Military facilities - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Military facilities North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile f... Tue, 23 May 2017 00:29:00 GMT 2017-05-23T00:29:00Z 3 years after coup, Thailand sees sporadic, unnerving unrest BANGKOK (AP) — Three years after military leaders overthrew a democratically elected government in Thailand, the country is sputtering economically, watched closely for its crackdown on political freedom and still the site of sporadic but unnerving unrest. On Monday, a bomb exploded in a military-run hospital in Bangkok, wounding 21 people on the third an... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:11:00 GMT 2017-05-22T13:11:00Z The Latest: Manning has attire discretion under Army status KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the release of Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a Kansas military prison (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The Army says newly freed Pvt. Chelsea Manning will be on a special, unpaid off-duty status that will allow the transgender soldier to wear her preferred civilian clothing, including women's attire. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 19:25:00 GMT 2017-05-17T19:25:00Z Multinational Military Drill in Guam Postponed Multinational military drills on Guam designed to show support for the free passage of vessels in international waters were indefinitely postponed after... Fri, 12 May 2017 05:33:00 GMT 2017-05-12T05:33:00Z Investigators in photo-sharing scandal face a grueling task 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 2017-05-06T06:41:00Z Scouring for nude images in photo scandal at Marine base 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 2017-05-05T20:40:00Z Missouri appears most entrenched holdout on Real ID mandates JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Missouri lawmakers are so concerned about stricter driver's license requirements mandated by the federal government that they're determined to defy the standards, risking new hassles next year for residents trying to fly or enter military installations. Of the handful of states that haven't fully enacted key provisions of t... Thu, 04 May 2017 16:14:00 GMT 2017-05-04T16:14:00Z Jailed Venezuela activist dispels rumors of health emergency CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez rushed to Caracas' military hospital late Wednesday seeking information on her husband after a report on social media said he had been taken there with a medical emergency — a scare that proved to be wrong. "Please, can you inform us if anyone brought Leopoldo here? Did he enter... Thu, 04 May 2017 05:35:00 GMT 2017-05-04T05:35:00Z Shulkin mulls closing 1,100 'underutilized' VA facilities WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says his department is seeking to close perhaps more than 1,100 VA facilities nationwide as it develops plans to allow more veterans to receive medical care in the private sector. At a House hearing Wednesday, Shulkin said the VA had identified more than 430 vacant buildings and 735 that he descri... Wed, 03 May 2017 23:56:00 GMT 2017-05-03T23:56:00Z US test fires ballistic missile from California coastal base VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed missile capable of sending a nuclear bomb across the world was launched Wednesday from a coastal California military base amid rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile blasted off from a silo at 12:02 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base ... Wed, 03 May 2017 15:45:00 GMT 2017-05-03T15:45:00Z Timeline: President Trump vs. North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile launch Saturday is the latest development in an ongoing game of brinkmanship this year with President Donald Trump's new U.S. administration. A look at key moments this year: Jan. 1: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says in a New Year's address that North Korean preparations for launching an intercontinental... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:47:00 GMT 2017-04-29T03:47:00Z Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors. Apparently seeking to interrupt weapons transfers to the Hezbollah group in Lebanon, Israel has struck inside Syria with incre... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:07:00 GMT 2017-04-28T00:07:00Z The Latest: Russia criticizes French report on Syria attack BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Russia's Foreign Ministry is criticizing a French report that lays blame on the Syrian government for a chemical attack on a town in northern Syria in early April that killed almost 90 people. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has said that chemic... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:43:00 GMT 2017-04-27T19:43:00Z Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said Tuesday. Sunatullah Timor, the provincial spokesman, said Monday's attack triggered an hours-long firefight and also left three pol... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:59:00 GMT 2017-04-25T14:59:00Z Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said. The attack — the biggest ever by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan — involved multiple gunmen and suicide b... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:19:00 GMT 2017-04-24T14:19:00Z Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree late Saturday naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S. The appointment of Prince Khaled bin Salman to Washington signals the kingdom's eagerness to strengthen bilatera... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:56:00 GMT 2017-04-23T15:56:00Z Corpses being sent home for burial after Taliban attack KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Dozens of corpses are being sent to different provinces around the country for burial two days after a Taliban attack on a northern Afghanistan army base left at least 100 soldiers and others dead or wounded. Ministry of Defense spokesman Gen. Daulat Waziri said Sunday that 10 attackers wearing army uniforms passed through two ch... