Obama: Troops died in combat in Iraq

Before the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 24, 2016, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., joined by, from left, former chief Air Force prosecutor Ret. Col. Don Christensen, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., stand near boxed petition papers to be brought to the White House.<br>Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

DOD uses undisclosed files to defend sex assault testimony

The Pentagon is relying on information it won't make public to dispute an Associated Press investigation that found the military misled Congress about sexual assault cases to blunt support for Senate legislation.

12:26 May 28, 2016
An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from USS John C. Stennis'  flight deck during flight operations on May 19, 2016.<br>Navy Media Content Services

US naval, air maneuvers become 'new normal' in Asia Pacific

American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Moscow.

12:07 May 28, 2016
An undated company handout photo of Leonard Glenn Francis, aka Fat Leonard.<br>Glenn Defense Marine Asia

Three more Navy officials charged in mushrooming 'Fat Leonard' scandal

The new cases bring the number of people charged in the mushrooming scandal to 14. Prosecutors have said that as many as 200 people are under investigation.

12:34 May 28, 2016
Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson announces a 30-day period of unity and mourning for all U.S. military and Status of Forces Agreement personnel on Okinawa, at a press conference on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 28, 2016.<br>Jeremy Vought/U.S. Marine Corps Photo

Military officials call for unity among Marines, Okinawans

“We are at our best when we work together in crisis, in unified common cause, when we communicate openly and frankly,” said Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, speaking to the media on Saturday.

08:41 May 28, 2016
A video screen grab shows troops in Syria wearing the insignia patch of a Kurdish militant group considered a terrorist group by Turkey. The Pentagon announced on Friday, May 27, 2016, that U.S. troops have been ordered to remove the patches.<br>YouTube

US troops told not to wear Kurdish forces patches

U.S. forces serving inside Syria should not have been wearing patches representing an armed Kurdish group as the two forces fight Islamic State militants, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. The announcement came after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the U.S. of a "double standard" and suggested American troops wear patches representing the Islamic State group or al-Qaida.

07:09 May 28, 2016


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