Military facilities

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, American soldiers wait on the tarmac in Logar province, Afghanistan. The longest direct talks ever held between the United States and the Taliban concluded this week with both sides citing progress toward ending the 17-year war, but many questions remain unanswered. The two sides seem to be in agreement about the withdrawal of American forces, but divided over the timeline and whether a residual force would remain. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
March 14, 2019 - 9:50 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities are investigating an errant U.S. strike on an Afghan military base in the country's south that killed at least five Afghan troops, a lawmaker said Thursday. The soldiers were killed by friendly fire Wednesday in what was supposed to be a precision airstrike by...
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FILE - This Aug. 7, 2014, image shows a contract employee watching a crews excavate contaminated soil at a site where millions of gallons of jet fuel leaked underground over decades at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M. After excavating thousands of tons of soil and treating millions of gallons of water, New Mexico regulators say the U.S. Air Force still has work to do to clean up the contamination. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
March 11, 2019 - 5:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has excavated thousands of tons of soil and treated millions of gallons of water contaminated by jet fuel at a base bordering New Mexico's largest city, but state regulators say the military still has more cleanup to do. The New Mexico environment...
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March 07, 2019 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top leaders of the U.S. military services apologized to Congress on Thursday for allowing substandard living conditions in military family housing. They acknowledged failing to have fully understood the problem earlier and promised to fix it. At a Senate Armed Services Committee...
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March 05, 2019 - 6:17 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left behind by past military firefighting activities. The contamination — linked to a class of...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second left, receives reports on the meetings between U.S. and North Korean special envoys ahead of the second summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 6:45 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit in Vietnam between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Wednesday North Korea's state media says leader Kim Jong Un will follow his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump with an "official...
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February 25, 2019 - 11:42 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the status of the Chagos Islands (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Britain says it will look "carefully" at a United Nations' court ruling that it should relinquish control of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, while stressing that the court's view is "an...
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February 25, 2019 - 1:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — The residents of Japan's southwestern island region of Okinawa rejected a relocation plan for a U.S. military base ina referendum, increasing pressure on the national government to change its stance that the facility will be built no matter what. The results of Sunday's vote showed 72...
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February 24, 2019 - 10:23 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The European Union training mission that is working to boost the Malian military says one of its centers has come under attack. In a tweet Sunday, the mission known as EUTM said that no members of its team were wounded in the attack on the Koulikoro training center. It did,...
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February 23, 2019 - 2:23 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Three days before ethnically split Cyprus' rival leaders meet in hopes of finding a way to revitalize reunification talks, the country's foreign ministry says Turkish forces in the breakaway north are throwing up new impediments for Greek Cypriots living in a village abutting...
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February 23, 2019 - 9:45 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Defense Ministry says it has found scores of hand grenades in a northern city that are believed to have been looted from army depots in 1997 during civil unrest sparked by a failed Ponzi scheme. A statement Saturday said a town hall cleaning staff in Puke, 140...
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