World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 28, 2015
South Korean and US troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on Friday, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday August 26, 2015
The Taliban seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday despite U.S. air strikes to repel them, and two U.S. military personnel were shot dead at an Afghan military base in the area by men wearing Afghan uniforms.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 19, 2015
The US Army is sending hundreds of troops to help tackle wildfires raging across parched California, authorities said Tuesday, while also warning of the growing risk posed by drone pilots flying over affected areas.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday August 18, 2015
The US Army mobilized soldiers on Monday to reinforce civilian firefighters stretched thin by dozens of major wildfires roaring largely unchecked across the West, with more than 100 homes reduced to ruins in several states.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 17, 2015
Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops kicked off a large-scale military exercise Monday simulating an all-out attack by North Korea, which has condemned the joint drill as a "declaration of war."
World News | Reuters | Saturday August 15, 2015
Iraqi troops are more than halfway through an operation to encircle Islamic State militants in Ramadi, after which they will launch a final offensive to retake the Iraqi city, a U.S. military spokesman said on Friday.
World News | Helene Cooper, The New York Times | Wednesday August 12, 2015
Navy fighter jets roar off this nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in support of Iraqi troops approaching Ramadi, a city in Anbar province overrun by Islamic State fighters in one of the worst defeats for the U.S.-led coalition.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 31, 2015
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter signalled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States after the July 16 shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and asked top brass to craft plans to increase security.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 27, 2015
US President Barack Obama today praised recent advances by Somali and African Union troops against Shebab militants, but said it was important to keep up the pressure.
World News | Reuters | Saturday July 25, 2015
U.S. troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 24, 2015
The uncle of a man who killed five US troops in Tennessee was released from detention in Jordan on Thursday after almost a week of interrogation by the FBI and local intelligence services, his lawyer said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 23, 2015
The man who killed five US troops in Tennessee was acting alone, the FBI said Wednesday, adding it is too early to tell if he was "radicalized" or motivated by mental illness.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 21, 2015
The man who killed five US troops in Tennessee was suicidal, preparing for bankruptcy and struggling with drug abuse, a family representative told local media.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 19, 2015
The man who shot and killed five US troops in Tennessee suffered from depression, his family said Saturday in condemning the "heinous act of violence."
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 14, 2015
The US military will consider opening its doors to transgender people who are currently banned from service and can be booted out if discovered, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Monday.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 3, 2015
An Afghan soldier hailed as a hero for defending parliament from a Taliban assault has been arrested after a fatal traffic accident in Kabul involving a car he had been given as a reward, the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 30, 2015
Suicide attackers today targeted foreign troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding nearly 60, as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday June 30, 2015
At least 17 people were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on NATO troops as their truck convoy passed down the main road running between Kabul's airport and the US embassy, police and health ministry officials said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 20, 2015
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) international network and financial support are still intact despite its military defeat at the hands of Sri Lankan government troops in 2009, a US government report has said.
World News | Reuters | Thursday June 18, 2015
For years, a doctor now accused of performing macabre procedures on the troops that he trained took steps to cloak his battlefield-medicine classes in secrecy. The doctor, John Henry Hagmann, often required that those who took or helped teach his courses sign non-disclosure agreements.
World News | Reuters | Thursday June 18, 2015
The US House of Representatives rejected legislation on Wednesday that would have forced President Barack Obama to pull all U.S. troops from Iraq and Syria as soon as one month from now, but nearly one-third of the chamber voted for the measure.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 14, 2015
The Pentagon is "poised" to station heavy weapons for up to 5,000 American troops in several Eastern European and Baltic countries to deter Russian aggression, The New York Times reported Saturday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 11, 2015
Iraqi forces battled jihadists on several fronts today and were poised to receive the help of 450 extra US troops slated for deployment near Ramadi.
World News | Reuters | Thursday June 11, 2015
President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered the deployment of up to 450 more U.S. troops and establishment of a new training base in Iraq's Anbar province to help rebuild Iraqi forces in preparation for a battle to retake territory lost to Islamic State.