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  • 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.

  • US Isolates Troops, Australia Imposes Visa Ban on Ebola-hit West Africa States

    US Isolates Troops, Australia Imposes Visa Ban on Ebola-hit West Africa States

    The US military has started isolating soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa and Australia became the first rich nation to impose a visa ban on the affected countries amid global anxiety about the spread of the virus.

  • US Troops in Isolation in Italy After West Africa Stint

    US Troops in Isolation in Italy After West Africa Stint

    US troops returning from West Africa are being placed under isolation at a base in Italy as a precaution to prevent the potential spread of the Ebola virus, the Pentagon said on Monday.

  • 'Premature' to Talk of US Troop Cuts in Asia: Kerry

    'Premature' to Talk of US Troop Cuts in Asia: Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday it was too early to discuss cutting the number of US troops stationed in Asia and South Korea, amid increased tensions on the heavily guarded peninsula.

  • US Reports 12 Air Strikes Against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

    US Reports 12 Air Strikes Against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

    U.S. forces, in coordination with Iraqi ground troops, also conducted six air strikes against the militant group in Iraq near Fallujah and Bayji with help from France and the United Kingdom, Central Command said.

  • Russian Troops Withdrawing From Ukraine: John Kerry

    Russian Troops Withdrawing From Ukraine: John Kerry

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said Russian troops were beginning to pull back from Ukraine but warned Moscow still needed to do more to see sanctions eased, as deadly shelling continued to undermine a fragile ceasefire.

  • US Drops Food, Ammunition to Embattled Iraqi Troops

    US Drops Food, Ammunition to Embattled Iraqi Troops

    US military aircraft have delivered food, water and ammunition to besieged Iraqi troops battling Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Saturday, as the coalition pursued its air assault in Iraq and Syria.

  • US Drops Food, Ammunition to Embattled Iraqi Troops

    US Drops Food, Ammunition to Embattled Iraqi Troops

    The United States showered vital supplies on besieged Iraqi troops, who face mounting pressure from Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

  • Barack Obama Team Wanted US Out of Iraq: Former Pentagon Chief

    Barack Obama Team Wanted US Out of Iraq: Former Pentagon Chief

    Former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has denounced the White House in a new memoir, accusing President Barack Obama's top aides of undercutting efforts to secure a deal in 2011 that could have kept US troops in Iraq.

  • Twin Suicide Attacks on Army Buses in Kabul: Police

    Twin Suicide Attacks on Army Buses in Kabul: Police

    Two Taliban suicide bombers hit army buses in Kabul on Wednesday with reports of eight people killed in the twin attack, police said, one day after the new Afghan government signed a deal for US troops to stay in the country.

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