Mexico confirms 6 killed in crash of military helicopter

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico have confirmed that six people died when a military helicopter that was helping fight forest fires crashed in the north-central state of Queretaro. ...

Mexican Navy helicopter crashes near forest fires

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican Navy helicopter has crashed in an area where aircraft were being used to fight forest fires. The Navy did not immediately say how many people were aboard...

Trial of Navy SEAL accused of killing prisoner set for June

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The court martial of a SEAL accused of killing an Islamic state prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017 is scheduled to start June 10. Navy spokesman Brian O'Rourke ...

Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering pardons for several American military members accused of war crimes. Trump was asked Friday at the White House about reports t...

Navy: Sailor contacted Russians, pleads guilty to espionage

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and p...

Philippines launches nation's 1st missile equipped frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine Navy celebrated a launch ceremony for the first of two new frigates being manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. On Thursday (May 23), ...

Libya confirms it rescued 87 migrants in Mediterranean

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's navy has confirmed it rescued 87 Europe-bound migrants, including six women and a child, off the country's Mediterranean coast, following a video released by a German aid group ab...

Taiwan starts building missile corvettes and minelayers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan took a new step in its domestic defense program Friday (May 24) by beginning to build three Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes and four rapid mine-laying ships ...

Acting Secy Shanahan to speak at Naval Academy graduation

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is set to deliver the commencement address to the 2019 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy. The former Boeing e...

Analysis: Iran supreme leader comments signal strategy shift

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For years, Iran's supreme leader only criticized the West over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Now, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is publicly chastising the countr...

US, Japan, Australia, and S. Korea join inaugural 'Pacific Vanguard' naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States continues to shore up military alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s rapid military expansion in the region. On May 23, the navies of Ja...

'War is ugly': For French vet, D-Day's lessons are timeless

OUISTREHAM, France (AP) — There were countless times on D-Day and in the fighting in Normandy that followed when Leon Gautier could have been killed or grievously wounded. He and his...

Revisiting France, and recalling D-Day's horror and triumph

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarte...

2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait for 5th time this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that two U.S. warships sailed north through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (May 22). The MND issued a statement Thursday...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2019. There are 222 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 23, 1...