Military and defense

FILE- In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo White House senior adviser Stephen Miller listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Miller indicated Sunday, Feb. 17, on "Fox News Sunday" that Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove of his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 17, 2019 - 5:28 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told "Fox...
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Retired Israeli military chief Benny Gantz speaks at the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 17, 2019 - 9:13 am
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Qatar's foreign minister is cautioning that the Islamic State group will continue to be a threat even after its last pocket of resistance in Syria is shut down. IS once controlled territory in large parts of...
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
February 17, 2019 - 8:33 am
MUNICH (AP) — Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the "biggest source of destabilization" in the...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
February 16, 2019 - 7:46 pm
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he...
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An United States Air Force C-17 cargo plane loaded with humanitarian aid lands at Camilo Daza airport in Cucuta, Colombia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to the Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 16, 2019 - 7:45 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation. Three scheduled Air Force...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, the head of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks to journalists after his speech at a conference called "A World Without Terror," in Tehran, Iran. Jafari has threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car bombing on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 that killed 27 members of the elite organization. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
February 16, 2019 - 9:43 am
ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province. Men rhythmically struck their...
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Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi delivers his speech during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
February 16, 2019 - 8:35 am
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A top Chinese official is defending Huawei, dismissing American concerns that the telecom giant might covertly collect data and report it to Beijing, and urging Europeans to ignore...
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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai adjusts his hat during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Karzai expressed fears that a previously unscheduled meeting between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan on Monday risks engulfing Afghanistan into regional rivalries, as its neighbors and powerful Persian Gulf states jockey for influence in a post- U.S. Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
February 16, 2019 - 7:36 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries. In an interview with The Associated Press in the capital Kabul, Karzai worried...
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President Donald Trump gestures to the audience as he heads to the Oval Office after speaking during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 16, 2019 - 6:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 16, 2019 - 2:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff...
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