Military and defense

Former top national security adviser to President Donald Trump, Tim Morrison, arrives for a closed door meeting to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 31, 2019 - 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A former top White House aide told members of Congress he had concerns that a record of President Donald Trump's call with the president of Ukraine would leak. But the aide said he...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during the Herman Kahn Award Gala, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in New York. Pompeo received the Hudson Institute's 2019 Herman Kahn Award. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 31, 2019 - 6:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is keeping alive one of the last remaining components of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by extending sanctions waivers that allow foreign companies to work with Iran's civilian nuclear program without U.S. penalties. The waivers had been due to expire Tuesday...
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In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 photo, U.S. forces patrol Syrian oil fields. Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria's oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country's Russian allies. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
October 31, 2019 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — By claiming a right to Syria's oil, President Donald Trump has added more complexity — as well as additional U.S. forces and time — to an American military mission he has twice declared he was ending so that troops could come home. Extending the mission to secure eastern Syria's...
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October 31, 2019 - 2:57 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities say they have seized an estimated $48 million worth of cocaine off Puerto Rico's south coast. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officials interdicted a boat on Thursday that was carrying more than 4,000 pounds (1,900 kilograms) of the drug. It...
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October 31, 2019 - 1:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The U.S. military says its first batch of mechanized armored vehicles have arrived in southeast Syria, where they are to take part in securing oil fields and fighting remnants of the Islamic State group. U.S.-led...
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October 31, 2019 - 8:02 am
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's Defense Ministry says at least 12 soldiers have been killed and eight others injured in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists in the country's southeast near its border with Chad. The statement by the ministry late Wednesday said the attack in Bilabrine in the...
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People watch a TV showing a file image of an unspecified North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. South Korea's military said North Korea on Thursday fired two projectiles toward its eastern sea, an apparent resumption of weapons tests aimed at ramping up pressure on Washington over a stalemate in nuclear negotiations. The sign reads: "North Korea fired two projectiles." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 31, 2019 - 6:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday fired two projectiles toward its eastern sea, an apparent resumption of weapons tests aimed at ramping up pressure on Washington over a stalemate in nuclear negotiations, according to officials in South Korea and Japan. The latest launch followed...
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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., walks to a secure area of the Capitol before the arrival of Catherine Croft, a State Department adviser on Ukraine, who is scheduled to testify in a closed door meeting as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 30, 2019 - 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is not agreeing to a voluntarily interview in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The House committees leading the...
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is displayed on a monitor as U.S. Central Command Commander Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie at a joint press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, on the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi raid. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 30, 2019 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The general who oversaw the U.S. raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi provided the most detailed account yet of the operation Wednesday and said the U.S. is on alert for possible "retribution attacks" by extremists. Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie, head of U.S. Central...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2019 file photo, National security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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October 30, 2019 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators are asking former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in their impeachment inquiry, deepening their reach into the White House as the probe accelerates toward a potential vote to remove the president. Democratic lawmakers want to hear next week...
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