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  • Joint Chiefs chairman won't rule out U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back into Iraq if the administration's coalition-building strategy fails to curb the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • DOD unit ignored audit, overpaid millions

    Missile Defense Agency officials overpaid for a contract by millions of dollars because they ignored the findings of the Pentagon office charged with overseeing such negotiations.

  • House to put strict controls on US training of Syrian rebels

    The House appears likely to give President Obama the authority he sought to arm and train Syrian rebels, but without the $500 million he sought to pay for it and with strict controls.

  • President Obama to visit CentCom

    President Obama will head to Tampa this week to meet with U.S. military commanders who will likely be involved in American efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president will spend Tuesday night in Tampa, the White House announced Sunday afternoon. On Wednesday, Obama...

  • Former top general in Afghanistan to head coalition against Islamic State

    John R. Allen, who retired from the Marine Corps last year as a four-star general, "will help build and sustain the coalition so it can operate across multiple lines of effort in order to degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement this...

  • Lindsey Graham: 'No one believes' president; Islamic State plan 'delusional'

    Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Obama's plan in Syria "won't even come close to defeating" the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

  • Search ends as missing Navy pilot presumed dead

    The Navy on Saturday ended its search for a pilot missing after two F/A-18 jet fighters collided in the western Pacific Ocean.

  • Differences over 'war' with Islamic State spark frustration

    Mixed messages from administration officials over whether the U.S. is at war with the Islamic State have sparked frustration not just from Republicans in Congress and from U.S. allies in the region.

  • Two Navy fighters crash in Pacific

    Navy ships were searching the waters of the western Pacific Ocean on Friday for a missing pilot after two Navy F/A-18 fighter jets crashed while conducting flight operations, the Navy said.

  • Senate candidate was in Pentagon on Sept. 11

    Rob Maness, a retired Air Force colonel and long-shot Senate candidate in Louisiana, was in the Pentagon 13 years ago when a hijacked plane hit.

  • Lots of gold at Fort Knox but not much energy savings

    Army officials at Fort Knox, Ky., improperly awarded 108 green energy jobs valued at more than $270 million and are unable to document claimed savings for the projects.

  • China tells Susan Rice to curb U.S. surveillance flights

    "We hope the U.S. can promote the healthy development of new China-U.S. military ties with concrete actions," the official Xinhua news agency quoted Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, as saying.

  • Hagel finds Turkish help against Islamic State a tough sell

    The Obama administration sees Turkey as one of 10 core countries in the coalition it is trying to build to fight the Islamist extremist group.

  • Rumors of ISIS leader's death debunked

    Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi probably isn't dead, but no one who's in a position to know for sure is saying anything.

  • U.S. should use ISIS' enemies against it

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wants to address the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “on both sides of what is essentially at this point a nonexistent border” between Iraq and Syria.



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