Military and defense

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 07, 2019 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with President Donald Trump backing off his threat to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government...
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FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers for Gallagher are seeking to have the charges dismissed for alleged prosecutorial misconduct. Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Gallagher are scheduled to argue in military court Wednesday, May 29, 2019, that the case against him has been tainted by lies, withholding evidence and conducting surveillance on the defense. (Andrea Gallagher via AP, File)
June 07, 2019 - 7:13 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military judge refused to dismiss one of the Navy's most prominent war crimes cases Friday, only days after he removed the lead prosecutor amid allegations of misconduct. Capt. Aaron Rugh, however, did find meddling by prosecutors and investigators troubling enough to reduce the...
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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan responds to reporters' questions regarding an incident in the East China Sea where an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other, during a meeting with visiting Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis at the Pentagon, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 07, 2019 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday told Turkey that it is cutting off Ankara's purchase of F-35 fighter jets if the Turkish government goes ahead with plans to buy a Russian missile defense system, ratcheting up what has been a lengthy, heated dispute between the two NATO allies. In a sharp...
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This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Dozens of emails, which span from December 2017 to May 2019, were shared with The Associated Press by people at the war college who said they were concerned about Rear Adm. Harley's leadership and judgment. (U.S. Navy via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 7:41 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The military is investigating the president of the U.S. Naval War College amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved inappropriately, including keeping a margarita machine in his office. Multiple current and former college...
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FILE - In this April1 14, 2018, file photo, then-Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie speaks during a media availability at the Pentagon in Washington. McKenzie, the Marine general overseeing the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan says the Islamic State affiliate there has hopes of attacking the U.S. homeland. But McKenzie says the extremist group’s aspirations are being frustrated by American counterterrorism operations in its strongholds in northeastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 07, 2019 - 7:30 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has chosen to "step back and recalculate" after making preparations for an apparent attack against U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region, but it is too early to conclude the threat is gone, the top commander of American forces in the Mideast said. In an interview with three...
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FILE - This May 29, 2019 file photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows some of 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border Patrol says it has ever encountered. The federal government is opening a new mass shelter for migrant children near the U.S-Mexico border and is considering housing children on three military bases to add 3,000 more beds to the overtaxed system in the coming weeks. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File)
June 07, 2019 - 5:13 am
The federal government is opening a new mass facility to hold migrant children in Texas and considering detaining hundreds more youths on three military bases around the country, adding up to 3,000 new beds to the already overtaxed system. The new emergency facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, will...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, the Unit 4 reactor building of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station is seen through a bus window in Okuma, Japan. Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns, according to the energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, Pool)
June 07, 2019 - 1:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns. The energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet Friday, said Japan faces an "urgent task" of reducing carbon emissions coming from...
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President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, points as they arrive at Shannon Airport, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 06, 2019 - 11:57 pm
LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on D-Day commemorations and President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day by paying tribute to the "cherished alliance" forged in battle by the U.S. and partner nations. Trump told aging...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, center, and and U.S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attend an international ceremony on Juno Beach in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, Thursday, June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Fred Tanneau, Pool via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 10:10 pm
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Concluding D-Day celebrations at Juno beach, with birds singing in the background, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has made a plea for global peace and understanding. Philippe attended the...
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Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, speaks to the media as he leaves a meeting about tariffs at the State Department, Thursday June 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 06, 2019 - 8:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a second day of tense negotiations, U.S. and Mexican officials failed Thursday to reach a deal to avert import tariffs that President Donald Trump is threatening to impose as he tries to strong-arm Mexico into stemming the flow of Central American migrants across America's...
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