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  • Ukraine crisis forces European defense spending rethink

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine may achieve what successive U.S. defense secretaries have failed to do -- persuade European NATO members to spend more on their armed forces. The Ukraine crisis...
  • Obama tells American Legion he's working to regain veterans' trust

    President Obama said Tuesday that he is working to “regain the trust” of the nation’s veterans by improving their access to quality healthcare and education as he struggles to recover from a scandal that thrust the beleaguered Department...
  • What's next for Gaza?

    The "long-term" cease-fire between Israel and Hamas announced on Tuesday — assuming that it holds — is welcome first and foremost because it promises an end to a conflict that disproportionately cost the lives of innocent civilians. Israel and...
  • Remote, gas-rich islands on Indonesia's South China Sea frontline

    RANAI Indonesia (Reuters) - The word "sleepy" could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia's remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago. It has few cars and only two sets of traffic lights. The cloud-wreathed mountain looming...
  • US sends mixed messages over potential military operations in Syria

    ISTANBUL The Syrian government on Monday warned the United States against launching unilateral attacks against the Islamic State extremist group on its territory, but Washington said it wouldn't seek the Assad regime's permission to defend American lives....
  • AAFES pushes for online shopping option for veterans

    Allowing 18.8 million honorably discharged veterans to shop online through military exchange services, which also operate brick-and-mortar department stores and concessions on base, could boost store profits enough to pump more than $100 million back into...
  • Obama orders review of police use of military hardware

    EDGARTOWN Mass./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri....
  • Iraq's Shia militias, which once fought US, confront extremists and frighten Sunnis

    BAGHDAD Hatem Abu Hazal lives between two frightening forces in northeast Iraq. On one side, he fears Sunni militants from the Islamic State who've been trying to seize territory near his home in Diyala Province for months. On the other, Hazal is just...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'invasion' as aid trucks reach rebel city

    MOSCOW Ukraine on Friday accused Moscow of a "direct invasion" after the first Russian humanitarian aid trucks reached the eastern rebel-held city of Luhansk, reports said. Some 150 trucks earlier crossed into Ukrainian territory from a border checkpoint...
  • East African rapid reaction force ready by December: officials

    KIGALI (Reuters) - A long-delayed east African rapid reaction force - meant to help stamp out unrest from the Seychelles to Rwanda - will be up and running in December, senior regional officials said on Friday. The idea of a joint force for the region -...
  • U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader; sends 130 additional troops

    BAGHDAD - 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. Haider al-...