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FILE - In this April 9, 2018, file photo, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, in Washington. A U.S. administration official says that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will leave his post Jan. 1, 2019, as Trump is expected to name Shanahan as acting secretary. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 24, 2018 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in a week will thrust President Donald Trump's largely unknown choice for acting Pentagon chief into the military hot seat and shift attention to the search for a permanent replacement who will probably face sharp Capitol Hill...
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December 23, 2018 - 9:20 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise holiday visit to Mali this weekend to see troops on a U.N. peacekeeping mission. According to the prime minister's press office, while in Mali Saturday Trudeau met with members of the 250-person brigade and awarded a medal...
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FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Canadian Lt. Maj. Chris Hache takes a call while volunteering at the NORAD Tracks Santa center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hundreds of volunteers will help answer the phones again when the program resumes on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, for the 63rd year. Children from around the world call to ask when Santa Claus will get to their house. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP, File)
December 23, 2018 - 9:01 am
DENVER (AP) — The government may be partially shut down, but that won't stop hundreds of volunteers dressed in Christmas hats and military uniforms Monday from taking calls from children around the world who want to know when Santa will be coming. The military says the NORAD Tracks Santa won't be...
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President Donald Trump, right, talks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, during the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Trump announced that Milley will be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 08, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he wants a battle-hardened commander who oversaw troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be the nation's next top military adviser. If confirmed by the Senate, Gen. Mark Milley, who has been chief of the Army since August 2015, would...
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December 08, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 7 about President Donald Trump's selection of his next top military adviser, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gen. Mark Milley is a former commander of the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group. He is a former commander of the 10th...
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Students from Salyer Elementary School wave flags as the train carrying the body of former president George H.W. Bush travels past their school on the way to Bush's final internment Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
December 06, 2018 - 7:07 pm
Flag waving-crowds lined the tracks as a special funeral train carried the flag-draped body of former President George H.W. Bush to College Station, Texas, where he'll be buried on the grounds of his presidential library. As the train passed through the towns a group of elementary students could be...
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December 06, 2018 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. Air Force plane flew a special observation flight over Ukraine in a show of solidarity after Ukraine's naval confrontation with Russia. In a statement, the Pentagon called it an "extraordinary" flight Thursday under the Open Skies Treaty, which is an...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2017, file image made from video provided by WLBT-TV, smoke and flames rise from a military plane that crashed in a farm field in Itta Bena, Miss. Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane cruised over Mississippi at 20,000 feet, causing the KC-130T to break into pieces and plunge into a soybean field, killing 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman, according to the report on the causes of the July 10, 2017, crash, released Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (WLBT-TV via AP, File)
December 05, 2018 - 11:16 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane cruised over Mississippi at 20,000 feet, causing the KC-130T to break into pieces and plunge...
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President Donald Trump speaks to media about the death of former President George H. W. Bush, during his meeting with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G20 summit, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 01, 2018 - 10:53 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Donald Trump, the disruptive, anti-establishment president who spent years deriding much of what George H.W. Bush stood for, set aside differences in politics and temperament Saturday to honor the late president. Trump declared a day of national mourning and ordered...
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President Donald Trump talks to a pilot in the cockpit of an F-35 aircraft during a Defense Capability Tour at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 5:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says Arizona Senate hopeful Martha McSally, who is a former Air Force colonel and combat fighter pilot, is "brilliant and brave" and has a "very, very strange...
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