Military leadership

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, Britain's Defence Minister Gavin Williamson stands in the main chamber during a gathering of NATO defence ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels. British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei. Prime Minister Theresa May's office says May has "lost confidence" in Williamson. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)
May 01, 2019 - 2:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson was summarily fired Wednesday after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, but he denied any involvement in the case. An investigation was launched last week after...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019 file photo, Britain's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson arrives for a cabinet meeting in 10 Downing Street, London. British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired Wednesday, May 1 after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei. Prime Minister Theresa May's office says May has "lost confidence" in Williamson. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 01, 2019 - 2:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain firing its defense minister (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Gavin Williamson, the U.K. defense chief fired for leaking security information, has denied any involvement in the leak from a secret government meeting about the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei. In...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2017 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, meets with Gen. Tod Wolters, while visiting the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, north of Paris. At ceremonies Thursday in Germany and Friday in Belgium, Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters will take over for Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti as head of U.S. European Command and as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Scaparrotti is retiring. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
May 01, 2019 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is installing new military leadership in Europe at a moment of heightened worries about Russian aggression, doubts about the future of arms control and rising tensions among NATO allies. These pressures are reflected in stepped-up U.S. military maneuvers in...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks with reporters before an arrival ceremony for Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya at the Pentagon, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 01, 2019 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has abruptly canceled plans to travel to Europe. Shanahan's spokesman is citing the crisis in Venezuela and the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, says in a statement that Shanahan decided he...
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Fireworks launched by opponents of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro land near Bolivarian National Guard armored vehicles loyal to Maduro, during an attempted military uprising in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops in a call for the military to rise up. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 30, 2019 - 7:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaidó took a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, taking to the streets Tuesday to call for a military uprising that drew quick support from the Trump administration and fierce resistance from forces loyal to embattled...
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National security adviser John Bolton walks into the White House after speaking with reporters about the situation in Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 30, 2019 - 3:14 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The White House says it hopes an attempted military uprising in Venezuela will be "enough to tip" leader Nicolás Maduro out of power. National Security Adviser John Bolton says Tuesday that what's...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019, file photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Ring, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Commander, pauses while speaking during a roundtable discussion with the media, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Military officials say that Ring has been fired for a “loss of confidence in his ability to command.” A statement from U.S. Southern Command says Ring was relieved of duty Saturday, April 27. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 29, 2019 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officials say the commander of the task force that runs the prison at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired for a "loss of confidence in his ability to command." A statement from U.S. Southern Command says Navy Rear Adm. John Ring was relieved of...
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Demonstrators hold Algerian flags during a protest in Bordj Bou Arreridj, east of Algiers, Friday, April 26, 2019. Algerians are massing for a 10th week of protests against their country's ruling class, calling for the ex-president's brother to be put on trial. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
April 26, 2019 - 3:51 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The powerful chief of Algeria's army became a top target of demonstrators who massed Friday for a 10th week of largely peaceful protests against their country's ruling class. As in previous weeks, marching protesters shouted "System, get out," a reference to the entourage...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. A U.S. official says the Pentagon’s watchdog agency has cleared Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 25, 2019 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's watchdog agency on Thursday cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co. The decision by the Defense Department inspector general...
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April 19, 2019 - 8:07 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Protesters in Algeria demonstrated for a ninth straight Friday against the country's leadership amid calls for the departure of the powerful military's chief of staff. With police forces deployed across the city, several thousand protesters gathered in the morning at the...
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