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  • Factbox: U.S. funds to fight Ebola now top $1 billion, may rise

    (Reuters) - The U.S. government now has more than $1 billion available to fight the spread of Ebola from West Africa and is proceeding with plans to deploy up to 4,000 military personnel to the region by late October. Key congressional committee leaders...
  • 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. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

    (Reuters) - At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola. For these families, the virus is raising a...
  • Hagel says U.S. close to enlisting Turkey in Islamic State fight

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. was getting closer to reaching a deal with Turkey about training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels inside Turkey's borders for the ongoing campaign against Islamic State militants. Rebel training is already...
  • 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...
  • Top U.S. Marine says F-35s July due date still 'doable'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps said on Wednesday it is sticking to a July 2015 target to declare an initial squadron of 10 new Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets ready for combat use, but said it would not be devastated if the date...
  • Rekha Basu: Uncompromising Congress a threat to national security

    Many of us around the country have had about enough of the intense political divisiveness showing up in campaign ads. But our angst apparently is nothing compared to the frustration being felt in the nation's capital on both sides of the political aisle....
  • Kurds describe intense combat in Kobani, Syria, but vow to fight on

    Simko Karamogh sits smoking a cigarette and recounts a close-quarters gun battle with an Islamic State fighter in the besieged city of Kobani. “We shot him three times but he must have had some kind of drugs,” recalled Karamogh, a 35-year-...