U.S. Navy evacuates virus-struck aircraft carrier Roosevelt

World Apr 2, 2020

U.S. Navy evacuates virus-struck aircraft carrier Roosevelt

The U.S. Navy is evacuating thousands of sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam after its captain warned a coronavirus outbreak was threatening the lives of the crew. There have been 93 COVID-19 cases discovered among the 4,800-strong Roosevelt crew so ...

U.S. and South Korea near tentative troop-funding deal, report says

Asia Pacific Apr 1, 2020

U.S. and South Korea near tentative troop-funding deal, report says

The U.S. and South Korea have tentatively reached a military cost-sharing agreement, the Yonhap news agency reported, potentially ending months of bickering over demands from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump for a massive increase. The announcement could come as early as Wednesday, the ...

U.S.-led forces pull out of third Iraqi base this month

World Mar 30, 2020

U.S.-led forces pull out of third Iraqi base this month

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq withdrew Sunday from a military base in the country’s north that nearly launched Washington into an open war with neighboring Iran. The K1 Air Base is the third site coalition forces have left this month, in line with U.S. plans ...

Japan and others to urge U.S. arms program to fix sloppy service

National Mar 29, 2020

Japan and others to urge U.S. arms program to fix sloppy service

Japan and 10 other countries are set to ask the United States to improve the way it manages its military sales program to address equipment-delivery delays and the slow return of excess payments, government sources say. Worried about its deployment plans being affected by the ...

Rocket attack hits Iraq base housing U.S. troops, officials say

World Mar 14, 2020

Rocket attack hits Iraq base housing U.S. troops, officials say

A barrage of rockets hit a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops north of Baghdad, Iraqi security officials said Saturday, just days after a similar attack killed three servicemen, including two Americans. At least two Iraqi soldiers were wounded in the attack at Camp ...