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:31:00 GMT 2017-04-23T14:31:00Z Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military. "When I heard about this ... I wanted to do it myself," Trump said during a brief ceremony at Walter Reed National Milit... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:46:00 GMT 2017-04-23T01:46:00Z Nation by nation, how Trump has shaken up Koreas, neighbors SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unpredictable. Unhinged. Dangerous. Many South Koreans are using those words to describe the president of their most important ally, rather than the leader of their archrival to the North. They worry that President Donald Trump's tough, unorthodox talk about North Korea's nuclear program is boosting already-high animosity between the Koreas. ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:31:00 GMT 2017-04-20T02:31:00Z The Latest: Israel says Assad still has chemical weapons BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Israeli defense officials say that Syrian President Bashar Assad still has up to three tons of chemical weapons. The officials delivered the assessment on Wednesday, weeks after a chemical attack in Syria killed at least 90 people. Israel, along with much of the international community, believes tha... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:29:00 GMT 2017-04-19T18:29:00Z After US strikes, Trump's Syria plan starts coming into view WASHINGTON (AP) — Can threatening war crimes charges persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power? What about guaranteeing his safety in exile? These long-shot proposals are at the center of the Trump administration's new effort to resolve Syria's six-year civil war. Though still evolving, President Donald Trump's plans for Syria have come into c... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:01:00 GMT 2017-04-17T22:01:00Z The Latest: Syria says will restore rule in evacuated towns BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A Syrian official says the government will restore its control over the two towns evacuated of opposition and rebel fighters, as part of a swap deal that also freed residents of two pro-government areas. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Right... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:32:00 GMT 2017-04-14T14:32:00Z Misdirected US strike killed 18 allied fighters in Syria BEIRUT (AP) — A misdirected airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition earlier this week killed 18 allied fighters battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria, the U.S. military said Thursday. U.S. Central Command said coalition aircraft were given the wrong coordinates by their partner forces, the predominantly-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, for the strike on Tuesday tha... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017-04-14T00:00:00Z Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said. The blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City, occurred in a building where chemicals are mixed, Army officials. The building has been secured and rendered safe, th... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:17:00 GMT 2017-04-12T00:17:00Z The Latest: Plant closed for the day as blast investigated INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Missouri military ammunition plant that killed one person and injured four others (all times local): 5 p.m. The ammunition plant in Missouri where one person was killed and four others were injured has been closed for the day while investigators try to determine what caused the explosion in a primer mixing building. ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:03:00 GMT 2017-04-11T22:03:00Z Mattis: Defeating Islamic State still top US priority WASHINGTON (AP) — After attacking a Syrian air base in response to President Bashar Assad's alleged battlefield use of chemical weapons, the Pentagon intends to refocus on defeating the Islamic State group without getting more deeply involved in the country's civil war, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday. "The military campaign is focused on ... br... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:58:00 GMT 2017-04-11T21:58:00Z The Latest: Revised UN resolution on Syria attack circulated BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 12: 30 a.m. Britain, France and the United States have circulated a revised U.N. draft resolution that would condemn the reported use of chemical weapons in northern Syria and demand that all parties provide speedy access to investigators to the sites. ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-04-11T21:48:00Z Turkey: Autopsies show sarin gas used against Syrian town BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's health minister said Tuesday that test results confirm sarin gas was used in an attack on a northern Syrian town earlier this month and the Russian military said the Syrian government is willing to let international experts examine its military base for signs of chemical weapons. Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy of the Russian General Staff... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:05:00 GMT 2017-04-11T15:05:00Z Chemical weapons attack latest in litany of Syria atrocities BEIRUT (AP) — With its missile strike on Shayrat air base in central Syria, Washington signaled that it had judged President Bashar Assad responsible for the horrific chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that drew international outrage last week. But it is not the first or even deadliest atrocity of the war. Rights groups and many Middle Eastern and Western nations say ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:57:00 GMT 2017-04-10T18:57:00Z US-backed Syrian fighters pressing IS gunmen in north BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters on Monday pushed ahead in their offensive in northern Syria against members of the Islamic State group under the cover of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, moving closer to a strategic town that is home to the country's largest dam. The latest advance by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces showed that operations... 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