Military Times

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:19
Hundreds of Marines have been quietly deploying over the past 16 months to assist the Iraqis fighting to retake territory, hard won by U.S. troops over the past decade or more, from brutal ISIS militants.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 06:12
The U.S. military denies reports from residents and rebels in southwestern Somalia that a suspected U.S. drone with six missiles crashed Monday in a rebel-held village in the Gedo region.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 06:41
American commanders in Afghanistan are sending more U.S. troops to Helmand province in response to a surge in violence as Taliban insurgents seize new ground at the center of the region's lucrative opium industry, defense officials said.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 06:59
Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded Saturday with a call for direct negotiations between the government and the Taliban by the end of February, but recent battlefield advances by the insurgents could make it hard to coax them to the table.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:30
The ability to train and advise the still green Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, the senior American commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:16
The Obama administration is struggling to find the right mix of military and diplomatic moves to stop the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group has taken advantage of the political chaos in the country to gain a foothold with worrying implications for the U.S. and Europe.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 06:21
The United States is willing to send more troops to Iraq — but do the Iraqis really want them?
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 06:29
The U.S. faces a years-long financial commitment in Afghanistan but must stay the course despite enduring another difficult year on the ground, Gen. John Campbell, who is ending his tenure as commander of coalition forces there, told lawmakers Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 06:17
The Pentagon plans to sharply increase spending on the fight against the Islamic State group and potentially put more American troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria later this year, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 09:34
The U.S. European Command issued an “updated theater strategy” document Tuesday, pointing to Russian aggression as a top concern and warning that the U.S. troop drawdowns of the past 25 years put the region’s stability at risk.