- US: Several Russian cruise missiles landed in Iran Updated: Oct-08-15 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON - As many as four of the 26 long-range cruise missiles that Russia said it fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.
- Senate OKs massive defense bill, sends measure to Obama Updated: Oct-07-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans about government spending.
- Pentagon: US warplane rerouted over Syria to avoid Russians Updated: Oct-07-15 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says at least one U.S. military aircraft changed its route over Syria recently to avoid coming dangerously close to Russian warplanes.
- Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic Updated: Oct-07-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at its hospital in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents.
- Russia fires cruise missiles from warships into Syria Updated: Oct-07-15 2:36 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.
- Carter: US not cooperating with Russia against Islamic State Updated: Oct-07-15 2:18 pm
ROME - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his strongest message to date, said Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition will not agree to cooperate with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State and no collaboration is possible as long as Moscow continues to strike other targets.
- US: Afghan at Guantanamo who faced trial can now be released Updated: Oct-07-15 2:07 pm
MIAMI - A U.S. government review board has decided that an Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo who once faced trial by military commission can now be released from custody at the U.S. base in Cuba, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
- The Latest: US aircraft rerouted over Syria, avoids Russians Updated: Oct-07-15 1:08 pm
BEIRUT - The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local).
- Did US strike on Afghan clinic exceed combat authority? Updated: Oct-07-15 9:49 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan, which U.S. officials have called a "mistake," may have exceeded the rules American forces have operated under since their combat mission ended nearly a year ago, officials say.
- Carter: "Deeply regrets" Afghanistan hospital attack Updated: Oct-06-15 3:28 pm
ROME - Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Defense Department "deeply regrets the loss of innocent lives" from a U.S. military airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan.
- Russian entry into Syria's air wars raises worries Updated: Oct-06-15 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Russia's entry into the crowded and sometimes uncoordinated air wars in Syria is making the U.S. increasingly nervous, reflecting concern at the Pentagon and in Europe about the risk of accidents or unintended conflict.
- What's in the defense bill for military and families? Updated: Oct-05-15 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Buried in the 1,915-page defense policy bill are significant changes that could affect more than 1 million members of the military and their families.
- Georgia man among 6 airmen killed in Afghanistan Updated: Oct-03-15 3:14 pm
ATLANTA - The Department of Defense has identified six U.S. airmen killed in the crash of a military transport plane in Afghanistan, including a man from Georgia.
- Obama criticizes Russia on Syria, defends his own strategy Updated: Oct-03-15 3:10 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is vehemently rejecting Russia's military actions in Syria as self-defeating and dismissing the idea that Moscow is strengthening its hand in the region. He vows not to let the conflict become a U.S.-Russia "proxy war."
- US to review Colorado prisons for Guantanamo detainees Updated: Oct-02-15 9:33 pm
DENVER - A team from the U.S. Defense Department will visit both a state and a federal prison in Colorado to assess their possible use for housing detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, senior U.S. officials said Friday.
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- Russia begins airstrikes in Syria, but West disputes targets Updated: Oct-01-15 1:16 am
MOSCOW - Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow's role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting Islamic State militants or protecting longtime ally, President Bashar Assad.
- The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm
MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:
- Covington, Westlake companies get Corps dredging contracts Updated: Sep-29-15 4:05 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Pentagon says Weeks Marine Inc., of Covington, Louisiana, has won a $6.5 million contract for maintenance dredging in Texas.
- Burlington police sever ties to military surplus program Updated: Sep-28-15 3:32 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Burlington Police Department has severed its ties with a Department of Defense program that provides surplus military equipment to law enforcement agencies, saying such items aren't necessary.
- Rare US success in Syria, Iraq: Finding senior militants Updated: Sep-28-15 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON - A dedicated manhunt by the CIA, the National Security Agency and the military's Joint Special Operations Command has been methodically finding and killing senior militants in Syria and Iraq, in one of the few clear success stories of the U.S. military campaign in those countries.
- McCain: How did military bomb end up in Arizona scrap yard? Updated: Sep-24-15 7:05 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - U.S. Sen. John McCain wants the Department of Defense to explain how a 500-pound military bomb wound up in a scrap yard, where it partially exploded and killed an employee trying to cut into it.
- Millions more government fingerprints deemed stolen Updated: Sep-23-15 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The number of people applying for or receiving security clearances whose fingerprint images were stolen in one of the worst government data breaches is now believed to be 5.6 million, not 1.1 million as first thought, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday.
- Russia says will respond if US places new nukes in Germany Updated: Sep-23-15 2:18 pm
MOSCOW - The Kremlin says Russia will take countermeasures if the U.S. places new nuclear weapons at a base in Germany.
- Journalists subpoenaed in lawsuit over Petraeus scandal Updated: Sep-22-15 11:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Nine journalists were issued subpoenas Tuesday as part of a lawsuit over the Obama administration investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus.