American airstrikes have helped the Iraqi military stall the advance of Islamic State militants, but it will be months before government forces are ready to mount a counteroffensive to reclaim lost territory, U.S. officials said here Thursday.
The United States is focused mainly on the security of Iraq, but Islamic State fighters attacking the Syrian town of Kobani in recent days have made themselves targets of an opportunity too good to pass up, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Friday.
The Pentagon is confident it has measures in place to protect thousands of troops sent to Liberia to help combat Ebola and protect their families when they return, even as doubts have emerged about civilian protocols after two health care workers have tested positive for the disease in Dallas.
Bad assumptions about future conflicts and the amount of U.S. military power needed to manage them have “exponentially” increased the military risk the United States faces, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Tuesday.
Future military operations might take place in the choking dust of expanding deserts, amid conflicts intensified by a rising sea, or in currently inaccessible Arctic waters, according to a new plan designed to help the Department of Defense navigate the perils of climate change.
Reporter Chris Carroll covers the Pentagon for the independent military newspaper Stars and Stripes. Previously he worked as a staff writer at National Geographic Magazine, and as a reporter for his hometown paper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He began his career in 1996 at the Warsaw Business Journal in Poland, after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He has reported on military and foreign affairs from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and has received a number of journalism honors and awards, including publication of his National Geographic story "High Tech Trash" in "Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009." He lives in Maryland with his wife and two sons.
Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year.
The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.
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Through Nov. 9, about one million visitors will pass through the 544th edition of the Basler Herbstmesse over the course of its 16-day run. Switzerland's biggest event of its kind offers rides, goods for sale, games, shows and other amusements.