials said Thursday. Their arrival and uncertainty about their future in the United States comes at a time of political upheaval over Syrian refugees following the deadly Paris attacks.

  • UN urges release of all information on Hammarskjold death 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:57 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday urging all countries - especially the United States, Britain and South Africa - to release all information on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold.

  • Bosnia investigating terrorism in killing of soldiers 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:19 pm

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The gunman who killed two soldiers in Sarajevo was a drug addict and robber who glorified the Islamic State in his diary, Bosnian officials said Thursday.

  • Tennessee GOP leader wants Guard to round up Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 5:29 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - With several GOP governors calling to stop Syrian refugees from entering their states in the wake of the Paris attacks, one Republican leader in Tennessee wants to take that matter further: He says the National Guard should round up the refugees and return them to federal immigration centers.

  • Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt dies at age 96 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-10-15 7:39 pm

    BERLIN - Helmut Schmidt, the chancellor who guided West Germany through economic turbulence and Cold War tensions, stood firm against a wave of homegrown terrorism and became a respected elder statesman, died Tuesday. He was 96.

  • 2,000 soldiers in training drill at Indiana's Camp Atterbury 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 3:44 am

    EDINBURGH, Indiana - Military officials say about 2,000 soldiers are taking part in a two-week drill at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury in preparation for future deployments.

  • Arizona panel directs cash for border fence to technology story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 8:03 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using millions of dollars in private donations are instead directing the money to buy equipment for a border sheriff's office after the state received just a fraction of the donations needed.

  • Biden urges Navy students to lead fight against sex assault 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 5:41 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Vice President Joe Biden is urging students at the U.S. Naval Academy to be leaders in the fight against sexual assault.