Mail.com: Armed forces https://www.mail.com/subjects/15028-armed-forces.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Armed forces https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/15028-armed-forces.html Chelsea Manning 'looking forward to so much' after release https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199006-chelsea-manning-looking-forward-to-much-release.html KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, spared by presidential clemency from the rest of a 35-year prison term for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, stepped out of a military lockup Wednesday and into a future she said she was eager to define. "I'm figuring things out right now — which is exciting, awkward, fun, and... Wed, 17 May 2017 23:14:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199006-chelsea-manning-looking-forward-to-much-release.html 2017-05-17T23:14:00Z Puerto Rico militant leader emerges from 36 years in custody https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198986-puerto-rico-militant-leader-emerges-36-years-custo.html SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera emerged from house arrest Wednesday and was celebrated by supporters after decades in custody, freed in a case that made him a martyr for some but angered those who lost loved ones in a string of bombings. Wearing black jeans and a shirt decorated with a Puerto Rican flag pin, the 74-... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:07:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198986-puerto-rico-militant-leader-emerges-36-years-custo.html 2017-05-17T22:07:00Z Trump lashes out at critics, 'naysayers,' unfair treatment https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5200514-trump-lashes-critics-naysayers-unfair-treatment.html NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at his "critics and naysayers" following more than a week of negative news coverage beginning with his sudden decision to fire James Comey as FBI director. In an address to the newest group of U.S. Coast Guard officers, Trump urged the 195 graduates in the Class of 2017 to "put your head... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:33:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5200514-trump-lashes-critics-naysayers-unfair-treatment.html 2017-05-17T18:33:00Z Suspected al-Shabab attack kills official in Kenya's north https://www.mail.com/news/world/5196604-suspected-al-shabab-attack-kills-official-kenyas-n.html NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen suspected to be al-Shabab Islamic extremists killed an administrative chief in an attack in Kenya's north that left two police reservists missing, an official said Tuesday. The attack took place in Omar Jillo in Mandera county on Monday night, Regional Coordinator Mohamud Saleh said. The county borders Somalia, where al-Shabab... Tue, 16 May 2017 13:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5196604-suspected-al-shabab-attack-kills-official-kenyas-n.html 2017-05-16T13:18:00Z North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5191150-north-korea-long-range-missile-carry-heavy-nuke.html SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday boasted it successfully launched a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead, an escalation of its nuclear program that the U.N. Security Council warned could bring new sanctions on Pyongyang. Outsiders saw a significant technological jump in the weekend test, wi... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5191150-north-korea-long-range-missile-carry-heavy-nuke.html 2017-05-15T23:52:00Z UN forces retake strategic areas of C. African Republic city https://www.mail.com/news/world/5194054-un-forces-retake-strategic-areas-c-african-republi.html BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — United Nations peacekeeping forces in Central African Republic retook strategic points of Bangassou Monday after armed rebels attacked over the weekend, killing a peacekeeper at a nearby U.N. base and displacing several thousand, the United Nations said Monday. More than 1,000 residents had fled their homes and had ... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5194054-un-forces-retake-strategic-areas-c-african-republi.html 2017-05-15T20:08:00Z Military unrest, gunfire paralyze city areas in Ivory Coast https://www.mail.com/news/world/5194668-military-unrest-gunfire-paralyze-city-areas-ivory.html ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Gunfire and continued threats by mutinous soldiers in several cities in Ivory Coast led banks, schools and businesses to close Monday amid fears of fighting. Former rebels who joined the army and demand bonuses shot gunfire into the air, taking over strategic parts of Yamoussoukro, San-Pedro, Bouake and Abidjan. Mon, 15 May 2017 17:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5194668-military-unrest-gunfire-paralyze-city-areas-ivory.html 2017-05-15T17:23:00Z New TV ad shows Marines looking for a few good women https://www.mail.com/news/world/5186982-tv-ad-marines-good-women.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine in full combat gear moves through dark, frigid water, gripping an M-16 rifle, before plunging under barbed wire and through a submerged drainage pipe. It is only when the fighter shouts an order over the sound of explosions does the historical nature of the TV advertisement become clear: the Marine is a woman. For a Corps that h... Fri, 12 May 2017 15:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5186982-tv-ad-marines-good-women.html 2017-05-12T15:46:00Z Sean Spicer missing from briefings during key week for Trump https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5185980-sean-spicer-missing-briefings-key-week-trump.html WASHINGTON (AP) — If you've been missing your daily dose of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, it's because President Donald Trump's chief spokesman has been serving the country in another way: He's been on Navy Reserve duty. Spicer's commitment for monthly service occasionally pulls him away from his high-profile job as the public face of the Trump... Fri, 12 May 2017 01:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5185980-sean-spicer-missing-briefings-key-week-trump.html 2017-05-12T01:52:00Z 4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic https://www.mail.com/news/world/5178638-4-un-peacekeepers-killed-central-african-republic.html UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a U.N. convoy, sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the battle Mon... Wed, 10 May 2017 02:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5178638-4-un-peacekeepers-killed-central-african-republic.html 2017-05-10T02:39:00Z South Sudan says divisive army chief of staff removed https://www.mail.com/news/world/5179286-south-sudan-divisive-army-chief-staff-removed.html NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's army chief of staff, accused of directing last year's fighting in the capital that left hundreds dead, has been removed from his post after months of government infighting and high-level military resignations and as ethnic violence in the country's civil war has dramatically increased. Paul Malong, whose removal was ann... