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  • Attacking Islamic State, From an Aircraft Carrier

    Attacking Islamic State, From an Aircraft Carrier

    More than a dozen Navy F/A-18 warplanes roar off this aircraft carrier every day to attack Islamic State targets in support of Iraqi troops battling to regain ground lost to the militants in June.

  • 2 US Troops, Court Official Killed in Afghanistan

    2 US Troops, Court Official Killed in Afghanistan

    Separate insurgent attacks killed two US troops and a top Afghan court official, authorities said on Saturday, part of a surging wave of militant assaults ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops at the end of the month.

  • US Military's Job 'Not Over' in Afghanistan: Chuck Hagel

    US Military's Job 'Not Over' in Afghanistan: Chuck Hagel

    Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday told US troops in Afghanistan their mission was not over as they shift to a scaled-back role training their Afghan counterparts.

  • US Hands Over Senior Militant to Pakistan

    US Hands Over Senior Militant to Pakistan

    US troops in Afghanistan have handed over three Pakistani detainees to Islamabad, a statement said Sunday, and a security source said one of them was a senior Pakistani Taliban commander.

  • US to Keep More Troops in Afghanistan as Violence Spikes

    US to Keep More Troops in Afghanistan as Violence Spikes

    The United States will keep up to 1,000 more soldiers than previously planned in Afghanistan into next year, outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday, in a recognition of the still formidable challenge from Taliban insurgents.

  • Kabul Police Chief Resigns After Spate of Attacks: Spokesman

    Kabul Police Chief Resigns After Spate of Attacks: Spokesman

    Kabul's police chief resigned on Sunday, a spokesman said, after the Afghan capital was hit by at least nine militant attacks in the last two weeks with foreign compounds, embassy vehicles and US troops among those targeted.

  • National Guard, Police Curb Ferguson Unrest as Protests Swell Across US

    National Guard, Police Curb Ferguson Unrest as Protests Swell Across US

    Some 2,000 National Guard troops helped ward off a second night of rampant arson and looting in suburban St Louis after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, and sympathy protests spread...

  • More US Troops Deployed in Ferguson to Guard Against Fresh Riots

    More US Troops Deployed in Ferguson to Guard Against Fresh Riots

    More than 2,000 National Guard troops spread out across the St. Louis area on Tuesday to prevent another night of rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

  • US President Barack Obama Extends Combat Role in Afghanistan: Report

    US President Barack Obama Extends Combat Role in Afghanistan: Report

    Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported on Friday.

  • US Military Chief Says Battle With Islamic State Starting to Turn

    US Military Chief Says Battle With Islamic State Starting to Turn

    The United States' top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was "starting to turn", but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years.

  • Afghan President Arrvies in Pakistan With Eye on Taliban Talks

    Afghan President Arrvies in Pakistan With Eye on Taliban Talks

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived for his first visit to neighbouring Pakistan today, seeking to improve ties crucial to his hopes of reviving Taliban peace talks as US troops end their 13-year war.

  • Top US General Mulls Sending Advisers With Iraqi Ground Troops

    Top US General Mulls Sending Advisers With Iraqi Ground Troops

    The top US general told lawmakers on Thursday he would consider sending American military advisers to accompany Iraqi troops if they advance against Islamic State militants in the difficult terrain near Mosul and the Iraqi border with Syria.

  • Afghan Opium Crop at Fresh High as Foreign Troops Withdraw

    Afghan Opium Crop at Fresh High as Foreign Troops Withdraw

    Afghanistan's opium crop will hit a new high this year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, presenting the new president with a challenge in tackling the trade fuelling the Taliban-led insurgency after the foreign combat mission ends.

  • US Troops in Iraq's Anbar as Anti-Islamic State Campaign Expands

    US Troops in Iraq's Anbar as Anti-Islamic State Campaign Expands

    A team of US troops was on the ground in Iraq's Anbar province on Tuesday as Washington steps up efforts to help Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group.

  • US to Send 1,500 More Troops to Iraq

    US to Send 1,500 More Troops to Iraq

    President Barack Obama on Friday authorised the US military to deploy up to 1,500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants, the White House said.

  • Ending Sectarian Rule Key to War on Islamic State: US Commander

    Ending Sectarian Rule Key to War on Islamic State: US Commander

    The commander of the US war against Islamic State jihadists said Thursday the key to winning the fight will be ending Baghdad's sectarian rule, not how many American troops are on the ground.

  • US Navy SEALs Told to Stop Spilling Secrets

    US Navy SEALs Told to Stop Spilling Secrets

    The commander of US Navy SEALs has issued a stinging rebuke to troops who have broken the elite force's hallowed tradition of secrecy and humility by publishing memoirs and speaking to the media.

  • US-Led Forces Rebuked for Making Afghanistan Troop Evaluations Secret

    US-Led Forces Rebuked for Making Afghanistan Troop Evaluations Secret

    A move by US-led forces in Afghanistan to classify a key assessment of multibillion dollar efforts to train and equip local security forces is "inexplicable" and hides issues from the public, a US government watchdog said.

  • United States Praises China's Growing Role in Afghanistan

    United States Praises China's Growing Role in Afghanistan

    The United States welcomed China's growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan's stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as Western troops pull out...

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for US Troops

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for US Troops

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all US troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

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