Troop deployments

FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, the USS Abraham Lincoln deploys from Naval Station Norfolk, in the vicinity of Norfolk, Va. The White House said Sunday, May 5, that the U.S. is deploying military resources to send a message to Iran. White House national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement that the U.S. is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region, an area that includes the Middle East. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)
May 06, 2019 - 3:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on United States and Iran (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A U.S. defense official says the deployments of an aircraft carrier strike group and land-based bombers to the Middle East are in response to indications that Iran and its proxy forces were preparing to possibly...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks about the deployment of 5G technology in the United States during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 24, 2019 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with the U.S. In...
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April 03, 2019 - 8:10 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After an exceptionally dry winter and weeks of unseasonably high temperatures, Portugal is assembling a record number of firefighters and water-dropping aircraft as it braces for a potentially difficult wildfire season. The Interior Ministry says Wednesday that almost 11,500...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton adjusts his glasses before an interview at the White House in Washington. Bolton is condemning Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, saying he is using foreign military personnel to stay in power. Bolton further warned external actors _ those outside the Western Hemisphere _ against deploying military assets to Venezuela or anywhere else in the hemisphere. He says the U.S. will view such actions as "provocative" and a "direct threat to international peace and security in the region." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 29, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday condemned Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro for what it said was his reliance on foreign military personnel to stay in power and renewed a warning to Russia against getting involved. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John...
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March 27, 2019 - 2:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has scoffed at the U.S. demand to withdraw its military personnel from Venezuela, saying that their presence in the country is fully legitimate. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement late Tuesday that the presence of Russian military personnel...
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Unionists demonstrate as part of a national day of strikes in Paris, France, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Several unions for education workers, private and public sectors called for demonstrations to protest they say low spending power. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 20, 2019 - 10:42 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend. Macron said the military will secure government buildings and other sites to allow police forces to focus on...
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FILE-In this Sept. 17, 2017 file photo provided by the Polish Armed Forces General Command a tank takes part in the Dragon 17 exercise in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland. Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have begun arriving in Germany in the first test of a new rapid deployment strategy meant to bolster NATO’s presence in Eastern Europe at short notice in the wake of Russian aggression or other emergency situations. (Polish Armed Forces General Command/ via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 9:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have begun arriving in Germany in the first test of a rapid deployment strategy meant to bolster NATO's presence in eastern Europe in the event of Russian aggression or other emergencies. U.S. Army Europe says 350 soldiers from the 1st Armored Division...
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March 09, 2019 - 4:38 pm
UGHELLI, Nigeria (AP) — Heavy military deployment, scattered attacks on polling centers and at least eight deaths were reported on Saturday as Nigerians went to the polls to choose governors in 29 of 36 states in Africa's largest democracy. Violence erupted after nightfall in Warri and Ughelli...
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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris exchange documents at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 8, 2019. South Korea and the United States have formally signed a deal that increases Seoul's financial contribution for the deployment of U.S. troops in the Asian country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
March 08, 2019 - 5:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the U.S. on Friday formally signed a deal on Seoul's increased payment for the U.S. troop deployment, amid worries about the future of the countries' decades-long military alliance. President Donald Trump earlier pressured Seoul to increase its share,...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, a U.S. highly advanced missile defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, is seen at a golf course in Seongju, South Korea. The U.S. has deployed THAAD in Israel for the first time, the American and Israeli militaries announced, reflecting their shared concerns about Iran's development of powerful missiles. An Israeli army spokesman, told reporters that a THAAD battery, flown in from the U.S. and Europe, arrived Monday, March 4, 2019, at an air force base in southern Israel. (Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via AP, File)
March 04, 2019 - 1:14 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. has deployed a highly advanced missile defense system in Israel for the first time, the American and Israeli militaries announced Monday, reflecting their shared concerns about Iran's development of powerful missiles. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the deployment...
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