Militants returning to Africa after fighting in the Middle East are linking up with local groups and attacking governments, says retired U.S. Army Gen. Carter Ham, former head of the U.S. Africa Command.
Gen. John F. Campbell says reports of the Taliban gaining ground as U.S. troop levels fall are more about PR than battlefield realities. He also said the Army’s previously announced plan to cut 550 majors would likely include some who are deployed in Afghanistan.
Lucy Coffey, at age 108 the nation's oldest living female military veteran, dreamed of going to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va. Last weekend she got her wish ... and then some.
Nobody foresaw the cataclysm that would befall the world the day of Aug. 4, 1914, when the conflict erupted in full force with the German invasion of Belgium and the British declaration of war. Both sides believed the war would be over by Christmas.
The monthlong, 22-nation multinational naval event known as RIMPAC is finally winding down. The U.S-hosted exercise is the largest of its kind in the world, and this year even included China. Training included use of amphibious ships, submarine detection, clearing minds and anti-piracy efforts.
In startlingly blunt phrasing, President Barack Obama acknowledged the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency’s top spy, who is a veteran of the era.
Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's humanitarian cease-fire with Hamas unraveled.
The disappearance of the soldier, 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, and the heavy clashes that followed it shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire that was to have been in place for three days and open the way for talks in Cairo on a more sustainable truce.
Russian meddling in Ukraine has shown that NATO needs a more responsive quick-reaction force that could be deployed in the event Moscow made aggressive military threats against a NATO nation, the alliance's No. 2 general said Friday.
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene. A few hours earlier, at least 10 Ukrainian soldiers were killed when their convoy was ambushed by pro-Russian separatist rebels in a town close to the wreckage site.
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