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  • U.S. says it conducts 14 air strikes against Islamic State near Kobani

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military fighter and bomber planes carried out 14 air strikes against Islamic State targets near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Wednesday and Thursday, the U.S. military's Central Command said. The air strikes appear to...
  • California executive gets prison for selling 'knock-off' Navy warship batteries

    (Reuters) - The former owner of a Los Angeles-area battery distributor has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for selling over $2.7 million in "knock-off" emergency batteries used on numerous U.S. Navy vessels, officials said on Thursday....
  • Pentagon unveils name for ISIS battle: Operation Inherent Resolve

    The Pentagon has finally given a name to the international military effort against Islamic State militants: “Operation Inherent Resolve.” The name was revealed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff office Wednesday, more than two months after the U....
  • Oshkosh Corp. cutting hundreds of positions in its defense division

    MILWAUKEE Still feeling the effects of defense spending cuts and the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Oshkosh Corp. says it plans to eliminate another 250 to 300 production jobs and 70 salaried positions in its military vehicle division....
  • No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says

    No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says
    Amid growing signs of the limits of the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appealed for the public's patience Tuesday as he met with more than 20 defense chiefs of nations he enlisted in the struggling...
  • Syrian Kurds say giving targets for U.S. strikes near Kobani

    MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have dramatically stepped up air strikes in the past two days near the Syrian town of Kobani, where Kurdish defenders said they had given the Americans target coordinates to try to...
  • U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks

    U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks
    The United States said on Friday that it sees a higher chance of reprisal attacks on members of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group since they began airstrikes against the fighters last month. In a periodic update of its...
  • U.S. Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government watchdog agency is asking the Air Force to explain why it destroyed 16 aircraft initially bought for the Afghan air force and turn them into $32,000 of scrap metal instead of finding other ways to salvage nearly...
  • U.S. Army readiness up after budget cuts but improvement needed: Hagel

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday the U.S. Army has improved its combat readiness this year but is still short of what is needed to defend the nation with minimum risk after being hit with deep across-the-board...
  • Philippines police file charges against U.S. Marine in murder case

    Philippines police file charges against U.S. Marine in murder case
    Police in the Philippines filed murder charges on Wednesday against a U.S. Marine over the death of a transgender Filipino he met in a bar outside the former U.S. naval base of Subic Bay. The Philippine government also wants to take custody of Private...
  • Hundreds of Islamic State militants killed in Kobani strikes - U.S.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes have killed several hundred Islamic State fighters around the Syrian town of Kobani, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, but it cautioned that the town near Turkey's border could still fall to the Sunni militant...