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Politics Jan 18U.S. military releases 1st account of sailors’ Iran detention
WASHINGTON -- In its first official account of Iran's seizure and subsequent release of 10 U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military said Monday the only items found missing from their two recovered boats were SIM cards for…
Nation Jan 15Safety flaws at Army lab led to mistaken shipments of live anthrax
WASHINGTON — A one-star general and 11 other people associated with an Army biodefense laboratory face potential punishment for leadership, management and technical failures that an Army report says contributed to the mistaken shipment of live anthrax to other labs…
Nation Jan 14Navy leader seeks new ways to support survivors of sexual assault
The Navy's new top officer is launching several initiatives targeting the problem of sexual assault in the ranks.
World Jan 14U.S. sailors made navigational error in Iran, defense chief says
TAMPA, Florida — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday it appears a navigational error caused the crews of two Navy boats to stray into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf, where they were detained overnight by Iran and released.
World Jan 051 U.S. service member killed, 2 wounded in southern Afghanistan
WASHINGTON — A number of U.S. special operations troops were killed or wounded in fighting in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, U.S. defense officials said.
World Nov 28NATO tries to reconcile death totals in Kunduz hospital strike
Nearly two months after a U.S. warplane mistakenly attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan, officials said Friday it remains unclear how many civilians were killed.
Nation Nov 23U.S. steps up attacks on Islamic State oil trucks in Syria
The U.S. military said Monday it destroyed 283 tanker trucks used by the militants to transport oil from producing fields in eastern Syria to smuggling points.
Politics Nov 21Pentagon pressing allies for more help against Islamic State
The Pentagon is pressing European and Arab allies to provide more troops and support for the war against the Islamic State group, hoping that the horror of the Paris attacks - and the fear more are coming - will compel…
Nation Nov 14Paris attacks may prompt White House to escalate fight against ISIS
The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Politics Nov 01Pentagon chief calls on North Korea to end nuclear weapons program
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on North Korea to shrink and eventually eliminate its nuclear weapons program, while acknowledging during a visit Sunday to the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas that prospects for reconciling with the defiant North…