Armed forces

March 13, 2018 - 5:15 am
The Pentagon says it does not know how often the children of service members sexually assault one another on military bases. To answer that question, The Associated Press filed dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests with the main law enforcement agencies for the Army, Navy, Air Force and...
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This Feb. 7, 2018, photo, shows Leandra Mulla at her home in Tabor City, N.C. As a high school freshman in 2014, Mulla told Army investigators her ex-boyfriend dragged her to a secluded area of their base in Germany and sexually assaulted her. Four years later, she still wonders what came of her report. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 13, 2018 - 5:13 am
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base, an Associated Press investigation has found...
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March 13, 2018 - 5:09 am
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base, an Associated Press investigation has found...
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FILE - In a Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, U.S. Central Command Command Commander, Army Gen. Joseph Votel, speaks to reporters at the Pentagon. U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video that highlighted the killing of four U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 13, 2018 - 1:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video that highlighted the killing of four U.S. forces...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, men carry the coffin of a relative who died in the Jan. 27 deadly suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The deadly explosion caused by a suicide bomber driving an ambulance in the capital. Is Afghanistan really America’s forgotten war? Consider this: At a Senate hearing this week on top U.S. security threats, the word “Afghanistan” was spoken exactly four times, each during introductory remarks. In the ensuing two hours of questions for intelligence agency witnesses, no senator asked about Afghanistan, suggesting little interest in a 17-year war with nearly 15,000 U.S. troops supporting combat against the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
March 10, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is bolstering its military presence in Afghanistan, more than 16 years after the war started. Is anyone paying attention? Consider this: At a Senate hearing this past week on top U.S. security threats, the word "Afghanistan" was spoken exactly four times, each during...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, men carry the coffin of a relative who died in the Jan. 27 deadly suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The deadly explosion caused by a suicide bomber driving an ambulance in the capital. Is Afghanistan really America’s forgotten war? Consider this: At a Senate hearing this week on top U.S. security threats, the word “Afghanistan” was spoken exactly four times, each during introductory remarks. In the ensuing two hours of questions for intelligence agency witnesses, no senator asked about Afghanistan, suggesting little interest in a 17-year war with nearly 15,000 U.S. troops supporting combat against the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
March 10, 2018 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is bolstering its military presence in Afghanistan, more than 16 years after the war started. Is anyone paying attention? Consider this: At a Senate hearing this past week on top U.S. security threats, the word "Afghanistan" was spoken exactly four times, each during...
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People walk to the information center at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, Calif., on Friday March 9, 2018. A gunman took at least three people hostage at the largest veterans home in the United States on Friday, leading to a lockdown of the sprawling grounds in California, authorities said. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 10, 2018 - 2:34 am
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an armed man at a veterans home in Northern California (all times local): 11 p.m. Two of the mental health workers killed by a former U.S. soldier at a California veterans home were psychologists who treated veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome and...
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People walk to the information center at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, Calif., on Friday March 9, 2018. A gunman took at least three people hostage at the largest veterans home in the United States on Friday, leading to a lockdown of the sprawling grounds in California, authorities said. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 10, 2018 - 2:11 am
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an armed man at a veterans home in Northern California (all times local): 11 p.m. Two of the mental health workers killed by a former U.S. soldier at a California veterans home were psychologists who treated veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome and...
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March 09, 2018 - 8:51 pm
NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol said Friday that agents acted appropriately during the videotaped arrest of a woman who was pulled away from her anguished daughters on a street in Southern California. The agency said 36-year-old Perla Morales Luna recruited drivers to take...
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March 09, 2018 - 3:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Francisco Cantu said he joined the Border Patrol at age 23 to get an on-the-ground education in international relations. Now 32, he says he didn't expect his new memoir examining some of the agency's uglier aspects would spark protests by far-left groups denouncing him for the work...
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