Lolita Baldor
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Remains said to be US war dead repatriated from North Korea
by Lolita Baldor - July 27, 2018 - 1:47am
North Korea on Friday returned the remains of what are believed to be U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War, the White House said, with a U.S military plane making a rare trip into North Korea to retrieve...
Mattis, China leaders strike positive tone on talks
by Lolita Baldor - June 28, 2018 - 1:00am
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and a string of Chinese leaders struck a positive public tone Wednesday, talking up increased military cooperation and open dialogue between the two countries despite simmering tensions...
Mattis warns of bumpy road to US, North Korea nuclear summit
by Lolita Baldor - June 3, 2018 - 4:22pm
It will be a "bumpy road" to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong...
Mattis slams China on South China Sea island weaponization
by Lolita Baldor - June 2, 2018 - 9:51am
China's placement of weapons systems on manmade islands in the South China Sea is designed to intimidate and coerce others in the region, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, laying out a sharp criticism of...
Bid to shut Guantanamo roils Pentagon, White House, Congress
by Lolita Baldor - September 12, 2015 - 11:17pm
The Obama administration's struggling quest to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is mired in state and federal politics. Frustrated White House and Pentagon officials are blaming one another...
Key US military command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked
by Lolita Baldor - January 13, 2015 - 8:09am
Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it...
Hagel: Climate change will challenge US military
by Lolita Baldor - October 14, 2014 - 9:22am
Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America's military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages could fuel disputes...
First US airstrikes in expanded Iraq fight
by Lolita Baldor - September 16, 2014 - 9:36am
U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked...
US officials: US considers training Syria rebels
by Lolita Baldor - September 6, 2013 - 9:25am
The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels ...
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