- New Army chief ponders momentous decision on women in combat Updated: Aug-22-15 3:25 am
FORT BENNING, Georgia - The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure - whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women.
- Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women Updated: Aug-18-15 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services are poised to allow women to serve in most front-line combat jobs, including special operations forces, senior officials told The Associated Press.
- Hamid Gul, a Pakistan spy master tied to militants, dies Updated: Aug-16-15 2:53 pm
ISLAMABAD - Hamid Gul, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, died late Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.
- Justice Dept. discloses info on news media subpoenas Updated: Aug-14-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Former Attorney General Eric Holder last year authorized three subpoenas or search warrant applications seeking information from members of the news media, the Justice Department disclosed Friday in its first annual report of cases in which prosecutors have requested information from journalists.
- Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death Updated: Jul-29-15 6:19 pm
- Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago Updated: Jul-29-15 6:13 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban's reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital - an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country's fragile peace process.