Armed forces

In this March 14, 2018 photo, U.S. Navy personnel respond to a F/A-18 Super Hornet that crashed on its approach to Naval Air Station Key West in Florida. Both the pilot and weapons system officer ejected and were recovered, but U.S. Naval Air Forces reported late Wednesday night that both had died. (Rob O'Neal/The Key West Citizen via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 11:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon acknowledged Thursday that budget shortfalls have eroded military capabilities, including training and flight hours, but stopped short of blaming those cutbacks for the crash of a U.S. Navy fighter jet that killed both crew members. Dana White, Pentagon spokeswoman,...
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In this March 14, 2018 photo, U.S. Navy personnel respond to a F/A-18 Super Hornet that crashed on its approach to Naval Air Station Key West in Florida. Both the pilot and weapons system officer ejected and were recovered, but U.S. Naval Air Forces reported late Wednesday night that both had died. (Rob O'Neal/The Key West Citizen via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon acknowledged Thursday that budget shortfalls have eroded military capabilities, including training and flight hours, but stopped short of blaming those cutbacks for the crash of a U.S. Navy fighter jet that killed both crew members. Dana White, Pentagon spokeswoman,...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating a Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
March 15, 2018 - 3:07 am
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Iranian naval forces appear to have deliberately halted their provocations of U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf in recent months, a U.S. military official said Thursday. According to Navy Cmdr. William Urban, spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, there have been...
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Gen. John Nicholson, the top American commander in Afghanistan, speaks to reporters Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Bagram air base north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Nicholson spoke about prospects for peace talks with the Taliban. (AP Photos/Robert Burns)
March 14, 2018 - 1:56 pm
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan capital is now the main focus of the anti-Taliban fight, with U.S. special forces conducting raids in the sprawling city and additional American military advisers arriving to help beleaguered local police, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a tours as he reviews border wall prototypes, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Diego, as Rodney Scott, the Border Patrol's San Diego sector chief, listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 14, 2018 - 12:24 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump eagerly inspected eight towering prototypes for his long-sought wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and accused California of putting "the entire nation at risk" by refusing to take tough action against illegal immigration. Trump, making his first trip to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a tours as he reviews border wall prototypes, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Diego, as Rodney Scott, the Border Patrol's San Diego sector chief, listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 13, 2018 - 10:39 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday eagerly inspected eight towering prototypes for his long-sought wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and accused California of putting "the entire nation at risk" by refusing to take tough action against illegal immigration. Trump, making his first trip...
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President Donald Trump speaks at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
March 13, 2018 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — America should create its own separate military space force, President Donald Trump mentioned in an offhand remark Tuesday that would change the course of U.S. space policy. But don't expect Captain Kirk ordering phasers set on stun, Battlestar Galactica or ray guns blazing in...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a tours as he reviews border wall prototypes, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Diego, as Rodney Scott, the Border Patrol's San Diego sector chief, listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 13, 2018 - 5:56 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday eagerly inspected eight towering prototypes for his long-sought wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and accused California of putting "the entire nation at risk" by refusing to take tough action against illegal immigration. Trump, making his first trip...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a tours as he reviews border wall prototypes, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Diego, as Rodney Scott, the Border Patrol's San Diego sector chief, listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 13, 2018 - 5:19 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday got his chance to inspect prototypes for the "big beautiful border wall" he wants to build to separate the U.S. from Mexico, saying strengthening the border would help stop "99 percent" of illegal immigration — or, he allowed, "maybe more than that...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a tours as he reviews border wall prototypes, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Diego, as Rodney Scott, the Border Patrol's San Diego sector chief, listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 13, 2018 - 5:10 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump got his chance Tuesday to inspect prototypes for the "big beautiful border wall" he wants to build to separate the U.S. from Mexico, saying strengthening the border would help stop "99 percent" of illegal immigration — or, he allowed, "maybe more than that."...
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