| Aug 30, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there, the Pentagon said.
President Barack Obama...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Two Northern California cities have made plans to rid themselves of armored vehicles built to withstand roadside bombs that their police got for free from the U.S. Defense Department, in a move that follows criticism of the police handling of protests...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 2:38 AM
Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defense minister said in an interview published on Saturday.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The debate over how to think about Islamic State has mainly centered on important but abstruse questions: Is it evil or not? And on what combination of military and economic pressure might be necessary to prevent the establishment of a caliphate?
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:05 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American forces face formidable challenges as President Barack Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps on potential targets, concerns about Syria's air defenses and fears that the...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:12 PM
On a moonless night in the summer of 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:10 AM
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese battle tanks, helicopters and elite troops stormed the foothills of Mount Fuji Tuesday in a first-of-its-kind display of the tactics and equipment the nation's military could use to defend or retake islands in and around the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine.
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Israel said its military would hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip for seven hours on Monday to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and for displaced Palestinians to return to their homes, but would fight back if attacked.
The humanitarian truce,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein has a nightmare about drones. He sees them buzzing unchecked above the seaside city, creating all kinds of safety and, more importantly, privacy issues.
Drones, also known as quadcopters, are the latest must-have gadget...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Using secret tunnels built by Saddam Hussein and rough terrain to outfox Iraqi troops, Islamic State insurgents are getting dangerously close to Baghdad with the support of heavily-armed Sunni tribesmen, Iraqi security and intelligence officials said....