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  • Pentagon to Create Medical Support Team for US Ebola Response

    Pentagon to Create Medical Support Team for US Ebola Response

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to provide emergency help in a U.S. domestic Ebola response, a Pentagon spokesman said on Sunday.

  • Ebola Scare at Pentagon After Woman Vomits in Parking Lot

    Ebola Scare at Pentagon After Woman Vomits in Parking Lot

    The Pentagon was gripped by an Ebola scare on Friday after a woman vomited in a parking lot, triggering authorities to send in a HazMat team and shut off part of the military complex before concluding she did not have the deadly virus.

  • China Tells Foreign Countries Not to Meddle in Hong Kong

    China Tells Foreign Countries Not to Meddle in Hong Kong

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on Wednesday to comments by the United States and others on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying foreign countries should not meddle in China's domestic affairs.

  • Islamic State Fight Seen Costing US $2.4 Billion or More Annually

    Islamic State Fight Seen Costing US $2.4 Billion or More Annually

    US military efforts against Islamic State have cost nearly $1 billion so far and are likely to run between $2.4 billion and $3.8 billion per year if air and ground operations continue at the current pace, according to a think tank analysis.

  • Up to 15,000 Syrian Rebels Needed to Retake Eastern Syria: US Military

    Up to 15,000 Syrian Rebels Needed to Retake Eastern Syria: US Military

    A Western-backed opposition force of around 12,000 to 15,000 will be needed to retake areas of eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the top USmilitary officer said on Friday, as the Pentagon outlined the first steps in a US-led traini...

  • US Ground Troops Possible in Iraq: Top General

    US Ground Troops Possible in Iraq: Top General

    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan...

  • John Kerry, Chuck Hagel Urge Coalition Against Islamic State

    John Kerry, Chuck Hagel Urge Coalition Against Islamic State

    America's top diplomatic and defense leaders pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the willpower to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq militarily and financially, and said they must build a plan by the time the U.N. General Assembly ...

  • Iraq Works to Ease Tensions After Mosque Attack Kills 70

    Iraq Works to Ease Tensions After Mosque Attack Kills 70

    Iraqi officials worked on Saturday to calm soaring tensions after the killing of 70 people at a Sunni mosque, as Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack."

  • Kiev Says Forces Destroyed Russian Armour inside Ukraine

    Kiev Says Forces Destroyed Russian Armour inside Ukraine

    Ukraine said its artillery destroyed part of a Russian armoured column that entered its territory overnight and said its forces came under shellfire from Russia on Friday in what appeared to be a major military escalation between the ex-Soviet states...

  • US Mulls Airlift, Rescue Corridor for Trapped Iraqis

    US Mulls Airlift, Rescue Corridor for Trapped Iraqis

    The United States is studying possibilities to help the civilians trapped on a mountain in northern Iraq by the advance of Sunni militants -- including possible humanitarian corridors or air lifts.

  • US Ready to Help New Iraq Leader, Iran Welcomes Choice

    US Ready to Help New Iraq Leader, Iran Welcomes Choice

    Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.

  • United States Sends Another 130 Military Personnel to Iraq

    United States Sends Another 130 Military Personnel to Iraq

    The Obama administration has sent about 130 additional military personnel to Iraq, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday, as Washington seeks to help Iraq contain the threat posed by hardline militants from the Islamic State.

  • US to Monitor South China Sea, Talks With Australia on Regional Defence

    US to Monitor South China Sea, Talks With Australia on Regional Defence

    The United States will monitor the South China Sea to see whether "de-escalatory steps" are being taken, a U.S. State Department official said on Monday, a day after China repelled U.S. pressure to rein in actions in the disputed waters.

  • John Kerry Says Formation of Iraqi Government Critical for Stability

    John Kerry Says Formation of Iraqi Government Critical for Stability

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that the formation of an Iraqi government was critical for stability and urged Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki not to stoke political tension further.

  • Photo of Boy Holding Decapitated Head is Barbaric: Australia PM

    Photo of Boy Holding Decapitated Head is Barbaric: Australia PM

    The image was posted on Twitter and showed the boy, believed to be the son of Sydney jihadist Khaled Sharrouf, The Australian newspaper said, adding that the boy was aged 7.

  • Australia to Sign 25-Year US Marine Agreement

    Australia to Sign 25-Year US Marine Agreement

    Australia and the United States will sign a 25-year deal allowing 2,500 US Marines and air force personnel to train Down Under, Defence Minister David Johnston said on Monday, describing it as a "win-win situation".

  • US to Monitor South China Sea, Talks with Australia on Regional Defence

    US to Monitor South China Sea, Talks with Australia on Regional Defence

    The United States will monitor actions in the South China Sea to see whether "deescalatory steps" are being taken, a senior State Department official said on Monday, a day after Beijing repelled U.S. pressure to rein in its actions in the disputed wa...

  • Chuck Hagel Proposes Firmer US-India Ties 'Without Trappings of Rivalries'

    Chuck Hagel Proposes Firmer US-India Ties 'Without Trappings of Rivalries'

    US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel has proposed an alliance between India, Japan and the United States to counter China.

  • A Tea-Seller's Son Can Head a Country Only in India, US: Chuck Hagel

    A Tea-Seller's Son Can Head a Country Only in India, US: Chuck Hagel

    American Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel compared India to the US by suggesting that the two democratic countries were among the few places in the world where the son of a tea seller could become the Prime Minister and a Kenyan's son could be elevated ...

  • India Need Not Choose Between China and US: Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel

    India Need Not Choose Between China and US: Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel

    The United States and India must seize opportunities to collaborate more on defence development and not let government red tape and other problems stymie progress between the two nations, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday.

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