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:42:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5179286-south-sudan-divisive-army-chief-staff-removed.html 2017-05-09T19:42:00Z Senate confirms Trump's choice for Air Force secretary https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5176038-senate-confirms-trumps-choice-air-force-secretary.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary, making her President Donald Trump's first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber after fits and starts for several others. Senators voted 76-22 Monday to approve Wilson, who represented New Mexico in the House before becoming a defense industry consu... Tue, 09 May 2017 01:04:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5176038-senate-confirms-trumps-choice-air-force-secretary.html 2017-05-09T01:04:00Z Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander https://www.mail.com/news/world/5175020-afghan-air-force-pounds-area-death-commander.html KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's air force has pounded Islamic State targets in an eastern province where an Afghan and U.S. military raid last month killed the militant group's top commander, the government said on Monday. The Interior Ministry said the airstrikes killed at least 34 IS fighters over the past 24 hours and destroyed an insurgent-con... Mon, 08 May 2017 10:15:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5175020-afghan-air-force-pounds-area-death-commander.html 2017-05-08T10:15:00Z Deciding next step in Afghanistan comes with grim backdrop https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5175070-deciding-step-afghanistan-with-grim-backdrop.html WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration weighs sending more troops to Afghanistan, the 16-year war grinds on in bloody stalemate. Afghan soldiers are suffering what Pentagon auditors call "shockingly high" battlefield casualties, and prospects are narrowing for a negotiated peace settlement with the Taliban. The insurgents may have failed to capture and hold a major ci... Mon, 08 May 2017 08:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5175070-deciding-step-afghanistan-with-grim-backdrop.html 2017-05-08T08:23:00Z Pentagon says Navy SEAL was killed in Somalia operation https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5172018-pentagon-navy-seal-was-killed-somalia-operation.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has identified the Navy SEAL who was killed in a military operation in Somalia. The Defense Department says Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine, was killed during an operation Thursday against the extremist group al-Shabab. He is the first American to die in combat in the African country since 1993. ... Sat, 06 May 2017 15:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5172018-pentagon-navy-seal-was-killed-somalia-operation.html 2017-05-06T15:17:00Z Candidate for Army secretary withdraws amid heavy criticism https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171710-candidate-army-secretary-withdraws-amid-heavy-crit.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary has withdrawn his nomination in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement Friday that "false and misleading attacks" against him had turned... Sat, 06 May 2017 06:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171710-candidate-army-secretary-withdraws-amid-heavy-crit.html 2017-05-06T06:52:00Z Candidate for secretary of Army pulls out amid controversy https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171702-candidate-secretary-army-pulls-amid-controversy.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement that "false and misleading attacks" against him had turned h... Sat, 06 May 2017 06:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171702-candidate-secretary-army-pulls-amid-controversy.html 2017-05-06T06:51:00Z Investigators in photo-sharing scandal face a grueling task https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171696-investigators-photo-sharing-scandal-face-grueling.html MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — In a cramped office at the Marines' Quantico base outside Washington, about 20 investigators sit elbow to elbow, staring into their computers as images of naked men and women flash across the screens. On the walls are white boards with statistics, crime lists and a montage of social media messages directed to the Nav... Sat, 06 May 2017 06:41:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171696-investigators-photo-sharing-scandal-face-grueling.html 2017-05-06T06:41:00Z Trump's pick for Army post drops out amid growing criticism https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5170408-trumps-pick-army-post-drops-amid-growing-criticism.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement that "false and misleading attacks" against him had turned h... Sat, 06 May 2017 04:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5170408-trumps-pick-army-post-drops-amid-growing-criticism.html 2017-05-06T04:06:00Z North Korea has a long history of odd accusations https://www.mail.com/news/world/5170108-north-korea-long-history-odd-accusations.html SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A turncoat assassin sent to North Korea armed with "nano poison" to kill leader Kim Jong Un? It's only the latest in a string of odd, as-yet-unproven accusations over the years that a proud, highly sensitive North Korea has leveled at its U.S and South Korean rivals. From alleged South Korean plots to kidnap No... Sat, 06 May 2017 03:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5170108-north-korea-long-history-odd-accusations.html 2017-05-06T03:40:00Z US military member killed in Somalia, 1st death since 1993 https://www.mail.com/news/world/5169584-us-military-member-killed-somalia-1st-death-1993.html 