Military And Defense

AP sources: Pentagon proposing a troop buildup in Mideast

May 23, 2019

AP sources: Pentagon drawing up plans to send as many as 10,000 more troops to the Middle East as a bulwark against potential threats from Iran

Pentagon to put up shelter for at least 7,500 migrants

May 22, 2019

The Pentagon says it will build temporary shelter at the U.S.-Mexican border for at least 7,500 adult migrants who have been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody

Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic

May 22, 2019

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has told 240 new Coast Guard Academy graduates they will help lead the way in "reasserting American leadership in the Arctic"

House heating gets heated over migrant children's deaths

May 22, 2019

A Democratic lawmaker is blaming the Trump administration for the deaths of five immigrant children in U.S. custody _ an assertion that's led to a heated argument at a House hearing

SEAL's lawyer wants prosecutor, judge booted off murder case

May 22, 2019

Lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL accused of murder want a prosecutor and judge removed over allegations of spying on defense emails to find the source of news leaks

Congressional leaders make progress on debt, spending talks

May 21, 2019

Top leaders of both parties in Congress are making better-than-expected progress on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline later this year to increase the government's borrowing limit

Residents describe terror, confusion during RV park shooting

May 21, 2019

Residents recalled moments of confusion and terror as a gunman fired on authorities at an Alabama mobile home park, leaving one police officer dead, 2 others wounded

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border

May 21, 2019

House panel divides over Trump administration's move to send TSA employees from airports to the US-Mexico border

Architects of post-9/11 CIA interrogation program to testify

May 21, 2019

Two former CIA contractors who designed the harsh interrogation program used after the Sept. 11 attacks are being summoned to testify before a military tribunal

Packing his bags: Trump plans jet-setting summer of travel

May 20, 2019

President Donald Trump is preparing for a jet-setting summer of travel heading into 2020