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  • Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport

    Ukrainian POWs in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began a task Wednesday that strained their hearts as well as their muscles: digging through the rubble to retrieve the bodies of fellow soldiers killed last month in the bitter battle for the city's...
  • Fort Drum brigade prepares for deployment to Afghanistan

    More than 1,600 soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division will be heading to Afghanistan this year to serve as advisers to Afghan security forces and protect other U.S. troops on military bases. Officials at Fort Drum in northern New York say about 1,660...
  • Fake US aircraft carrier the target in latest Iranian drills

    With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday during large-scale naval drills near the strategically vital entrance of the Persian Gulf. The nationally...
  • US mulling lethal aid to Ukraine; Russian response a concern

    The Obama administration is still struggling with whether to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine amid concerns that such a move might only escalate Russia's military campaign there, U.S. defense leaders told Congress Wednesday. Air Force Gen....
  • Netanyahu tars Europe for anti-Semitism of terrorists

    PARIS -- A fundamental theme of Israeli propaganda -- and virtually its sole theme under the governments of Benjamin Netanyahu -- has been that anti-Semitism is responsible for the growing criticism of or hostility toward Israel and its policies expressed...
  • Ukraine disputes rebel claim that weapons pullback begins

    Russian-backed separatists moved some heavy weapons well back from the front line Tuesday in eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government disputed the rebels' claim that a real pullback had begun. A peace plan worked out in marathon talks on Feb. 12...
  • Military court's HIV ruling may have larger impact

    WASHINGTON The nation's highest military court has forged new law by reversing the conviction of a former enlisted man at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., who was charged with aggravated assault for not telling his sexual partners he was HIV-...
  • At Kurdish front-line outpost, skepticism abounds over assault on Mosul

    OUTSIDE SULTAN ABDULLAH, Iraq Deliar Shouki, the commander of a string of Kurdish bases less than 20 miles from Mosul, admitted he was skeptical when he heard the news that a U.S. official said 25,000 Iraqi troops would attack the Islamic State-held...
  • VA chief McDonald apologizes for special forces claim

    WASHINGTON Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald apologized Tuesday for erroneously telling a homeless veteran who had served in the special forces that he also had been a part of the elite military operatives. "In an attempt to connect with that...
  • VA secretary apologizes anew for misstating military service

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized anew Tuesday for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces, and veterans groups and lawmakers appeared ready to accept his expression of regret. At a news conference outside VA...
  • Iraqi officials: Clashes, mortar shells kill at least 31 people, wound dozens

    Clashes between Iraqi government forces and militants along with attacks in the capital Baghdad killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday, officials said. Heavy clashes erupted in three areas outside the city of Tikrit, which is...