Apr 20

Carter presses Gulf nations to do more in Iraq

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Defense Secretary Ash Carter pressed reluctant defense ministers from six Gulf nations Wednesday to provide more economic and political support to Iraq now to help the war-torn nation in its fight against the Islamic State Group.

Mar 30

U.S. to beef up military presence in Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the Pentagon will be deploying an armored brigade combat team to Eastern Europe next February as part of the ongoing effort to reassure allies worried about threats from an increasingly aggressive Russia.

Mar 25

Pentagon 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…

Mar 04

Military beginning to recruit women for combat jobs

WASHINGTON — The military services are already beginning to recruit women for combat jobs, including as Navy SEALs, and could see them serving in previously male-only Army and Marine Corps infantry units by this fall, according to new plans endorsed…

Feb 08

U.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…

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