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World May 03Defense secretary accuses Russia of ‘nuclear saber-rattling’
STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions.
Nation Apr 2916 blamed for mistakes in deadly U.S. attack on Afghan clinic
WASHINGTON — A U.S. aerial gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process mistakes and equipment failures, and none of the aircrew or U.S. ground troops knew the target was a…
World Mar 28Could the Pentagon’s missile defenses fend off a North Korea nuclear attack?
WASHINGTON — As North Korea rattles its nuclear saber, threatening to bomb the U.S. at "any moment," a nerve-jangling question hangs in the air: If Pyongyang did launch a nuclear-armed missile at an American city, could the Pentagon's missile defenses…
World Mar 25Pentagon moving to increase U.S. troop numbers in Iraq soon
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday it was moving to increase the number of American forces in Iraq and announced that U.S. forces have killed the Islamic State’s finance minister. “We are systematically eliminating ISIL’s cabinet,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter…
Politics Mar 21U.S. Marines deploy to northern Iraq to provide protection
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. has set up a small Marine artillery outpost in northern Iraq to protect a nearby Iraqi military base where U.S. advisers are helping Iraqi combat troops plan and prepare for a counteroffensive in Mosul, a U.S.
World Mar 16More than 12 punished for mistaken Afghan hospital attack
WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. military personnel have been disciplined — but face no criminal charges — for mistakes that led to the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital that killed 42 people in Afghanistan last year,…
World Feb 19U.S. warplanes strike ISIS training camp in Libya
WASHINGTON — American warplanes struck multiple targets in Libya overnight, hitting an Islamic State training camp and a senior extremist leader, U.S. defense officials said Friday.
World Feb 08U.S. faces shortcomings in global, anti-ISIS coalition
WASHINGTON — To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials…
World Jan 22U.S. confirms additional civilian casualties from airstrikes
The U.S. military says American airstrikes likely killed two civilians near the Islamic State group's defacto capital of Raqqa, Syria, last July. That's on top of eight other civilian deaths the military acknowledged last week.
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…