President Barack Obama is seriously weighing a proposal to keep as many as 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016, according to senior U.S. officials, a move that would end his plans to bring U.S. troops home before he leaves office.
The Obama administration’s initial effort to build a proxy military force inside Syria to help fight Islamic State appears on shaky ground as key U.S. lawmakers consider closing a $500 million Pentagon program widely considered an embarrassing failure.
Afghan forces requested the airstrike in Kunduz on Saturday that killed 22 at a hospital, Army Gen. John Campbell said Monday, reversing initial reports that U.S. special operations forces were under attack.
Newly installed Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller made some pointed comments regarding women in combat last week, following a public back-and-forth between the Marine Corps and the secretary of the Navy over whether the Marines would allow women into previously closed ground combat roles.
Areas of Okinawa, Japan, still contain shallow, unmarked graves 70 years after World War II. For the past 20 years, a group of volunteers has advocated for the search and recovery of remains on the tiny island prefecture — and has performed most of the recovery work themselves.
An emotional Alek Skarlatos returned to "Dancing with the Stars" to honor his Oregon college town hit by a mass killing, calling the event harder to comprehend than the terrorist attack he helped stop in France.
The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached a contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects the intellectual property of multinational corporations. Now each country must sell the deal to skeptical lawmakers.
Red crosses painted on the roofs of hospitals are supposed to protect the facilities and their patients from the ravages of war under the Geneva Conventions that have sought for decades to impose humanitarian order amid armed conflict.
Syrian activists said late Sunday that Islamic State militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest victim in the group's campaign to destroy historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.