Troop deployments - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Troop deployments The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 a.m. As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop conc... Wed, 24 May 2017 01:38:00 GMT 2017-05-24T01:38:00Z NATO chief rules out combat role against Islamic State BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's chief says members are discussing whether to join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group but insists the alliance will not deploy combat troops. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that "no decision has been taken. The discussion is going on." He told reporters in Brussels that i... Thu, 18 May 2017 11:00:00 GMT 2017-05-18T11:00:00Z US may send Patriot missile to Lithuania amid Moscow threat VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — U.S. defense officials said a long-range Patriot missile battery may be deployed to the Baltic region later this year as part of a military exercise. The move, if finalized, would be temporary but signal staunch U.S. backing for Baltic nations concerned about the threat from Russia. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday ... Wed, 10 May 2017 17:18:00 GMT 2017-05-10T17:18:00Z Stoltenberg: NATO may send many more troops to Afghanistan LONDON (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is considering sending several thousand more troops to Afghanistan, but not in a direct combat role. Stoltenberg said Wednesday that "we have received a request from our military authorities to increase our military presence in Afghanistan with a few thousand troops." He said NATO would decide "on the sc... Wed, 10 May 2017 16:10:00 GMT 2017-05-10T16:10:00Z Czech government to send troops to Baltics to join NATO PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has approved a Defense Ministry plan to deploy almost 300 troops in the Baltics as part of NATO forces. Government spokesman Martin Ayrer said Wednesday up to 290 soldiers will be deployed for just over a year from the start of 2018. Such a deployment still has to be approved by Parliament. The Defense... Wed, 10 May 2017 11:33:00 GMT 2017-05-10T11:33:00Z US military member killed in Somalia, 1st death since 1993 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. service member has been killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab — the first U.S. combat death there in more than two decades — as the United States steps up its fight against the al-Qaida-linked organization in a country that remains largely chaos. "We do not believe there has been a cas... Fri, 05 May 2017 21:14:00 GMT 2017-05-05T21:14:00Z Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. armored vehicles are deploying in areas in northern Syria along the tense border with Turkey, a few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, a Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists said Friday. Footage posted by Syrian activists online showed a convoy of U.S. armored vehicles driving on a rural road... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:48:00 GMT 2017-04-28T17:48:00Z Polish leader welcomes NATO troops, hails 'historic moment' WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish leaders welcomed a new multinational NATO battalion to Poland on Thursday, with the president calling it "a historic moment for my country." The near-permanent deployment of a NATO battalion under U.S. command marks the first time NATO troops have been placed so close to Russian territory, a step the Kremlin denounces as a threat to its own secur... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:17:00 GMT 2017-04-13T17:17:00Z Poland's defense minister welcomes NATO troops WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish defense minister has welcomed a multinational NATO battalion to Poland made up of troops from the United States, Britain and Romania, saying the deployment improves the region's security given the "threat from the East." Antoni Macierewicz welcomed the U.S.-led battalion in a ceremony Tuesday in the central town of Piotrko... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:00 GMT 2017-03-28T11:34:00Z Romania to send 120 air defense troops to Poland BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president says the country will send 120 air defense troops to support NATO's presence in Poland amid unease about Russia's interventions in Ukraine. Speaking after a meeting of the country's top defense council, President Klaus Iohannis said Tuesday said the troops would be deployed for six months to boost security and assist Polish troop... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:52:00 GMT 2017-03-21T16:52:00Z 1st units of South Sudan protection force arrive soon: UN JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The first units of a long-delayed regional protection force for South Sudan will deploy within a few weeks, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday. Herve Ladsous spoke during a visit to South Sudan's capital, Juba. "We'll spare no effort to speed up the process," he said. The U.N. Security Council last year ap... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:43:00 GMT 2017-03-21T13:43:00Z Kenya's president deploys military to quell drought violence NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president on Friday ordered the military to deploy to the volatile counties of Baringo and Laikipia in the Rift Valley to calm deadly violence fueled by a drought that affects roughly half the country. President Uhuru Kenyatta announced he has authorized the immediate deployment of the Kenya Defense Forces to support police o... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-03-17T22:41:00Z US general says Russia has deployed banned missile WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. general on Wednesday accused Russia of deploying a land-based cruise missile in violation of "the spirit and intent" of a nuclear arms treaty and charged that Moscow's intention is to threaten U.S. facilities in Europe and the NATO alliance. "We believe that the Russians have deliberately deployed it in order to pose a thre... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:00:00 GMT 2017-03-08T21:00:00Z Romanian, US troops train together in NATO support operation MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania (AP) — Romanian and American troops are staging joint exercises as part of a New York-based Army brigade's nine-month deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims to reassure NATO's European allies in light of Russia's invasion in Ukraine. Troops flew three Black Hawk helicopters Wednesday and headed to a ne... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:41:00 GMT 2017-03-08T16:41:00Z US official says Russia deployed missile in treaty violation WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a Trump administration official says, a development that complicates the outlook for U.S.-Russia relations amid turmoil on the White House national security team. The Obama administration three years ago accused the Russians of violating the 1987 Int... