Armed forces

File - In this Jan. 19, 2007 file photo, Staff Sgt. Kevin Black, 36, of Kenmore, N.Y., of the New York National Guard keeps an eye on a group of suspected illegal immigrants near the Arizona-Mexico border in Sasabe, Ariz. National guard contingents in U.S. states that border Mexico say they are waiting for guidance from Washington to determine what they will do following President Donald Trump's proclamation directing deployment to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling. The National Guard in Texas said in a statement Thursday, April 5, 2018, said the deployment is in "very early planning stages." (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 05, 2018 - 2:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — National guard contingents in U.S. states bordering Mexico awaited guidance Thursday on the what duties they'll be assigned to help fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling along the border, and a Pentagon official said it has not yet been determined whether the troops will be...
Read More
April 05, 2018 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:10 a.m. President Donald Trump plans to see two GOP Senate candidates during his visit to West Virginia. Trump is scheduled to hold a discussion on taxes in White Sulphur Springs later Thursday. Among those expected to...
Read More
In this June 13, 2006, file photo, Utah National Guard soldiers work on extending a border fence in San Luis, Ariz., President Donald Trump said April 3, 2018, he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built. The Department of Homeland Security and White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. At the Pentagon, officials were struggling to answer questions about the plan, including rudimentary details on whether it would involve National Guard members, as similar programs in the past have done. But officials appeared to be considering a model similar to a 2006 operation in which former President George W. Bush deployed National Guard troops to the southern border in an effort to increase security and surveillance. (AP Photo/Khampha Bouaphanh)
April 04, 2018 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says his state welcomes the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border. In a statement Wednesday, Ducey says he looks forward to working closely with federal...
Read More
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen uses air quotes when she says "borrowing children" as she talks about illegal immigration during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 04, 2018 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached "a point of crisis," President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation ordering the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. "The lawlessness that continues at our southern border is...
Read More
In this June 13, 2006, file photo, Utah National Guard soldiers work on extending a border fence in San Luis, Ariz., President Donald Trump said April 3, 2018, he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built. The Department of Homeland Security and White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. At the Pentagon, officials were struggling to answer questions about the plan, including rudimentary details on whether it would involve National Guard members, as similar programs in the past have done. But officials appeared to be considering a model similar to a 2006 operation in which former President George W. Bush deployed National Guard troops to the southern border in an effort to increase security and surveillance. (AP Photo/Khampha Bouaphanh)
April 04, 2018 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump will be signing a proclamation directing the departments of Defense and Homeland Security to work together with governors to deploy the National Guard to the southwest border...
Read More
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation of Army of Islam fighters and their families in buses, from the besieged town of Douma, just east of Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 2, 2018. The most powerful Syrian rebel faction on the fringes of Damascus began abandoning its stronghold in the once rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Monday, opening the way for government forces to secure full control of the area, after seven years of revolt. (SANA via AP)
April 04, 2018 - 10:38 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have urged the international community to provide more aid for war-ravaged Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President...
Read More
A Palestinian protester throws back teargas during clashes with Israeli troops along the Gaza's border with Israel, east of Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Israel's defense minister said Tuesday that the military will not change its tough response to Hamas-led mass protests, warning that those who approach the border are putting their lives at risk. Eighteen Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire last Friday, the first day of what Hamas says will be six weeks of intermittent border protests against a stifling blockade of the territory. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
April 04, 2018 - 5:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Wednesday it has arrested 10 Palestinians suspected of planning an attack against a navy ship off the Gaza coast, just days after it accused Gaza militants of using mass protests along its border with Israel as cover to stage further attacks. The Shin Bet security...
Read More
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Baltic leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 03, 2018 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built. Speaking at a lunch with Baltic leaders, Trump said he's been discussing the idea with his Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis. "We're going to be...
Read More
President Donald Trump blows a whistle to start a race for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 02, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials said Monday they're crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration "loopholes," hours after the president called on Republicans in Congress to immediately a pass border bill using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it...
Read More
President Donald Trump blows a whistle to start a race for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 02, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials said Monday they're crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration "loopholes," hours after the president called on Republicans in Congress to immediately a pass border bill using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it...
Read More

Pages