Military And Defense

Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

Aug 9, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence says the time has come to establish a new United States Space Force to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russia

North Dakota Senate hopefuls chase the veterans' vote

Aug 9, 2018

In North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer are arguing over who is the better friend to veterans

Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends

Aug 9, 2018

Nagasaki marked the anniversary of the world's second atomic bombing with the United Nations' chief and the city's mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament

Sons feel mixed emotions after NKorea returns dad's dog tag

Aug 9, 2018

Sons who barely knew father missing in Korean War feel mixed emotions after North Korea returns his dog tag

Okinawan Governor Onaga, who led anti-US base move, dies

Aug 9, 2018

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga, who led opposition to U.S. military bases on the southern Japanese island, has died of pancreatic cancer at age 67

Senator: Russia has breached Florida state election systems

Aug 9, 2018

Florida's Democratic senator says Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's midterms

Returned Korean War dog tag belonged to Army medic

Aug 8, 2018

The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana

Commander: Iran navy exercise a message to US on sanctions

Aug 8, 2018

The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says an Iranian naval exercise last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran.

US commander: No need for major change in Afghan war plan

Aug 8, 2018

The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says he doesn't expect any major change in the Afghanistan war strategy this fall, as a new general takes over the campaign there

Sentencing date set for Georgia woman who leaked secrets

Aug 8, 2018

Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to leaking secret U.S. report scheduled for sentencing Aug. 23