US, NATO mark end of mission to Afghanistan

  The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan yesterday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains

US, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq

Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and a simultaneous U.S. strike targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting assaults on American and

USA | Man with knife jumps White House fence

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended,

CRISIS RESPONSE | For Obama, Ebola one day, Islamic threat the next 

President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. campaign against Islamic State fighters, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West

EBOLA | US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight outbreak

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed

USA | Obama relying on Mideast allies to counter Islamic State

President Barack Obama is relying on Middle East allies including Saudi Arabia as linchpins in escalating the offensive against Islamic State extremists with airstrikes on both sides of the Iraq-Syria

USA | Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants 

President Barack Obama plans to outline in an address to Americans an expanded military and political effort to combat Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly

US, Australia sign military cooperation pact

Lolita C. Baldor, Sydney The U.S. and Australia signed an agreement yesterday that will allow the two countries’ militaries to train and work better together as U.S. Marines and airmen deploy in and

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