Military
U.S. Navy

Navy names ship after Pearl Harbor hero

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/21/20, 11:47 am

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, World War II veteran Doris Miller became the first African American to have an aircraft carrier named in his honor. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced the honor in Honolulu on Monday.

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Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. expels Saudi cadets

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/14/20, 11:10 am

Following an investigation into last month’s deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, the United States sent home 21 Saudi military students on Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice decided not to press charges against any of the trainees at this time.

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Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci

Trump: Soleimani’s ‘reign of terror’ is over

by Harvest Prude & Mickey McLean
Posted 1/03/20, 04:58 pm

UPDATE: President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday it was necessary for the U.S. military to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. “We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war,” he said. The president, speaking at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., said he ordered the airstrike in Iraq because Soleimani was planning “imminent and sinister” attacks on Americans. Meanwhile, Department of Defense officials announced the United States is sending 3,000 more Army troops to the Middle East.

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