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Politics Aug 12Pentagon to send 130 more military advisers to Iraq
The Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against Islamic militants, officials said Tuesday.
World Aug 08Obama’s strategy is to contain extremists in Iraq
Obama insists he will not send American ground troops back to Iraq after having withdrawn them in 2011, fulfilling a campaign promise. Still, even the limited airstrikes against the vicious insurgency show the president's conviction that the U.S. military cannot…
World Aug 08U.S. launches more airstrikes in Iraq
The attacks near the city of Irbil were carried out by armed drones and Navy fighter jets, said the Defense Department's press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby.
Politics Aug 08Pentagon: U.S. launches first airstrikes in Iraq
WASHINGTON -- U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, redeeming President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans.
World Aug 07President Obama authorizes airstrikes on militants in Iraq
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Thursday night he had authorized the Pentagon to launch targeted airstrikes if needed to protect Americans from Islamic militants in northern Iraq and help Iraqi security forces protect civilians under siege, threatening to revive…
World Aug 07Obama weighs airstrikes, aid as humanitarian crisis builds in Iraq
President Barack Obama huddled with his national security team Thursday morning to discuss the crisis as the Islamic State group made further gains. Airstrikes in particular would mark a significant shift in the U.S. strategy in Iraq, where the military…
World Aug 05At least one American killed in Afghan attack
A U.S. official says "about a dozen" of the victims of an Afghan insider attack on Tuesday were Americans, and at least one American was killed.
Nation Jul 14Former Taliban captive Bergdahl returns to Army duty
WASHINGTON — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular duty Monday with a desk job that makes him available to Army investigators for questioning about his disappearance…
Politics Jun 12Bergdahl scheduled to arrive in Texas on Friday
A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday.
Nation Jun 11Air Force to offer medals, money, modernization to boost ‘decrepit’ nuclear missile force
After a string of recent training failures, security missteps, leadership lapses, morale problems and stunning discipline breakdowns in the Air Force, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has demanded action to restore public confidence in the nation's nuclear force.