Armed forces

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, file photo, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. China has labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as "provocative" and says it will take all measures considered necessary to safeguard its rights and interests. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
September 27, 2018 - 6:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as "provocative," and said the U.S. was solely responsible for a recent downturn in relations between their militaries. Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang also...
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President Donald Trump participates in a United Nations Security Council briefing on counterproliferation at the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 26, 2018 - 2:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's appearance at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 2:55 p.m. At the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he thinks the current tensions with China will be overcome because both countries value the relationship. He said he...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks to reporters as he waits for the arrival of Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana at the Pentagon. Mattis is offering a dim view of females serving in infantry jobs. He's told a Virginia Military Institute class that the jury is out on whether women can succeed in combat. Mattis says there are too few women in the infantry ranks to provide enough data on how it's going. He says he has asked top Army and Marine leaders for information to determine if having women in the infantry is a strength or weakness. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 25, 2018 - 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The jury is still out on whether women can be successful in infantry jobs, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday, while offering students at the Virginia Military Institute a dim view of female troops serving on the front line. Mattis, a retired Marine, said there are too few...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Taiwanese F-16 jet fighters fly in close formation during a navy exercise at Suao naval station in Yilan County, northeastern Taiwan. China demanded Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, that the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and cooperation if Washington fails to comply. The Trump administration said Monday, Sept. 24, that it had approved the sale of spare parts and related support for Taiwan's F-16 fighters and other military aircraft. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
September 25, 2018 - 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deterioration in U.S.-China relations, seen most dramatically in their escalating trade dispute, is spilling over into the military arena. The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that China had canceled a Washington visit by the head of its navy, and U.S. officials said China had...
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September 21, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues. Army leaders said they signed up...
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September 21, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is trying to secure the release of five fishermen who were taken into custody by a Turkish warship as they were fishing off the northern coast of the ethnically divided Mediterranean island nation. Cyprus government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said authorities have...
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September 21, 2018 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of three U.S. Marines killed when their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of the three men will be buried as...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Saturday, March 4, 2017, The Russian Il-20 electronic intelligence plane of the Russian air force with the registration number RF 93610, which was accidentally downed by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli air strike flays near Kubinka airport, outside Moscow, Russia. The Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information about the Israeli air raid that triggered the Syrian fire and led to the plane's loss. (AP Photo/Marina Lystseva)
September 20, 2018 - 2:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid. All 15 crew members on board the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane were killed when...
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Law enforcement officers gather near the scene where the body of a woman was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman who had been abducted managed to escape from him and notify authorities, law enforcement officials said, describing the agent as a "serial killer." (Danny Zaragoza/The Laredo Morning Times via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 5:14 pm
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Border Patrol accused of killing four women (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Texas prosecutor says a Border Patrol agent targeted a vulnerable community when he killed four women. Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz spoke Monday about the...
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This image provided by the Webb County Sheriff's Office shows Juan David Ortiz, a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who was jailed Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, on a $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused in the killing of at least four women. Ortiz was nabbed early Saturday after a string of violence against female sex workers in Laredo, Texas, where he is a supervisor with the Border Patrol. (Webb County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 16, 2018 - 10:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused of killing at least four women and injuring a fifth who managed to escape. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was in custody in Laredo on four counts of murder along with charges of aggravated assault with a...
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