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World Oct 20Refusing to aid Kurds against Islamic State group would be ‘irresponsible,’ says Kerry
JAKARTA, Indonesia — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and…
World Oct 15Pentagon names fight against Islamic State group ‘Operation Inherent Resolve’
WASHINGTON — It may be less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East -- remember Operation Desert Storm and its thunderous attacks on Saddam Hussein's occupation army -- but the Pentagon has finally named its fight…
World Sep 20NATO general: Truce in Ukraine a ‘cease-fire in name only’
NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border…
Nation Sep 05Miscommunication blamed for deadly U.S. mistake in Afghanistan
Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report.
World Aug 31In early Cold War years, U.S. prepped for possible invasion of Alaska
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the…
Nation Aug 27Army general loses a star for stalling sexual assault case
A two-star Army general faulted for failing to properly investigate sexual assault and other accusations against a colonel on his staff will be retired at one-star rank, the Army announced Wednesday.
World Aug 27U.S. considering new relief mission in Iraq
The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
World Aug 22Pentagon cites ‘dangerous’ Chinese jet intercept
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace.
Politics Aug 20Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating ring
At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the…
Nation Aug 13Obama considering military options for rescuing Iraqi refugees
A Pentagon official says a team of U.S. Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and hunger.