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  • US troops heading to Ukraine to give medical training

    A U.S. military official said Tuesday the Pentagon will be deploying a small number of troops to Ukraine to provide combat medical training to forces there who have been battling Russian-backed separatists. Between five and 10 troops will go to western...
  • Army to send headquarters group to Kandahar in first sign of revision to Afghan withdrawal plan

    TACOMA, Wash. In the first official sign that the Pentagon plans to keep a U.S. military presence in southern Afghanistan after this year, the Army is sending the 7th Infantry Division headquarters from Joint Base Lewis-McChord on a year-long deployment...
  • Lost amid fiery rhetoric: progress toward closing Guantanamo

    Thirty-five-year-old Abdalmalik Wahab had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years without charge when he got some good news: The U.S. government was no longer interested in holding him. A panel made up of representatives of six government...
  • Kayla Mueller's brother: Swap with Taliban raised IS demands

    The brother of an American woman who was killed after spending months as a hostage of Islamic State militants says Kayla Mueller's situation worsened after the government traded five Taliban commanders for a captive U.S. soldier. The militants...
  • Pentagon chief convenes counter-IS meeting, lauds strategy

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the...
  • Remains of WWII air crew gunner from Athens to be interred

    After more than 70 years away from his hometown, Charles J. Jones is coming back to Athens. His remains will be interred 3 p.m. Saturday at Oconee Hill Cemetery with full military honors, more than a decade after the wreckage of the B-24 Liberator bomber...
  • DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say

    DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say
    The Defense Department's fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to "destroy" the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association. ALA, which...
  • Rejection of NSA whistleblower's retaliation claim draws criticism

    WASHINGTON Thomas Drake became a symbol of the dangers whistleblowers face when they help journalists and Congress investigate wrongdoing at intelligence agencies. He claims he was subjected to a decade of retaliation by the National Security Agency...
  • Rep. Granger urges Obama to send arms owed to Egypt

    WASHINGTON Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, is pushing the White House to release weapons systems, especially F-16 fighter jets, to Egypt as well as aid to Jordan and the Iraqi Kurds, as the region warily eyes the military intentions of the Islamic State. In a...
  • New defense chief re-examines the strategies behind Obama's wars

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter used his first overseas trip as the Pentagon's new chief to re-examine the strategies and tactics behind President Barack Obama's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Staking out independent...
  • Guantanamo judge orders senior Pentagon official to testify on meddling motion

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A military judge on Monday called the top Pentagon official overseeing the war court to testify on why the Defense Department suddenly ordered judges to move down to this remote base until they've wrapped up complex death-...