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Explosive ordnance disposal technician Scott Dayton (left) speaks with Rear Adm. Jan Thornqvist (right), chief of staff of the royal Swedish navy, during his visit to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on March 6, 2013 in Virginia Beach, Va.<br>Randy Savarese/U.S. Navy

1st US servicemember to die in Syria to be buried as coalition fight ramps up

As Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Dayton's family prepared for a private burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a ramp-up of U.S. involvement in the Syria fight with the deployment of 200 more troops.


Dunford in Turkey for talks with US troops and Turkish leaders

America’s top military officer met with U.S. troops at Incirlik Air Base Monday ahead of talks with top Turkish officials in an effort to ease the strained relations between the two strategic partners.


CENTCOM: 14 civilians killed by airstrikes on targets in Iraq, Syria

Pentagon investigations confirmed civilians were killed in five U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between July 2015 and April 2016, according to a Central Command statement released Thursday.

Pentagon: Investigation into Syria airstrike that killed civilians ongoing

U.S. Central Command is proceeding with a formal investigation into an airstrike in Syria last week that reportedly killed scores of civilians, a U.S. official based in Baghdad said Wednesday.