Military and defense

Afghan security members and people work at the site of a suicide attack in Zabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ahmad Wali Sarhadi)
Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 5:35 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan early Thursday morning, killing as many as 20 people and wounding more than 90 others, Afghan officials said, while a deadly drone strike in the country's east was blamed on U.S. forces. The...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he tours a section of the southern border wall, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Otay Mesa, Calif., as acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan listens, (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 2:40 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump signed his name Wednesday on a newly constructed section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, calling it a "world-class security system" that will be virtually impenetrable. Trump toured a section of the border wall in San Diego's Otay Mesa area. It was a return...
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President Donald Trump and Robert O'Brien, just named as the new national security adviser, speak to the media at Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
September 18, 2019 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration's point person...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, a puddle blocks a path that leads into the Panther Island Mitigation Bank near Naples, Fla. The Trump administration on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Associated Press
September 12, 2019 - 5:07 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. Environmental groups...
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A man holds a photo of a victim during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, at the National September 11 Memorial, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Associated Press
September 11, 2019 - 9:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to "never forget" 18 years after the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Victims' relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began with a moment of silence and the tolling of bells at 8:46 a.m...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, National security adviser John Bolton, left, listens to President Donald Trump, far right, speak during a working lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump' s private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla. Also at the meeting are from left, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, third left, and Vice President Mike Pence, second left. Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he told Bolton Monday night that his services were no longer needed at the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Associated Press
September 11, 2019 - 7:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton was in Mongolia. More than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world's front pages by becoming the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, shaking hands with Kim Jong Un on the north side of the...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin take questions during a briefing on terrorism financing at the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before the anniversary of 9/11, President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an executive order to expand the administration's ability to go after suspected terrorists and their financiers and supporters. "Today's executive order by President Trump adds further muscle to U.S...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a briefing on terrorism financing at the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday disputed reports of a Russian official who was recruited as a spy for the CIA and then evacuated to the United States after revealing information about the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 election. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with national security adviser John Bolton in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington at the start of a meeting with military leaders. Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he told Bolton Monday night that his services were no longer needed at the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The two men offered opposing accounts on Bolton's less than friendly departure...
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Rescued migrants rest near the city of Khoms, around 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Tripoli, Libya., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. At least 65 migrants, mostly from Sudan, were rescued, said a spokesman for Libya's coast guard, with a search halted for those still missing. The coast guard gave an estimate for those missing and feared drowned of 15 to 20 people.(AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)
Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 10:37 am
PARIS (AP) — Rwanda agreed Tuesday to take in 500 refugees and asylum-seekers trapped in Libya under an agreement signed with the United Nations and African Union. The accord comes after repeated allegations of dire conditions for migrants in Libya's detention centers, including beatings and other...
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