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UN chief criticizes Central African Republic forces’ actions

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UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized the Central African Republic’s security and allied forces in a new report for an “unprecedented increase...

Biden abroad: Pitching America to welcoming if wary allies

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden spent his first trip overseas highlighting a sharp break from his disruptive predecessor, selling that the United States was...

General ‘shocked’ by AP report on AWOL guns, considers fix

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Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon's top general signaled Thursday that he will consider...

Lebanon’s crisis threatens one of its few unifiers, the army

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BEIRUT — Since the civil war, through wars with Israel, militant bombings and domestic turmoil, Lebanese have considered their military as an anchor for...

US military’s elite commando forces look to expand diversity

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WASHINGTON — The Navy never had to look too hard to fill its elite SEAL force. For years, eager recruits poured in to try...

For years US Army hid, downplayed extent of firearms loss

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The U.S. Army has hidden or downplayed the extent to which its firearms disappear, significantly understating losses and thefts even as some weapons are...

US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

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Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. ...

Takeaways: AP’s investigation into missing US military guns

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In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were...

US military’s elite commando forces look to expand diversity

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WASHINGTON — The Navy never had to look too hard to fill its elite SEAL force. For years, eager recruits poured in to try...

UN envoy: More insecurity in Mali will have `drastic’ impact

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UNITED NATIONS — The new U.N. special envoy for crisis-wracked Mali warned Monday that further insecurity, especially in the country’s center and north, will...