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:36:00 GMT 2017-02-15T08:36:00Z US official: Russia deployed missile in violation of treaty WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a Trump administration official said Tuesday, a development that complicates the outlook for U.S.-Russia relations amid turmoil on the White House national security team. The Obama administration three years ago accused the Russians of violating the ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:31:00 GMT 2017-02-15T00:31:00Z Brazil sends 9,000 soldiers to Rio amid security crisis RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer issued a decree on Tuesday to deploy 9,000 soldiers in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan area until Feb. 22, one week before Carnaval ends. That's almost half the troops used during last year's Olympic Games. The decision partly fulfills Rio de Janeiro Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao's request to have troops pol... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:37:00 GMT 2017-02-14T15:37:00Z Poland assured that US troops presence is long-term WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda says he was told in Washington that U.S. troops will continue to be deployed in Poland. U.S. troops deployed to Poland last month as a deterrent toward Russia, a decision made by former U.S. president Barack Obama. President Donald Trump has indicated that Europe should rely... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:34:00 GMT 2017-02-03T11:34:00Z Slovenia, birthplace of Melania Trump, to boost NATO defense LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia, the birthplace of America's next first lady, plans to deploy troops to Latvia, joining NATO efforts to defend the Baltics against a possible Russian threat. The Slovenian government said Thursday it will contribute up to 50 soldiers to a NATO battalion. The government says that NATO's enhanced forwar... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:04:00 GMT 2017-01-19T17:04:00Z Lithuania signs agreement with US on troop deployment VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic country bordering Russia and Belarus. The agreement will facilitate the deployment of U.S. forces and support staff as well as the implementation of joint exercises and training. According to the Lithuanian military, 140 U.S. t... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:58:00 GMT 2017-01-17T15:58:00Z South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troops KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's government is claiming that the U.N. Security Council mandate to send a new contingent of 4,000 peacekeepers to boost the existing force has expired. Minister of Information Michael Makuei told the Associated Press that Dec. 15th was the expiration date for the deployment of peacekeepers to bolster the existing 12,000 U.N. troops in South... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:19:00 GMT 2017-01-15T16:19:00Z China, Russia say united against South Korea missile defense BEIJING (AP) — China has a range of economic, diplomatic and military options to retaliate if the U.S. and South Korea proceed with deployment of an advanced missile defense system, experts said Friday, as Beijing remained vague in its threats against the plan. Such steps could raise the stakes for Washington and Seoul in a controversial deployment that C... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:11:00 GMT 2017-01-13T11:11:00Z Top NATO official: US troops in Poland is 'proportionate' VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A top NATO official says the deployment of US troops in Poland at Russia's doorstep is a "proportionate and measured" move. In an interview published Friday by the Baltic News Service, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller acknowledged that Russians "are concerned about what NATO is doing." American s... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:56:00 GMT 2017-01-13T10:56:00Z The Latest: US envoy wants UN monitors in Aleppo quickly BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 12:30 a.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says member nations must ensure the urgent deployment of United Nations monitors to former rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo, citing reports of people dying of exposure overnight waiting for evacuation. ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:28:00 GMT 2016-12-19T22:28:00Z Military deploys across Congo's capital as Kabila stays on KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline, said a presidential adviser, who also advised there is "no possibility" of elections in 2017. At least 41 opposition members and activist... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:09:00 GMT 2016-12-19T20:09:00Z West African leaders aim to enforce Gambian election upset ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West African leaders promised Saturday to enforce the results of a Gambian election that was won by a little-known businessman backed by an opposition coalition but rejected by the country's longtime coup leader. A summit of the Economic Community of West African States ended with all leaders stating they will attend the Jan. 19 inau... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:08:00 GMT 2016-12-18T00:08:00Z US troops to arrive in Europe in January to reassure allies WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States is deploying troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania next month as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the announcement following talks with the commander of U.S. land troops in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodg... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:27:00 GMT 2016-12-14T18:27:00Z Spain to send more soldiers to help Iraq forces combat IS MADRID (AP) — Spain says it plans to send an additional 150 soldiers and police to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces combatting the Islamic State group. Government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo said Friday the 125 troops and 25 police officers would form part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the IS group. The Spanish Parliamen... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:28:00 GMT 2016-12-09T14:28:00Z Russia fully deploys 2 new divisions near Western border MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has completed the deployment of two newly formed motorized infantry divisions at the nation's Western borders. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday the two divisions are stationed in the Belgorod, Voronezh and Smolensk regions near Russia's border with Ukraine and Belarus. He said volunt... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:05:00 GMT 2016-11-29T18:05:00Z Britain promises close ties with Poland after EU exit LONDON (AP) — Britain has promised Poland strong business, diplomatic and cultural ties — as well as a deployment of troops near the Russian border — as London tries to build goodwill with European allies before European Union exit talks. Prime Minister Theresa May had warm words for Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo after the pair met at 10 Downing St. ... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:58:00 GMT 2016-11-28T16:58:00Z