The Pentagon is preparing to send at least 3,000 Marines to Afghanistan to bolster efforts to thwart another expected Taliban offensive in the spring, military officials said.
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
With President Bush's plan to deploy more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq under attack from Democrats and some Republicans, the new top U.S. commander in Iraq prepares to return to the troubled country.
By PBS NewsHour
A roadside bombing killed 10 U.S. Marines who were patrolling the uneasy Sunni town of Fallujah.
A suicide bomber killed at least 13 Iraqis Monday near an entrance to Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, while fighting over the weekend killed seven marines.
By PBS NewsHour
Three warships with 2,000 Marines are ready to sail to Haiti, where armed rebels are seeking President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's ouster, as the Pentagon considers its options for dealing with the crisis.
As the first small contingent of U.S. Marines arrived in Liberia Wednesday to aid West African peacekeepers, embattled President Charles Taylor announced he would resign his post and leave the country Thursday.
U.S. forces have met some resistance from Iraqi fighters as they push into Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the last major city not yet controlled by the coalition.
Following a suicide bombing Thursday in which five servicemen were wounded, two civilians were killed and nine were wounded when Marines opened fire on a car that failed to stop at a checkpoint Friday.
A suicide bomber seriously wounded four U.S. Marines at a military checkpoint in central Baghdad on Thursday night, according to military officials and journalists in the Iraqi capital.
As fighting continued throughout central Iraq, two U.S. Marines were killed in a helicopter gunship crash Saturday, U.S. Central Command reported.
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