Armed forces

President Donald Trump talks with troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 23, 2018 - 3:35 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops deployed overseas to pat himself on the back and air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump's call, made Thursday from his opulent private Mar-a-Lago club, struck...
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President Donald Trump talks with troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 22, 2018 - 7:47 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops deployed overseas to pat himself on the back and air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump's call, made from his opulent private Mar-a-Lago club, struck an...
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In this Oct. 3, 2018 photo, the historic railroad station in Columbus, N.M. once targeted by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa sits in the middle of town. The small New Mexico village is rejecting talk of a wall and troops while embracing its legacy along the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last week cited Villa's 1916 raid of Columbus, New Mexico, as an example for why President Donald Trump was deploying active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
November 22, 2018 - 11:42 am
COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — A small New Mexico border town once attacked by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is rejecting talk of a wall and troops while embracing its legacy to draw tourists. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has cited Villa's 1916 raid of Columbus as an example of why President...
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Protesters march through downtown in response to a jury finding U.S. Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the cross-border shooting death of Mexican teen Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. It was his second trial after another jury acquitted him of second-degree murder and deadlocked on the manslaughter charge earlier this year. (Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 10:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona jury on Wednesday acquitted a U.S. Border Patrol agent of manslaughter in the shooting of a Mexican teen through a border fence, sparking a protest in downtown Tucson following the second loss for federal prosecutors in the second trial over the 2012 killing. Jurors in...
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In this Nov. 14, 2018 photo, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen, third from the right, visit Base Camp Donna, in Donna, Texas. Mattis says the White House has given him the authority to use military troops to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel at the southwest border. This could, under certain circumstances, mean directing troops to temporarily detain migrants in the event of disorder or violence against border patrol agents. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)/The Monitor via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday the White House has given him explicit authority to use military troops to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel, with lethal force if necessary, at the southwest border. This could, under certain circumstances, mean...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo, members of the U.S. military install multiple tiers of concertina wire along the banks of the Rio Grande near the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. The Pentagon is estimating the cost of the military's mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 20, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Using thousands of military troops to help secure the Southwest border will cost an estimated $210 million under current plans, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday, even as questions arose about the scope and duration of the controversial mission. The total includes $72 million...
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November 19, 2018 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner. Trump took shots at retired Adm. William McRaven in a Fox News interview Sunday in which he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Afghan National Army soldiers participate in a live fire training exercise, at the Afghan Military Academy, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A new assessment of U.S.-led efforts to compel the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal in Afghanistan says there has been “little clear progress” in recent months. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
November 19, 2018 - 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Afghan governments have made "little clear progress" recently in compelling the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal, according to a new U.S. assessment Monday that said military and political signs point toward continued stalemate. "Progress toward peace remains elusive...
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Argentina's Defense Minister Oscar Aguad attends a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Argentina's navy announced early Saturday that they have located the missing submarine ARA San Juan in the Atlantic, a year after it disappeared with 44 crew members aboard.(AP Photo/Pablo Stefanec)
November 17, 2018 - 1:42 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Hours after announcing the discovery of an Argentine submarine lost deep in the Atlantic a year ago with 44 crew members aboard, the government said Saturday that it is unable to recover the vessel, drawing anger from missing sailors' relatives who demanded that it be...
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Marines install concertina wire, above, as pedestrians leave the United States for Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 16, 2018 - 10:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard. Instead they will see cranes installing towering panels of metal bars and troops wrapping...
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