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  • Outgoing Naval Academy commandant promoted to rear admiral

    Outgoing Naval Academy Commandant Capt. William Byrne Jr. has been appointed to the rank of rear admiral, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday. Byrne and 29 other officers have been appointed for promotion by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter....
  • Iraqi premier vows to prevent violations by Shiite militia

    Iraq's prime minister vowed on Monday to protect the people living in territories controlled by the Islamic State group from any retribution or rights violations when their lands are retaken by government forces. Speaking in Irbil, capital of the semi-...
  • Britain's Prince Harry in Australia for army assignment

    SYDNEY Britain's Prince Harry laid a wreath at a war memorial in Australia's capital Canberra on Monday at the start of a four-week assignment with the armed forces. Harry arrived in Sydney and flew to Canberra, where he visited the Tomb of the Unknown...
  • AP: US special ops forces skeptical women can do their job

    Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to...
  • Iraqi premier to seek U.S. help in war against Islamic State

    Iraqi premier to seek U.S. help in war against Islamic State
    When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi sits down in the Oval Office on Tuesday, he is expected to ask President Obama to boost U.S. military assistance to help his beleaguered government push Islamic State militants out of Iraq. But Obama will be...
  • Australia to deploy 300 additional troops to Iraq

    Australia's government said Tuesday it had completed preparations to send about 300 additional troops to Iraq and would deploy them over the coming weeks. The troops will work alongside about 100 New Zealand troops at the Taji base north of Baghdad....
  • Former Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq massacre get stiff sentences

    WASHINGTON A federal judge sentenced four former Blackwater USA security contractors Monday to long prison terms for killing Iraqi civilians in a notorious 2007 incident. Three of the former Blackwater now known as Academi contractors received prison...
  • Guenter Grass, German writer who took on Nazism, dies at 87

    BERLIN Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author who explored Nazi brutality and the trauma that Germany suffered after World War II in novels such as "The Tin Drum" and "Cat and Mouse," has died. He was 87. He died Monday morning in a clinic in...
  • Iraq's premier says more support needed to 'finish' IS

    Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country needs greater support from the international coalition so it can "finish" the Islamic State group. Haider al-Abadi said the "marked increase" in airstrikes, weapons deliveries and training has helped roll...
  • Air Combat Command vice commander reprimanded

    An Air Force investigation determined that the vice commander of Air Combat Command effectively attempted to restrict airmen from lawfully communicating with members of Congress when he told hundreds of airmen that anyone who passes information to...
  • Fort Drum officer among first women set for Ranger training

    When a first of its kind Ranger School course begins at Fort Benning this month, 10th Mountain Division Capt. Michelle L. Kelly will be among the women with a rare chance to make history by wearing the coveted Ranger tab. "Minds start changing when...