Armed forces

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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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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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 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will make an announcement on Saturday concerning the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Trump, who often likes to build drama and suspense by teasing his decisions, told reporters at the White House that he will make the announcement at the Army-Navy game...
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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 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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Students from Salyer Elementary School wave flags as the train carrying the body of former president George H.W. Bush travels past their school on the way to Bush's final internment Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
December 06, 2018 - 8:10 pm
Flag waving-crowds lined the tracks as a special funeral train carried the flag-draped body of former President George H.W. Bush to College Station, Texas, where he'll be buried on the grounds of his presidential library. As the train passed through the towns a group of elementary students could be...
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Israeli military digger works on the border with Lebanon in the northern Israeli town of Metula, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels built by the Hezbollah militant group it says stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
December 06, 2018 - 10:58 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Thursday asked the international community to impose additional sanctions on Hezbollah and condemn the Lebanese militant group in response to the discovery of tunnels stretching from southern Lebanon into northern Israel. Israel this week launched an open...
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In this aerial photo, Japan's Coast Guard ship is seen at sea during a search operation for U.S. Marine refueling plane and fighter jet off Muroto, Kochi prefecture, southwestern Japan, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft during regular training after the planes took off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima in western Japan. (Kyodo News via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 12:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the midair collision of two U.S. warplanes off Japan (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Japan's Defense Ministry says a second crew member has been found in the waters off the Japanese coast where two U.S. Marine Corps warplanes collided and crashed. Five others are still...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2017, file image made from video provided by WLBT-TV, smoke and flames rise from a military plane that crashed in a farm field in Itta Bena, Miss. Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane cruised over Mississippi at 20,000 feet, causing the KC-130T to break into pieces and plunge into a soybean field, killing 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman, according to the report on the causes of the July 10, 2017, crash, released Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (WLBT-TV via AP, File)
December 05, 2018 - 11:16 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane cruised over Mississippi at 20,000 feet, causing the KC-130T to break into pieces and plunge...
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