Military Times

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 06:44
The Pentagon is laying the groundwork for a greater presence in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed, one day after announcing an increase in personnel in the al-Anbar province.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 06:48
An Obama administration official says it could take at least three to five years for Iraq to overcome the Islamic State onslaught.
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 06:55
Finding Islamic State militants to kill is not easy, the top U.S. commander overseeing the air war in Iraq and Syria said. Air Force Lt. Gen. John Hesterman says U.S. pilots are hitting as many targets as they can find, and to suggest otherwise is simply wrong.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 06:46
House appropriators want to reinforce Congress' importance in authorizing military intervention in the Middle East, even if so far lawmakers have done little on the issue. On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee inserted language into its fiscal 2016 defense budget bill emphasizing that "Congress has a constitutional duty to debate and determine whether or not to authorize the use of military force" against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 07:54
The 7,000 Iraqi army troops who have recently completed American-led training programs are not involved in the massive counteroffensive that Iraq launched this week against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, U.S. and coalition officials said.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 07:35
Turkey and the U.S. have agreed in "principle" to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle, Turkey's foreign minister said.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 05:39
The U.S. strategy for defeating the Islamic State hinges on the belief that tamping down sectarian tensions will encourage the Sunni population to reject ISIS and support an Iraqi central government that shares power between Sunnis and Shiites.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:38
Troops participating in an 18-nation drill have staged mock exercises, including recapturing an international border and a ship seized by militants.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 06:51
For the remaining 100 U.S. personnel supporting Ebola-related contingencies in Monrovia — down from 2,800 who have deployed to the region in the last six months — the mission is to monitor cases as they tick down to zero and stay there.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 06:38
The United States has delivered 10 armored vehicles to Ukraine as part of a military support program intended to assist the fight against Russian-backed separatist forces in the country's east.