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World May 30U.S. starts arming Syrian Kurds closing in on ISIS stronghold
It marks the beginning of a campaign to better equip Kurdish allies that the U.S.-led coalition believes are the best force against the Islamic State.
Nation May 26Chinese jets conduct unsafe intercept of Navy aircraft, says Pentagon
Two Chinese aircraft conducted an unprofessional intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the second time in about a week that the U.S. has complained about unsafe Chinese operations in…
World May 09Trump administration will arm Syrian Kurds ‘as necessary,’ despite Turkish objections
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will arm Syria's Kurdish fighters "as necessary" to recapture the key Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from NATO ally Turkey, which sees the Kurds as terrorists.
World May 08Would ‘safe zones’ help Syria? Defense Secretary Mattis calls for review of Russia proposal
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also said the plan poses many unanswered questions, including whether it would be effective.
World Apr 28Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan
Killed in the firefight were Army Sgts. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Illinois, and Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio.
Politics Apr 11Mattis: Defeating Islamic State still top U.S. priority
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base does not signal a change in the Pentagon's military campaign there, which is focused on defeating the Islamic State group and al-Qaida remnants.
Nation Apr 082 Marines demoted, more investigated in nude photo probe
Two male Marines have been demoted and about two dozen other military members are being investigated in connection with nude photographs that were shared online…
Nation Apr 07U.S. investigating whether Russia was part of Syrian chemical weapons attack
The United States is looking into whether Russia participated in the Syrian chemical weapons attack that provoked President Donald Trump's airstrikes against the Assad government, a revelation that could have dramatic implications for relations between Washington and Moscow.
World Apr 06U.S. fires missiles into Syria in first attack on Assad regime
It was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump's most dramatic military order since becoming president.
Politics Apr 02With Trump approval, Pentagon expands warfighting authority
The Pentagon is quietly seizing more control over warfighting decisions, sending hundreds more troops to war with little public debate.