Military affairs

February 25, 2019 - 9:29 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chairman of a panel considering changes to the U.S. military draft said Monday its recommendations to Congress won't be influenced by a federal judge's recent ruling that the current system is unconstitutional because it only applies to men. The military has not drafted...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:01 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army has stripped a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart. Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, an army spokesman, said Friday that a military court has found retired Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani guilty of violating...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump boards Marine One as he leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after his first medical check-up as president. Trump is in for some poking and prodding as doctors assess whether his “incredibly good genes” continue to serve him well. Trump travels to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, for his second annual medical checkup as president.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 08, 2019 - 6:36 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — It's reckoning time: President Donald Trump had his annual medical exam Friday, a year after his doctor advised him to up the exercise and cut the calories. Trump spent more than four hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a checkup supervised by Dr. Sean P...
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President Donald Trump waves after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. The President was returning to the White House after his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 08, 2019 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's annual medical checkup (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump's physician says the president is "in very good health" and is likely to remain so for the duration of his presidency and beyond. Dr. Sean Conley says that over the...
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February 02, 2019 - 10:04 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has appointed his former doctor to be his assistant and chief medical adviser. Saturday's announcement by the White House follows Trump's decision to re-nominate Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson for a second star due to inaction by the previous Congress...
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February 01, 2019 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has an appointment with the doctor. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will receive his annual medical checkup Friday at Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington. It will be Trump's second exam since he became president in January...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo, Track Palin, left, talks with his lawyer Patrick Bergt before a hearing in Anchorage, Alaska. Palin, the elder son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has been released from custody at an Anchorage halfway house after his conviction for assaulting his father. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro, File)
January 28, 2019 - 8:30 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Track Palin, the elder son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has won an early release from custody after his conviction for assaulting his father. Palin reported to an Anchorage halfway house in December to serve a year for the 2017 attack on his...
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This photo posted on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows the first lady Asma Assad, wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad, looking at paperwork, in Damascus, Syria. Syria's Presidency says the first lady has had a successful surgery for breast cancer in the capital’s military hospital. The Presidency said Sunday Asma Assad is treating “the malignant tumor” with “strength, confidence and faith.” (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
January 27, 2019 - 10:26 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Presidency says the first lady has had successful surgery for breast cancer in the capital's military hospital. The Presidency said Sunday that Asma Assad is fighting a malignant tumor with "strength, confidence and faith." The specifics of her surgery were not immediately...
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This 2017 photo provided by Lambda Legal in January 2019 shows Megan Winters at Joint Base Anacostia-Billing in Washington. Among those active-duty trans service members is Winters, 30, a plaintiff in the Lambda-Outserve lawsuit who has been in the Navy almost six years. She formerly served with the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington and now is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush, based in Norfolk, Va. "I do my job to the best of my ability every single day and will do that as long as I'm able to," she said in a telephone interview. "I recall how I felt the first time I put on the uniform. I genuinely wish that upon any American who wishes to serve." Asked if Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 Supreme Court vote made her apprehensive, Winters paused before saying it was hard to answer. (Lambda Legal via AP)
January 26, 2019 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Long term, lawyers and activists battling to ensure that transgender people can serve openly in the U.S. military are convinced they will prevail. Short term, they are braced for anguishing consequences if the Trump administration proceeds with its plan to sharply restrict such...
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January 24, 2019 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy is denying thousands of claims from service members and their families who were exposed to contaminated drinking water decades ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer told reporters Thursday that at least 4,400 claims totaling $963...
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