Special forces

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign event Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 07, 2020 - 8:02 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The former Navy secretary who was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump said Friday he is endorsing Democrat Michael Bloomberg for president. Bloomberg's campaign said former Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer was set to announce the endorsement during an event at...
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This image still provided by WFTS-TV shows traffic near the MacDill Air Force base in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. MacDill Air Force base was put on lockdown but officials wouldn't immediately say why. Adam Shanks of the base's public affairs office told The Associated Press the base was on lockdown but he didn't have any other information. (WFTS-TV via AP)
January 10, 2020 - 9:04 am
MIAMI (AP) — MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, was briefly put on lockdown Friday morning after a report of an armed suspect outside the base. The base was put on lockdown after local authorities notified the base there was an armed suspect near one of the base's gates, a news release said...
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In this image provided by Mark Kelton, Lenny Kravitz, the headliner at this years Spookstock concert poses with Army Gen. Tony Thomas, former commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the annual Spookstock event, While many Washington insiders haven’t heard of it, the annual charitable event, held each year in an undisclosed Washington location, has become a centerpiece for Washington’s tight-knit intelligence-military special operations community. It has raised millions to fund higher education for the children of CIA field officers and special operations soldiers killed on duty. (Mark Kelton via AP)
November 29, 2019 - 6:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime earlier this year, one of the most elite social events in Washington took place, but without any fanfare or news coverage. It drew about 1,800 attendees and Grammy-winning rocker Lenny Kravitz performed. Yet there were no written invitations, and the actual date and...
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President Donald Trump participates in a bill signing ceremony for the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 26, 2019 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America’s commitment to international standards for battlefield ethics. Esper’s...
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Democratic Presidential candidate, Michael Bloomberg during remarks to the media at the Hilton Hotel on his first campaign stop in Norfolk, Va. Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Tiernan)
November 25, 2019 - 7:35 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — New presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg traveled to the city that hosts the world’s largest Navy base on Monday and blasted President Donald Trump over the recent ouster of the nation’s Navy secretary. For the first stop of his Democratic campaign, Bloomberg went to Norfolk...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper participates in a briefing with President Donald Trump and senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington. Esper declared on Monday, Nov. 25 that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America’s commitment to international standards for battlefield ethics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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November 25, 2019 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Monday that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America’s commitment to international standards for battlefield ethics...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 photo, U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer fields questions at a media availability at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has fired the Navy’s top official over his handling of the case of a SEAL accused of war crimes who President Donald Trump has defended. Esper said on Sunday, Nov. 24 that he had lost confidence in Spencer and alleged that Spencer proposed a deal with the White House behind his back to resolve the SEAL’s case. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 6:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has fired the Navy’s top official, ending a stunning clash between President Donald Trump and top military leadership over the fate of a SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq. Esper said Sunday that he had lost confidence in Navy Secretary Richard Spencer...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, filke photo. Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, a former Army Special Forces soldier, leaves the Fort Bragg courtroom facility with his civilian lawyer, Phillip Stackhouse, right, after an arraignment hearing. President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and for a former Army lieutenant who had been convicted of murder after he ordered his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the White House announced late Friday. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)
November 15, 2019 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and a former Army lieutenant convicted of murder for ordering his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the White House announced...
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October 31, 2019 - 9:15 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 6:15 p.m. New video shows U.S. armored vehicles patrolling near oil facilities in an area of northern Syria that saw recent heavy fighting between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces, and from which American troops had withdrawn. The...
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In this frame grab from video provided by Yemen Today, Yemeni army vehicles enter Zinjibar, Yemen, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Yemeni officials and local residents say forces loyal to the country's internationally recognized government have wrested control of the capital of southern Abyan province from separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates. They say government forces on Wednesday pushed the UAE-backed militia, known as the Security Belt, out of Zinjibar after clasher that left at least one dead and 30 wounded fighters. (Yemen Today via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 2:44 am
CAIRO (AP) — A Yemeni commander says airstrikes have hit government forces near the southern port city of Aden to fight separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates, killing at least 30 troops. Col. Mohamed al-Oban, a commander of the special forces in Abyan province, says the troops were headed...
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