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 https://www.mail.com/news/world/5169584-us-military-member-killed-somalia-1st-death-1993.html 2017-05-05T21:14:00Z The Latest: Official: Senior al-Shabab members were target https://www.mail.com/news/us/5169934-latest-official-senior-al-shabab-members-were-targ.html MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on the death of a U.S. service member in Somalia (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The deputy governor of the Somalia region where a U.S. military service member was killed during an operation against al-Shabab says one goal of the raid was to "surgically target" senior members of the... Fri, 05 May 2017 20:56:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/us/5169934-latest-official-senior-al-shabab-members-were-targ.html 2017-05-05T20:56:00Z Scouring for nude images in photo scandal at Marine base https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5170466-scouring-nude-images-photo-scandal-marine-base.html MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Virginia (AP) — In a cramped office at the Marines' Quantico base outside Washington, about 20 investigators sit elbow to elbow, staring into their computers as images of naked men and women flash across the screens. On the walls are white boards with statistics, crime lists and a montage of social media messages directed to th... Fri, 05 May 2017 20:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5170466-scouring-nude-images-photo-scandal-marine-base.html 2017-05-05T20:40:00Z Correction: Navy-Spy Allegations story https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5168528-correction-navy-spy-allegations-story.html NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In a story May 4 about a plea deal for Navy Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin in military court, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lin became a U.S. citizen in 2008. He became a citizen in 1998 and enlisted in the Navy the following year, according to his attorney, Larry Youngner. A corrected version of the story... Fri, 05 May 2017 16:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5168528-correction-navy-spy-allegations-story.html 2017-05-05T16:46:00Z Uncle Sam: We want you... to train others! $5K bonus offered https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5165956-uncle-sam-we-want-you-to-train-others-5k-bonus-off.html FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (AP) — The U.S. Army is authorizing $5,000 bonuses to woo top-performing troops into a new training brigade as the service once famous for shouldering the burden of America's wars works to meet the growing demand for advisers in places ranging from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan and Africa. The plan recognizes the new reality of ... Thu, 04 May 2017 10:26:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5165956-uncle-sam-we-want-you-to-train-others-5k-bonus-off.html 2017-05-04T10:26:00Z Top Senate Democrat says he'll vote no on Trump's Army pick https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5164978-top-senate-democrat-hell-vote-trumps-army-pick.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat declared Wednesday he'll vote against President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary over what he said are disparaging comments the nominee has made about LGBT people, Latinos and Muslims. Chuck Schumer of New York said Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, is opposed to gay marriage and has s... Wed, 03 May 2017 22:10:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5164978-top-senate-democrat-hell-vote-trumps-army-pick.html 2017-05-03T22:10:00Z At country fest and rodeo, border agency seeks more agents https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5162816-country-fest-rodeo-border-agency-seeks-agents.html FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The beer was flowing and music was blaring in the middle of the Arizona desert when Ric Kindle approached a group of Border Patrol agents and customs officers out to recruit new hires. This was no average job fair. This was Country Thunder, one of the nation's largest country music festivals, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection... Wed, 03 May 2017 21:56:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5162816-country-fest-rodeo-border-agency-seeks-agents.html 2017-05-03T21:56:00Z Advance team of UN peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan https://www.mail.com/news/world/5157608-advance-team-un-peacekeepers-arrive-south-sudan.html NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An advance party of peacekeepers with a bolstered mandate to use force have arrived in South Sudan, the United Nations said on Monday, the first blue helmets with a greater authority to protect civilians in the troubled East African nation. At least 13 peacekeepers from a regional protection force mandated by the Security Council hav... Mon, 01 May 2017 14:13:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5157608-advance-team-un-peacekeepers-arrive-south-sudan.html 2017-05-01T14:13:00Z Pentagon: blast kills US service member outside Mosul https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5154696-pentagon-blast-kills-us-service-member-mosul.html BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. service member in Iraq was killed Saturday by an explosive device outside Mosul, according to a statement released by the Pentagon. The Pentagon said the service member died from wounds sustained in an "explosive device blast," stating further information would be released as appropriate. Saturday's incident marks ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5154696-pentagon-blast-kills-us-service-member-mosul.html 2017-04-29T19:47:00Z The Latest: Pope urges Egypt's clergy to remain positive https://www.mail.com/news/world/5153870-latest-pope-urges-egypts-clergy-to-remain-positive.html CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): 5 p.m. Pope Francis has left Egypt at the end of a historic, two-day visit defined by calls for Christian-Muslim unity against religious militancy. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi saw the Catholic pontiff off at Cairo Airport on Saturday. The v... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:10:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5153870-latest-pope-urges-egypts-clergy-to-remain-positive.html 2017-04-29T15:10:00Z