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  • U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

    U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad, officials said on Monday.  The decision...
  • Pain, opioid use surprisingly high in soldiers returning from war

    Pain, opioid use surprisingly high in soldiers returning from war
    U.S. Army researchers have found that soldiers coming home from war suffer from chronic pain and use prescription opioids at far higher rates than civilians. In a survey of an infantry brigade that had recently returned from Afghanistan, 44% of soldiers...
  • U.S. sending 200 more troops to Iraq to boost security

    An additional 200 U.S. troops have arrived in Iraq to provide security for U.S. personnel and property, further boosting the American contingent there, the Pentagon said Monday. The troops, who arrived Sunday, are in addition to up to 300 special...
  • Militants behind new 'caliphate' fight to hold lands in Iraq, Syria

    A day after proclaiming rule over the world's Muslims, fighters for the self-styled Islamic State "caliphate" were battling Monday to retain control of seized territory in Iraq and Syria against resurgent government forces. The videotaped declaration...
  • 480 US troops now in Baghdad as officials move to secure access to airport

    WASHINGTON The United States has deployed 300 more troops to Baghdad in the last two days, with some of them assigned to secure Baghdad's international airport, the Obama administration announced Monday. One senior U.S. official, speaking on the...
  • Lawmakers divided over next steps on Iraq

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders Wednesday about the deteriorating situation in Iraq, he'll hear plenty of agreement that something must be done but little consensus about what that should be. Obama will meet with...
  • Benghazi suspect's court case in U.S. likely to revive political furor

    Benghazi suspect's court case in U.S. likely to revive political furor
    The federal arraignment Saturday of the suspected ringleader of the 2012 Benghazi attacks is likely to revive the political firestorm over prosecuting terrorism suspects on American soil. Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, his long, graying hair and...
  • Obama asks Congress for $500 million to train Syria rebels

    President Obama on Thursday asked Congress for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq, U.S. officials...
  • Army agency's restructuring worries Orlando simulation industry

    Army agency's restructuring worries Orlando simulation industry
    Under pressure from defense budget cuts, the Army's high-tech training contracts agency in Orlando is undergoing a major restructuring that has cast some uncertainty on the future of the region's training and simulation industry. The agency has lost...
  • U.S. military grounds F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after fire

    U.S. military grounds F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after fire
    In the latest setback for the Pentagon's pricey F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the U.S. military has grounded all of the fighter jets from flight operations after a fire that occurred at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida this week. Flights were...
  • Iraqi forces dig in to keep militants from capturing Baghdad

    If the Sunni Muslim insurgents lurking west of Baghdad decide to rush the Iraqi capital, Ahmed Ali knows the quickest route runs past his fruit stand. Peering at the highway over mounds of watermelon and bananas, Ali watches Iraqi army pickup trucks and...