Troop deployments

A woman, who declined to give her name, cries after placing flowers at a sign at the Veterans Home of California, the morning after a hostage situation in Yountville, Calif., on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A daylong siege at The Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman, identified as Albert Wong, a former Army rifleman who served a year in Afghanistan in 2011-2012. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
March 11, 2018 - 1:55 pm
When Albert Wong returned from an Army deployment in Afghanistan in 2013, he knew it had affected him. He had trouble adjusting to regular life, couldn't sleep at night and was hyper-vigilant about his surroundings. But when he found a treatment program for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars...
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Mohamed Ramzeen makes a call from his mobile phone standing in his vandalized small restaurant in Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka, Thursday, March 8, 2018. About 50 people broke into Ramzeen's small restaurant on Wednesday night while the curfew was in effect, destroying nearly everything they found, he said. Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka's central hills, destroying stores and restaurants despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of security forces. (AP Photo/ Bharatha Mallawarachchi)
March 08, 2018 - 8:36 am
KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) — Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka's central hills, destroying stores and restaurants and setting homes on fire despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of security forces, residents said Thursday. In the small town of...
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, give a press conference in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Cavusoglu said his country is ready to battle Syrian government troops if they enter an enclave in northern Syria to protect Syrian Kurdish fighters. Syrian state media said pro-Syrian government forces will begin entering the Afrin enclave "within hours," after reaching an agreement with the Kurdish militia in control of the region. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 19, 2018 - 1:14 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters. The warning sets up a potential...
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A U.S. Marine stands guard on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anchors off Manila, Philippines, for a five-day port call along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press that American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever international law allows when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 17, 2018 - 8:08 pm
ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines (AP) — U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever "international law allows us," said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier...
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February 16, 2018 - 7:55 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it is sending troops to assist Saudi Arabia on a training mission but that they will not be deployed in conflict zones outside the kingdom. The announcement surprised lawmakers who on Friday sought clarification further clarification from the government. In...
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This image from a video released by the U.S. Marine Corps, that will be shown online only Sunday during the Super Bowl and targeting a young, tough, tech-savvy audience for potential recruits who are looking for a challenge. The high-powered, battle-heavy spot shows Marines deploying off ships in amphibious vehicles, dropping bombs from aircraft and hurling a shoulder-launched drone into the air. (U.S. Marine Corps via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 8:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Marine Corps will air an ad during the Super Bowl, using an online-only spot Sunday to target a young, tough, tech-savvy audience for potential recruits looking for a challenge. The high-powered, battle-heavy, 30-second ad shows Marines...
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December 01, 2017 - 5:20 am
DUBOIS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania legislator has announced he will be deployed to the Middle East next year. WJAC-TV reports Republican state Rep. Matt Gabler announced Thursday he will be deployed in 2018 as a serviceman in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Gabler is a medical logistics...
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President Donald Trump and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, right, join other leaders, not pictured, for a family photo at an ASEAN Summit dinner at the SMX Convention Center, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 12, 2017 - 9:32 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes, while his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing's military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke...
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November 09, 2017 - 7:35 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — After months of lobbying NATO allies to increase their troop contributions and support to the war in Afghanistan, the alliance came up short Thursday, meeting a bit more than 90 percent of the military requirements mapped out by commanders, according to NATO officials. U.S. military...
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November 06, 2017 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking nearly $6 billion to pay for urgent missile defense improvements to counter the threat from North Korea, increased U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan and fast repairs to Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific theater. The budget request delivered to...
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