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A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to... Read more

US sending commandos, combat aircraft to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said Thursday it will send troops and... Read more

Generals say women should have to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to register for the draft. Read more

2 Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

WASHINGTON - Iran was holding 10 U.S. Navy sailors and their two small boats that drifted into Iranian waters after experiencing mechanical problems. Read more

Pentagon chief to military: Open combat jobs to women

WASHINGTON — After three years of study and debate, Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the military Thursday to open all... Read more

Bid to shut Guantanamo roils Pentagon, White House, Congress

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's struggling quest to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is mired in state and federal politics. Read more

Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits state

WASHINGTON -Five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia, but officials said they don't view the ships as a threat as President Barack Obama travels in Alaska near the Arctic Circle. Read more

Military set to open combat jobs to women

WASHINGTON - Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. Read more

US begins armed drone flights from Turkey

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is expanding its combat role in Syria in defense of coalition-backed rebels, conducting armed drone missions into Syria from an air base in Turkey and imposing new rules allowing the U.S. Read more

Pentagon announces plan lifting transgender ban

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated,... Read more

Carter says US flights, sea missions in Pacific will go on

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Defense Secretary Ash Carter strongly defended America’s right to fly over artificial islands that Beijing... Read more

Iran warships head to Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. and allied officials are debating how they should handle an Iranian cargo ship that is flanked by two warships and heading toward a Yemen port, reportedly carrying humanitarian supplies for the war-wracked nation. Read more

Obama picks Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tapped a highly respected combat commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff... Read more

Bergdahl describes Taliban captivity

PARIS - U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. Read more

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