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  • Haditha Dam airstrikes not new to Iraq strategy: Hagel

    The first U.S. airstrikes to protect Iraq's Haditha Dam from ISIS do not signal the opening of a new front or widening of the American military effort in that country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

  • U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS near Haditha, Mosul dams

    "Our actions, which are in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, support Iraqi efforts to defend this critical infrastructure from" ISIS, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.

  • Obama to outline ISIS plans Wednesday

    President Obama plans to make a major speech to the nation Wednesday that will lay out his plans for confronting and defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, according to a White House spokeswoman.

  • Don't expect quick action from Congress on defense spending

    What's more likely is lawmakers passing a continuing resolution that would keep spending at current levels through mid-December -- after the November elections for a new Congress.

  • West Point Navistar to upgrade MRAP vehicles

    WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) — The Navistar Defense plant at West Point, Mississippi, will upgrade the Army's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles as part of a $38.4 million contract. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says in a news release Thursday that Navistar will make repairs that will result...

  • NATO exercise puts U.S. troops in Ukraine

    The Rapid Trident exercise is an annual event, and this year's was scheduled before reports surfaced that Russians were fighting alongside the separatists in southeastern Ukraine.

  • Army can't track spending on $4.3b system to track spending, IG finds

    More than $725 million was spent by the Army on a high-tech network for tracking supplies and expenses that failed to comply with federal financial reporting rules meant to allow auditors to track spending.

  • Inspectors in Afghanistan face 'obstructionism' from U.S. officials

    Gene Aloise, deputy special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, said Wednesday that government should operate with a "presumption of openness" in responding to IGs' information requests.

  • Chuck Hagel: More than 100 Americans fighting for ISIS

    Authorities have been concerned that Americans and citizens of other Western nations could potentially return and launch terror attacks in their home countries.

  • France backs off sale of warships to Russia, for now

    France on Wednesday put on hold the delivery of the first of two major warships to Russia, saying "conditions ... are not to date in place" to go forward with the $1.6 billion deal in light of recent events in Ukraine.

  • GOP lawmaker writing House bill authorizing military force against ISIS

    Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., said he'll introduce his legislation next week, when Congress returns from the summer recess.

  • Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the results of the strike are still being...

  • Dianne Feinstein: U.S. should confront ISIS militarily

    The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has added her voice to those of Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain. 

  • Fort Hood victims say shooter's letter is 'salt in our wounds'

    A coalition of 160 victims and family members of Hasan's rampage at Fort Hood have been fighting the Obama administration for nearly five years to label the shooting an act of terrorism.

  • Pentagon pressed on why there's no strategy to defeat ISIS

    President Obama's gaffe Thursday that "we don't have a strategy" for a broader fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is putting pressure on the Pentagon as reporters ask: Why not? "The question presumes that we're not doing anything, that there's no sense of urgency in the...



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