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Military to allow transgenders to serve

The Pentagon is poised to announce new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, amid concerns from senior military leaders...

Policy shift? U.S. military wants to stay in Afghanistan

In a potential major shift in policy, U.S. military commanders want to keep at least a few thousand American troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016,...

Military aims to lift transgender ban

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service,...

America may delay military exit from Afghanistan

  The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new...

More airstrikes pound IS oil sites in Syria

U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for...

U.S. forces deployed around points in Iraq

Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision...

American warships move into Persian Gulf

A U.S. aircraft carrier was ordered to move into the Persian Gulf on Saturday as the United State laid out specific ways for Iraq...