Military

MEXICO CITY | Mexico’s new leader says military essential to fight crime

MEXICO CITY  — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office to double down on promises to deploy the military for public security, tackling a key concern: stemming rampant violence and rising murders. Speaking on Sunday before rows of generals at a sun-drenched military installation in one of Mexico City’s … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Mexico’s new leader says military essential to fight crime

WASHINGTON | 300 troops shifted to California for border duty

WASHINGTON — The military says about 300 troops who had been deployed in south Texas and Arizona as part of a border security mission have been moved to California for similar work. In a statement Monday, U.S. Northern Command says the 300 include military police and engineering and logistics troops. They were moved to California … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 300 troops shifted to California for border duty

WASHINGTON | Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president’s decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. The administration asked the court on Friday to take up three cases on the issue. Lower courts had blocked the administration from implementing the policy. A three-judge panel … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

JOHANNESBURG | US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 7 extremists

JOHANNESBURG— The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in central Somalia targeting al-Shabab that killed seven extremists. The U.S. Africa Command statement says Tuesday’s airstrike occurred in Quy Cad in the Mudug region. The strike was carried out a day after two other U.S. airstrikes killed 37 extremists with the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab. … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 7 extremists

WASHINGTON | Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is estimating the cost of the military’s mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans. The total includes about $72 million for the 5,900 active-duty troops providing support to Customs and Border Protection, plus $138 million so far for 2,100 National Guard troops who have been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

WASHINGTON | Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON— Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it’s analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco “Pancho” Villa. Speaking to reporters on his way to visit … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border

The Fore Honor Foundation Annual Free Veterans Day Dinner

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO: (STL.News) – You are invited to enjoy this year’s annual Fore Honor Foundation’s Free Veterans Day Dinner, Sponsored by AMVETS Post 30 on Saturday, Nov 11th, 2018, at the Fore Honor Golf & Event Center, Deer Creek USA, 5300 Dulin Creek Rd, in House Springs, MO 63051! You won’t want to miss this great time and … Continue reading The Fore Honor Foundation Annual Free Veterans Day Dinner

MOSCOW | Russia says it busted up an Islamic State group sleeper cell

MOSCOW — Russia’s top domestic security agency says it has busted up a sleeper cell of the Islamic State group that plotted terror attacks in the Russian capital. The Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has arrested six suspected members of the IS cell in the Moscow region. It added that they have received orders … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says it busted up an Islamic State group sleeper cell