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  • 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...

  • US Plan to Destroy Islamic State Could Stretch Past 2016

    US Plan to Destroy Islamic State Could Stretch Past 2016

    The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a phased campaign against the Islamic State that may take three years to eventually destroy the terrorist army - requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Barack Obama has le...

  • Obama Outlines Broad Strategy to Put Down Islamic State

    Obama Outlines Broad Strategy to Put Down Islamic State

    President Barack Obama escalated the US response to the marauding Islamic State on Friday, recruiting at least nine allies to help crush the organization and offering the outlines of a coordinated military strategy that echoes the war on terror first...

  • 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 ...

  • US Isn't Sure Just How Much to Fear Islamic State

    US Isn't Sure Just How Much to Fear Islamic State

    With the rapid advance of the Islamic State across northern Iraq, the language that the Obama administration is using to describe the danger the terrorist group poses to the US has become more pointed.

  • 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."

  • US General Says Raiding Syria Is Key to Halting Islamic State

    US General Says Raiding Syria Is Key to Halting Islamic State

    The Islamic State group cannot be defeated unless the United States or its partners take on the Sunni militants in Syria, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday.

  • 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.

  • India, US to Renew 10-Year Defence Pact, Jointly Develop Military Hardware

    India, US to Renew 10-Year Defence Pact, Jointly Develop Military Hardware

    India and the US agreed to renew the existing 10-year defence pact today and decided to start joint development and production of military hardware. The decisions were taken during US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel's meeting with Indian leaders inc...

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