Military leadership

August 17, 2018 - 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States intensified its sanctions against Myanmar on Friday, blacklisting four commanders and two units of security forces for their alleged role in violent campaigns against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities. Myanmar security forces have engaged in ethnic...
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August 16, 2018 - 10:03 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. Mattis made the statement to members of a Chilean government delegation before attending a signing...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, and Argentina's Defense Minister Oscar Raul Aguad shake hands in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Mattis is on an official visit to several South American countries. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 15, 2018 - 11:34 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pledging closer defense cooperation with Argentina. Standing beside his Argentinian counterpart, Oscar Aguad, Mattis said the military partnership can be strengthened. He alluded to the help the U.S. Navy provided Argentina last...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis receives military honors before his meeting with Brazil's defense minister, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mattis has spent six days visiting South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 14, 2018 - 8:49 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is making a pitch to Brazil for building a closer defense partnership with the United States, including in space research. Mattis spoke Tuesday to military students at Brazil's senior war college in Rio de Janeiro. He encouraged them to...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018 file photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis addresses a press conference at the Ministry of Defense in Olso, Norway. Mattis said Sunday, Aug. 12 he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a separate space service, said his emphasis then was on establishing a consensus about what the Pentagon's space problem is before recommending a way to fix it. (Jim Watson/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 12, 2018 - 7:18 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a separate space service, said...
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Vice President Mike Pence gestures during an event on the creation of a U. S. Space Force, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Pentagon. Pence says the time has come to establish a new United States Space Force to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 09, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020. The proposal taps into the American public's long fascination with...
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August 09, 2018 - 4:03 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — NATO's top military officer is visiting Macedonia, which hopes to join the alliance once a landmark deal with neighboring Greece to rename itself North Macedonia has been fully implemented. U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO's supreme commander in Europe, congratulated...
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August 01, 2018 - 11:00 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. military's European commander and NATO's top military officer has met with Turkey's chief military and defense officials to discuss Syria and other regional issues. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti's talks Wednesday come as tensions between NATO allies Turkey and the United...
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