Pompeo to visit US troops in Germany, meets leaders

Politics 11/07/19, 03:47

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived for a two-day trip in Germany that includes meetings with German leaders and a visit to U.S. troops stationed in the country. Pompeo will visit five German cities, including one that is home to a U.S. Army base where he served as a ...

Simone Biles’ brother charged in Ohio triple murder

U.S. 08/30/19, 16:46

The brother of famed U.S. gymnast Simone Biles was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 29, and charged with the murder of three people who were killed in a New Year’s Eve shooting in Ohio, police said. Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, of Cleveland, is being held in a county jail in the state of ...

Las Vegas man sheds more than 113 pounds to enlist in Army

U.S. 08/22/19, 06:31

Luis Enrique Pinto Jr. lost 113 pounds in seven months to meet height and weight standards of the Army’s Occupational Physical Assessment Test given to new Army recruits to join the U.S. military. He is headed to basic training next month, according to ArmyTimes. Pinto, 18, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was ...

Soldier gets first haircut in 15 years to enlist U.S. Army

U.S. 08/19/19, 19:16

A soldier cuts his hair for the first time in 15 years in Montana in order to join the U.S. Army. Reynaldo Arroyo, 23, enlisted as an 11X infantryman with airborne option, The Missoula U.S. Army Recruiting Station said on Facebook. Arroyo donated 150 inches of hair to 'Locks of Love,' a ...

Airstrike hits migrant detention center in Libya, 44 killed

Europe 07/03/19, 04:45

An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants in the Libyan capital early Wednesday, July 3, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to the war-torn country said. The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union's policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent ...

Trump’s Pentagon pick is Army veteran, defense lobbyist

Politics 06/18/19, 19:06

President Donald Trump's pick for new Defense Secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry lobbyist. Trump on Tuesday said Mark Esper, his current Army secretary, would lead the ...

Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing ‘painful’ past

Politics 06/18/19, 14:12

After months of unexplained delays, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have worked years to heal." President Donald Trump announced Shanahan's departure in a tweet, and ...

Pentagon ends reviews of Niger ambush that killed 4 soldiers

Politics 06/06/19, 14:45

The Pentagon has concluded its reviews of a 2017 ambush that left four U.S. soldiers dead in the African nation of Niger and said it found the discipline it meted out to be adequate. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has accepted that conclusion, which was the result of a monthlong ...

Libyan commander hands over prominent militant to Egypt

Africa 05/29/19, 07:14

A prominent Egyptian militant wanted for scores of terror attacks in his country was handed over by Libyan forces loyal to a commander pushing to take the capital of Tripoli and flown back to Egypt on Wednesday.Egyptian TV networks aired footage of a blindfolded Hisham el-Ashmawi, a former army officer ...

2 Libyan reporters taken by commander Hifter’s forces freed

Africa 05/26/19, 04:51

The U.N. mission in Libya says two local TV reporters detained by forces loyal to a commander who is on the offensive to capture the country's capital, Tripoli, have been released after three weeks in captivity.Libya's Alahrar TV station said commander Khalifa Hifter's self-styled Libyan National Army detained two of ...

Beyond the marketing, Memorial Day Observance

U.S. 05/24/19, 18:20

Memorial Day is almost upon us, and hidden behind the sales adverts, cookout charcoal, and deals "celebrating" Memorial Day, is the real reason behind the federal holiday. Its the one day a year set aside to remember the fallen, those who paid the ultimate price for freedom, military servicemen and women ...

Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

Politics 05/10/19, 16:16

The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was notified of the move Friday. It follows the Pentagon's ...

Algerians march for 12th week seeking broad political change

Africa 05/10/19, 13:03

Protesters filled the streets of the Algerian capital and other cities on Friday for the 12th consecutive week, and the country's army chief was the prime target of their opposition.In Algiers, people gathered by the hundreds at the landmark Grande Poste building and crowded into a major avenue for the ...

ICC prosecutor warns Libyan combatants against war crimes

Africa 05/08/19, 18:45

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor warned Libya's warring parties Wednesday that her office is prepared to investigate and prosecute anyone committing war crimes or crimes against humanity.Fatou Bensouda's warning in a briefing to the Security Council followed the U.N. health agency's tweet that 443 people have been killed and 2,110 ...

Army training brigade prepares for new worldwide deployments

Politics 05/08/19, 09:40

Just months after the Army's new training brigade returned from Afghanistan, its teams are preparing for a different type of deployment that will scatter them around the world. Rather than putting all 800 soldiers in one war-torn nation, the Army is expected to begin dispatching the unit's small teams separately to ...

Libyan commander urges troops to press fight to take Tripoli

Africa 05/06/19, 16:06

A Libyan army commander whose forces are advancing on Tripoli is rallying his fighters on in defiance of U.N. calls for a weeklong cease-fire to coincide with the start of the fasting month of Ramadan on Monday.The battle for the Libyan capital, which erupted in early April, has threatened to ...

Algeria military court jails ex-leader’s brother, 2 generals

Africa 05/05/19, 11:23

The influential brother of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two generals once in charge of intelligence have been jailed while under investigation for plotting against the state, a military tribunal said Sunday.A statement from the tribunal in Blida, south of Algiers, said the prosecutor appointed a judge to investigate ...

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