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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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 - 6:44 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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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, a portrait of 16-year-old Mexican youth Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was shot and killed in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is displayed on the Nogales street where he was killed that runs parallel with the U.S. border. Federal prosecutors on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, said they would not pursue another trial against Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz, who fatally shot the Mexican teenager but who was twice acquitted. (AP Photo/Anita Snow, File)
December 06, 2018 - 6:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday said they will not seek a third trial for a Border Patrol agent who has been acquitted twice after fatally shooting a Mexican teenager across a border fence. A filing in court shows prosecutors say they will no longer pursue the case against Lonnie...
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In this photo taken on Sept. 9, 2018, soldiers of NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR take a break by the side of the road in the village of Kosterc, Kosovo. Serbia's prime minister warned on Wednesday that the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger Serbia's armed intervention in the former province — the bluntest warning so far amid escalating tensions in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
December 06, 2018 - 11:12 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he spoke on Thursday with both Serbian and Kosovo leaders about Kosovo's plan to form a regular army, a move that has been strongly contested by Serbia and the alliance. A statement from Kosovo's government said Ramush Haradinaj...
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December 06, 2018 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. Air Force plane flew a special observation flight over Ukraine in a show of solidarity after Ukraine's naval confrontation with Russia. In a statement, the Pentagon called it an "extraordinary" flight Thursday under the Open Skies Treaty, which is an...
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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 - 11:11 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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