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Hagel says Iraqi troops on fast-track training

Hagel says Iraqi troops on fast-track training

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday that the U.S. military is accelerating its efforts to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants. Hagel said U.S. special operations troops…

For soldiers, the rules on Ebola are different

For soldiers, the rules on Ebola are different

A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the…

Kerry says aid to Kurds is necessary, moral

Kerry says aid to Kurds is necessary, moral

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…

New air strikes in Syria, Iraq part of war plan

New air strikes in Syria, Iraq part of war plan

As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama’s more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first…

Deadly mistake by U.S. forces killed Americans

Deadly mistake by U.S. forces killed Americans

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…

Islamic fanatics regrouping to regain offensive

Islamic fanatics regrouping to regain offensive

U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense…

Obama: Airstrikes, humanitarian aid continue in Iraq

Obama: Airstrikes, humanitarian aid continue in Iraq

President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to expand U.S. humanitarian relief to Iraqis threatened by the advancing army of the Islamic State militants. He took credit for alleviating the genocide…

Obama wants to contain, not eradicate, extremists

Obama wants to contain, not eradicate, extremists

President Barack Obama’s new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain — not destroy — the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country’s northern region.…

Are we returning to a war in Iraq?

Are we returning to a war in Iraq?

Declaring that “America is coming to help,” President Barack Obama is authorizing U.S. airstrikes if necessary and airdrops of humanitarian aid in northern Iraq to counter advancing Islamic militants and…

Two star general falls in battle in Afghanistan

Two star general falls in battle in Afghanistan

Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America’s post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the…

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