Military and defense

President Donald Trump, right, talks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, during the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Trump announced that Milley will be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 08, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he wants a battle-hardened commander who oversaw troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be the nation's next top military adviser. If confirmed by the Senate, Gen. Mark Milley, who has been chief of the Army since August 2015, would...
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December 08, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 7 about President Donald Trump's selection of his next top military adviser, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gen. Mark Milley is a former commander of the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group. He is a former commander of the 10th...
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Air Force Col. Michael Staples shows damage from the powerful Nov. 30 earthquake, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake caused multiple problems around the base, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems, but no catastrophic damage. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)
December 07, 2018 - 11:21 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems, military officials said Friday. But as with the rest of the...
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Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long holds up a replica of the military seaplane he was standing watch on when Japanese warplanes attacked Hawaii 77 years ago, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at his home in Napa, California. Long was alone on the anchored plane in the middle of Kaneohe Bay, across the island from Pearl Harbor, when the attack happened, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. When the gunfire finally reached his plane, setting the aircraft ablaze, he jumped into the water and found himself swimming through fire to safety. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 07, 2018 - 10:07 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the attack that killed and wounded thousands unfolded...
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President Donald Trump walks to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, to travel to Kansas City, Mo., to speak at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 07, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the succession of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (all times local): 2:45 p.m. U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will nominate Army chief Gen. Mark Milley as his next top military adviser. Milley would succeed Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford to be...
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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, left meets China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Fred Dufour/Pool Photo via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 5:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China's foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in...
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December 07, 2018 - 4:34 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban staged a coordinated attack overnight on two Afghan army outposts in western Herat province, killing 14 Afghan soldiers and taking 21 captive, a provincial official said Friday, the latest in a series of daily attacks by insurgents on the country's beleaguered...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. To hear a beaming Donald Trump at his June summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the solution to North Korea’s headlong pursuit of nuclear weapons, a foreign policy nightmare that has flummoxed U.S. leaders since the early 1990s, was at hand. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, Fie)
December 07, 2018 - 1:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — To hear a beaming Donald Trump at his June summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the solution to North Korea's headlong pursuit of nuclear weapons, a foreign policy nightmare that has flummoxed U.S. leaders since the early 1990s, was at hand. Since the remarkable claims...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, a group of Central American migrants bound for the U.S. border wade together across the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala. Border Patrol arrests in November jumped 78 percent from a year earlier to the highest level in Donald Trump's presidency, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight month. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy, File)
December 06, 2018 - 10:34 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol arrests on the Mexican border jumped 78 percent in November from a year earlier to the highest level in Donald Trump's presidency, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight month. The numbers are the latest sign that people who...
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In this Nov. 30, 2018 photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is joined by Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., at a news conference to discuss their priorities when they assume the majority in the 116th Congress in January, at the Capitol in Washington. While tea party Republicans swept to power to stop things -- repeal Obamacare, roll back environmental regulations and decrease the size and scope of government -- Democrats are marching into the majority to build things back up. And after spending eight downcast years in the minority, they can’t wait to get started. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 06, 2018 - 10:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Donald Trump's border wall in exchange for helping hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation. Funding for the wall — a top Trump priority — and legal protections for so-...
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