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Obama Okays More Troops To Iraq
President Obama is authorizing deployment of up to 15-hundred additional U.S. troops to Iraq.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby called it an ongoing, non-combat role. The move effectively doubles the U.S. advisory mission to help combat ISIS...
Pentagon Can't Confirm Chemical Weapons Report
The Pentagon says it cannot confirm if any U.S. soldiers exposed to chemical weapons during the invasion of Iraq were told to keep quiet.
The "New York Times" reports between 2004 and 2011, U.S. troops found about five-thousand chemical warheads, shells or bombs in Iraq and the Pent…
The Nation Remembers 9-11
The shadow of a renewed terror threat has been hanging over today's observances of the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
The events come hours after President Barack Obama said he would open a new military front in the Middle East -- authorizing airstrikes inside Syria al…
More U.S. Troops Sent To Northern Iraq
The U.S. is increasing its military presence in Iraq by sending another 130 troops to the country.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the announcement while speaking to troops at Camp Pendleton, California today. Hagel said the additional soldiers arrived in the area around the city of Erbil...
U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq Begin
The Pentagon is releasing some details on the new air campaign against ISIS militants in Iraq.  Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby tweeted this morning that U.S. military aircraft conducted a strike on a militant position near U...
Armed Drones Flying Over Baghdad
Even though armed U.S. drones have been flying over Baghdad, a defense official emphasizes that President Barack Obama still hasn't authorized airstrikes against Sunni militants.
The official says a handful of Predator drones armed with Hellfire missiles are being used to protect U...
Pentagon: 20,000 Russian Troops In Ukraine
The Pentagon estimates there are now about 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, as additional forces have gone into the country over the last week.
 
    Rear Adm. John Kirby says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Ukraine Defense Minister Ihor Tenyuh on Friday...
Pentagon Chief Can’t Offer Hope in Budget Cuts
The audience at the military based in Charleston, S.C., gasped in surprise and gave a few low whistles as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered the news: Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military's civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might …